Last place on Earth you'd want to live?

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  1. Mr D

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    That's what I said when I moved from Texas to Kansas...

    I enjoyed the "real" winter, but by the end of it, I was ready for it to get warmer. I never thought I'd say that. :lol:
     
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    Ok, so maybe the grass wont be greener on the other side...Yesterday when I walked outside I thought that Alaska sounded really nice :) I was thinking somewhere really cold. Its heating up and I am not looking forward to the really hot summer months :( I have it at about 66 - 67 degrees in my house. My cooler will be working hard.
     
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    Wow, for a thread entitled "Last place on Earth you'd want to live", y'all have some pretty tame choices.

    • Antarctica: I don't know how those penguins do it.
    • The Congo: too many dangerous animals, bacteria, etc. I'd be dead within a week.
    • Northeast Russia: Pretty much the Antarctic, but it has wolves.
    • Amazon River basin: because tarantulas just creep me out
    • Paris: due to trauma inflicted during high school ;)
     
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    True. I suppose I was thinking more realistically places my husband's job could take me? But you're right, I did say on Earth! :)
     
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    LOL, 3Sons! You're right. I don't think realistically I would want to live *anywhere* outside of the United States (except maybe Canada).
     
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    One of my temporary assignments when I first entered the corporate world was Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago at the southern tip of South America.

    I actually enjoyed it. But then I was young, tough, adventurous, and didn't know any better. Today, I'm still tough and adventurous...... but not so young :)p) and I know a whole lot more than I did many decades ago........... I would never live in Tierra del Fuego......:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I think there are definitely pros and cons with many places. I was really apprehensive moving to Houston from out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere Pennsylvania. The traffic was really scary at first (we have 4 major highways, my old town didn't even have traffic lights) and I had taken definitely taken seasons for granted. Yes, we have the occasional hurricane and more than occasional flooding but I don't think it's any different than being snowed in for a week and driving one lane roads because of the snow drifts.

    I think I could adapt to anywhere and actually kind of wish I had more places on my resume to compare it to!
     
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    I am NOT a country girl. So, rural areas are not for me! In the US or out!! I am a suburbanite at heart- I have to be within a certain radius of a mall, Target, Kohls, and decent restaurants :p

    Outside of the US, I am pretty sure I could only handle tropical islands, being near a large Canadian city (love Toronto!), and western Europe.

    In the US, I would avoid cold and snow! I am a Michigan girl at heart (and would move back only because of my family), but I do not miss the snow! I go home for Christmas and hate walking from the car to the grocery store and having your pants soaked up to your knees from slush!

    I hate being hot- so hot, humid places are out. I am also a bug magnet- they find me and bite me. So that is another reason humid places are out. Sorry Florida and Louisiana!

    I am intrigued by big cities and would love to live in one short term. I hate traffic and crowds, so probably not long term, though.

    My list seems long, but I moved across the country once and I am pretty sure I could make it anywhere for a year or so (as long as I have access to civilization!). It is sort of exciting to be somewhere new.

    If I moved again, it'd be to Seattle. I have never been, but I have always wanted to live there. I am not even sure why- it just calls my name!
     
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    I just wouldn't want to live in a busy city. I'm a suburb girl at heart:)
     
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    I'm from Kansas City (when I'm not where the military tells us to go). I can't wait to move back!
     
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    You are a kindred spirit! I HATE the heat! Love the cold! Let's go to Alaska!
     
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    TOTALLY A COUNTRY GIRL!!!! In fact I just interviewed at a town that is far more rural then where I live now!! I didn't know it was possible! Being surrounded by trees, grass, corn, cows, tractors, and grains bins sounds like a fantastic time to me!! :)

    NO BIG CITIES!! They are gross in more ways then I can possibly express!
     
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    Originally Posted by Blurazzberi
    I don't love or hate big cities. Just put me somewhere cold and I'd love it ...I live in Arizona, I like it here, but I have always hated the heat.


    :haha: We are opposites I left the cold for the warmth of AZ ..I dont even mind 100+ temps!
     
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    I live in Oklahoma..and I wouldn't live in Altus. I like cold, but I hate heat. No Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, or South Texas for me.
     
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    I live in Northern Michigan (Upper Peninsula). Although it does suck having bitter cold winters sometimes, I would much rather work in the winter when it's freezing than in the summer, when I could be spending my days on the beaches of Lake Superior!! This way, I don't gaze out the window longinly at the beautiful day, like my students (and I) do when the nice weather has arrived!!

    No BIG cities for me, thank you!! - or high humidity; I can handle dry heat, but when it's humid, too, it's time to hit the beach!!
     
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    I've been thinking about this, and even asked my son where he would love to live. He said Vegas, and I about hit the floor. That is so not my idea of a place to live. So that's it. No Las Vegas for me.
     
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    PS--no offense to those in NYC or NJ. I couldn't handle a mega big city. And my ex is from New Jersey. Nuff said!
     
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    Lets see I was born in Los Angeles, then Long Island, Then up state NY
    then Chicago, Arizona, Iowa, Missouri, back to AZ, now North Carolina.

    I would not live in Death Valley :eek:
    I would not live in any state that borders Canada (cold) except Western Washington. I would not live in Any jungle area. :mellow:

    If it wasn't so expensive I would live in SoCal. :dizzy:
    Oh I would not want to live in a Prison :woot:

    Is there anyplace that doesn't have Earthquakes, Fires, Hurricanes, Humidity, Snowstorms, Volcanoes, Flooding, Tornados, Heat over 100°, Alligators, Dust storms or Gangs? :lol: That's where I want to Live :thumb: :rolleyes:
     
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    I've moved about a lot in the last 20 years. No place has held me for more than 5 years at a time. I feel the itch now but I think I'm settled to a certain degree that makes a move unlikely. Not impossible, just not likely.

