Best Places To Live For A Better Quality Of Life

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  1. Zepp88

    Zepp88 Arktanian Diplomat Contributor

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    Well, looks like Pennsylvania is the a-bit-later in life destination after some conversation tonite. I've got a temporary solution thought of.

    So, I need to know all I can about life, cost of living, and anything else there is to know about Pennsylvania.

    Bill lives there, so there's already a plus side to this.

    His daughter.









































    :ugh: Joking dude! :lol: :wub:






    C.W. McCall
     
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    xXdavidianXx SS.org Regular

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    Don't choose Houston buddy.However Austin,TX is pretty awesome.It gets very hot though.Outdoor shows are slave labor down here.
     
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    Zepp88 Arktanian Diplomat Contributor

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    :scratch:

    read current posts much?

    Otherwise thanks :lol: :wub:


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    I just spent some time out in California, in and around the San Francisco area. That place is drop dead gorgeous, beautiful weather year-round, the people are very friendly and educated, tons of fun things to do. I love it there. I hope to be able to afford to move there someday.
     
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    The only question I've managed to answer is that I'm heading west, or north, or maybe east. :lol: So; what's your temp solution?
     
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    What's out west for ya?

    I've found some dirt cheap housing in Garrisonville, Va that I'm going to try to be in by this time next year after I get a good foundation set up with savings and all.

    Certainly not ideal, but good enough for now.
     
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    I've got family in Oregon, Washington, and California.
     
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    That's cool.

    Just about all of my family is in Virginia, and most live in nowheresville hickington.
     
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    My list changes almost every week; but, at the moment it's:

    Western Connecticut, Chicago, Western Oregon, Western Washington, Hawaii, and Northern California.

    *This list is in no particular order.
     
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    Zepp88 Arktanian Diplomat Contributor

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    You got something against the east? :lol:
     
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    I looked at several places in New England and Virginia.
     
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    There are so few places in Virginia that I've really liked so far. There are some nice places, but the best places are so expensive. :wallbash:
     
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    I haven't seen any.
     
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    It's either too expensive, or too rednecky for my tastes. Or you find areas like Fredericksburg which is just rednecks with money for the most part.
     
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    I get an email alert every week that lists duplexes, triplexes, and apartment complexes for sale in select areas. Hopefully; when the right one comes along, I'll be able to grab it.
     
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    FRANCE!


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    2 places to suggest...


    First, the town in which I grew up, Kelowna, British Columbia.

    Beautiful city of about 100k people. Gourgeous scenery and lovely climate (although a tad hot for me). Also, generally friendly people. The biggest problem is that there isn't much of a job market for unskilled labour, and the cost of living is quite high. If you've got skills though, then there's probably a job for you. Kelowna also has high quality education, with an excellent public school system, a university, and a large college. It also has good public transit, although road planning leaves much to be desired during rush periods. The biggest draw to Kelowna though is probably the golf courses and vineyards, which is why a lot of retirees live there. Ultimately, this is the main reason why the cost of living is high as it is, because rich baby boomers buy up all the houses and drive up property costs, but only live in town 1 or 2 months a year, thus they don't contribute to the economy.

    Second, the town I live in now, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

    Whitehorse is not a town without it's problems. We probably have the highest per capita number of alcoholics in any town in Canada above 20k people (there's about 25k people in Whitehorse). Relations between aboriginals and non-aboriginals is strained at the best of times. Not to mention, it can get on the cold side from time to time (I've lived here for just over 3 years, the lowest I've endured so far is -45 Celsius). Having said that, it also has its redeeming qualities. First, jobs pay quite well given the relatively low cost of living. Secondly, there is a strong arts community (although the local metal/prog scene is virtually non-existant, it's mostly folk music). Third, most people are quite friendly, and there is a generally strong sense of community within the town, despite some infighting. Fourth, there's a TON of great scenery and landscapes around. This town is great if you're into mountain climbing, ATVing, Snowmobiling, fishing, trail walking, pretty much any kind of nature stuff, and it has all the stores and services to back it up.

    Oh, and just for that one frenchie fellow from Montreal, there's a large francophone community here too. ;)
     
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    I guess that's me! :) :wavey: I didn't know that. That's great!
     
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    I had my brother look at a duplex in Vancouver Washington for me, but it needed to much work for the asking price.
     

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