Here's a post with some other "best places" lists. When we were leaving NYC, I found those lists a great place to start. After a while, you'll notice some trends in the lists.
What about Ann Arbor? Great college town. And is there any particular reason you're focusing on the mid-west? Do you still have family there? Or is it just what you're used to?
thanks for the reply. We are actually focusing on the midwest as we do have family there, but as we are doing this for ourselves, not them, we are open, but not even considering the west coast or far south. Whats odd is that as soon as we started looking at options and being open, the stress of simply getting out of NYC was lifted. Just knowing there are options, and we are not stuck forever, we feel much much better. Not saying we are here for the long haul (we've done that), but things are not all that bad. At least spring is here...kind of.
How's the research going? Have you found the "best place" yet?
Funny how time goes by. I re read my original post from March 4, and I think I realized our search for "place" was a cover for our search for happiness. We thought moving away would also solve personal problems, but those would just simply move along with us. Once we both gave in, stopped being angry and let some things go, life has been pretty good, and we are trying to do and be happy with what we can "today and now", and not fantasize about something perfect, which is not what we really want anyway. Needless to say, we are still in NYC, embracing everything we can while we are here. Most likely we will move away at some point, but as for right this second, we've pretty much stopped looking for the next place. Not to go all Oprah on it, but I really think the best thing is to just be present. Thanks for asking, Mari that was a nice highlight to my day, and a nice way to start the weekend.
We actually moved From Chicago to NYC 14 years ago, and had lived in Chicago for 6 years, and we do know it pretty well. We own our apartment in Queens, and right now we just don't see a move happening any time soon. Once we looked at what we really need and want, we decided to stay put...for now.