February 23, 2019 at 4:57 PM #22670
feel like moving on. but where? proposed back to new mexico but wife says no? where can/should dislocated liberal oldsters go?
it was overwhelming a few days ago this feeling its time to moveFebruary 23, 2019 at 6:13 PM #811887CoronitaParticipant
I’ll sign up if it’s a go…
if I had $1 million to blow, I’d be hitching a ride on a Soviet rocket right now.
Waiting for Jeff Bexo to offer something similar between $200-300k on Amazon Prime… lol.February 24, 2019 at 12:06 AM #811890FlyerInHiGuest
My liberal cousin has a good job at a university in the Midwest. They have a awesome mid-century split level house with veggie garden. They also own an awesome triplex in Berlin. But they hate the cold. They want sunshine and big sky. So they want to move to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The wife is a hippie and she will not use a microwave oven (something about it is dangerous). But she’s a hippie with a trust fund. Why can’t I find myself a beautiful, rich wife?
Actually it’s a lot cheaper to be a hippie buying artisal soap for $18 than a consumer who keeps up with trends.February 24, 2019 at 8:22 AM #811891svelteParticipant
You’ll find a lot of older liberals in northern California. Except for the central valley which leans heavily Republican, the rest of nor cal is pretty darn liberal with heavy hippy undertones.
We spend quite a bit of time up there and we like the vibe. I love everything that so cal gives me too, but we enjoy spending time up north when we get the chance.
I think you’d fit right in up there scaredy.
If you want rural coastal, check our anywhere along the coast all the way up to the Oregon border. very beautiful and laid back – it’s just a very long way to any major town. A week meandering from SF north through Mendocino, Ft Bragg, Avenue of the Giants, Eureka, etc will give you a whole new perspective on life. Carter House Inn is a great place to stay while to visit downtown Eureka.
If you want rural less expensive, check out the Sierra Nevadas. Some very great towns up there. Dunsmuir, McCloud, Grass Valley, Angels Camp would all make great retirement cities.
if you want urban, well the bay area is well known for being very liberal.
If I ever leave socal, it will be to move back up to northern California where the girls are warm…February 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM #811892spdrunParticipant
FlyerInHI- Santa Fe NM isn’t exactly warm and toasty in winter.February 24, 2019 at 1:10 PM #811893
2.5 acres of weeds.
house is way too big.
fuck it i just want a little condo in albuquerque. i guess this is what happens to old people
converted school or something. i could pay cash. work pt no more weedwhacking.February 24, 2019 at 3:14 PM #811888zkParticipant
New York City.
Or San Francisco.
I love San Diego. If I had billions of dollars, I wouldn’t move more than a few miles from where I’m at right now.
But, if I had to move…those two other cities are really great for excitement, culture, and liberal values. Tons to do, great culture, always something new to explore. That last one is especially true, of course, in NYC.
Both outrageously expensive, obviously. But you’re an attorney. And you’re brilliant. You could make it happen.February 24, 2019 at 3:24 PM #811894FlyerInHiGuest
[quote=spdrun]FlyerInHI- Santa Fe NM isn’t exactly warm and toasty in winter.[/quote]
Yes, but it’s bright and sunny near ski slopes.
They are sick of dark gloomy areas.February 25, 2019 at 7:15 AM #811895flyerParticipant
There are lots of wonderful places to live in the world, and it sounds like you just need to find the place or places that bring you a greater sense of fulfillment, scaredy.
Maybe you could keep your present home, and visit or live elsewhere, as your careers permit, in order to test the waters, and then make a full transition later, when you find your dream location.
We find we are drawn to different locations for different reasons, and, although San Diego will always be home base, especially since all of our kids and other family are settled in CA, the experiences of living in various places at different times of the year, has definitely given us a greater sense of fulfillment.February 25, 2019 at 3:40 PM #811896The-ShovelerParticipant
No matter where you go, there you are.
LOL but if I had to pick a place to move to, I think it would be in Florida.February 25, 2019 at 6:38 PM #811897
[quote=The-Shoveler]No matter where you go, there you are.
LOL but if I had to pick a place to move to, I think it would be in Florida.[/quote]
i need to stay one step ahead of myself.
the reality is im trapped at least in my own mind, my own speadsheets and my own risk tolerance. its that trapped feeling that makes escape feel so urgent.February 25, 2019 at 10:46 PM #811898FlyerInHiGuest
It’s human nature to be dissatisfied and want to experience the unknown.
Afterall, isn’t that why immigrants came to America? We want the next frontier.February 26, 2019 at 4:12 PM #811900cvmomParticipant
This is why small houses are the way to go. Something small, near the beach, walkable community. Downsizing is a wonderful thing. The only time you need a big house is when you have relatives visit, and then you can rent them hotel rooms and the visit is a lot more fun that way anyway!February 26, 2019 at 7:43 PM #811901
reasons to stay:
great interest rate
used to it.
stuff is here
temecula values will go up imo
reasons to go
sick of it all
take cash and buy a cheap place outright and work less
temecula is ridiculous and bad for bicycles
is this reallly where i will die???February 27, 2019 at 6:05 PM #811918NeetaTParticipant
I lived in Las Vegas for 2.5 years and loved it. I am moving back as soon as my wife’s job ends.
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