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The Most Beautiful Places To Live A Normal Life  
User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5502 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4804 times:

What are the most beautiful places to actually live a "normal" life? Where can you be and wake up each day and work and afford to live, and go to movies or have entertainment around (not just tipping cows), have friends near by that you can visit with, perhaps raise a family, etc. All the things that a good amount of people need to do to live and also have beautiful things or views or amazing stuff (weather? events?) around and nearby that they get to see and or do daily or at least regularly.

I'm not looking for "perfect" places or the places that investment bankers have their second (third) home in, or that only millionaires can afford to live, or are so far away for "life" that it is a relatively isolated existence. I am wondering about places that mere mortals can live and enjoy. I have heard a lot of great places and am hoping people here can relate many more places that they have seen or know or have lived in that just makes them say "Wow, this is awesome" when they get up in the morning or as they go about their daily life.

As a starter, I have always thought that Ft. Collins, Colorado to be possibly one of those places but I have not had a chance to go there yet (but I will). Is it really that nice? Here's a couple publicity type shots:


Tugg


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User currently offlineklm672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2441 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4809 times:

Cleveland, OH

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User currently offlineallrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2030 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4793 times:

Canberra, Australia. If only I could convince my wife to move there.

Sure there's a group of undesirables who hang around a building in the centre of Canberra, but most of the time they only talk nonsense and take money from the public. The majority of them don't live permanently in Canberra anyway and only emerge to mingle with the general public every three to six years.  



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User currently onlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5376 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4779 times:

My vote goes to Burlington, VT or Asheville, NC. I would move to either in a heartbeat if I could... but it's not going to happen unfortunately  
Quoting allrite (Reply 2):
Canberra, Australia

Yes  

Hobart is another

Also Brisbane. It hasn't got the mountain vistas, but it has a great climate (winters are sublime there - 20c/68f and cloudless every day), proximity to beaches, active outdoors lifestyle etc etc

[Edited 2013-10-24 16:42:06]


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User currently offlineallrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2030 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4759 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
Also Hobart

Pretty place, great seafood, functionally illiterate. Now don't get me started on Queensland...  



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User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4738 times:
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Just about anywhere in Australia would suit me & my Harley just fine!

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User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4732 times:

My hometown! San Diego, CA. There's a reason why they call it America's Finest City.  
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Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
Also Brisbane. It hasn't got the mountain vistas, but it has a great climate (winters are sublime there - 20c/68f and cloudless every day), proximity to beaches, active outdoors lifestyle etc etc

Brissie reminds me of San Diego.


User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5502 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4709 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 6):
My hometown! San Diego, CA. There's a reason why they call it America's Finest City.

Well I do live here (there?) too!   I count myself as very fortunate but wasn't out to trumpet my own town. But you can!  

I was also thinking along the lines of slightly smaller places where the natural surrounding beauty is more easily evident. But yes cities can be particularly beautiful

Tugg
(ps LOVE2FLY, don't forget to check the SAN thread in Av)

[Edited 2013-10-24 17:19:34]


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User currently onlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5376 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4704 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 6):
Brissie reminds me of San Diego.

Funny you should say that, my parents now live in Brisbane and say the same thing  

They're from Norfolk/Virginia Beach, and also say that Brisbane/Gold Coast reminds them of "home" (albeit without the military!) I can't see the likeness physically (Gold Coast and Virginia Beach are pretty similar I suppose, but Brisbane is a more attractive city than Norfolk IMHO) but I guess they have a similar "vibe" so I can kind of see where they're coming from.

Quoting allrite (Reply 4):
Now don't get me started on Queensland

Now, now. SEQ is practically a different world to the rest of the state     

Quoting allrite (Reply 4):
functionally illiterate

Christ   

I'd heard the jokes about Tasmania, but didn't realise that it was Australia's West Virginia 

Still, Tassie is a wonderful place to visit nonetheless



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User currently offlinebristolflyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4683 times:

Quoting tugger (Thread starter):
Ft. Collins, Colorado

I'm just down the road in Louisville. This is a great city for sure. Actually, I'd class it as a town but I was raised in England where these things are slightly different. The main drawback for Colorado for me is distance from the ocean. Oh well, can't have everything.



