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Greetings, BPers...!!!

So, we all have those nirvana-like towns we would love to live in.  How 'bout those places we don't want to live...???  For me, I would not like to live in:

Texas

Louisiana

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I always look for the good in a place, there is something good everywhere if you just look for it.

I've enjoyed most all the places I've lived, and I've lived in a few places most would consider hell holes.


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Interesting!
I'm picking a new place to live 2 years from now...would it be too much to ask for reasons along with the list?

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North Philadelphia - high crime
Miami - don't like hot/humid
Wind Gap, PA - hiked through on the AT...just a weird vibe
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I always look for the good in a place, there is something good everywhere if you just look for it.

I've enjoyed most all the places I've lived, and I've lived in a few places most would consider hell holes.

Same here. I've lived in very "cool" places (Seattle) and in very uncool places (Iowa, Kansas), and place in between. People are mostly good everywhere I've been.

I was almost 40 when I moved to Kansas, and I can honestly say the idea of living in Kansas had probably never entered my mind.

But, in many ways, we like it here better than the other places we've lived. People have that heartland sense of genuine warmth, for the most part. And my part of Kansas (the flint hills) is actually pretty scenic.

I tend to share to OP's views about Mississippi and South Carolina, but were I to actually move there, I'd probably find plenty to like about those places, too.
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Chicago. Seems like the  life expectancy age has dropped significantly over the last several months.
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Sudan, Zimbabwe, etc. - lack of access to good beer

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I don't think I would ever be very happy living in the deep South.  Nothing against the people, it's just the climate.  First I have a lot of trouble with heat and humidity. Second, I really like winter and snow.  Think I"ll stay where I am.

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I don't think I would ever be very happy living in the deep South.  Nothing against the people, it's just the climate.  First I have a lot of trouble with heat and humidity. Second, I really like winter and snow.  

Me too.  And the bugs - big, Southern bugs freak me out!  They might give them pretty names like 'palmetto bugs', but they are giant flying cockroaches.  So, yeah, the South is out for me.

I'd live just about any place west of here (Chicago) - even Kansas and Nebraska are closer to Colorado  :p


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I don't think I would ever be very happy living in the deep South.  Nothing against the people, it's just the climate.  First I have a lot of trouble with heat and humidity. Second, I really like winter and snow.  

Me too.  And the bugs - big, Southern bugs freak me out!  They might give them pretty names like 'palmetto bugs', but they are giant flying cockroaches.  So, yeah, the South is out for me.

You aren't kidding!!  Did a lot of travel to the mid-south a couple years ago.  I swear they called any giant bug a waterbug.  We weren't even near water, lol!!

But add me to the list of folks who would generally avoid the south.  I'm a four season kinda guy, and really love my New England fall and winter season.

Edit: Actually there's one state I would move to in the south.  Louisiana, man I just loved that place.  The people, the food, the Cajun culture in general just appeals to me (perhaps because of my heritage).  The heat and humidity are brutal though...


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With my in-laws

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Ohio

any inner city

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not necessarily in that order
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Without knowing what such places are really about, among the least interesting places to live long term might be remote towns in the Great Basin sagebrush vastness like Winnemucca, Nevada or dry creosote bush landscapes in west Texas, or eastern North Dakota, or central Kansas or southwest New Mexico.  And then there are many scary inner city poorer areas of many large urban areas.   In my own region, places like Oakland.

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Kansas is not so bad. Anything you want is within 1200 miles. The too hot summers are offset by the Too cold winters. The average 14 mph winds keep the air clean, & your grass clippings & leaves in the neighbors yard.

Actually, Kansas has a lot of good people & some pretty country if you know where to look.
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Any large metropolitan area. Large metropolitan areas a long way from any mountains would be intollerable! Chicago, Houston, and Miami come to mind.
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I too will not be found any further south than Maryland, I simply can't take the heat.

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I really have a disdain for both Houston and Dallas.  However even in these two cities I can find something to do if hard pressed.

I didn't exactly like Kuwait. Iraq either for that matter, though there are some pretty places.


