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Where Would You Live If Money Were No Object?  
User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 9
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

Was thinking about this today when some classmates were talking about it. So, where would you live if money were no object?

I'd choose either the Upper West Side of Manhattan in NYC, or Pacific Heights in San Francisco, in that order. How about you guys?

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User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3431 times:

I am living for the last 13 years just south of YHM, I would stay as I do not care where all the ........ live

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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20246 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3431 times:

I would live right where I live now. At the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Except in a much larger place with my own private garage.

User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1992 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Well I would defiantly stay where I am for a full time place. That being said I would get places around the world as vacation homes, one in Dubrovnik, another on a Greek Island (potentially Paros), one in Hong Kong (somewhere around Discovery Bay, lots of ex-pats there) and a final one being a winter cabin, for backcounrty skiing/snowboarding and Snowmobiling! Oh to be rich!


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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

Probably the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Battery Park City would be cool too if I could have a view of the Hudson River.

User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

I would also live in multiple places and have a private jet to transport me, Mr. Harlot and our cats in comfort.

I'd have homes in Vancouver (for the summer), Toronto, Hawaii, Portugal, and maybe Australia. Maybe something in London too.

I'm sure as I travel more, there will be more places that I'd like to have a home in. I wouldn't buy palatial homes though...something just big enough.



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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

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User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

Half of the year (lets say the spring/summer) I'd love to live somewhere outside Athens, Greece along the coast. Maybe in Vouliagmeni, Glyfada or towards Cape Cape Sounion. Plus... the food is Greece is the best! Italian food pales in comparison to good Greek cooking.

For the other half of the year (fall/winter) I'd like to live Edinburgh, Scotland.

Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 3):
potentially Paros

I've been to Paros.. it's beautiful but not much to do at all. I'd get very bored there after 3 weeks or so.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40035 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

About 2 miles away in Saint Francis Woods section of San Francisco.
Has nothing to do with the hotel in Union Square

Quoting PanAm330 (Thread starter):
Pacific Heights in San Francisco

That is a nice area but has no parking which would be a headache for your guest. Lots aren't as big and you don't have the big lawns, nor do you have a lot of trees. It's too concrete for me.
Pacific Heights has too much of a 'hey look at me, I am rich' element.

Saint Francis Woods is more secluded, older residents, not hip and no tour buses passing through. Saint Francis Woods has old classic homes with large lots, long driveways, plenty of street parking, walking distance to the metro stations, stores, lots of trees and very quite.



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User currently offlineSpeedBirdA380 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3395 times:



Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 3):
That being said I would get places around the world as vacation homes, one in Dubrovnik, another on a Greek Island (potentially Paros), one in Hong Kong (somewhere around Discovery Bay, lots of ex-pats there) and a final one being a winter cabin, for backcounrty skiing/snowboarding and Snowmobiling! Oh to be rich!

So true.

If money were no object I would have many homes around the globe. First a nice country home here in old England. Then a nice home in the mediterranean on a hillside overlooking the sea. A home/apartment in the far east in Hong Kong/Singapore/Bangkok would also be awesome.


User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 2822 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3393 times:
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Sydney for sure.
Great city. People are much nicer.
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User currently onlineN776AU From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 768 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

Snellville, Georgia...basically where I live now. I like it here. It's a nice area. It's a good combo of small-town but still so close to Atlanta, and not too terribly far from Athens either.


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11690 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

I'd move to somewhere on the North coast of Cornwall; remote, away from any neighbours, and install the mother of all sound systems!  yes  Plus I'd also like to buy a farmhouse in Spain, my family there currently live in a town, so it would be nice again to be out in the countryside somewhere quiet.

Aside of that though, if money were no object then I would just travel around the world, visiting wherever I fancy. I wouldn't do it as a splurge though, I'd probably still stay in home-stays and B&B's or hostels, because in my mind it's still a much nicer, more personal way of seeing the country or place you are in, much less clinical than a large hotel. I'd also do it overland, as believe it or not I'm actually getting quite bored of flying these days and I'm running out of interesting planes to fly.


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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3085 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3368 times:

Some place warm that never ever gets snow. would have to be an island....and NO PEOPLE on it...

I would lean to the South Pacific area.

GS



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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3089 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

Because of the bailout plan,I'm "downgrading" moving into my new house next Saturday.I lobbyed Washinghton,I mean, as in sucked up, to get this Hud project to save my company.

