Think of a place you have lived that really met all (well, ok, lots of) your needs.
Where was it? What made it so great?
Where was it? What made it so great?
I'm right there with you on this one. I LOVE to travel and I've enjoyed a lot of places. My favorites have been Tennessee, North Carolina, Hawaii, the Florida Keys and Ireland. But at the end of every trip, I'm more than ready to come home to Michigan. There's just something about it that no other state can beat.
Wanna retire to Coronado Island with us?? We'd love to live there, but alas, that isn't in the cards because we cannot afford it.. maybe we could get a golden retriever commune going on a tiny plot of land.Fun Question!
I really wish I could live on Coronado Island, CA (San Diego)~ and this is how it would fit ALL my needs:
1) Beach Access
2) Quaint & Charming town
5) Home Town feel, yet a bridge/boat ride to a major city with all it's wonderful offerings: sports teams, museums, zoo, amusement parks, cultural events.
6) A place to ride my beach cruiser bike as much as I want to
7) Live Theater
8) Lovely old/historical homes
9) Lively resort town feel
10) Short drive to all the other wonderful S. Cal beach towns!
11) Could go to Hotel Del Coronado whenever I want to
12) Outdoor concerts in the park
13) Wonderful small town parades
14) Running events (although I don't run much anymore these days--bad knees)
15) GREAT weather!
Sorry! I know this isn't your question....
I've lived in:
Green Bay, Wi (grew up)
Park City, UT (loved it, but Salt Lake City wasn't that great, prefer a bigger nearby city)
Paradise Valley, AZ (Scottsdale) Wasn't fond of it- other than the shopping and dining.
Highland Park, TX (Dallas) I like it specifically because of Highland Park. This little area has some of the similar things that Coronado Island has- except the beach and great weather. Soooooooo, I guess Highland Park, TX would have to be my answer.
haha I feel your pain. When we firt got married, my wife would call her mother 3-4 times aday. It made me so annoyed but we kept working on it. Now they have a much healthier relationship.I've always lived in Kentucky and Indiana, but i'll cheat and say Washington State. I spent a week near Tacoma when I was 17 visiting family and I could see myself living there. Big enough city for me, but still LOTS of nature. Mt. Rainer was amazing.
Sadly it'll never happen since my fiancee well never live more then a days drive from her mom...
A lot of people think that all of Colorado is expensive, but the area of Colorado I live in was just named number 2 as one of the lower cost of living places to live. I live in southern colorado about 30 miles south of Pueblo. The population in my town is only about 2000 people and you can see greenhorn mountain right out my window. So there may be a place for you in Colorado that's just right. Here is a link to the article. 10 U.S. Cities With the Lowest Cost of LivingI spent a lot of years in Tucson, AZ. It is surrounded by mountains and desert, so hiking and biking are year around. I left because it was growing too fast. A lot of the beauty was lost in the overdevelopment. Still, I've been back a couple of times and been amazed at how much beauty is still there.
I spent three years in San Francisco - which I enjoyed at the time because it is such an interesting and walkable city. I could take a bus to the trails in Marin county or just wander the hills of town. Left because of too many people and especially the homeless issue. I got tired of having crazies threaten me.
I would love to live in Colorado. It's too expensive for me, and way too crowded, but that state has the combination of natural beauty, good climate and year around outdoor activities that really appeals to me. Utah does too, at lower cost, but the towns I've visited don't appeal quite as much. I like the towns of Montana, and the mountains, but winter just lasts too long. I don't do well with prolonged gray skies. I really need sunshine.