Do you really, genuinely *like* the city or town you're living in now?
If your financial situation changed for the better, would you move from the city or town you're living in now?
The older I get I learn more and more what I like and what I don't. I live in a small town. The kind of southern town where everything closes on Sunday AND Wednesday. The kind of place where if you aren't baptist or presbyterian you don't fit in. This is exactly the kind of place where a person like me doesn't fit in. However I love country living, having a big yard for a garden, space for a pool, and a place for my children and pets to run free without fear. So I am still undecided. Maybe one day when our children get older we will move to a downtown city apartment.
I've grown to appreciate the good qualities of were we live, but living here wasn't really my choice. My husband applied for a job which meant we needed to relocate. Yes, I agreed with his decision at the time, but really loved where we used to live. Here is just, well, okay. It was meant to be for a couple of years. That turned into several years pretty darned fast.
If our financial situation changed, no, we wouldn't stay here. We possibly wouldn't go back to where we were living, people we loved have moved on or passed on.
Now you've given me a headache! Relocating sounds appealing. Since the world didn't end, we may have to look into out future a little closer.
I grew up in rural Indiana, but had to become a city girl for financial survival. My small city in NC is more liberal than most southern places because of a high concentration of college campuses. I would love to move to the mountains once this house is paid off--rural living is more pleasant, and I like people better if I'm not living practically on top of them:)
If I won the lottery (moot hypothetical), I would change scenery to somewhere warm and laid back.
No, I don't really like the place I live that much. But my children and their families are here so I while I am not crazy about the town, I feel very blessed to be close to my kids and grandkids.
If they weren't here, I would definitely try to get to a warmer climate (we're in Montana_.
I like Wollongong fine while I am still working. I will want a quieter place when I retire. Wollongong and the areas around have nice beaches and it isn't that much of a hassle getting into Sydney via train for work. I would hate to live in the heart of Sydney. Going to work there and enjoying my weekends at Wollongong makles for a pretty good life for now. If I suddenly won five million dollars I'd be living in a small village on the north coast of New South Wales.
I was in Dee Why for 7 months and really enjoyed the nice stretch of Sydney's northern beaches, full of neat places to walk around, drink coffee and write! I haven't been to Wollongong but I've seen its name on the motorway, does that count? :-D
Well, it's a start. It sounds like you enjoy travelling, Violet. Sydney's northern beaches do have their own charm.
I love where I live now. Three bedroom home, two bath. It's small and warm. The town is small with everything close. Anything you could desire is only 15 minutes away. I love that! It's perfect for the hectic mother! Where I lived before you would have to drive for 45 minutes to get anywhere....
I want to move way down south where it never snows and is fairly relatively warm. I also want to live on the outskirts of a medium sized town the way Nashville was 30 years ago when I first moved here and is no longer. Nashville is no longer able to accomadate the influx. I am rethinking my original Florida plan, and now considering Texas. I want economical real estate prices. I do not want to ever live in another tourist trap. I want a country farm place not too far from a medium sized town with all the eminities and accomadations, business, etc. I am feeling good about Texas, but I still have not put serious research into it yet, but I have a lot of friends and relatives down there already, Bobby wants me to move in with him, I probably will at some point. He lives in Alpine. goes to Kermit a lot.
I am currently in Auckland city, New Zealand as I am studying for a Fine Arts degree. I love Auckland, it's very green and friendly and we are surrounded by beaches and coastlines. I always take the scenic route as I drive to school and take in the beautiful view of the bays and the Rangitoto island right in the middle of the ocean. When I finish studying I would like to move back to my house in the country up north. It has a stunning view of the Otamatea river and the northern hills. I've always feel very blessed to be living in a sweet little country like New Zealand.
I love the name Violet Flame. I live on the South Coast of Oz. I'd love to visit NZ It sounds like quite a place. I have a friend I correspond with who lives in Norsewood. I get the impression Norsewood is quite an attractive locale.
Thank You Rod! It's only a stone throw from the land of Oz to the land of Kiwis, I've lost count just how many trans Tasman flight I've done, it's probably in its hundreds! I've never been to Norsewood, i think it's not too far from Lake Taupo :-)
I love the city I live in now! I live on the West Coast of Florida where many people come for vacation. Aside from brutally hot summers, the weather is great! Yes, there is lots of traffic, especially "in season" when the Northerners come down, but that also means there are plenty of great places to eat, shop, and be entertained.
No i shall never change it because my city is such a beautiful city and i have lot of memories with it.. So that's why i shall never leave it.
I love my town. I live in the hamlet of Islip, an unincorporated entity in the Town of Islip on Long Island New york. It has a vibrancy and a sense of community that is hard to beat, and I've lived in many places. If I came into a ton of dough, I'd improve my existing house and stay right where I am.
I would definitely move from where I am now. I already know where I would go, but at the moment I really have no choice. Home is where the heart is I believe. I do not hate it where I am, but I do not love it. But I also believe that sometimes we are where we are for a reason. We all just must be careful not to get "stuck" where we are if we are not happy. We only have one chance to be happy!!
I currently live in the same town I grew up in. I'm fairly neutral on the place - it has both advantages and disadvantages. It is a small suburban town, in the sense that it isn't rural but it isn't really a suburb "of" anything either! (There is a city of 130K or so about 25-30 minutes away). I do like it but ultimately I'm not a suburb person. I hope in the future to live somewhere where I have a big yard for a garden and maybe some chickens, and also to be close to a fun, walkable area to visit shops and such. I think most likely I will end up in a small college-y town - the ones I've visited are often the best of both worlds - close to agriculture, but also more cultural opportunities than other communities of similar size.
Yes! I hate, hate, hate Atlanta! (Sorry to those who don't.) I'm just not a city girl. I would be fine living in the middle of the jungle eating leaves. ...well, I guess that wouldn't take any money to do that but I love technology too much...
with our modern technology, NomsMercy, I am sure you can be in the middle of some jungle eating leaves and STILL have internet connection!!!! :-D Good luck with the hunt for that tree house! xo
Violet is right when it comes to internet connection. You might be stumped if your computer breaks down and you need to get it repaired. I go on bush walks in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales every once in a while just to get away from it all.
lol, thanks! I'm gonna make a tree mansion!
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