If Money Was No Problem, Where Would You Choose To Live?

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If Money Was No Problem, Where Would You Choose To Live?

I was enjoying the topic “If you could afford to live anywhere, where would you live?” before it got derailed, and closed so with apologies to “raccoon city” I am taking the liberty of starting a new thread on the same theme.

I’m quite pleased with where we live at present, northern New Mexico, USA. We love the mountains, the altitude lessens the summer heat and we definitely have 4 seasons, though winter does not bring us much snow. Thankful for that. Although if money was no object and I could have more than one residence, I would also choose to have a home on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia for summer use.

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Aww, didn’t realize RC thread got locked before I could reply. Need to read it all for S&G’s

Anyway, I have to say;

On a Yacht so i can go anywhere I wan,t when I want.
Follow the weather I want to be in at the time.

And that is not HERE right Now.

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If I could afford to live anywhere, I would keep my house here in Santa Barbara for sure. I ride my bike to work daily, ride it to surf, ride in the foothills and mountains, the Sierras are not too far, nice hiking and backpacking not too far away.

We don’t get 4 seasons, but I never have lived somewhere that does, so I can’t say that I miss it.

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honestly speaking, I’d chose to live in my current home but with the money I’d make it in a way where I could improve my surroundings. I like my home.

Maybe improve the economy
Add a few convenient stores and shopping malls around my area.
Few access to public transports within 10mins walk
Balanced supply of nature and water flow.
And a huge sum of insurance if my area got caught in natural disaster

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Like I said on the other thread Puerto Rico (born there) then it’s just a hop skip and a jump to the rest of the Caribbean for lots of great snorkeling.
But I’ll probably try New Mexico and just visit more.

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… amazing responses so far! People are content where they are presently Smile New Mexico sounds great, so does Santa Barbara, as does living on board a yacht. I suppose if one is content with themselves they could enjoy living anywhere. My .02

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sbslider wrote:

We don't get 4 seasons, but I never have lived somewhere that does, so I can't say that I miss it.

My brother and his family moved from Central California to Meridian, Idaho partly to experience 4 seasons.

They seem to like it there, so that's good.  :THUMBS-UP:

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MtnDon wrote:
I’m quite pleased with where we live at present, northern New Mexico, USA. We love the mountains, the altitude lessens the summer heat and we definitely have 4 seasons, though winter does not bring us much snow. Thankful for that.

Interesting. I just thought NM was mostly desert and the like. All those western Cossacks had were poisonous snakes and cactus plants.

What elevation you at?

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Northern NM is nice, starts to get green closer to the border of Colorado.
Been to Albuquerque, NM a few times and traveled round the 4 corners once. Really is a nice area.
And I know Abq. is 5000ft elevation

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6660 feet. NM has quite a few mountains actually. There are northern mountains as well as in the western and south central areas. IIRC, the mean elevation of the state is about 5700 feet with the lowest about 2800 feet or so and the highest being Wheeler Peak at 13161. Lots of sunshine, great for solar electric. Our area is forested with pines, firs, and aspens with a predominance of Ponderosa pines.

There are venomous snakes but you learn to watch for them. Most of the venomous ones are rattlers and warn you. Wink You learn to be careful around woodpiles, haystacks, etc. Keep your ears open and don’t reach into holes without poking a stick first. Keep your eyes open and scanning the trail ahead when hiking.

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Beat me to it. NM is pretty county in some places. Critters everywhere, you learn what to do where you are.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Well, if you have enough money, you can live where ever you want to live.
But I would not be looking for a house in a closed community, with a big fence and a guard.
In that case it would not matter in what country that community was.
Because a lot of those communities are pretty much self-contained like a nursing home (yuck).

I would like to be able to mingle or blend in a bit, which is thougher than you think.
So it would be a country/region with a language I speak or close to that.
And since I HATE cold, that would be in the southern part of EU, California, or Hawaii. Okay, Florida.
If the Brexit comes to a grinding halt, I’ll ad the isle of Jersey to my list.

Almost all of the small tropical island states mentioned have languages or religions that don’t appeal to me, or tropical storms.