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User currently offlineallrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2030 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

Quoting fridgmus (Reply 5):
Just about anywhere in Australia would suit me & my Harley just fine!

Maybe not Queensland and Victoria if you want to wear any colours with your bike.  
Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
Also Brisbane. It hasn't got the mountain vistas, but it has a great climate (winters are sublime there - 20c/68f and cloudless every day), proximity to beaches, active outdoors lifestyle etc etc

Bloody humid in summer. You got me started.  



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User currently onlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5376 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4671 times:

Quoting allrite (Reply 10):
You got me started

Aahh! I thought your comment was in response to me mentioning Brisbane, but I guessed you posted while I was editing.

Quoting allrite (Reply 10):
Bloody humid in summer

I once heard someone up there say "January and February are the price you have to pay for the other 10 months of the year". So true  



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User currently onlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5376 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4653 times:

I decided to add some pictures as the OP did.

Starting with Canberra:

http://www.anglicancg.org.au/data/800px-City_Centre_viewed_from_Mount_Ainslie_lookout.jpg
http://www.genkin.org/gallery/australia/canberra/au-canberra-0025.jpg



Hobart:

http://www.hobarteguide.com/images/hobart-guide.jpg



Burlington:

http://jessicaremmey.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Burlington-VT-Lake-Champlain_small.jpg
http://knockknocksocial.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Vermont-2.jpg
http://www.brianboardmanvt.com/ezstatic/data/brianboardmanvt/images/a/Church%20St%20Holiday%20Stock%20Photo.jpg


Asheville:

http://www.bentcreeknc.com/images/asheville.jpg



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User currently offlinekiwiinoz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4648 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
Also Brisbane

I would never describe it as "beautiful" but it has a great lifestyle

My top 5:

San Francisco
Auckland
Melbourne
Paris
Singapore

Some are more, "easy going" than others but they are all beautiful in their own way, and provide excellent lifestyle opportunity, (providiong you have the money)


User currently offlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5505 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4571 times:

Jeff Davis County, Texas.


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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6177 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4560 times:
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For me, it would be, in no order:

Charlottesville, VA
Mendoza, Argentina (This would be number 1 for me)
Granada, Spain
Houston, Tx (I would say the closest to downtown you live, the better it gets)
Austin, Tx

Those come to mind now. I´m sure I can come up with others.



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3982 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4544 times:

Quoting tugger (Thread starter):
As a starter, I have always thought that Ft. Collins, Colorado to be possibly one of those places

Doesn't that fall firmly into cow-tipping territory?

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
My vote goes to Burlington, VT or Asheville, NC.

Haight-Ashbury getting too expensive?   

As for me, cities that I consider to be cosmopolitan enough to have everything you could possibly need but also a beautiful natural setting and allow you, under the right conditions, to feel like you are living in a much smaller / more relaxed environment, would go with Boston and Auckland.



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User currently onlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5376 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4538 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 16):
Haight-Ashbury getting too expensive?

Haha, good call 

That said, if I could live there then I gladly would. And no, I'm not a hippie. Maybe a Gen-Y hipster, though  



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 18, posted (10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4507 times:

Quoting tugger (Thread starter):
What are the most beautiful places to actually live a "normal" life? Where can you be and wake up each day and work and afford to live,
Quoting tugger (Thread starter):
and also have beautiful things or views or amazing stuff (weather? events?) around and nearby that they get to see and or do daily or at least regularly.

I'm not looking for "perfect" places or the places that investment bankers have their second (third) home in, or that only millionaires can afford to live, or are so far away for "life" that it is a relatively isolated existence. I am wondering about places that mere mortals can live and enjoy.

