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04-06-2009, 09:13 AM
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Top 3 Places You Want to Live?

Due to some recent events / being bored at work / tired of the same old people in the area I live, I was wondering: Where would you like to pack up all your bags and just move to? I'll post my top three, not necesssarily based on knowledge of the areas just to look for something different.

1. Italy (heritage, food)
2. London (accents, way of living, work weeks )
3. Denver, Colorado (diehard Broncos fan, sorry Eagles. GO...KYLE ORTON?)


How about you?!

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1. Ft Lauderdale

Thats really all I have. Im moving there in a few years anyway. I also really like South Jersey.

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Due to some recent events / being bored at work / tired of the same old people in the area I live, I was wondering: Where would you like to pack up all your bags and just move to? I'll post my top three, not necesssarily based on knowledge of the areas just to look for something different.

1. Italy (heritage, food)
2. London (accents, way of living, work weeks )
3. Denver, Colorado (diehard Broncos fan, sorry Eagles. GO...KYLE ORTON?)


How about you?!
Great choice, Denver is a beautiful city, and the surrounding suburbs like Golden and Boulder are awesome. Some pretty sick biking, mountain climbing, hiking, and ofcourse snowboarding/skiing out here (only 1.5-2 hour drive to Breck/Vail). I'm in Breck now, but I'll probably have to move to the Denver/Boulder area when I decide to start my career and stop being a ski bum.

Anyways, here are my choices:

1. Lake Tahoe
2. New Zealand
3. Philadelphia (I want to actually live in the city, I grew up like 20 mins outside of it)

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2. Philadelphia
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1. Philadelphia
2. Philadelphia
3. Philadelphia
you cant be serious. there are like two places in philadelphia I could even imagine living at. 22nd & Fairmount area is really nice, near the Eastern State Penetentary (sp.). Unless you mean places like manayunk and other places that are not actually in Philadelphia. In the winter the city is windy and bums are hovering on every corner. In the summer the city is smoltering hot and the whole city REEKS of piss. People that have lived there before will know what I'm talking about. God that city is such a piece of ****.

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you cant be serious. there are like two places in philadelphia I could even imagine living at. 22nd & Fairmount area is really nice, near the Eastern State Penetentary (sp.). Unless you mean places like manayunk and other places that are not actually in Philadelphia. In the winter the city is windy and bums are hovering on every corner. In the summer the city is smoltering hot and the whole city REEKS of piss. People that have lived there before will know what I'm talking about. God that city is such a piece of ****.
Wow. Have you ever visited Philadelphia? It's not very far from Horsham...

I'd go for Old City, Society Hill, the Art Museum area (which you mention), Manayunk (which IS in Philadelphia), East Falls (also in Philadelphia), My. Airy (part of Philadelphia), Chestnut Hill (still in Philadelphia). Those are all places I would live in long term and raise a family. While I'm still young I might add Northern Liberties, West Philly, the Italian Market part of South Philly...

And this is without including the suburbs, which I would certainly consider. You know, like Horsham.

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1. potsdam, germany
+ 2. partly in a tropical region

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Wow. Have you ever visited Philadelphia? It's not very far from Horsham...

I'd go for Old City, Society Hill, the Art Museum area (which you mention), Manayunk (which IS in Philadelphia), East Falls (also in Phialdelphia), My. Airy (part of Philadelphia), Chestnut Hill (still in Philadelphia). Those are all places I would live in long term and raise a family. While I'm still young I might add Northern Liberties, West Philly, the Italian Market part of South Philly...

And this is without including the suburbs, which I would certainly consider.
I lived in Philly for 4 years. I do understand that my view of philadelphia is skewed and based primarily on north philly, west philly, and center city. South Philly used to be awesome years ago when it was Italian but it is now overrun and disgusting as everywhere else. The problem for me, as well as any city I suppose, is that there are only 3 blocks of nice neighborhood then you make a wrong turn and your getting a 9 pointed to your face.

