If you could live anywhere, what conditions would you want?





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Discus: College Confidential Café: 2004 Archive: If you could live anywhere, what conditions would you want?
By Legendofmax (Legendofmax) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 02:32 pm: Edit

Where do you want to live when you get older? What do you want things to be like?

By Smhop (Smhop) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 03:55 pm: Edit

I want a fabulous and fancy RV and I want to drive all over the nation,, through mexico, canada.. anywhere I can get by land! I have already seen most of the US, but I look forward to spending my retirement seeing it in greater leisure.

By Demingy (Demingy) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 04:39 pm: Edit

Rain! Glorious rain! And cool temperatures all the time! Oh yes, and green hills, and trees, and RAIN!

By Goodchocolate (Goodchocolate) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 04:51 pm: Edit

Rain! Glorious rain! And cool temperatures all the time! Oh yes, and green hills, and trees, and RAIN!

I think you mean OREGON.

By Magoo (Magoo) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 04:52 pm: Edit

so in other words portland/seattle.

i want a little snow now and then...no humidity...lots of rain...fairly warm temperatures year basically...norcal weather.

By Averagemathgeek (Averagemathgeek) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 05:07 pm: Edit

I would love to live in New York.

By Legendofmax (Legendofmax) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 05:21 pm: Edit

Goodchocolate: Oregon isn't as rainy as people make it out to be. It's only rainy in the winter. Seattle is rainy

By Craigk10 (Craigk10) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 05:45 pm: Edit

This was a mild year Legendofmax -- usually the spring/fall are a lot worse. You are right about the summer though.

By Demingy (Demingy) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 05:48 pm: Edit

Exactly, which is why I'm looking at schools in Washington and Oregon. :)

By Goodchocolate (Goodchocolate) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 06:45 pm: Edit

Goodchocolate: Oregon isn't as rainy as people make it out to be. It's only rainy in the winter. Seattle is rainy

Oh really?

Portland, Oregon:
March = 4.3 inches of rainfall
April = 3.0
May = 2.5
June = 1.6
July = 0.8
August = 1.0
September = 1.8
October = 3.3
November = 6.2

Seattle, Washington:
March = 3.9
April = 2.8
May = 2.0
June = 1.7
July = 0.9
August = 1.0
September = 1.7
October = 3.3
November = 5.2

Portland has more non-winter rainfall than Seattle -- nice try!

By Twinkletoes696 (Twinkletoes696) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 06:49 pm: Edit

I would live on the beach in SoCal in a medium sized house. Nothing huge or anything, but nice, with a nice car that isn't more than 4-5 years old. Sunny and warm year round. What else would I want?

By Takiusproteus (Takiusproteus) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 06:59 pm: Edit

New York, Park Avenue, 70s streets

Or...

5th Avenue, and high up with a good view of Central Park.

By Haithman (Haithman) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 07:00 pm: Edit

Greenwich, with a "vacation" home on Miami Beach

By Dragonreborn (Dragonreborn) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 09:48 pm: Edit

Rain! Glorious rain! And cool temperatures all the time! Oh yes, and green hills, and trees, and RAIN!

ME TOO!!!

By Demonllama (Demonllama) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 09:53 pm: Edit

I'd take the scenery (the trees, seasons, weather, lakes, houses, historical value, etc) of my old hometown in Pennsylvania (complete with genuine philly cheesesteaks) and combine it with the personality/attitudes of people here in my Norcal town. and no one would drive any SUVs or Hummers.

this would the perfect place I would live in.

By Poison_Ivy (Poison_Ivy) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 09:58 pm: Edit

london. it rains and i love the sounds of rain tapping against's my window. london has a bit of new york and a bit of countryside. i like the combo.

By Musefinity (Musefinity) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 12:43 am: Edit

Everybody loves rain until they move to Seattle. Try it.

By Aim78 (Aim78) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 12:47 am: Edit

Rain can get pretty damn annoying when it's everywhere - in your ears, nose, eyes. Somehow inside your pants. And warm and yellowish for some reason.

I thought that when you reach 65 it's mandatory to move to Florida? That's probably what I'll do, and I'll spend most of my time with my wife in the mall trying to find the exit.

By Magoo (Magoo) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit

bahahahaha...i'll move thier and still enjoy the rain...

By Perintastic (Perintastic) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 12:56 am: Edit

i'd live on long island.

oh, haha i already do!

i hope i can afford it, though...

By Lethalfang (Lethalfang) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 12:59 am: Edit

Los Angeles minus the smog, or
San Francisco minus the fog and chilly summer

By Demingy (Demingy) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 01:02 am: Edit

"Everybody loves rain until they move to Seattle. Try it."

That is so not true! My bf and I are the only ones I know who love the rain. Everyone else here complains about it the few times that it happens and I was in absolute heaven when it rained for about a week and a half straight. But, no one else has to believe me.

Oh, and now I know someone else who likes rain: Dragonreborn.

By Bunmushroom (Bunmushroom) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 01:33 am: Edit

Los Angeles. Never too hot in summer, never too cold in winter, only rains 3 months out of the year, and one has easy access to sking, the beach, and the desert.

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 01:38 am: Edit

I hate the rain...
I want an island in the carribean.
Ok, maybe just a penthouse in new york?
And a country house in east hampton.