Glad you do a re-run of the thread raccoon city started. It gives me a chance to de-rude myself a bit of a word I used in the quote above. I mentioned “or religions that don’t appeal to me,” That came out the wrong way. Don’t get me wrong. Every body is entitled to live his/her life in the cultural environment he/she wants. As long as I am to a large extend entitled to the same privileges. Example: I don’t drink, but if you like, I poor you one. In an environment where nobody tries to whip me for that.
BTW I think some of the West-Indie islands would fit my profile just fine.

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Southern California, SD or LA. I spent a few years in LA before and like it a lot (except for traffic and the ongoing price hikes for pretty much everything).
Because my industry is mostly elsewhere I had to leave after my studies; I could technically afford to live in California, but I don’t think there are too many job opportunities in my field. Maybe one day I’ll be more entrepreneurial or change industries and could return.

I grew up and lived in colder climates most of my life, but I just can’t deal with the entire scenario any longer.

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If money was no problem, I would still be living where I live in Quebec.

I would just use my money to buy solar panels, build a large battery bank, fund BLF, and do some other interesting stuff.

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I have always wanted to travel by train. If money was unlimited I would be a gypsy most of they time with a few home bases scattered around the world.

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I am not a big fan of cold weather. Makes me grumpy. I looked into moving to Arizona. Never really spent any time there but I like how the state is run. I couldn’t live in any oppressive states. I like the middle of nowhere. The less people around the better. Not because I dislike people in any way, I just prefer people not being in my business or peoples windows 6 feet from mine. Subdivisions are not my friends. Big cities even less. I don’t like a homeowners association telling me what I can and cannot do in with my home. Decent enough public schools are still important as I still have 2 in school.

So I guess warm with nobody to bother me would be ideal. So I reckon a pretty rural area is my thing. My wife loves subdivisions and being closer to everything. That is fine, I still visit her on the weekends. Smile

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MtnDon wrote:
6660 feet. NM has quite a few mountains actually. There are northern mountains as well as in the western and south central areas. IIRC, the mean elevation of the state is about 5700 feet with the lowest about 2800 feet or so and the highest being Wheeler Peak at 13161. Lots of sunshine, great for solar electric. Our area is forested with pines, firs, and aspens with a predominance of Ponderosa pines.

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I just had a craving for some sopapillas. LOL

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I just had a craving for some sopapillas. LOL

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Interesting thread Big Smile

I live in Switzerland (close to Luzern) and I love it here.
Civilised people, very calm (is not for everyone), expensive and wonderful landscapes.

If you like cycling or hiking this is heaven.

Still, sooo many places to visit…
In my “places to go” list is Boulder (Colorado) and somewhere lost and quite in Canada.

Cheers!

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I would live where I live. In Silesia.
I’ve lived for several years in other places (only within country) and cultural differences meant that I didn’t feel well there. I didn’t feel at home.
So I returned.

Now political situation in the country is literally terrible and month after month this is becoming less and less bearable.
Also I can’t help but notice that moving 400 km west would double my income.

But this is home. And even though I’ve never been as dissatisfied with it as I am now – I’m not moving out yet.

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I don’t know what was in the first thread, but I’ll take a stab at it…

What’s with this tyranny of “non-controversy” that has infected every single forum on the internet?

It’s almost as if, by design, people have been systematically muzzled, where certain opinions and subjects that oppose a certain agenda are labeled “crime-think”, and anything arbitrarily labeled “offensive” is relegated to ever-smaller parts of the internet. It’s almost like diversity is not a strength or something…

It’s almost like a certain group of people, an ironically-named “internet defense force”, a propaganda arm of some ‘tribe’, who admittedly employ thousands and have an essentially unlimited budget… it’s like they’ve sought moderator positions at every major discussion forum, or just outright bought and took over each forum.

People have become so brainwashed and pussified and cowed by Marxist political correctness… it has infected everything. And so, our civilization will continue to swirl the toilet as anyone who voices any dissent is silenced and banned everywhere. The truth is no defense.

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This forum simply does not “do” politics and/or religion as there is a history of topics sometimes becoming battlegrounds for differing ideology. The forum rules, do clearly state we should avoid divisive subjects. That was not followed… It is actually a pretty good policy. This forum is owned and moderated by one person, no team, no conspiracy. sb56637 is quite fair-minded. I have no connection to him, but do admire his even-handedness.

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