I Would Like to Know


Without getting personal information, I would like to ask, what state do you live in? Have you lived there long? What do you love best and hate worst about your area?

Have you ever thought about pulling up roots and going to a new area? One you always wished and dreamed about but don’t? What area is it that sparks a smile when you think about living somewhere else?

I know I am nosy, but I know so many of you in different ways as far as your opinions, but I would like to know the dreamer in you.

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33 thoughts on “I Would Like to Know

  1. I’m not in the US so don’t live in a state but I’m sure you won’t mind me answering. I come from Yorkshire. I love the hills the greenery and the scenery – please look it up if you cab, its beautiful. However when I got to the ripe old age of 18 i knew I wanted to branch out somewhere different. going to uni was the perfect opportunity to do that. So I went to Bath in Somerset. also a beautiful place. I dreaded going back to Yorkshire, the city I am from, Bradford, isn’t great or wasn’t, there isn’t much there and not for want of trying its slowly dying out all the shops are shutting and it is sometimes referred to as a ghost town – hopefully that’ll change with the new shopping centre, any way I digress.

    Now I live in Tyne and Wear. In a place called Washington – which I believe is where your incredible president George Washington was originally from in England. Apparently, so I’m told. More greenery here and I love it but it is further from my family in Yorkshire and there’s not much here by ways of parks for my little one. If it were my choice I’d live here with my family up here too hehe x

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    • Every time I read the word greenery, I fell in love with where you live. I love lots of trees and hills. The only place I have lived outside of U.S. is Stuttgart, Germany

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  2. I was born in WV, but my parents moved to Kissimmee,FL when I was 4 years old. All my life I wanted to live somewhere else, the city of Kissimmee is just outside of Disney World and the living room of many other ‘worlds’. I was able to experience the joy of traveling without ever leaving town, usually daily. Because the area is very transit I longed for a small, quiet, ‘where everybody knows your name’ town. The grass always seems greener on the other side mentality. When I married and had two kids, I resolved to love the Kissimmee because, well, we just couldn’t move away from there. Yet, my husband at the time and I still dreamed of moving. About four years ago we sold our home there. I took it the hardest. We had decided to move closer to his family, only an hour north, near Daytona Beach. I really didn’t like that town, but I fell in love with the area and a small hamlet called Lake Helen. I’ve had to move to Clearwater and have lived here for eight months now while going through a divorce. My goal from the beginning is to move back to the area my kids are in, and I have recently started the process of planning to buy a home in Lake Helen. I would love to visit other areas, but in my humble opinion everyone needs a place to call home. I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. So, although I didn’t want to move from Kissimmee because I had grown comfortable with the area living there so long, I have found my “Mayberry” in Lake Helen.

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    • I think that is awesome. Some say there is no place like home, our area we grew up in. Others find it boring, having been there so long they never see the beauty. I am sorry you are going through a divorce. I have done that myself. I used to live in Florida also, in Sarasota. Thanks for sharing with me my friend

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      • The divorce was final at the end of April but like all things, it will take a while to truly be over and done with. Twenty plus years with someone was half my life and all of my adult life. It has been an interesting journey. In the last eight months I’ve been given the opportunity to really think about this question centered around “home” and I found out that I want to be around family, especially my kids, who at this time will stay in Volusia county at least for another five+ years. I want to be nearer to them, experience their adulthood first hand. Being two hours away right now is way too far for me.

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      • I think this is good. You know what you want and you are doing it. I was married for seventeen years and divorced. It was hard. I am so proud of you

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  3. I live in Washington State, out on the coast.
    I was born here in this town, and have lived here all of my life-66 years.
    I love the oceans and water ways here, and the space.
    I do not like the long rainy season and awful unemployment rate.
    There are no jobs here and downtown is boarded up and full of homeless junkies sleeping in abandoned store fronts.
    I smile at the thought of moving up county closer to farming area.
    Yes I am going to be pulling up roots and moving to another area but just up county about 100 miles closer to the city and hospitals for my husbands health.
    When I was younger I dreamed of leaving here and going far away, but youth flew by and age is here so reality is that here I am.

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    • This is very interesting. A gal who grew up and remained rooted, but yet had a dream. God has now answered that dream. Your husband’s health and a move. i hope that the move will be a reward to your husband and also give you a chance to live out a dream. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed reading.

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  4. I live in Ashtabula, Ohio, directly across the street from Lake Erie. What do I like about the area? The Lake and the cooler weather in the Summer. What do I not like about the area? The bad economic conditions and the TONS of snow we get in the winter time. If I had my choice and was free to move where would I like to live? I can name a few places…. Lynchburg Va (wonderful area down there and Liberty University is there also), Nova Scotia (wonderful scenery and really good, common people.) or perhaps one fo the Western states like Montana, or the Dakotas (peaceful, slow pace of living.)

    Lord bless!

