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Where’s a good place to live? *Poll added *


By RandomGuyOffCL

8 days ago



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    • Texas 8 votes
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    • Idaho 5 votes
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    • Wisconsin to see snow 7 votes
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    • Arizona 2 votes
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    • N.Cali 4 votes
      5%
    • S.Cali & go solar 11 votes
      14%
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      1%
    • Asheville N. Carolina 7 votes
      9%
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    • Colorado 8 votes
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    #1 8 days ago

    Where’s a nice place to live and safely raise a family that’s not too cold and umm how should I say this...not a congested coastal state but still has a good median income?
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    #2 8 days ago

    Cranky neighbors?

    Taxes that guarantee death?

    Incredible December heat waves that instantly revert to 20 degree snowstorms?

    Welcome to Connecticut, my friend.

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    #3 8 days ago
    Quoted from RandomGuyOffCL:

    Where’s a nice place to live and safely raise a family that’s not too cold and umm how should I say this...not a congested coastal state but still has a good median income?

    Switzerland.

    #4 8 days ago

    I like Central PA but traffic along I-81 & I-83 is really starting to be a bit of a mess. We have traveled to all 48 states & we still like this area better than most places we have visited. I love to visit other areas but I wouldn't want to live in most of those areas. It seems we have the "best of all worlds" here. Four seasons but winter isn't super nasty and summer only has 15 or 20 days over 90 degrees (most years). Nice amount of rain to keep plants and grass alive yet not raining all the time. ETC

    Plenty of decent paying jobs yet housing cost are not bad. Plenty of good food, places to visit, etc.

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    #5 8 days ago

    Not Chicago. Moving this year!

    #6 8 days ago

    Santa Cruz,............ If you could move it out of California.

    #7 8 days ago

    I agree with the poster above, central PA isn't too shabby. I'm from Pittsburgh and it's not too bad aside from the occasional bad weather and awful traffic. Plenty of good places to eat, lots of stuff to do, and a really solid pinball community. Property tax is a bit high, and street parking is a pain in a lot of areas but it's an alright place to live.

    #8 8 days ago

    Welcome to Canada, well... some parts of Canada.

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    #9 8 days ago
    Quoted from RandomGuyOffCL:

    Where’s a nice place to live and safely raise a family that’s not too cold and umm how should I say this...not a congested coastal state but still has a good median income?

    Welcome to Texas.

    #10 8 days ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    Welcome to Texas.

    Got sugar land on the radar

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    #11 8 days ago

    Arizona. Skiing 90 minutes north of Phoenix. Mid 70’s all winter long. Summers are warm, but lakes are plentiful. Great areas to raise kids. Affordable. We have a boat, 1/2 acre of land and huge house in a gated community tucked away. Neighbors are awesome and almost everyone gets along. Plus, if you really want to escape in the summer, San Diego is only a 5 hour drive away. Can visit the crazy state of CA but not pay the taxes or deal with the Hillary & Bernie stickers! LOL

    #12 8 days ago
    Quoted from RandomGuyOffCL:

    Got sugar land on the radar

    Yep, good choice. Have Galveston and the coast nearby along with everything else to love about the Houston area, except the traffic

    Cheap cost of living, no state income taxes and so much more........

    #13 8 days ago

    I’m moving to SW Florida from Long Island NY this year. Not that it’s perfect in Florida but it’s pretty nice 8 months out of the year and it’s good for my pension and taxes are low

    #14 8 days ago

    Australia, nice weather all year round

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    #15 8 days ago

    Not Colorado. It’s terrible. Horrible weather. People are mean...in a real nasty sort of way too. Nothing to do recreation wise. No pinball scene. Just awful.

    #16 8 days ago
    Quoted from Wickerman2:

    Not Colorado. It’s terrible. Horrible weather. People are mean...in a real nasty sort of way too. Nothing to do recreation wise. No pinball scene. Just awful.

    I second that. Stay far far away. Just awful

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    #18 8 days ago

    Following this thread. Leaving the SF Bay Area & California someday is always on my mind.

    #19 8 days ago

    Another vote for Arizona. Scottsdale’s motto is literally America’s “most livable city.”

    Pros for pinball:
    - great location play
    - large one floor houses where pins can be easily moved in and out
    - zero humidity so games can be put in garages (Jersey Jack himself told me he tested games to make sure they can withstand the temperature).

    Other pros:
    - prob other stuff

    #20 8 days ago

    I've got a shed behind my garage.

    No really it's New Zealand FTW.

    #21 8 days ago

    Not on my block

    #22 8 days ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    Following this thread. Leaving the SF Bay Area & California someday is always on my mind.