    I've lived in TX, all over MS, and in a nice alpine community in ID for a few years. I enjoyed all of these places for what they offered. I suppose I would be happy to be anywhere because I think that I would adapt to the circumstances, find friends, and things to do. I've always said that I live in my boots. Where ever they are, I'm at home.
     
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    I have always wanted to spend a summer in Alaska. I want to pack up right now, I'm sick of driving with 2 fingers, and getting branded every time I put my seat belt on! j/k :lol:
     
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    Texas or anywhere down south.
     
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    Elkhorn, MB.

    and yes, I mean that. I'd sooner live in Afghanistan, Iraq, Antarctica or Congo. Or even in a pineapple under the sea.
     
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    I understand why people think this and I know for a fact Vegas isn't for everyone. However, I do have to say it is much different than most people imagine. When I moved here, I cannot tell you how many people asked me what casino I'd be living in. I'm not saying that's what you think but that is the type of perception there is. That Vegas is just the strip, bright lights, tons of people, etc. You can live right near/behind the strip (though not AT ALL the nicest area) but most people live in suburbs just like what many other cities have.

    I love having the strip as a far away view from my bedroom window but close enough to drive to nightly for dinner if we wanted to. I also love that everything is open 24 hours and I can eat anytime I want (something I miss dearly when I visit my hometown in IL). Anyway I'm getting long winded here. I completely understand why people wouldn't want to live here even after the stereotypes have been cleared up. It isn't for everyone by any means. Lots of things to get used to that are different from the typical American suburd :whistle:



    AGREED!!!!! I could not believe how darn hot it was when I was there. I thought Vegas was hot! It was a super fun and interesting place to visit though.

    As far as where I wouldn't want to live... I don't have too many specific places in mind. I more so have things I wouldn't want my home state to have. I know for a fact that I do not want to ever do snow again. There is nothing I miss about it and I dread it when I go back to IL every Christmas. Plus if I ever need a snow fix, I can head up to the mountains here. I also would never want to live in a humid place again. That crosses quite a few states off my list. Though the funny part about that is, if I ever agree to move again (unlikely because I love it here :wub:) it would be to Hawaii! I guess it's beauty overrides it's humidity for me. :huh:
     
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    What's so bad about Elkhorn?
     
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    I spent grades 6-11 there... most miserable place to grow up.
     
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    - Any large city. I don't even like visiting large cities that much.
    - Anywhere with too much rain/cloud cover - I tried that for 6 years and got Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
    - Anywhere that is too far away from my family. I need to be able to see them regularly.
     
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    With my ex-husband.
     
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    a. An extremely small town.
    b. An extremely large city.
    c. Far, far, far away from a hospital/grocery store/shopping.
    d. In regions that get a lot of snow and cold weather. Or one that has little daylight.
     
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    I'm from Iowa (Live in Kansas City now), but I think that there is a definate stereotype of how people view Iowa. 95% of the time they have never even visited. There are cities, employment besides on farms, higher education, and above all else pigs and cows don't run around in the streets :).

    I guess until you have been somewhere it is easy to think you know how a state is until you visit. Anyway, Iowa may not be the most exciting place in the union, but to me it is home.
     
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    Any place that:
    -Is extremely hot and humid
    -Has a lot of traffic
    -Is too far away from shopping
     
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    Arizona!!!!!!............ we moved here to be around my mom, now we don't see my mom hardly at all. I hate Arizona.
     
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    Any place that is very, very rural. Far away from civilization. Way out in the desert.
    I like small, suburb, and urban areas. All have benefits to me, but anywhere that was run over with crime would be bad.
    Oh and anywhere I couldn't bring my dog!!
     
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    I would not want to live in a place that is humid all year round-like a tropical rainforest! I like the seasons, and I like cooler weather.
    No big cities either-I am also a small town person.
     
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    Except for the USA- that's a weird add-on the list. The statistics they quote could happen anywhere anytime. Really though, hate groups who throw an occasional pipe bomb? Really? They make the US sound like Beirut. Quite an opinionated list of all those countries, but I still wouldn't want to live in most of those places....Antarctica would be really COOL :woot: to visit...for about 20 minutes. ;)
     
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    About 2 years ago when my husband and I were engaged, we considered moving to Las Vegas. It's beautiful there. I just love the southwest. Thing is, I think it's too hot for me, and we both love rain, so we would definitely miss that. But we do plan on getting a second house there sometime.

    The big reason we didn't move there is because teacher salaries are so low there. Yeah, the cost of living there is cheaper than here in metro NYC, but the salaries didn't match up with the sorta high cost of living. We found it depressing that his 5th year salary here in NYC
    is what we would make at retirement there :eek:
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Arizona
    by Rex Allen, Jr.

    I love you, Arizona;
    Your mountains, deserts and streams;
    The rise of Dos Cabezas
    And the outlaws I see in my dreams;

    I love you Arizona,
    Superstitions and all;
    The warmth you give at sunrise;
    Your sunsets put music in us all.

    Oo, Arizona;
    You're the magic in me;
    Oo, Arizona,
    You're the life-blood of me;

    I love you Arizona;
    Desert dust on the wind;
    The sage and cactus are blooming,
    And the smell of the rain on your skin.

    Oo, Arizona;
    You're the magic in me;
    Oo, Arizona,
    You're the life-blood of me.
     

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