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I always think more in terms of east and west coast. I have a feeling I'll probably end up moving around a lot. I don't like to stay in one place for too long.
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Because I have more mileage in years I've had the opportunity to live in many regions of the US. The South has a friendlier climate than the NEC mainly account less population per square mile. The South is as humid as coastal cities like Baltimore, NYC, et al but air-conditioning has made living in either area livable lately. The south seems more conservative in dress for special occasions but that could stem from upbringing rather than climate.

The north has clearer skies than the south and geographic location in relation to atmospherics plays a role here. When I trekked across the northern tier of states I recalled cooler climate, neat clouds, bigger mosquitoes, compact snow and ice in winters for highway traction norm versus relentless road construction delays in summers.

The east, using the 13 original states for perspective, is rich in colonial histories. NYC will likely always be a "gotta go for the experience" area for theater, culture (not bacteria), panhandling (just kidding).

The west has expanse of land, ideas. Since I like red rocks so much this region is 1 of my favorites mainly because there are areas not overrun by humanity, shopping malls, high density traffic.

In fact 1 experience I had on I-40 38 years ago probably cannot be duplicated now using the same circumstances. I was able to single-handedly close 1 westbound lane of I-40 just west of Albuquerque, NM trying to jump-start a downed car parked on the shoulder using my semi as an electrical source. Nobody drove anywhere on Christmas Day back then. The first hour on the road I only counted 7 vehicles both directions before I found this family broke down on the side of the road. Try and replicate this act today..LOL! There are at least 30 million more people living in the USA since that time.

Alaska is neat to visit and would like to go back someday soon. Great salmon! Never been to Hawaii. Would go but just to stay long enough to overcome jet lag before next leg into Australia or New Zealand so I can pretend I'm a Hobbit.

If I had the time and money I would move to Gering, Nebraska. It's far enough west to enjoy milder climate than its humid mid-section. It's an easy drive to Denver or other points of interest west. The town is big enough for certain services I may require later in life and small enough to be continually habitable without tourist overrun. Taxes are within the realm of reason also. Every other dream spot I envisioned out west has been discovered and over-developed. Prime example is Colorado: not including local population birth explosion, everyone's aunt and uncle emigrated here in the last 25 years to escape California or NEC over-taxation without representation. The only area of this past nirvana I would entertain would be Grand Junction aka Grand Junkyard by the locals. Again, OK size town not totally overrun by cars and traffic

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Okay well they both have their ups and downs, on the whole the north is a lot friendlier to strangers, but in the south if you are a part of the community then you will never want for friends. After my time in the service was over I would have loved to go back home to NYC, but you go where the work is and DC is a nice enough area.
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it's all about the south!

(never mind that i was born in the north )
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If you like the warm weather but not the humidity go west. AZ has hardly any humidity but it does get hot here and if you move here during the summer you will be miserable that first summer, sinuses will dry out and you need to constantly use a saline solution to keep your nose moist until you get use to the heat, but after one summer you acclimatize and its great.
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I prefer the mentality of southerners. I mean honestly, if you're driving faster than them they pull onto the shoulder to let you pass. That alone earns my respect. However I hate the heat and humidity down there, it just ticks me off. For climate and everything I prefer the winters up North. Still, I'd love to live in the south, as long as I'm no where near an Aggie.
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well considering weather south....like south florida south. im in tennessee and it gets too cold up here. the winter wasn't that bad this past year but still...i dont like scraping ice off of my car especially when i cant find my gloves.

with people. i dont know anyone from the north really. in tennessee yeah people are pretty friendly. people will wave at you when youre driving down the street. even though you dont know them or they dont know you. lol you cant do that in miami. your arm would get really tired XD

but defnintely do not like cold. lol
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41 / F / Now I'm in VA...d...
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Well, I'm from MS myself, so I've dealt with having to go to church in dresses, no matter the weather, and the 'skeeters' practically can tow you away; my hubby's from MI, so he's dealt with those cold, frigid winters, and we've both lived in MT, out in the middle of no-where practically in a city of 30,000. Not too bad, but given the fact that the state's only Red Lobster's a 4-hour drive east...you catch my drift?

Hawaii's awesome, anyplace where you can wear flip-flops all year round can't be bad, but it's rather pricey to live; I guess where we're at now (VA) is like a happy medium for us, all 4 seasons, economy seems good...where I'm from, the only sure-fire way to earn a 4-digit paycheck was A: be a prison guard and risk getting shanked everyday, or B: work at a casino. Detroit's turned into a pit, so at least we got more options for jobs here...
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North I suppose the snow doesn't bother me as much as the heat. I hate the heat, anything over 80 degrees is a death sentence for me.(figuratively speaking)
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North has new york woo hoo!
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31 / F / Pa, USA
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I have lived in the northeastern, US the majority of my life although I have visited and stayed for awhile in other places. I have family down in northern, FL right by Arkansas and all I have to say is that some parts of the south are just too, well "southern" for me, lol I don't like the whole bible belt mentality, nor do I care for the deep southern accent mixed with a Cajun accent like you will notice in New Orleans. (don't get me wrong, New Orleans as a city is fun to visit but half the time I can't understand a god forsaken word they are saying.) So anyway, I would have to say that I would either prefer to say up north or out west if I am to stay in the mainland, but Hawaii is a place I could definitely enjoy living if I ever got the chance.
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Well I live in S.Cali And it only has two seasons Hot and Hotter I would prefer to live somewhere that rains a lot meaning Washington
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29 / M / Gotham City
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The North Remembers
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I like Canada.
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29 / M / U.S.A.
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I live in Memphis, Tennessee, but I'm originally from Mississippi, and I freakin love it. I do want to move back to Mississippi one day, but I generally love the South. Born and raised baby. LoL
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