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Say you’re offered a job that pays $325K, and you can work anywhere within the U.S. (remote job & team with occasional travel to meet team). Where would you live and why? Obviously “it depends” just curious to see the range of responses from this group!

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Northwest Indiana. Suburb of Chicago but get the benefit of low taxes/cost of living being in Indiana and the benefits of Chicago. Depending which one town in NWI you’re 25-40min drive with traffic into the loop. Lake Michigan shoreline with the Dunes national park. Also situated an easy 1-2 hr drive from beautiful southwest Michigan and it’s lakefront towns/wineries/distilleries. Good school districts and the state of Indiana is filled with great universities both public and private. Hidden gem forsure.

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NYC is a great place, so are lots of others and it really should depend on what YOU want out of life and makes you happy. I don’t understand the grandstanding about place when the reality with almost everything depends on perspective. I would never want to live in NYC but I’m glad so many do because it’s awesome to visit. Without the diversity of preference, even though I don’t live there, I couldn’t have the option. It takes all kinds of kinds…

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Miami/Fort Lauderdale area. Great weather, (relatively) low property prices, major airports and no state income tax.

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Miami is too corrupt and overpriced. Besides the beach, there isn't much to do to enjoy nature with the lack of parks. And the beach is to be avoided at all costs during major holidays/spring break anyway.

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Houston, TX - cheap, freakin amazing food, accessible to the whole country - direct flights coz United hub. Pros - driver’s paradise - love doing 80 on 65, no harsh winters - only fake winters Cons - it’s TX, hot af, agression on the road is real

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Diversity is great and tacos are 🔥

I want to live in the mountains so I can hike, mountain bike, and ski without the drive. It could be anywhere in the west.

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Thisssssssssssssomuch

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Wherever family is

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Wherever family is not

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Ooof. Tough call. I think Alexandria, Va. Great access to DC, easy train to Nyc and close to DCA and IAD. Plus a pretty place with nice people

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Alexandria is not ghetto… y’all haven’t been to a real ghetto..

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Jackson, WY. Also no state income tax and world class winter sports and fly fishing

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Equality or inequality?

Hilton Head, SC

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I have a little place there right on the beach that I love!!

When I was making $325K, I lived in the Boston area.

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P2, you sound like a rock star. I really appreciate the advice on this thread. I need more leaders like you in my life!

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Asheville

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You mean the guy that lied about getting into military academies, has never had a job, and continues to claim, w/o evidence, that democrats stole the election??? That guy??

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Hawaii

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Gosh as someone who grew up in Hawai'i, it's Kauai not Kawaii. Don't mean to be that guy but just had to speak up

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Park City, just outside SLC

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NYC 😔😩 yeah I know, I know… but, it’s enough to have a good life here and it’s my home

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Queenstown, New Zealand

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It’s amazing how many people here are just saying random cities or towns that are nowhere near a beach. My answer is anywhere I can have a beach within minutes. I’m thinking St. Petersburg, FL, Charlotte, SC, Jacksonville, FL, San Diego, CA, etc.

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MS so what cities are ok then? With the recent climate issues CA and NY are both out too obviously

I’d say Memphis but on that salary probably Nashville. No state income tax, low housing costs, great nature scene if you’re into that, reasonable state/local politics

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Nashville politics are very moderate IMO. it’s outside the metro area where you get fairly conservative quickly but I think this bowl leans a little bit progressive

Salt Lake City

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Bar Harbor Maine. Plenty of money to buy whatever I want, run the boat in summer, ski the winters, and enjoy the view all year round

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I’m from Maine originally, the biggest complaint about that area is your closest city is Bangor which is very underwhelming, but southern Maine is great. Bar Harbor is also a bit of a ghost town in the winter months.

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Cleveland, Ohio Said no one

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Seattle. City, Sea, Mountain. No State Tax.

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No beach No sun

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