    None of the shit we have had to put up with over the last 40 or so years...

    Earthquakes
    Immigrants
    Traffic
    Air Pollution
    Water Pollution
    Summer Blend Gasoline
    Ban On Oil Base House Paint
    New Yorkers Moving Here
    Fires
    Drought
    You Name It...

    Has made me think I really need to get out of here, until they started talking this mandatory flu shot bullshit.

    #23 8 days ago
    Quoted from RandomGuyOffCL:

    Got sugar land on the radar

    We have a great tournament turnout in Houston. Sugarland is next door.

    #24 8 days ago
    Quoted from catboxer:

    Not Chicago. Moving this year!

    BTW, Anyone in Charlotte, NC? Flying out tomorrow to look at houses and get a feel for the area.

    #25 8 days ago

    The only thing Cali has going for it is Odin, NorCalrealtor, Robt and my buddy Nimblepin

    Thus, Pinballmaniac40 is right on!

    #26 8 days ago

    Well, wisconsin would be a good fit if it werent for the cold winters...colder than a wifes shoulder here....

    #27 8 days ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    The only thing Cali has going for it is Odin, NorCalrealtor, Robt and my buddy Nimblepin

    You forgot all the Mexican food!

    Hate to say it but Texas is one of the biggest shit holes I've ever driven through, but I do like the people there.

    #28 8 days ago

    Tennessee

    #29 8 days ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    Yep, good choice. Have Galveston and the coast nearby along with everything else to love about the Houston area, except the traffic
    Cheap cost of living, no state income taxes and so much more........

    Your property tax though...

    #30 8 days ago

    I like Columbus Ohio. Four seasons. Reasonable cost of living. Lots of jobs. Good pinball scene.

    #31 8 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    You forgot all the Mexican food!
    Hate to say it but Texas is one of the biggest shit holes I've ever driven through, but I do like the people there.

    LOL, we have "real mexican food" here Odin. South Texas Mexicans make great food. It's NOT Chipotle.......That chain can't make it here. LOL

    Texas is pretty F ing big, i'm quite sure you haven't "driven through" my Texas!

    #32 8 days ago
    Quoted from RandomGuyOffCL:

    Your property tax though...

    Rent? Seriously, everything else makes up for it. Best of all, great people.

    #33 8 days ago
    Quoted from catboxer:

    BTW, Anyone in Charlotte, NC? Flying out tomorrow to look at houses and get a feel for the area.

    I just moved away from Charlotte. I lived there for 7 years.

    Home prices were incredibly low, but have increased for a couple years now. I found the winters be very mild, very little snow, however native Chaloteans believe that their winter weather is as bad as Antarctica. The summers were terrible. I love 'warm'. But for about 90 straight days in the summer, it is hot and humid. Period.

    I don't have kids, but I believe the education system is pretty crappy, unless you are going to be living in an economically exclusive neighborhood. Then it's probably awesome. Which probably is similar to many other highly populated places.

    I hated driving anywhere there.

    I met many awesome folks who became friends. But I was not happy there. "Southern culture" is not my cup of tea. We literally jumped at the opportunity to relocate to Reno, NV.

    I'm loving Reno so far. But I have only been here a couple months. Home prices are roughly double Charlotte though. That was a big challenge for us. I don't think you'd be happy with the 'median income' here. It's pretty trashy. And I think the schools suck here too.

    I can heavily recommend Iowa City, IA. But the winters can be rough some years.

    #34 8 days ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    Following this thread. Leaving the SF Bay Area & California someday is always on my mind.

    Half of our listings are people fleeing...

    #35 8 days ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    Texas is pretty F ing big, i'm quite sure you haven't "driven through" my Texas!

    I was going 90 MPH all night and it still wouldn't end.

    The most majestic place in the USA I have seen runs along the Rogue River.

    Google it if you don't know where that is.
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    #36 8 days ago

    I would say you should come check out Colorado but I might generate some local hate mail so yeah you might want to skip it.

    #37 8 days ago

    Anywhere, that is not the city of Chicago, New York City or L.A and Boston.

    #38 8 days ago

    People from Texas are some of the best.

    #39 8 days ago

    If I had to leave good old mountain adjacent northeast Pennsylvania I'd pick the Carolinas. Or Montana but I don't think that's what you're looking for.

    #40 8 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I was going 90 MPH all night and it still wouldn't end.
    The most majestic place in the USA I have seen runs along the Rogue River.
    Google it if you don't know where that is.
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    Oregon I think? You can drive all day on IH-10 from Houston to El Paso and not get out of Texas in a day.

    Not much to see there.

