Your Geographic Criteria?

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  1. Steerforth

    Steerforth Tele-Afflicted

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    I have a couple of criteria by which I score the place that I'm living. Having been all over the planet and figured out what I like and don't like, I can boil it down to two things:

    1). Do Paper Birch, Betula papyrifera, grow there?

    2). Can I see the Aurora Borealis pretty often?

    If these two criteria are met, I'll be pretty happy with where I'm living. Unfortunately, Mrs. Steerforth will spend six months or more out of the year with her teeth chattering, looking like she might expire at any moment if those criteria are met, so I've had to compromise. But there's big trout in the White River, so I'm fine about it, and I'm glad she's happy, though I do miss the frozen north at times. We travel when I get to missing it too much.

    So what are your criteria? It could be anything. I would imagine that, "salt water" and "at least nine months of consistent sunshine" or something like that would be popular.

    What are yours?
     
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  2. Chick-N-Picker

    Chick-N-Picker Friend of Leo's

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    For me I love being in or around mountains or foothills of mountains, which is where I live. If I'm not in the actual mountains I need to be a 30 minute drive and be able to see them in the horizon.

    Nothing like the hills of NC, TN, VA, & even SC.

    I also like the sun & it to be hot/warm.
     
  3. telleutelleme

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    Daylight and night time of somewhat equal proportions. I've spent time in places where they were unbalanced and didn't care for them. I prefer oceans to mountains, mountains to flat-lands and flat-lands to sand. Basically I'm living in a place that fails most of my criteria. But it offers employment which was a larger criteria than the others.
     
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    What about society?
     
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    I have to have 115° weather in the summer with 80%- 100% humidity,, virtually no winter
    Or deserts and valleys with cool rock formations
    Or solid pine woods and streams
    Or canyons and large hills
    Or beaches and Palm trees

    Basically SOMEWHERE DOWN IN TEXAS
     
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    I prefer locations with natural gravity and breathable air...
     
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    Basically where I'm at: 4 seasons and mountains.

    I'd never last in Texas.
     
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    Chick-N-Picker Friend of Leo's

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    My favorite states are Tennessee and Texas. I think there's a few songs about that....
     
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    Well yeah, that would probably factor in for most people. I don't mind being out away from things, but some folks would rather have good shopping, nice restaurants, cultural events and such. I'd live in Alaska, BC, Yukon or places like that in a heartbeat. But Madame would not appreciate it. She'd spend her life hiding indoors and shivering, expecting the Grizzly Bears to break down the door and get her at any moment. :lol:
     
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    I need to be within walking distance to salt water.
     
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    jackinjax Friend of Leo's

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    My needs are simple. Can I walk out on my patio in my skivvies almost year round and not lose any valuable parts to the weather? If so, I'm good.
     
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    I wouldn't want to live anywhere that didn't have mangroves. They are circumtropical, so I could go lots of places east and west but not too far away from equator north/south. I don't mind - even like - visiting other climates, but will always come home to someplace warm.
     
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    Pretty simple, having been born, raised and lived in Texas for my first 31 years, then having to live in Georgia for fifteen years, and then returning home, it's this:

    I need to be able to see the horizon (which also means the sunset) and I need relatively low humidity. Wide open space, man. Georgia was wall to wall trees.

    Do roadways that make sense and are easy to drive qualify? I suppose not.
     
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    Not far from arts, culture, mountains and ocean.

    Oh yeah, and able to pee off the porch without the fear of a subsequent police report.
     
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    No more than 2 hours to the ocean.
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    No more than 2 hours to the mountains.
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    Someplace where I can be out in the wilds within a 1/2 an hour (or less) My last four homes have been like that. Humboldt County had the ocean and redwoods, Tucson had the desert, Charlottesville had the Blue Ridge Mountains and Fort Collins has the Rockies and Wyoming close by.
     
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    I've lived in Utah, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas and now Michigan. I've found things to like, and things to dislike, about all of them. Overall, I prefer to have some differentiation in the seasons, and some form of natural beauty, whether it be mountains, forest, etc.
     
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    trees, hills, zone 5b or south, 2 hrs to big city, lots of birds, and within 1.5 hrs of a class A trout stream
     
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    Wherever it is, it has to pass the Pee-test
     
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