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post #31 of 89
I live in Queens, NY, literally 2 blocks from Long Island. I've lived in Queens my whole life, but at my current home since 1992. My family and I moved here because at the time, the 2 best public schools were zoned for this neighborhood (Long Island was out of the question since my father works in Manhattan and my mother in Queens and the property tax of Long Island is insane). I've recently graduated from college and am living at home since housing in NYC is ridiculous. That and I don't want to move west since I work in Long Island. Can't afford to move east, moving west makes my commute twice as long since I have to move a decent distance west to make it affordable. That and I love where I live. I just nee to make twice as much to be able to afford it, lol.
post #32 of 89
GET ME OUTTA HERE!

I live just outside Toronto at the moment, but will be moving right into the city in the next few months.

I'm sticking around for work, friends, family and a damn fine woman, but I hate this city. For all its good, the people are (mostly) pretentious jerkholes.

If I had my way, I'd live next to big green mountains on a lake.
post #33 of 89
I have lived my whole life in Athens Greece with some small interuptions in Italy and Cyprus. I have moved on a new assignment with my company in Connecticut while allows me to live in Yonkers NY 30 mins from Grand Central. I love having a big apartment and lots of space to park etc etc but being close to the city as well. Next assignment will probably be in Geneva. Did i mention I love international companies?
post #34 of 89
Love. No other reason.
post #35 of 89
My parents moved to NH around 1998. I still come back to visit them during vacations (currently just about to end). It's a nice small state close to Boston and not too far from NYC. I wouldn't mind doing my residency in Dartmouth or any academic hospital in the New England area (except Vermont), currently my top 4 ranked hospitals are all in NE. I really enjoy driving so that makes me not much of a city person. Ultimately I couldn't see myself settling here though.

As much as I love the snowboarding I think I'd have to be in a place with warmer weather. Both times I visited the OC area (Dana Point, Laguna Beach) I had an awesome time. But right now I'm hoping to do a specialty in one of the better hospitals in Texas.
post #36 of 89
Pretty much grew up just ouside of LA until last year when my wife and I moved to North Seattle. The move was due to a job change at the same company I've been with, and housing prices in the LA area.

So far I'm loving the Northwest and don't see us moving anywhere, anytime soon.
post #37 of 89
I live in a boring town because of my husband's job and our real estate investments, but as soon as we can we're going back to OC, near the water, where we belong.
post #38 of 89
In 2005 I moved from Brooklyn (where I spent my entire life) to New Jersey so I could be close to my family. Everyone, friends and family included, pretty much deserted me to the point where I knew hardly anyone in my neighborhood anymore.
post #39 of 89
Grew up in Provence (France) and moved to Switzerland, then moved to NY to finish graduate studies (NYU). Then transfered to the south of the US to finish studies (less expansive tuitions). Since, settled in the South of the US with hope maybe to return to Provence one day (maybe to retire who knows when ). If I still can afford it
post #40 of 89
I keep asking myself this question every day, and I don't have a good answer, especially considering the following:

The property taxes/cost of living here is just about the highest in the USA, and from what I can tell, you get absolutely NOTHING in return for the taxes you pay.

There are 5 billion people per square inch, and I am NOT a 'people person'.

There is no such thing as good 'customer service', except for at restaurants, since those employees depend on tips.

A tiny little shack piece of crap house costs upwards of $250,000, and you get about 5 square feet of land with it!

The car insurance is insane.

The Doctor's here are quacks, and seem to have no idea WTF they are doing.

The Music 'scene' sucks.

Ticks, fleas and cases of Lymes disease is off the charts.

The movie theaters suck.

Everyone is in a hurry, and drive like maniacs on a killing spree.

New Jersey accents make me want to gouge my eyes out with a rusty spoon.

We aren't allowed to pump our own Gas, however considering the fact that the 'average Joe' around here has the IQ of lunchmeat, this may not be such a bad idea...

I could go on and on...

In summary, I can't wait to get the heck out of here. If you are considering moving to Southern New Jersey, Don't! It's a miserable (and expensive) place to live. You've been warned.
post #41 of 89
I am where I am now because of school. Once I get my undergrad degree, I have to go live wherever I can get in for grad school. As for after grad school, I'll see. Parents want me to go back to Southern California but I like Canada.
post #42 of 89
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Originally Posted by jmmtn4aj View Post
So why not move to Wellington or Auckland?



Hehe, I've been to Christchurch, but it's too slowish for me. I'm more of a city kinda guy. Skyscrapers and busy streets are a must

So why New Zealand, considering it has less people living on it than in the country I reside in right now, a country that's about a hundred times smaller? I guess I like the calm of NZs countryside once in awhile, and NZ has some of the most awesome countrysides I've seen. Lake Tekapo, Lake Rotoroa, Mount Cook..
You should see Lake Taupo :O BEAUTIFUL!!


Yeah I think your probably an Auckland guy. I went there a while back, and was amazed by the size of it :O I would easily get lost there! And everything was so big... I prefer Christchurch
post #43 of 89
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Originally Posted by jmmtn4aj View Post
So why not move to Wellington or Auckland?
I certainly plan to. For better or worse, there's something to be said for ones home town, however.

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So why New Zealand, considering it has less people living on it than in the country I reside in right now, a country that's about a hundred times smaller?
There's also something to said for one's country of birth.


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Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post
Yeah I think your probably an Auckland guy. I went there a while back, and was amazed by the size of it :O I would easily get lost there! And everything was so big... I prefer Christchurch
Auckland isn't so much big as sprawlly. For a city of over a million people, it could be more exciting.
post #44 of 89
Graceland, Sun Studios, Beale Street, STAX, Ardent, Hi records, barbecue, long summers, etc.... Not really the reasons I live in Memphis. My parents live here and I like being close to them. I have lived in Dallas, Phoenix, Indiana, and Connecticut, but I always bounce back to Memphis.

post #45 of 89
I grew up in southern California, and moved to San Fransico bay, gone after a hot job. I fell in love with this area, and decided to stay. Just like a blink of an eye, I've already spent the last 10 years in this area. It's such an ideal place, winter sports and mountaineering on the Sierra, water sports in the Pacific ocean, and you can enjoy all the best of arts, music, wine and variety of good food.

What else can I ask for more ? (Try to stay PG-13... )

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