    If you love Cali you'd love Texas Cali south, Austin..........Nothing but Cali tech transplants now

    However, we don't have emissions concerns here! LOL

    #41 8 days ago

    More pinball stuff in the north east than anywhere in the world is another perk as far as Central PA goes. I can be in NYC, Phila, Baltimore MD, Washington DC, Pittsburgh with less than 3 hours driving. So from Central PA a day trip takes me to a half a dozen big cities & everything in between to pick up machines. Plus I am about two hours from PAPA, the Allentown Pinball Show, and less than an hour from the York Pinball Show.

    So as far as pinball goes I live in heaven.

    #42 8 days ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    Oregon I think?

    Yes. I took a short cut and drove quite a long way along side of it, and it was the most beautiful place I've ever seen. Spellbinding. And there were towns.

    I told myself if I ever got the hell out of dodge and didn't go to New Zealand, that would be the place.

    #43 8 days ago

    We've lived in numerous places including Canada, Texas, Washington, Florida, New York, etc but for us nothing compares to LA. Tons of culture, countless languages, great people, unlimited food, miles of beach, perfect weather, infinite things to do and see, I can go on and on. Plus I love to drive so the endless canyon roads for me are a total blast. There's lots of intangibles as well like the people are so accepting here compared to other places. Some places would gives us endless grief just for simple things like hair color, the fact that me and my wife have different last names, that we aren't religious, etc. Here in LA no one cares, probably because of the huge variety of people from all over the world, it's such a melting pot. I attached a pic from our backyard, one of the many local canyon runs I love to do, endless quiet locations like this for fans of spirited driving. Yeah I know everyone craps on California but what can I say, our experience is the polar opposite.

    You'll have to decide your priorities but for us this place is paradise, and after countless moves we have found our permanent home.

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    #44 8 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    New Zealand

    Yes! Is the topic limited to US? NZ rocks

    #45 8 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Yes. I took a short cut and drove quite a long way along side of it, and it was the most beautiful place I've ever seen. Spellbinding. And there were towns.
    I told myself if I ever got the hell out of dodge and didn't go to New Zealand, that would be the place.

    Yeah New Zealand is amazing and you have Rotodave there to hang with.

    Lot's of beauty in the Northwest US and into Canada.

    Life it too short, live wherever makes you happy

    #46 8 days ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    Yeah New Zealand is amazing

    We used to live in Granity NZ (south island) . 120 feet from the Tasman Sea. Super Awesome place to live. However, it might not be a reality, they recently passed some laws there that do not allow foreign ownership of real-estate anymore. Bummer

    #47 8 days ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    Life it too short, live wherever makes you happy

    So far I've learned to be happy right here again in my own little space. Traveling is great, but as time goes on there is no place like home. As long as I never have the need to drive into LA ever again, I'm good.

    #48 8 days ago
    Quoted from bonzo442:

    I’m moving to SW Florida from Long Island NY this year. Not that it’s perfect in Florida but it’s pretty nice 8 months out of the year and it’s good for my pension and taxes are low

    Wishful thinking. Try nice 4-5 months out of the year (max). I live there part time...couldn't take it full-time.

    Quoted from Reality_Studio:

    We've lived in numerous places including Canada, Texas, Washington, Florida, New York, etc but for us nothing compares to LA. Tons of culture, countless languages, great people, unlimited food, miles of beach, perfect weather, infinite things to do and see, I can go on and on. Plus I love to drive so the endless canyon roads for me are a total blast. There's lots of intangibles as well like the people are so accepting here compared to other places. Some places would gives us endless grief just for simple things like hair color, the fact that me and my wife have different last names, that we aren't religious, etc. Here in LA no one cares, probably because of the huge variety of people from all over the world, it's such a melting pot. I attached a pic from our backyard, one of the many local canyon runs I love to do, endless quiet locations like this for fans of spirited driving. Yeah I know everyone craps on California but what can I say, our experience is the polar opposite.
    You'll have to decide your priorities but for us this place is paradise, and after countless moves we have found our permanent home.[quoted image]

    Agreed (and I've lived in CT, NY, NC, Salt Lake City, San Jose/CA, Sunnyvale/CA, Fremont/CA).

    If CA were so "crappy", the real estate prices wouldn't be so high! Most of the people that complain about CA have never lived here!

    #49 8 days ago

    FYI San Angeles is somewhere about halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles.

    Given the choice, for me San Diego would be way better than anywhere near Los Angeles.

    #50 8 days ago

    I’ve heard good things about Birmingham, Alabama. No.. seriously.
    But it’s Wisconsin for me, brother.

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