If You Had to Move, Where Would You Go?

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by kaneohegirlinaz, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. kaneohegirlinaz

    kaneohegirlinaz

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    My husband has increasingly become disenchanted with Southern Arizona. 

    Recently he put to me that I make a list of five places that I would want to move to (within the US). 

    So, you're retired with a defined income each month from your investments, not Social Security. 

    You like temperate weather (I like to see the blue sky and sun most of the time). 

    And lastly, of course you like food! 

    What would your list of five cities be?

    For me, in particular order:

    New York, New York

    Carlsbad, California

    Portland, Oregon

    San Francisco, California

    Cannon Beach, Oregon
     
  2. gourmetm

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    My list is uncannily similar to yours:

    Los Angeles, California

    San Francisco, California

    Portland, Oregon

    New York, New York

    Santa Barbara, California

    I live in Portland, I've vacationed at Cannon Beach, and I'm afraid they're not the sunniest of choices. In the summertime, however, they're hard to beat.
     
  3. chefbillyb

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    St Helena California, great town, great food, in the middle of wine country, great farmers market, short distance from one of the greatest cities in the world, San Francisco.

    Cannon Beach, Rain Spring, Summer, and Fall, A friend of mine was there last week, it rained all week long. It is hard to bate the Oregon coast in the summer, it's a beautiful place.

    NYC, you couldn't pay me enough to live there, not an easy place to live on a fixed income. Great food

    I wouldn't live anyplace on the East Coast from Maine to Florida, Hot and Humid in the summer

    Portland and Seattle both have rain, both and great cities, good restaurants, close to the mountains.......All in all the Pacific Northwest is a good place to live.......

    i live in Washington and Oregon, vacation in Hawaii, no reason to leave........
     
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  4. panini

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    Does it have to be the states?

    My lovely wife thinks when we retire we will be moving to Europe. I snatched up some property years ago in Costa Rica. I've always told her we would remodel the place for a summer house. NOT!!!! I plan on living there!!!!LOL  It is so beautiful, although it has grown quite a bit, it's the only place I've ever been that I get emotional when we leave.

    Oh, food? It's bad, you might have to trek up the beach and find a local little place where you can sit outside, no bugs, and dine on fish prepared with local ingredients. Old fish may be 6 hrs. old. Amazing edible thing coming out of the rain forest.
     
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  5. ishbel

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    As the UK is close to mainland Europe and this means it would take no longer to get to Paris than for Americans to drive to the next large city, can I add my tuppence worth?

    London

    Florence in Tuscany

    Corfu or another Greek island

    Provence

    Somewhere in the Basque region of Spain
     
  6. john dt

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    New York is my top choice as well, but you're not going to see blue sky and sun most of the time, nor is the weather temperate (@ChefBillyB: Yes! Fantastic food!). Same goes for Portland (which is where I live) and Cannon Beach.

    So here's my list, for what it's worth:

    Marin County

    Santa Barbara (don't know too much about the food scene there)

    Miami

    and in Europe

    Nice--Cote d'Azur

    Munich

    Barcelona

    Florence

    Fun to think about this, thanks.
     
  7. chefedb

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    B E R M U D A       for work and play.  (No tax on salary)
     
  8. shipscook

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    San Francisco

    the east coast of Florida

    out of the US--Bangkok
     
  9. petemccracken

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    Springville, California:
    • 2 1/2 hours to the Pacific Ocean
    • 3 1/2 hours to Los Angeles
    • 4 1/2 hours to San Francisco
    • 1 hour to the Sequoias
    • 3 hours to the Mojave Desert
    • 1 1/2 to Yosemite
    • <2 hours to skiing
    • 2 hours to the Paso Robles/Edna Valley wine district
    • 5 hours to Napa/Sonoma/ Mendicino (French Laundry) wine country
    • 3 hours to the Monterey wine district
    • 30 minutes to the local wineries
    • and much more...
     
  10. kaneohegirlinaz

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    How interesting everyone

    I do think about taxes chefedb, that's a main reason why we are in Arizona

    Love, Love, Love, cali, but MAN, Gov. Aaaaaaarrrrnold has no control...

    And you're right, Pacific Northwest is so beautiful

    Italy, I have never been

    Spain, I have never been

    Basicly I have never been outside of the USA (except Mexico)
     
  11. petemccracken

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    Ah, but we switched to Gov. Moonbeam, reincarnated from the 70s, basically, IMHO, we jumped out of the frying pan into ????
     
     
  12. kaneohegirlinaz

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    ... but still the same ??????? in Cali ...

    yea, the costs in Hawaii was what drove us out
     
  13. ishbel

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    Widen your horizons....!    There is a huge, wide world outside the USA.  And, honestly, we don't bite!
     
  14. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Agreed Ishbel, but hubby wants to stay in the United States, I would love to seel our place and just rome around Europe and see and taste different things...

    maybe in another life...
     
  15. durangojo

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    kgirl,

    i got more info for you as per your trip, but will reply in the morning...pay close attention to new mexico as you travel through it...it's a very great and magical state, depending on where you are...santa fe, taos and that whole plateau is life changing with incredible desert landscapes and sunsets ...ancient lands, ancient cultures and people...as i said magical really....what's not to love about adobe, mesquite fired food, wild horses and southwest cuisine?..more later

    joey

    again, happy birthday...may i ask what you did?
     
  16. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Joey Girl, hittin' the road will up date
     
  17. kaneohegirlinaz

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    deepfryerdan, I too love the solitude!  Rock On Dude!
     
  18. cheflayne

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    within in the USA my choices would be:

    Sugarloaf Key, Florida

    Vieques, Puerto Rico

    St John, United States Virgin Islands

    Pahoa, Hawaii
     
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    In the US I think for me would be
    • Annapolis, Maryland and all its surrounding area.  
    • Portland, Maine
    • Portland, Oregon
    • Anchorage, Alaska
    • Northern, Ca.
     
  20. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Sorry been kinda on the go...

    we took Mom to the airport, she went to visit her childhood friends in her hometown, and stopped for breakfast on the way home (it was cr** by the way)

    went home took a nap and then went to the pool...