Where to live one of these days

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It's interesting to see mountain west crop up so much, that seems like a new sentiment.

Are outlooks on water access part of people's requirements? Seems like most of the mountain west doesn't have an optimistic 30+ year outlook (optimistic).

I can definitely +1 Tucson, but if I had to be in AZ I'd be in Flagstaff, only hard part is finding work to afford the cost of living and the tidal wave of university living and all the effects it has on the town... Tucson is kinda hard to be outdoorsy for ~3 months or so because it's just so unreasonably hot, though.

Also curious if the ~community~ aspect is something people consider. After going fully remote with work, I've been finding it hard to leave my community. If I pick up and leave I feel like I'll just be trying to rebuild the community I already have/enjoy here.

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as someone who is currently in Boise, I'd be curious what people's perceptions of it are. The housing market seems such that you either make 6 figures to afford a <700 sqft home (built in 1910...) or move out to the suburbs. No long-term modest living to be had. And the local sentiment is so anti-development it seems like housing will always be an issue.
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SyntacticallyCorrect wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:11 pm The housing market seems such that you either make 6 figures to afford a <700 sqft home (built in 1910...) or move out to the suburbs. No long-term modest living to be had. And the local sentiment is so anti-development it seems like housing will always be an issue.
sorry did you say boulder or boise?
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i'm having trouble figuring out how to decide where to live one of these days. i'm in a position where i'm doing school online ("remote research") and can therefore live anywhere i want (in canada). my university is in a small boring town so not where i want to be, but i have no real attachment anywhere else. i guess i like places with easy access to nature, with maybe a bit more city bustle? would feel silly paying vancouver rent on a grad student budget though. and like, is ~nature really all i care about? i like hiking but it can't be the pinnacle of human experience and i have bad knees anyways. this amount of freedom really gets a boy in existential crisis mode.

should i just move to where i know the most people (vancouver), or the closest big city to my school (fake canada), or a good bang for your buck big city (montreal? quebec city?), or live out my nautical dreams in the maritimes?

i should have just gone to a university in a city that doesn't make me this sad
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I will move to Denmark.
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I have a tough decision right now between Chicago, Michigan, and Switzerland for school in a few months. Each place has so many pros and not too many cons so I’m torn
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Formally accepted the offer…. I’m moving to Switzerland :0
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i'm moving to France until they kick me out for not having a visa then maybe getting a visa we'll see
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Thinking glasgow.
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Bad idea to move in hopes of finding a better dating scene? Every time I travel to Denver/PDX/SLC for a few weeks I'm blown away at how much better the dating scene is comparatively and I can't figure out if it's worth exploring further.
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Vancouver, British Columbia It's beautiful, with generally mild weather but plenty of rain. If you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and other outdoor activities, this is the city for you. There is incredible food of all types and prices, particularly asian cuisine, of which there are numerous varieties.

On the negative side, it has fewer arts/culture opportunities than a city of its size should, housing and living costs in general are fairly high, and I find many of the girls to be superficial:P
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I spent the summer in SF to kinda kick the tires a bit. I really enjoyed it. Still working through the mental calculus of leaving well-established community vs staying put

I see both sides of:

you create your environment regardless of where you are, so moving may not be the move

And

I'm being allowed to continue to build my identity in a place because of the community and culture -> I should move

Housing seems to be signalling for a correction, which makes Boise more desirable. But I really loved the people I met and the person I got to be while in SF. I have another reason to be here next summer for 3 months, so I think I'll do that then go from there
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