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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

The private jet (a Dassault Falcon 7X) would move me between Sydney/Australia (house in Rose Bay), Nassau/Bahamas (house on Eastern Road), Berlin/Germany (nice big flat in Kreuzberg) and a villa in Tuscany/Italy (somewhere between Montalcino and Montepulciano)... I think in other cities such as New York and London, I'd "slum" it in hotels - Claridge's anyone?


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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

I like a few others would have a private jet (Gulfstream 650) and I'd like to have homes in Point Piper in Sydney, somewhere around where I am right now, New Buffalo in southwest Michigan on Lake Michigan, somewhere in Fiji, a place in London area and another place in New York.


Its encouraging to see how many people would love to live in Sydney!


User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1663 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

Australia or New Zealand


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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10259 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3329 times:
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Hmmm, probably have one house in Lincoln-Sudbury-Weston-Wayland area of MA, and another somewhere on Palos Verdes, CA.

Maybe have a ranch-style house somewhere out in the CA desert, too, just for kicks.



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User currently offlineAllrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2196 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

I'm with those who want to have houses in multiple locations. I would have houses or apartments in Melbourne, the South Island of New Zealand, Japan (somewhere - need another holiday back to investigate further  Smile) and Paris.

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 16):
Its encouraging to see how many people would love to live in Sydney!

I live in Sydney and would rather not.



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User currently offlineJFK69 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

I am laughing at all the people that say the Upper West side of Manhattan. I lived there for 2 years and though it wasn't bad, it was def. time to go.

User currently offlineN229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1970 posts, RR: 32
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3305 times:

London (in a big flat, but not in a wealthy neighborhood), with another place in Paris. And lots of Eurostar tix.


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User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

I would want to stay in my hometown Bloomington, MN but have a much bigger house.

And have vacation houses in London, SXM, Sydney, and Anchorage.



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User currently offlineJohns624 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

Monterey, CA
UP of Michigan
Fort William, Scotland
Depending on the season...


User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

My main residence would be in California, there are so many up scale gorgeous communities in California it would be hard to choose. La Jolla, Santa Monica, Malibu, San Luis Obisbo, Santa Barabara, San Francisco etc..

I would have to have a place near where I'm from either in New Jersey or Manhattan, if it were Manhattan it would be either Tribeca, Soho, UWS. If in New Jersey it would be Rumson or Colts Neck.

And third I would definately have a place on Maui, Lahaina, Kapalua or out by Jaws.



