Is there a better place out there to live for me?
January 9, 2006 9:06 AM Subscribe
I have been thinking about the best places to live for a gay woman, in a committed relationship whose partner has a 4-year old son.
posted by workinprogress to Travel & Transportation (71 answers total)
I am currently living in North Florida after having lived in South Florida for 3 years. My parents live in N. FL and I own a home. I am in my late 20s, work as an attorney but my job is a bore (claims) and not what I want to be doing for a long time (I have only been here for 7 months and I can't even imagine myself sticking it out for more than a year). I have been an attorney for 4 years. I am in a committed relationship with a woman (in her early 30s) who is a hairdresser and has a 4 year old son. I do not miss Miami and would like to live there again. I have a lot of family in California as I was born and raised in L.A. N. Florida does not seem like the place for someone in my situation. It is clearly in the "Bible belt" and I look ahead to the future and fear the backlash my partner's son will get because he has "two mommies." Also, I would like to live in a more diverse community where there are people of all backgrounds and orientations. I would love to live in CA again but I would have to take the Bar exam there (not really a hindrance but surely an annoyance) and I know the cost of living is sky-high compared to FL. I would like anyone's insight as to places they feel someone like me would feel "more at home" or at least where I could feel that I am not the only one in this situation. I am open to all of the United States. I hope I have posted enough information for everyone to offer their insight.