COVID-19 Travel Advisory: Stay up to date with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.   Learn More >

Loving Where You Live

Old Oct 16th, 2007, 05:28 PM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 354
I have to agree with Tahititams...San Diego is one the best towns to live in. And you are right about the real estate prices...they are going down and that makes this "resort type of living" affordable for many.

Our son is a Junior at San Diego State Univ. and he absolutely loves living so close to the ocean!
tennislvr1 is offline  
Old Oct 16th, 2007, 06:04 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 868
I agree with San Diego accomodations. Do you have a budget and/or weather preferences?
smartcookie is offline  
Old Oct 16th, 2007, 07:00 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,923
I love living in Chicago because:

- Midwesterners are friendly people;

- I can walk or take public transportation nearly everywhere I need to go;

- Great restaurants with tremendous variety of cuisine;

- Great shopping;

- Shop assistants don't treat you with disdain;

- Lots of sports to watch and play;

- The entire waterfront is public space;

- Tremendous outdoor activities;

- Summers chock full of street festivals, outdoor concerts, movies in the park, dance lessons in the park, etc.

- Two airports provide great access to anywhere you want to go, and you can get almost anywhere in the continental U.S. within 4 hours or so;

- Arts, live music scene, great theater (and much cheaper than NY);

- Less expensive than NY, SF, or LA;

- Phenomenal snow removal compared to other big cities I've spent considerable time in;

- People are not obsessed with being the size of a stick insect;

- Great hospitals.
hills27 is offline  
Old Oct 17th, 2007, 08:27 AM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 479

There are so many reasons Chicago is a great city, but you meniton what I think is the best reason-the public waterfront. I have been to many cities and none come close to Chicago in the way they use the waterfront.
TKT is offline  
Old Oct 17th, 2007, 08:34 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,128
I was raised in San Diego as young girl. I have now lived on the East Coast near the jersey shore and I frequent Florida often. From what you say, I think San Diego would be a perfect fit for you. Outdoor activities are enjoyed year round, where on the East Coast one must like the cold weather as well, and 4 seasons to make it work. Ihave never been to Seattle but it sounds people who live there give it a thumbs up. I think the coast line is beautiful from the pictures I have seen. Florida is very humid, and quite miserable in the summer months. San Diego has a perfect climate. I would not rule out S.D. Go for a vacation first, to the place you think you would like and try it out first. Good luck.
diann24 is offline  
Old Oct 17th, 2007, 09:05 AM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,963
Hills- Where do you think the following applies?
"People are not obsessed with being the size of a stick insect".
trippinkpj is offline  
Old Oct 17th, 2007, 09:12 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 333
Chalk up another one for the Seattle area. I love it and will only leave if pried away with a crowbar. It's beautiful her and there's literally something for everyone.

Kostroma is offline  
Old Oct 17th, 2007, 11:42 AM
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,026
I just want to say how fortunate you are to have a choice. Although we are very happy in northwest Florida, DH and I aren't in a position to move -- my elderly parents need our constant care, and I have forgotten too much law to pass any more state bar exams. However, if I had the choice, I think I would love Seattle or San Diego. The climate is almost perfect.
gracie is offline  
Old Oct 17th, 2007, 04:03 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,923
Trippin, South Florida, LA, NYC....
hills27 is offline  
Old Oct 17th, 2007, 04:58 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,963
Hills- I will be in NYC next month with my size 6 daughter (I'm a 10/12). So you mean she will feel like a plus size model there? For some reson, that doesn't surprise me...
trippinkpj is offline  
Old Oct 17th, 2007, 07:13 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,923
I don't think it affects one when you visit, just when you live there. I used to live in South Florida, and my body image is so much healthier in Chicago. And I'm not overweight at all. But when you are surrounded by girls with no body fat and huge fake boobs, eventually that starts to seem normal.
hills27 is offline  
Old Oct 17th, 2007, 08:53 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 513
I just love seeing everyone's territorial dander fluffing up!

I love where I am and I don't have to defend it against anyone! If you love where you are, stay there. If you don't, we'll welcome you.

JRP is offline  
Old Oct 18th, 2007, 06:00 AM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,528
I live on the North Shore of Massachusetts near the Nh border and I love it. My very small town is friendly, has good schools, responsible government, and is very pretty in a typical New England way (white steeples, antique colonial homes, open fields with stone walls). Next door is a larger port town with lots of shops, restaurants, galleries and a small theater. We have access to excellent medical care and cultural events in Boston. Outdoor activities are easily accessible - sailing, kayaking, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, lots of horseback riding. Overall there isn't anything we lack. Downside is of course the expense of it all.
bennnie is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
United States
Aug 24th, 2012 04:58 AM
United States
Jul 7th, 2007 07:39 AM
Tony J.
United States
Feb 11th, 2006 02:45 AM
United States
Aug 3rd, 2005 12:20 PM
United States
Mar 23rd, 2004 11:36 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information