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    Portland
    San Fran
    Sonoma
    Jackson Hole WY
    Vancouver
    North shore Lake Tahoe
    San Clemente, CA


    Someone actually said St George, UT? Why?

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    Quote Originally posted by cololi View post
    Portland
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    Vancouver
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    San Clemente, CA


    Someone actually said St George, UT? Why?
    It's close to all the national parks with great hiking.

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    If I had to relocate I suppose it would be some locale that made it worth my while financially. Otherwise, and family withstanding, I'd love to go to some place on the Oregon coast, or Switzerland. I mean, I did take German in college just in case the opportunity ever arose..

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    Hmm ok let me have a go at this...

    1. Paris
    2. New York
    3. Darwin, Australia
    4. Wellington NZ
    5. Lake Taupo, NZ
    6. French Riveria
    7. Southern Highlands/snowfields NSW- Say Jindabyne/Kosiusko area
    8. Whitsundays, Qld, Aus
    9. Bath, Uk
    10. Port Stephens area, NSW, Aus.
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    Ok... I don't stray fah from NY...

    1. Provincetown, MA
    2. Burlington, VT
    3. Ithaca, NY
    4. Larchmont, NY
    5. Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    6. Seattle, WA
    7. Croton-on-Hudson, NY
    8. Northport, NY
    9. Mystic, CT
    10. Portland, ME (although a bit too cold for me...)
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    Quote Originally posted by tsc View post
    5. Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Just out of curiousity,would this be related to the unusually intact downtown core in this city, its downtown ending at the harbour area, and/or its variety or historic homes?

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    nyc
    philly
    nyc
    philly
    nyc

    the soon to be largest metro area in the world.

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    In no order:

    San Jose, CA
    Phoenix/Tempe, AZ
    San Antonio, TX
    Fort Worth, TX
    Chattanooga, TN
    St. Petersburg/Tampa, FL
    San Diego, CA
    New Orleans, LA (yes, even now)
    Tulsa, OK
    Sherman Oaks/Encino, Los Angeles, CA
    Albuquerque, NM
    Kansas City area, MO/KS
    Last edited by TexanOkie; 16 Jul 2007 at 10:44 AM. Reason: specify region for Phoenix

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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    In no order:

    San Jose, CA
    Phoenix/Tempe, AZ
    San Antonio, TX
    Fort Worth, TX
    Chattanooga, TN
    St. Petersburg/Tampa, FL
    San Diego, CA
    New Orleans, LA (yes, even now)
    Tulsa, OK
    Sherman Oaks/Encino, Los Angeles, CA
    Albuquerque, NM
    Kansas City area, MO/KS
    Ok, some foreign places to add:

    Monterrey (Mexico)
    São Paulo/Santos (Brazil)
    Manila (Philippines)
    Bangkok (Thailand)
    Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Murcia (Spain)

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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    Ok, some foreign places to add:

    Monterrey (Mexico)
    São Paulo/Santos (Brazil)
    Manila (Philippines)
    Bangkok (Thailand)
    Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Murcia (Spain)
    Ok, you've made me curious - why Sao Paulo? It's certainly an interesting city, but I'd be interested in why you would put it above all other Brazilian cities (my two faves being Fortaleza in the northeast and Curitiba in the south). Anything in particular?

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    Quote Originally posted by CJC View post
    Ok, you've made me curious - why Sao Paulo? It's certainly an interesting city, but I'd be interested in why you would put it above all other Brazilian cities (my two faves being Fortaleza in the northeast and Curitiba in the south). Anything in particular?
    Economics, predominantly.
    That plus the immense density and area.

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    If cost was no factor:

    San Diego, CA
    Cape May, NJ
    San Diego, CA
    Cape May, NJ
    San Diego, CA
    Cape May, NJ
    San Diego, CA
    Cape May, NJ

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    Quote Originally posted by tsc View post
    Ok... I don't stray fah from NY...

