To Those In The U S Likes And Dislikes About Where You Live

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Mellissa - March 9

As I said in my other post, there is a good chance we are moving this summer. We can be stationed anywhere in the US, there doesn't have to be a military base anywhere near the town. I'm just trying to get some ideas of what's good and bad about areas throughout the country. So if ya'll don't mind, could you tell me where you live, what you like, and what you don't like about it? Yes, I know i'm neurotic.. but I'm a planner and I like to know what I'm in store for. lol. Thanks ladies!! :)

 

SonyaM - March 9

I live in San Antonio Texas and what I LOVE about it here is that we really don't have winter. Today for instance the low was about 60 degrees and the high about 77 degrees. It is just beautiful. What I hate is the summers., it gets really reallly hot. Usually near 100 if not higher in the summer.

 

luviduvi - March 9

Well, I am in the Saint Louis area, IL side. I am about 30 minutes from Scott Air Force Base. STL is nice b/c we have a great fan base for our pro sports teams. The Cardinals are always great and the city is a sea of Red during B-ball months. We are close to some really great lakes here but no beaches obviously. The IL side is a very safe area especially where I live. The MO side gets to be a little more dangerous. The state of MO has the most missing people in the US. What I really love about the Midwest is we experience all four seasons at its best. Summer can get hot but the ave. temp is 90. Spring is green as green gets and although we have rain, its not a flood like some parts of the US. Fall is beautiful........and mild and winter is ave. temp of 35 with a few occasional snows (nuthin major)--its great here. If you move here, let me know!

 

luviduvi - March 9

Sonya--I love the River Walk!

 

DB - March 9

I live near Chicago. I LOVE the snow in the winter!! Summers are nice too, can be very hot. Chicago has A LOT of fun things to do, it's a great city. We have the Chicago Bears, Cubs (and sox-boo!)...What's nice about Chicago is it's a central part of the U.S. Um, we have no hurricanes or earthquakes here...the occasional tornado, but I've never seen one...Um, that's it...it's nice, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else...well maybe the Carribbean or something!!

 

DB - March 9

luviduvi, my sister is in the Air Force and was thinking of trying to get stationed at Scott. I didn't know it was that far south. But, it's closer than Wyoming, where she is now.

 

sahmof3 - March 9

South Central PA. I like it because it's pretty rural and quiet right around this area. The one bad thing, though, is that people have realized that they can live here and have more house for their money... but commute to Philadelphia, Washington DC and even NYC and make more money than they could around here. So there are housing developments going up like CRAZY, so they are constantly adding on to the middle and high schools and building new elementary schools and taxes are sky high! But, on the plus side when the overall economy of the U.S. slumps we rarely feel the pinch in the way of job losses and small businesses going under because this area is growing!

 

Shea - March 9

I live in Cincinnati, OH. I like living in a city, there is so much to do here, we have a great Children's Museam, Kings Island, pro baseball & football teams, and good schools. What I don't like is the winters, being 12hrs from the ocean, and teh fact that this is a place where most people grew up here and hardly anyone leaves, so if you have not lived here your whole life, you are a bit of an outsider. Also, this city has quite a divison between East side and West side people, East is generally more affluent, West is more blue collar. One other thing...after living on the east coast, it's a bit like stepping back in time. A lot of people here still don't lock there doors even.

 

mosley12 - March 9

come to nc..lol..its where i am! its ok enough..the seasonal changes is amazing, but it gets too cold, but not cold enough for snow..there are 3 marine bases and 1 army base..im from pensacola, fl, and have lived in pensacola, panama city, and west palm beach and i love them all! but pensacola was my favorite!

 

luviduvi - March 9

DB we are about 5-6 hours south of Chicago =)

 

mommie2be - March 9

HURRICANES and Humidity (which is why we're house hunting in other cities now). :)

 

Mellissa - March 9

SonyaM, we used to live around ft Hood, about an hour north of Austin.. Chad actually put San Antonio as his second choice on the list of places he'd like to go. Of course, that would include all of south, west and central texas! sahmof3..all of my family is in Philadelphia..one of the places i pray we don't go! Of course to live in a rural area around there would be nice! Then I could get all the philly food i want. :) mosley.. how was it living in FL? I am terrified of hurricanes and stuff. how do you like NC? I've heard both good and bad things about it.

 

Lchan - March 9

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love that I could drive 3 hrs and snow ski this weekend or drive 40 minutes and play on the beach and not be uncomfortable doing either. I love that every weekend there is a concert, play, exhibit, or something fun to do. I've never owned a heavy winter coat or shoveled snow. I'm wearing shorts and flip flops to work today and no one has looked at me like I'm crazy. I love that I have horses at home and several acres but only have to commute 35 minutes to a high tech company. What do I hate about this area? The high cost of living. Expect to pay $750k+ for an older, 3 bedroom fixer upper.

 

luviduvi - March 9

Lchan, my uncle lives in San Diego, which is also a beauty, and he pays $3000 a month RENT for a one bedroom bungalow. I told him he should move closer to me, in a few towns over there is a home for the MENTALLY INSANE!!! HaaHaa

 

Christine - March 9

Shea, I am in Cincinnati, also. You hit the nail on the head with your description. I always say I wouldn't want to live anywhere else though. I like having all four seasons although this winter was cold! Also with the 12hrs away from the beach sucks, and the division of east and west is soooo true! West is best right? JK!

 

mosley12 - March 9

mellissa, nc is ok. luckily we are only about 20 miles or so from the beach. its an ok beach, but nothing compared to florida..when i first moved here, i was 6 months pregnant and soooo homesick, so dh took me to the beach, but it just made it worse..im use to clear water and white sand! i am about 2 hours from raleigh, which is good, the shopping is great! lol..its really pretty in the inland of nc..alot of trees and hills and such. florida is the best! hurricanes suck, but ive been through probably atleast 15 or so, including ivan and katrina. so they dont scare me. i grew up about 5 miles from the alabama state line, so i could drive 10 minutes one way in be in the country or drive 10 minutes the other and be on the beach. also where you live in florida depends on the weather..when i lived in pensacola, summers would be in the 90s and winters could get as low as the 20s at night 40-50 in the day. when i lived down in west palm, i think the coldest it got was maybe 40 two or three days...i went to the beach on christmas day

 

Lchan - March 9

luviduvi - I hope your uncle's place is on the water!

 

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