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25 Post contains links NAV20 : No question in my case. Where I live now. A five-minute stroll from here........ http://www.panoramio.com/photo/461960
26 57AZ : I'd probably purchase an offshore lighthouse from the GSA and live in it. No neighbors to deal with, plenty of boating and a nice, sturdy struture tha
27 WunalaYann : You two have it all figured out!! Oi. Right next to Half-Moon Bay or am I dreaming? You lucky bugger.
28 NAV20 : Mentone Beach on Beaumaris Bay, WunalaYann. Half Moon Bay is a couple of miles to the north-west, beyond Rickett's Point, up at Black Rock (see your
29 TSS : I'd build a "mid-century modern"-style house worthy of a James Bond super villain in Pleasant Valley, Nevada (halfway between Reno and Carson City) an
30 Pyrex : That would be my first choice. A primary residence near Lisbon (a house near the beach in Cascais, or maybe an old palace in Sintra), a cherry orchar
31 WESTERN737800 : I would stay here in South Dakota. I'd quit my job but would want to stay close to my friends so I could harrass them all the time. I would get vacati
32 WunalaYann : Ah, you know, for a South Yarra urbanite like yours truly, anything past Elwood is pretty much the same. But indeed, Beaumaris & Half Moon Bays do st
33 Post contains links Allrite : I've changed my mind, I think I might like to keep an occasional residence in Sydney. A permanent room in the Brighton Beach Novotel overlooking Bota
34 ScarletHarlot : I would perhaps have a vineyard on the Douro, or (and?) a house in the Harlots' hometown just south of Aveiro. Maybe something in the Algarve as well
35 Pyrex : I am going to guess Murtosa. Nah. Too many brits.
36 ManuCH : I'd pick a house somewhere in Copenhagen, and a couple of vacation houses where I currently live, in Switzerland, and in New York. Oh, and of course t
37 SJUboeingGirl : St. John USVI as my main residence and vacation houses in PR( near my family), Maui, San Francisco and Limburg, Germany.
38 NAV20 : Used to be a frequent visitor to the Bellarine and the Great Ocean Road, Allrite.........agree entirely that it's a great location. However - when I
39 Post contains links BlackProjects : If Money was No Object this is where I would Live. It"s Called ST Georges Hill and is an Exclusive Estate with Super Sized homes Surrounded by an Elec
40 NAV20 : If you pay extra, do they guarantee that you won't have to put up with meeting him, BlackProjects?
41 BlackProjects : I pass by the Place a lot and the locals out side have Hardly ever seen him. The Estate has lots of Diferent Exits so People can slip in and Out with
42 RJ111 : I currently live 1km from Centre Point, St Paul's Cathedral, Covent Garden, China Town and St Pancras international. 3 miles to Arsenal FC and 1 mile
43 NAV20 : Only time I ever saw him in the flesh I was tempted to shout, "'AIRCUT, that man!!!" Which, I suppose, only goes to show that I'm far more entitled t
44 BlackProjects : Well compared with most of the People I know in London im getting on a bit I remember realry old Flying machines that used Water Injection on take off
45 Cgnnrw : I'm shocked nobody chose a home overlooking one of the worlds major airports! What type of a.netters are all of you??? I'd do the multiple homes versi
46 Post contains links and images YYZflyer : Inside one of these, with unlimited fuel, my own pilots, mechanics, and a hangar: View Large View MediumPhoto © A J Best I course I would be able
47 EICVD : Mallorca, Mauritius, Maldives or the Seychelles.
48 FutureUALpilot : As close to the beach as possible back home in San Diego, likely close to one of my favorite surf spots, somewhere between Cardiff and Swamis would wo
49 AAORY : Paris for half of the year, Cayman Islands for the rest.
50 ScarletHarlot : Silly Pyrex, Murtosa is north of Aveiro!
51 Pyrex : My bad. I knew it was near it, and that there were a lot of people from there in the U.S. Vagos, perhaps?
52 Don81603 : If there were no barriers, I'd be moving lock, stock and barrel to the Brisbane area. No doubt about it. I'd be gone in a second.
53 HAWK21M : If money was no issue.....I'd choose LONDON. Or maybe Bandra west mumbai. regds MEL
54 HOONS90 : New York: -Upper East Side (preferably near 86th Street and Lexington or Park Ave so I can take the 4 or 5 train downtown as opposed to the 6 only) -
55 MadameConcorde : This is a very good question. I know what my first choice would be. I would buy me a penthouse in Waikiki. Not a big place just a decent size apartmen
56 Post contains links and images WestJetYQQ : A home in Victoria, BC Ski cabins in Banff, Alberta.... ....And in Aspen or Breckenridge, Colorado With an extra apartment in Dubai, UAE Cheers Carson
57 PhilGil : Great idea!!! I'd also have an immobile residence in Santa Barbara or Montecito, California
58 UltimateDelta : I can think of a lot of places: Seattle Braunlage, Germany: Totally awesome resort town in the Germany's Harz Mountains Berlin Cologne St. Martin (duh
59 DC10extender : I'd have places in Dusseldorf Minnesota San Francisco Grand Cayman
60 Pawsleykat : Where wouldn't I live is really the question; Penthouse Apartment in Dubai somewhere for Spring. A townhouse in Chelsea, London for Summer. A nice det
61 B6JFKH81 : If money was no object, you would see my fat butt sitting on the beach on my own private island somewhere in the carribean drinking a pina colada. The
62 AerorobNZ : I'd buy a huge game reserve in Tanzania or Kenya and live there.
63 YVRLTN : Would also love to do that!! Otherwise, Im quite happy to stay here in Vancouver, even in Richmond to be specific. Id just get something bigger than
64 Dc9northwest : Bucharest, Romania... If money was no object, that really would be it... Building railroads and operating rail services in Romania with my company And
65 Canuckpaxguy : Just one place? Well, I'd stay in my Lawrence Park location here in Toronto, but if money were no object, I'd buy a nicer place. I'd also keep a flat
66 Post contains links ContnlEliteCMH : I'd have several houses: (1) A large home in Columbus, probably on the Scioto River. (2) A high rise condo on or near the Las Vegas strip with a balco
67 JCS17 : I'd definitely have an co-op, townhouse or loft somewhere in New York City, probably either in the Village, UWS, or Midtown. I'd also want to have an
68 Babybus : I live in London but I wouldn't mind having a mews house in central London, with a pad in Spain and a place in Ireland. I ike the idea of having somew
69 Oa260 : I would like to live between Ireland and Greece.
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