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Old 04-20-2008, 04:13 PM   #1
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If you were relocating ......

Just curious to find out where you would move to if you could relocate to any state in the country?? Then what part of the state and why??
So why do we ask?? Because we do not want to spend our whole lives living in RI. We want to experience life somewhere else other than the east coast. We're in our early 40's with teenaged kids. Don't know if we're doing it soon or a few years down the road but we're definately doing it.
Once we started to seriously think about going we realized that there are alot of choices and alot to consider. We have a few ideas but were wondering what all of you thought so let the ideas roll....
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:22 PM   #2
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How to choose...

WOW I do not know if I could narrow it down to just one location. I think I would winter in Key West (HUGE Buffett fan) and summer somewhere around Boulder Colorado.

Key West becuase of the laid back atmosphere. I always said I wanted to become a professional beach comber . Been there only once on a non-RV vacation and LOVED it. We haven't had the opportunity to get back, but when we do it, you can bet it will be in the AS.

Boulder, Colorado because it is supposed to be the "healthest" city in the USA. We border on being health nuts. Again we were there during a non-RV vacation and found there is just so much to do and see. And how could you beat waking up every morning and seeing the majestic Rockies just a little to the west.

Great I dea for a thread by the way. Maybe I can pick up some destination ideas along the way.
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:52 PM   #3
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Cool one idea we hadn't thought about, Boulder. Thanks guys
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:07 PM   #4
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So many choices....

We would live in Chiliquin Oregon from Spring til winter when we'd head for southern Az.

Oregon is great tax and cost wise and Chiliquin has 300 sunny days a year and is pretty and green

Southern Az. is warm in winter and we love the desert.
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Fortunately, I was born in Texas.
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We can't split time. We have to pick one location. We thought about Oregon too. Does it get rainy? I need alot of outdoor activity like cycling, hiking etc.
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Fortunately, I was born in Texas.
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What part of Texas??? What do you like about it???
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:30 PM   #8
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Oregon

Western=rainy

Central=four seasons w/winter snow

Eastern=desert
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If you are going to live in south Texas (anything south of Amarillo {9 years in Dalhart}), you should consider the Hill Country.

Another nice place is the Florida Gulf Coast.

There’s always the Ozarks in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri.

For spectacular desert atmosphere, Moab, Utah merits a visit.

I remain confident that you will keep Lubbock flat. Hang in there!
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We can't split time. We have to pick one location. We thought about Oregon too. Does it get rainy? I need alot of outdoor activity like cycling, hiking etc.
Hill Country again. Remember, Lance lives in Austin. Flats east of I35 and beautiful rolling hills west. Some of the best cycling anywhere.

Little Rock, North Little Rock is developing a very nice bike path on each side of the Arkansas River. Consider a visit. A couple of years ago, we opened the Big Dam Bridge Big Dam Bridge - Pulaski County Arkansas, a bike/pedestrian bridge over the Murray lock and dam.
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I've lived in several places (New Mexico; Texas; northern Europe; Hawaii; Colorado) and have pretty much come to the conclusion that no one place is going to do it year-round. At least no one place that I can afford.

Of course, part of this is that, with age, I seem to have become less tolerate of temperature extremes. I won't put up with 90s and 100s any more; likewise, I've become pretty impatient with freezing temps 24/7 for five months out of the year.


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Agree, Little Rock is really nice, that would be a great place to live.

I was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and I love it here. But, I've had the great good fortune to travel extensively in my work, and for fairly long periods of time at a stretch, so I don't feel like I've missed out on anything by never moving. The Hill Country is great, live music and art, lakes (dammed rivers actually), relaxed attitude, and nice weather for most of the year.

If I were ever to move, I'd be tempted to go to San Diego. I like it for many of the same reasons that I like Austin, and it has the ocean as well. Another place I really love in Southern California is Dana Pointe.

And I'm also a big fan of the Florida panhandle-- prettiest beaches anywhere in the USA IMO.
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Hi utee

I spent another 9 years between Wimberley and Driftwood, about 45 miles from my favorite 6th Street bar, the now defunct Headliners East (2 doors east of Wylie’s). I still miss the Hill Country.

My Gulf Coast preferences run a little further south. I spent a lot of time in Bradenton and Sarasota. There were, then, actual Florida natives there. As hard to believe as it is, there was still some southern culture there.
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