Taking all of that in to consideration, my vote goes to Duluth, Minnesota.
A very picturesque, humble, down to earth mid-western town trapped in time. Sits on Lake Superior which is a mini-ocean. Hills, forest, lots of space and 4 season. Great fishing, hunting, skiing, ice skating, hiking, pristine coastline, good public schools, low cost of living, low crime, friendly girls, low taxes and great cheese next door in Wisconsin.



http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj96/Rush8track/Duluth3_zpsaecaf994.jpg













Quoting tugger (Thread starter):
go to movies

That is boring and you can do that anywhere.

Quoting tugger (Thread starter):
As a starter, I have always thought that Ft. Collins, Colorado to be possibly one of those places but I have not had a chance to go there yet (but I will). Is it really that nice? Here's a couple publicity type shots:

That city ranks high but it's landlocked. Even though I'm not a beach person, I just like knowing that there is one nearby.

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
Burlington, VT

Too many New Yorkers use that place as their playground. Also too many over-idealistic hippies have ruined the place.

Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 13):
San Francisco

Melbourne
Paris
Singapore

Those places are very expensive.



Two other places that come to mind but cost of living rules them out is Sapporo, Japan or one of the southern towns on the South Island of New Zealand such as Dunedin, Invercargill or Queenstown.



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User currently offlinebookishaviator From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4475 times:

Queenstown, New Zealand.

Fell in love with the place when I was there in August. Felt like it was just big enough to sustain my interest, but small enough to feel cosy at the same time. Auckland not too far away, MEL and SYD also wouldn't require a massive logistical effort to get to if I was craving the 'big city' feel for a few days.

Also, I'd move there just for the burgers at Fergburger.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4431 times:

Quoting bookishaviator (Reply 19):
Fell in love with the place when I was there in August. Felt like it was just big enough to sustain my interest, but small enough to feel cosy at the same time.

Sounds great. Do they get a lot of snow in the winter? August would be the coldest month, right?
Many Australian cities seem charming but they have many snakes and deadly spiders which rule out the entire continent.



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User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5689 posts, RR: 44
Reply 21, posted (10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4419 times:
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Quoting bristolflyer (Reply 9):
I'm just down the road in Louisville.

Hosted a client visit to our corp HQ there some years back, enjoyed the time there and in Boulder...An exec I had met when she visited Australia took me to dinner in Denver and politely asked what I would like.. seafood? My response" hell I'm from Sydney did not fly to Colorado to eat seafood" had a pretty decent steak though!!
Another little anecdote.. came down to breakfast at the hotel in Boulder and the Restaurant hostess apologised for the fog ruining the view... Once again" I'm from Sydney and recognise that smell**.. it isn't fog!!" CO was just entering a very bad fire season!

Cheers

Chris

** Sadly something we are all too familiar with here right now!



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User currently offlinebookishaviator From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4419 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 20):
Sounds great. Do they get a lot of snow in the winter?

I believe the city itself doesn't get all that much snow (I certainly didn't see any during my time there) but the surrounding mountains most definitely do, which provides for spectacular backdrops from pretty much any point in Queenstown.

It was cold in August, but not ridiculously so - a bit colder than what I might experience in the middle of winter at home in MEL. When I was there, temperatures ranged from a min of 0 overnight to a max of anywhere from 8 - 12 during the day.



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User currently offlinekiwiinoz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4413 times:

Quoting bookishaviator (Reply 19):
Also, I'd move there just for the burgers at Fergburger.

Ahh yes.....Fergburger.....love it

We are currently looking at buying a holiday apartment in Queenstown. They are not expensive, considering the quality of the destination


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 24, posted (10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4412 times:

Quoting bookishaviator (Reply 22):
I believe the city itself doesn't get all that much snow (I certainly didn't see any during my time there) but the surrounding mountains most definitely do, which provides for spectacular backdrops from pretty much any point in Queenstown.

It was cold in August, but not ridiculously so - a bit colder than what I might experience in the middle of winter at home in MEL. When I was there, temperatures ranged from a min of 0 overnight to a max of anywhere from 8 - 12 during the day.

I was hoping it would get colder. Any cities on the South Island that get a lot of snow?



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