    1. Provincetown, MA
    Have you been there in the winter? It is like an isolated sub-arctic ghost town.

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    1. Portland, OR
    2. Seattle, WA
    3. Galway, Ireland
    4. Auckland, New Zealand
    5. Adelaide, Australia
    6. Tokyo, Japan
    7. Singapore
    8. Honolulu, HI
    9. San Francisco, CA
    10. Chicago, IL
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    Quote Originally posted by Hceux View post
    Just out of curiousity,would this be related to the unusually intact downtown core in this city, its downtown ending at the harbour area, and/or its variety or historic homes?
    yes...I have stayed at the marina a few times.
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    In no real order...

    Madrid
    Sevilla
    NYC
    SF
    Tokyo
    London
    Germany, but not sure which city I would choose...
    Paris
    Rome
    Carmel, CA

    I'm sure I could list more, there really are so many wonderful cities to choose from.
    Regrets, I've had a few; But then again, too many to mention.

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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    Excluding cities in Northern Illinois, and in no particular order:

    Grand Rapids, MI
    Milwaukee, WI
    Naples, FL
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Dallas, TX
    Minneapolis, MN
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Denver, CO
    Phoenix, AZ
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    I think I'd remove Cedar Rapids from the list, and I'd also add the Indianapolis area and the Northern Virginia portion of the D.C. metro area to my list.
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    Back to NJ
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    Quote Originally posted by Bubba View post
    Realistic choices, given work and family constraints:

    Savannah, Charleston, St. Augustine, Chattanooga
    Timely re-emergence of this thread, as work and family constraints can shift. My wife's parents, while still in metro Atlanta, are both retired and RV-ing it around for most of the year, and there's a possibility that the federal contract I'm on could change or go away, which could lead to a transfer within my company. So, I'm considering possible destinations (if it comes to that) within an arc sweeping from Texas across to the east coast and up to the NoVa area of metro D.C.

    Change indeed.
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    Interesting thread; glad to see it re-emerge. I just got back from a major road trip during which I went through a lot of places, so this issue has been on my mind.

    My list, in no particular order:

    Madrid, Spain
    Montreal, Quebec
    Cambridge, MA
    Washington, DC
    Philadelphia, PA
    Durango, CO
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Jackson, WY
    Kanab, UT
    San Luis Obispo, CA

    Kind of all over the map, there, in several ways. Part of that is just that my travel experience has been fairly limited, especially outside the US.

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    St Simons Island, GA
    St Augustine, FL
    Sarasota, FL
    New Orleans, LA
    Key West, FL
    Charleston, SC
    Naples, FL

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Naples, FL
    My parents just moved to Naples. I will be making my first trip there in April. I have spent a significant amount of time in SE Florida, but I have not been to SW Florida yet (with the exception of Sarasota). Much difference?

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    Quote Originally posted by jmello View post
    My parents just moved to Naples. I will be making my first trip there in April. I have spent a significant amount of time in SE Florida, but I have not been to SW Florida yet (with the exception of Sarasota). Much difference?
    I've been to SW Florida, but not SE Florida. But from what I understand, Naples is sorta similar to W. Palm Beach. Sorta ritzy and upscale. The Fort Myers area, on the other hand, seems a unique place all its own. Hard to compare it to anything. Also, SW Florida is uber-conservative in comparison to SE Florida. Also, it seems that SW Florida, like St. Pete and Sarasota, have larger numbers of Midwestern transplants, while SE Florida is mostly East Coast transplants.
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    Quote Originally posted by jmello View post
    My parents just moved to Naples. I will be making my first trip there in April. I have spent a significant amount of time in SE Florida, but I have not been to SW Florida yet (with the exception of Sarasota). Much difference?
    Naples is RICH and RITZY for Florida! It's the only part of the state that's had a rash of thefts of expensive metal sculptures from a bunch of front yards. Sculptures worth tens of thousands of $$. Plus, it's on the gulf, love the water. Great shopping and restaurants.

    I will be interested to hear your impressions after you visit. I haven't been there in a coon's age (channelling Ellie Mae...).

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    I will be interested to hear your impressions after you visit. I haven't been there in a coon's age (channelling Ellie Mae...).
    Well, the 'rents are not right in Naples. They are to the east in the Everglades. Their neighborhood apparently is chock full of snakes, gators and black bears. I'll report when I get back. Maybe I'll even do a photo tour. I hear that Lehigh Acres, north of Naples and east of Ft. Myers, is ground zero for forclosures in FL. I'd like to take a look at the fallout.

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