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Re: Where to live one of these days

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:11 pm
by SyntacticallyCorrect
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.

Re: Where to live one of these days

Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:18 pm
by rjbman
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?

Re: Where to live one of these days

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2022 6:26 pm
by soj
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

Re: Where to live one of these days

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2022 12:36 am
by thewisdomoftime
I will move to Denmark.

Re: Where to live one of these days

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2022 11:20 pm
by iral
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

Re: Where to live one of these days

Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 11:44 pm
by iral
Formally accepted the offer…. I’m moving to Switzerland :0

Re: Where to live one of these days

Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 4:27 pm
by soj
i'm moving to France until they kick me out for not having a visa then maybe getting a visa we'll see

Re: Where to live one of these days

Posted: Sat May 21, 2022 7:52 pm
by so-ko
Thinking glasgow.