By Magoo (Magoo) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 01:53 am: Edit

make up ur mind all of that is to dam expensive. :)

By Legendofmax (Legendofmax) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 02:32 am: Edit

Goodchocolate: I *LIVE* in Oregon! This year I've had very very VERY little rain at all. It's been either cloudy or incredibly sunny. Last I remember it raining was during the winter although Craig is right, this year was a lot better than most. We also had snow this year which doesn't happen often at the high altitudes. Usually there is more rain during the fall and early spring. I really hate the rain though, sunlight makes me happy =)

By Goodchocolate (Goodchocolate) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 07:18 am: Edit

Legendofmax, that's data based on historical averages -- maybe this year is an exception, but it's still a fact that Portland, on average, rains more than Seattle.

By Gidget (Gidget) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 10:12 am: Edit

Back to Yellowknife NorthWest Territories.. snow 9 months of the year... I MISS IT :(

By Poison_Ivy (Poison_Ivy) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 10:15 am: Edit

Florida sucks. I hate it. I have the most obivous tan lines ever!!!!! Everything, on my boobs, my back, my arms, my butt. EVERYTHING! I've gotten so dark!!! Plus, if your AC breaks....


The school suck in Florida, the beaches are dirty. Move to Palm Beach or Miami if you still don't change your mind.

By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 10:29 am: Edit

Rain doesn't bother me, but continuaL grey days for months at a time, with only "partial clearing" for a teaser is what drives Seattleites to consuming so much coffee that we have no enamel left on our teeth.
Portland also seems much hotter ( & colder) than Seattle.
One year while helping daughter move in, the temps were in the upper 90's and I had typical Seattle summer clothing ( jackets- jeans- sweatshirts) we had to go buy summer clothes for our selves but try finding summer clothes in August!

By Demingy (Demingy) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 07:28 pm: Edit

Gidget, that sounds nice too. I spent a year in Alaska and I miss it. I wouldn't live there though, the cost of living is outrageous and it is difficult to get around. I have thought about moving to Canada though......

By Lepetitprince (Lepetitprince) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 09:28 pm: Edit

Boston is just such a cool place. Intimate yet busy and exciting with loads of things to do

Montreal. Gorgeous City...and I really miss the snow.

If I chose to stick around in California I would love to live in Marin (Sausalito, Tiburon, San Rafael, San Anselmo etc)

Or Brentwood, California if things get a little too heavy with the seasons...

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 12:04 am: Edit

Legendofmax, New York is pretty sunny =)

By Daffodil22 (Daffodil22) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 12:08 am: Edit

There's a website called bestplaces.net that ranks US cities, and you can also take a survey to evaluate the best city for you. My tops were DC and Boston. Actually, the perfect city for me would be something like New Orleans or Atlanta- got to love the southern weather and Atlanta's peach trees!

By Legendofmax (Legendofmax) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 11:54 pm: Edit

Zantedeschia: Reallly? =)

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 11:57 pm: Edit

Shi

By Thenarrator (Thenarrator) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 11:59 pm: Edit

New York, 5th ave in the high 70s/low80s area, penthouse apt overlooking the park and midtown.

By Legendofmax (Legendofmax) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:00 am: Edit

I just might have to check that out sometime

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:14 am: Edit

I'll give you a tour if we get to it

By Legendofmax (Legendofmax) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:15 am: Edit

That demonic glare is a bit horrifying but it's all good...

By Avoidingwork (Avoidingwork) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit

My pipe dream is to spend two months out of every year (jan, feb) living in Melbourne, Australia.

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:49 am: Edit

It's not demonic! They don't have a sexy devil, I'm sorry.

By Legendofmax (Legendofmax) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:50 am: Edit

Oooh, I see. I would like that tour now

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:56 am: Edit

By Legendofmax (Legendofmax) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:57 am: Edit

.... that means you want dinner right? Right?

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:59 am: Edit

and dessert =)

By Legendofmax (Legendofmax) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 01:00 am: Edit

... you need more ice cream!

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 01:01 am: Edit

banana split?

By Legendofmax (Legendofmax) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 01:03 am: Edit

sure!

By Geniusash (Geniusash) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 01:22 am: Edit

I smell a budding forum romance!

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 01:25 am: Edit

lol you and idiias inspired it =)

By Bluestar86 (Bluestar86) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 01:53 am: Edit

so exactly how expensive is it actually to live on 5th ave? and the likes...

By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 01:55 am: Edit

millions

By Coqui (Coqui) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 12:54 am: Edit

"I hate the rain...
I want an island in the carribean." -Zantedeschia

ok, not a contradiction at all.


"Florida sucks. I hate it. I have the most obivous tan lines ever!!!!! Everything, on my boobs, my back, my arms, my butt. EVERYTHING! I've gotten so dark!!! Plus, if your AC breaks...." - Poison_Ivy

i hope you die for saying fl sux. if you don't like tan lines, tan nude. and god forbid you get a little...dark. and if your ac breaks...you buy a new one.


i'd definetely love a place by the ocean with a great breeze, warm sun, and beautiful clouds. i'd live in a hut/beach house thing with every fruit tree/plant growing outide. and i'd have my own huge jetski to cruise around in.


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