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Old 05-25-2019, 03:23 PM   #56519
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Well, we have access to world class food of every variety. The weather is fantastic most of the year, and not so bad at its very worst. Tons of culture like top museums and theaters. Plenty of nature to visit nearby. I live in a forest. Top jobs available. People from all over the world to talk to.

There's good and bad. Definitely slower, easier lives are available elsewhere. We're thinking of where we'd want to retire, and we've come up with staying in the current home 8 months of the year then leaving for the winter to someplace like Hawaii or Mexico. Partly it's because the micro-climate of our canyon is about 10 degrees colder than the surrounding area.

I wouldn't mind living in NYC, but the weather is only good for small parts of the year.

Different strokes I suppose....

Where I live in the Atlanta suburbs we pretty much have what you describe in terms of culture, and relatively mild winters. I also have access to the mountains in 90 minutes, the beach in 3 to 5 hours (easy weekend trip) and if I get tired of the cold I can get to South Florida on a cheap flight or drive.

As far as NYC (or the other metro places you mention), well I guess I'm just not a city dude in general so it all holds less than zero attraction to me, particularly as a place to live.
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I work at Tesla. I don't mind an hour commute, as I've always done that (used to commute from Vallejo to San Rafael, and the traffic made that 30-mile commute take at least an hour).
If they provide you with a company car, can you make the commute on one charge -


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The more I hear about the real-estate market and just general living circumstances in these areas of California the more I am thankful I didn't move there when given the opportunity in the 80's (had a chance to work with a medical EMR startup in Berkeley, and for Ashton-Tate in it's Dbase II heydays.)

Just not my style of place.
But, but, if you had of moved there in the 80s you could have bought a nice house for $50,000 and sold it today for $1,500,000. -


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As far as NYC (or the other metro places you mention), well I guess I'm just not a city dude in general so it all holds less than zero attraction to me, particularly as a place to live.

Cities are where A$$holes go, you know, to blend in with all the other a$$holes lol
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:21 PM   #56523
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In 94552, Dec, Jan, and Feb are cold. The rest of the year is generally hoodie and shorts compatible, at least for me. No snow. Only some rain. A handful of frozen mornings in the heart of winter, and they thaw by noon. Low humidity in general. Then summer is perfectly reasonable. We use AC maybe 2-10 days of the year, and only because why not. It's really not needed at our house

In 10001, NYC, April and May are nice and then September through October, maybe. However, the humidity can be horrible. Summers are too hot and humid. Winters are too cold.

Phili? April, May and October are all you get. I don't know how humid it gets.

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I'll agree with @jsimon7777 (for a change - ). I lived in Danville, CA (back when it was a sleepy little town) for two years and within an hours drive of NYC (in CT) for seven years. I preferred Danville's climate and access to things to do.


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Old 05-25-2019, 04:54 PM   #56525
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Yea, but I would have spent @3,000,000 worth of my life in California traffic.

When I was house shopping, the least expensive thing I could find then that met my needs was already approaching $200K. That was within 45 minutes of work and had 2 bedrooms, when I really needed at least 3. The best I could find was a 1,000sqft row house near Berkeley. It looked like a single-wide trailer without the charm.
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Yea, but I would have spent @3,000,000 worth of my life in California traffic.

When I was house shopping, the least expensive thing I could find then that met my needs was already approaching $200K. That was within 45 minutes of work and had 2 bedrooms, when I really needed at least 3. The best I could find was a 1,000sqft row house near Berkeley. It looked like a single-wide trailer without the charm.
Oh, I reckon you were just a little late. In 1975, I bought this new house, within a 45 minute drive of Berkeley, for $66,000. As you can see, it sold in 2016 for $1.3 million.





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For $1million, i can deal with the weather in chicago.
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In 94552, Dec, Jan, and Feb are cold. The rest of the year is generally hoodie and shorts compatible, at least for me. No snow. Only some rain. A handful of frozen mornings in the heart of winter, and they thaw by noon. Low humidity in general. Then summer is perfectly reasonable. We use AC maybe 2-10 days of the year, and only because why not. It's really not needed at our house

In 10001, NYC, April and May are nice and then September through October, maybe. However, the humidity can be horrible. Summers are too hot and humid. Winters are too cold.

Phili? April, May and October are all you get. I don't know how humid it gets.

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I personally like the variety. When you get tired of the cold, summer is just around the corner. When you get tired of that, there's always winter in a few months.

I'd rather have 4 different seasons than one fire season.
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Valued at and sell for (or at all) are not the same. I think Ho would agree at this point.
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