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    • I like what you say. I am your neighbor, since I am in Indiana. I hate the winters, too cold and way too much snow. I am looking for peace and quiet in my life now. I am considering moving to my daughter’s area. KY, quiet, beautiful and family who loves me

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  5. Pennsylvania. Love the beauty. Hate the humidity. If I could live elsewhere without losing the nearness of my grandchildren, I’d go back to Colorao, where I was born. Western end of the state, a little mountain town called Cortez. Beautiful, green, lush, temperate. But that’s not going to happen, and I’m really very content.

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  6. I actually love where we live in Santa Barbara, CA. I moved here for undergraduate/graduate school many years ago. I met my husband here and my kids are in a great school. We have a lovely, supportive group of friends. My husband has passed up job opportunities for us to remain here. It is a small community of 150,000 and yet has the charm of a “little English village.” This home is where my heart lies.

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    • Your area is much bigger in population than mine. There are about 45,000 people here. I did live in Sarasota Fl for a while and the population was the same as yours. It was hard to make close friends but there was something to do at all times. I love the description, little English Village. It sounds like home is a good way to describe your comment. Thanks for sharing

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  7. We both were born and raised in Portland, Oregon. High School sweet hearts we have traveled internationally as well as throughout the states. When we retired we built a home on the Oregon Coast which I dearly love. Soon we realized that we did not enjoy the throngs of tourists during the summer. Moved to our current location near Cougar, Washington just 6 years ago. We are just south of the Mount St. Helens volcano and just 40 miles north of our birthplace in Portland. We LOVE the weather as we have four distinct seasons and no oppressive humidity in the summer. Lots of trees, green and lush with Elk and deer literally in our back yard on a regular basis. Excellent volunteer fire dept who come running when we need them. Life flight helipad literally in front of our house. Wonderful supportive neighbors and our only child, daughter (plus son-in-law and 3 grandkids) live just 10 miles away. Even in spite of Gary’s health, we are very blessed and would not want to live any place else. Come visit sometime Terry!

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    • It sounds to me like you have Paradise in not only the area you live but in your life. What a beautiful description you have given me. I have never been to your area, but would love to visit. Thanks for sharing

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  8. I’m from Germany, but moved nearby Rotterdam, the Netherlands, when I was 11 years young, so that’s for 44 years now. We’re living in a lovely part of the City, with lots of greenery surrounding us, also a little wood, but we’re planning to move to the South of the Netherlands, because you have hills out there, that you don’t see in the rest of the Netherlands and even the weather is better over there. Everything is flat out here and the weather is mostly drowsy, that can be very depressing, when you need lots of sun to function 🙂 When I was younger I dreamt to emigrate to Africa, for the sun, the animals, the colours and the beautiful areas, but now I’m older, I can deal with the South of Limburg 🙂

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    • I think I would definitely move to the area where more greenery was and sun. I love sun. I get depressed in so much rainy days. Africa would be an awesome place to visit, but I don’t know if I would want to live there unless I was a teacher

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  9. I was a California girl for most of my life, except for about four years I lived in southern Utah. I am 63 and my husband and I moved to Sweet Home, Oregon. When I worked our vacations consisted of us driving to WA. to visit my son and his family. Now we are only about five hours away instead of fifteen or whatever it was before. We do get plenty of rain but because I was born in a desert town I love the rain and coolness. I love the green fields, the farms and all the enthusiastic gardeners that we have met. I can now ride a bike around without feeling I will get run over. I’d rather be in the slow lane instead of a fast paced lifestyle. I did pray before our decision to move here and felt led. It is not as endearing, charming as I had wanted but our home is cozy and warm and we are beautifying it. I have in the past been impulsive and have had to work on it. To not be hasty about decision making. I needed to see and experience more of our world than just CA…

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    • I love the name of your town, Sweet Home. It already sounds inviting. I have never been to Oregon, but photos tell me it is beautiful. You are not too far away from your children and this is good. You can make a day trip out of it. I love green fields too and I love lots of trees. Prayer works. I try to ask God for all of my decisions but especially big ones, as I have goofed up too many times on my own. Thanks for sharing your story with me

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  10. I live in Pennsylvania…. moved here in the late 70’s. Also lived in New Jersey, Cincinnati and New Orleans. Happy enough here, but I love to wander, and I’d happily move to any of a long list of places if I could …. by the ocean, in the mountains, in a city, anyplace in England. Whenever I travel, I fall in love with the new place. Yet I always come home. 🙂

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    • You are my twin sister! I hate the packing since I do it alone, but I am always eager to try a new place. I have moved a few times in my life also. I have never been to PA, but if you like it, I am sure it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  11. have never lived anywhere but, here in Louisville, KY…I love the change of seasons…but, when I went to Tybee Island and Savannah , GA…last year for vacation…I fell in love!…and wanted to move immediately!…If I could have a few guarantees…off I would go!

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