As far as Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, East Falls goes, I do not know much about them. All I do know is that they are simply named something other than Philadelphia so it is not included in my previous post.

If you want to raise a family anywhere near the Philadelphia schooling district, god bless you and your family.

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I lived in Philly for 4 years. I do understand that my view of philadelphia is skewed and based primarily on north philly, west philly, and center city. South Philly used to be awesome years ago when it was Italian but it is now overrun and disgusting as everywhere else. The problem for me, as well as any city I suppose, is that there are only 3 blocks of nice neighborhood then you make a wrong turn and your getting a 9 pointed to your face.

As far as Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, East Falls goes, I do not know much about them. All I do know is that they are simply named something other than Philadelphia so it is not included in my previous post.

If you want to raise a family anywhere near the Philadelphia schooling district, god bless you and your family.
No, I really think that if you look at a map you'll find that they are neighborhoods inside Philadelphia.

The magnet schools are fine institutions, and personally, I hope to be able to send my children to the same private school I attended.

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1. Canada- either Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, or Calgary
2. Boston
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1. Anywhere in Scandinavia, just to check **** out and **** **** up.
2. Amsterdam (preferably with Opus)
3. My basement (With Jstaff lunch breaks)


And Boston sucks BALLS
So does New York.

^ Also, Roxbourough and East Falls also lick balls.

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HM. Denver, USA; prime central location for incredible Rocky Mountain skiing... plus it's a beautiful city.

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2. Amsterdam (preferably with Opus)
I expected this from the dude with the Marley avatar, haha. Amsterdam sounds like a super cool place. I've always wanted to go.

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Ahh, don't say that...I'm about to move there for at least 5 years. What sucks about it?

Anyhow, my list:

1) Canada (Toronto, Montreal, or Quebec City)
2) Venice, Italy
3) Asheville, NC (really pretty, chill place in the mountains)

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I expected this from the dude with the Marley avatar, haha. Amsterdam sounds like a super cool place. I've always wanted to go.


Ahh, don't say that...I'm about to move there for at least 5 years. What sucks about it?
Same thing with NYC, the ******* people.

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Same thing with NYC, the ******* people.
Really? When I was there checking the place out everyone I met seemed really friendly. I mean, I know they drive like maniacs and the sports fans are crazy as hell, but is it worse than that?

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Jack, not worse than NY. No group of people are worse than New Yorkers. Theyve got a way to go to catch those disgusting neanderthals. Bostonians have a snobby attitude and with the recent success of their sports teams, have gotten way worse. I noticed a huge attitude difference from when I went up there in 2000, and then last summer. While not worse than NY, they are starting to adopt that same attitude.

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you cant be serious. there are like two places in philadelphia I could even imagine living at. 22nd & Fairmount area is really nice, near the Eastern State Penetentary (sp.). Unless you mean places like manayunk and other places that are not actually in Philadelphia. In the winter the city is windy and bums are hovering on every corner. In the summer the city is smoltering hot and the whole city REEKS of piss. People that have lived there before will know what I'm talking about. God that city is such a piece of ****.
If you're going to pimp the fairmount section of the city, then you would certainly be a fan of the Rittenhouse/Fitler Sq area, as they have pretty much the exact same vibe for the most part. Then there are nice neighborhoods on the east side of the city...not to mention some of the other neighborhoods people have mentioned...and the obvious point that Manayunk is part of Philly.

While it is most definitely an urban environment...the post reads as if you need to explore that environment a bit more before casting judgment on it.

And if you think the bums are bad in Philly...you need to travel around a bit. I was just in SF...crazy homeless people EVERYWHERE.

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I'm not much of a world traveler so I could tell you places I'd like to visit, but I'd have no idea if I'd want to live there.

Stickin' with the US - my first choice would be Cape Cod, Mass. I love the whole Cape, and spend every summer in Orleans. I could easily live there. Second choice is New Hampshire. I have family not far from Nashua, and it's so beautiful. I don't have a specific third place, but anywhere north. New England, Maine, etc.

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