I'd like to live in the newly renovated Brady house in Studio City, CA.
Not to sound too corny, but the best place to live is near family if you’re fortunate to have them around. If they happen to live in a desirable place, that’s a bonus. If you live in paradise, but you’re lonely, what’s the point?
Quoted from xsvtoys:
One guy I know, the whole family all packed up together and went to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Parents, siblings, etc, they each bought their own houses but all right near each other. They love it I hear.
That's neat if you can do it. Move to a dream location with all your loved ones. It's probably highly impractical or near impossible for most to pick up roots like that. What about established careers, churches that you attend, doctors, etc.?
Quoted from PtownPin:
I've lived in the Bay Area my entire life, and for all its problems i.e. taxes, crowds, traffic, liberals, etc....the Pros still far outweigh the cons for me although I've been blessed to live a nice area with great schools, jobs, etc....what many people don't realize is the cost of housing is directly related to quality of schools, and jobs.....the other driver is its very difficult to obtain approvals for housing in the Bay Area...activists, and City governments (entitlement programs) fees paid to build a house are off the charts. Its not uncommon that a developer has to pay $250K+ per lot just to get approvals (this is before starting to develop infrastructure and build). So as much as they complain they are their own worst enemies. I'd love to move to Idaho, Utah, Colorado but all those places come with their own set of challenges.
There seems to be a lot of cognitive dissonance on this thread. I see a lot of people saying that they love a particular place (except for the liberals) or except for the diversity and all sorts of nonsense like that. The desirability of a location is the sum of many factors. Did you ever stop to think that much of the success of the Bay Area and the fact that a 1000 sq. ft. home costs more than a million bucks is largely because of those awful liberals and their terrible tech companies that pay a median salary of 250K a year? You know those liberals who value education, parks and rec services, a clean environment (well, the best that you can make it with so many people packed into such a small area)? Be careful what you wish for. If the Bay Area were more conservative, it might look more Mississippi instead.
Quoted from PtownPin:
conservatives care just as much about quality education, diversity, parks, and the environment..your rhetoric is typical liberal propaganda...
The only thing I've seen on this entire thread is unfettered conservative propaganda. That's typical of many people on this site though. Given everything in the world by daddy and then wondering why everyone can't do it.
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