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Old 04-20-2008, 11:35 PM   #29
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I don't know how people live in the East, just glad some do. Windy, bitter cold winters and hot, humid summers were my experience going to college in Amherst, MA. Anywhere from Vancouver to San Diego along the west coast will always be my home. Monterey, CA is beautiful if you like a medium size town.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:04 AM   #30
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Such an interesting thread.
We would never leave where we are because of the temperate climate, access to the ocean, the Sierras, Monterey, San Francisco, Big Sur, etc. etc.
The price we pay is traffic, poorly maintained roads, traffic, and all kinds of other congestion, crime, and general funkiness.
But we do love our home base because we're a bit out in the country and can pretend to be away from it all.
If we did move it would be to Bend, Oregon. It has much to offer in outdoor activity, beauty, and serenity.
Good luck in your search!
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Old 04-21-2008, 04:58 AM   #31
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From a practical stand point. I would look at taxes. Some areas kill you with their many layers of revenue. Crime is a big concern. Local politics can drive you nuts. Imagine living in cerain Calif. cities. Road conditions. Cost of living, etc. After consideration of the above I would look at the amenities like view, activities, etc.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:14 AM   #32
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Brian and Donna, What is it you want to do? Do you want to be more active in outdoor sports or hobbies? Do you want to participate in more cultural activities? Do you want to earn more, building a nice nestegg, or do you want to experience more? Do you want to have access to an extreme variety of possibilites or can you get by on a select few?
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We're looking for more access to outdoor activities, less hustle and bustle, a more simplified life, scenery you can only get out west, a community with a small town feel but not so remote you feel alone and of course easier access to that side of the country for camping!! We don't need to earn more but it would be nice if the taxes weren't killing us.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:24 AM   #33
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We rank at the top in #1 through #7. We kinda flunk the taxes thing though.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:33 AM   #34
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Tax's are every where, look at San Deigo County CA.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:50 AM   #35
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:57 AM   #36
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Southern Utah is beautiful. Smaller towns, less hustle and bustle, low taxes.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:28 AM   #37
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Brian, just avoid any place with ice...
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:31 AM   #38
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I don't know how people live in the East, just glad some do. Windy, bitter cold winters and hot, humid summers were my experience going to college in Amherst, MA. Anywhere from Vancouver to San Diego along the west coast will always be my home. Monterey, CA is beautiful if you like a medium size town.
The way most people live where they live is because it is their HOME. (I take it you haven't seen "The Wizard of Oz".) I have no beef against people who can relocate wherever, whenever, I just know I'm not one of them. I prefer to live in a seriously flawed city and area that my ancestors have called HOME for two centuries...warts and all. The beauty of Airstreaming is that it allows you to leave your home, have some adventure, then, like Dorothy, return to those you love, refreshed and renewed. Thanks to 2Air for the almanac recommendation...I have one on order already.
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Brian, just avoid any place with ice...
Unless it's in a cocktail!
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For sure Bill, For sure......
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Based on not having to work...
Less than a days drive to mountains or beach.
Not too hot/cold.
No hurricanes.
Green grass.
Four seasons.

50 miles either side of yellow line.
Tyler to Richmond...about.
I'm liking Auburn, Alabama and most of South Carolina (except their flag)

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Great Thread.
I have often thought of the same thing. I have few reasons to be where I am, so I too will watch this thead with great interest.
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