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My in-laws are in southwest Minnesota, and I went to university in northwest Iowa ... and I've also driven all over North & South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, northwest Indiana, Wisconsin, and and some of Illinois. Maybe I could live in northern Minnesota or Wisconsin - if I had to. The rest of those states - no way.  

If I had to pick a specific place that I was particularly unimpressed with? Northwest Indiana by a landslide.

Any big city (over 200,000 pop) would also be on my avoid list.

Any place more than an hour from mountains would be something I would avoid. Come to think of it, if those mountains didn't have grizzlies still roaming there, then I'd avoid those also - it's just not wilderness to me without the 'A' list species.

It would be tough to move from northern British Columbia ... I think only the Yukon or Alaska would appeal to me.  :cool:


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Walsenburg, CO

Albuquerque, NM.

I drive through Rawlins on occasion, shopped in Walsenburg, and lived in Burque. Don't get me started.


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I like diverse landscapes and elevations - so no grand expanse of flat land for me.  I also like a nice mix of weather - sun shine, with some rain/snow - but not so much that you're buried in it half the year.  I'm not a fan of humidity.  Near public lands is a must - for my career and lifestyle.

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There's too many places to list. I will say I amnot particularly fond of where I live now (Colorado Springs) but have a great job here and will never leave it (unless I am fired  :p ). At least I do have access to great mountains and hiking.

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I don't think I would ever be very happy living in the deep South.  Nothing against the people, it's just the climate.  First I have a lot of trouble with heat and humidity. Second, I really like winter and snow.  

Me too.  And the bugs - big, Southern bugs freak me out!  They might give them pretty names like 'palmetto bugs', but they are giant flying cockroaches.  So, yeah, the South is out for me.

You aren't kidding!!  Did a lot of travel to the mid-south a couple years ago.  I swear they called any giant bug a waterbug.  We weren't even near water, lol!!

But add me to the list of folks who would generally avoid the south.  I'm a four season kinda guy, and really love my New England fall and winter season.

Edit: Actually there's one state I would move to in the south.  Louisiana, man I just loved that place.  The people, the food, the Cajun culture in general just appeals to me (perhaps because of my heritage).  The heat and humidity are brutal though...

You are good then cause there are almost no bugs in Louisiana.

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For me, any state not represented by an SEC football team. I just love the south. Heat, humidity, bugs and all. And especially the people. Best people on earth.
Nothing against anywhere else. I've met people I love all over the world. If Colorado wasn't so cold and didn't have that white stuff it would be on my list of places to be. Dig me some Colorado and Colorado people.


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Any city, or suburb thereof, where I have to deal with interstate traffic and "rush hour" (morning/evening).

California. You have 3 problems:
1. The land your house is on will break off in to the ocean
2. Your house will catch on fire (along with the rest of the area)
3. Your house will slide down a hill.

I have family in Anaheim Hills, CA, and the last 2 have very nearly happened already. We're still waiting for the land to start shifting in to the ocean... They lost 2 neighbors' houses in mud slides last year.

Hmm where else... The middle of no where, unless there was a way to sustain myself there.


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A big, filthy, stinky, smog-filled, noisy city, full of rude people and bad drivers texting with one hand about another bad driver who just cut them off while giving the finger to the alleged miscreant.
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I can't think of any place I would not want to live...the alternative seems a lot less attractive.
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[Me too.  And the bugs - big, Southern bugs freak me out!  They might give them pretty names like 'palmetto bugs', but they are giant flying cockroaches.  So, yeah, the South is out for me.

You aren't kidding!!  Did a lot of travel to the mid-south a couple years ago.  I swear they called any giant bug a waterbug.  We weren't even near water, lol!!

Edit: Actually there's one state I would move to in the south.  Louisiana, man I just loved that place.  The people, the food, the Cajun culture in general just appeals to me (perhaps because of my heritage).  The heat and humidity are brutal though...

You are good then cause there are almost no bugs in Louisiana.

Not a one.  :p

And there's really no humidity to speak of, either.  :D


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