I'm choosing a place to move to. I'm single and mostly unconstrained, except by my finances, my personal preferences, and the boundaries of the United States. My heart votes San Francisco, but my bank account strenuously disagrees. Also, even though I'm from Iowa and am therefore accustomed to a wide range of temperatures, I happen to be depressed at the moment and so I must
have sun and warmth. For the moment I'm stuck in a suburban apartment complex surrounded by highways, in a New England state that is becoming increasingly wintry. This is my nightmare. My finances are somewhat flexible, and I don't know exactly what I can afford, but for the purpose of this question, let's say I'm absolutely unwilling to pay more rent than $700 per month--and on top of that, I require a living space to myself, with no roommates. On the scale between nightmare and downtown San Francisco, how close to the latter can I get? [more inside]
posted by Koray
on Dec 2, 2013 -
The stars are aligning and I feel like maybe its best for me to move to a new city..where do you recommend. Snowflakes inside! [more inside]
posted by xicana63
on Oct 24, 2013 -
We are looking to live near the water and have tried Miami and LA and are now on the shoreline of Ct. The only problem is; we can't afford to buy a house here and the winter is a bit of a deal breaker. Thinking of moving to the West coast of Florida for the water and the warmth and would love to hear anyone's experience of this area. We have thought of Sarasota and would be open to other cities or large towns. We are both active, still working, (self employed) very liberal and interested in great food and a community of interesting people. We couldn't be somewhere where everyone is retired.
posted by privatechef
on Jun 25, 2013 -
I am wondering whether to move from a small town to a big city to boost my career. My partner has been offered a job in London, but is on the fence, 50/50, and is looking to me for the swing vote. [more inside]
posted by molloy
on Apr 26, 2013 -
Can't take the cold Northeast and wonder if Charleston would work? My husband and I recently moved from Los Angeles to the Eastern shore of Ct. for a variety of reasons mainly cost of living and seeking a closer knit community. Now that we have experienced a cold winter ( it's just starting!) we see that it isn't for us. Weather is a big deal and we thought we could handle it but the being stuck indoors, the layers of clothes, the desire to hibernate are all getting to us pretty quick. [more inside]
posted by privatechef
on Jan 23, 2013 -
Help me evaluate the gay-friendliness of various cities, particularly Houston, TX. [more inside]
posted by nickhb
on Oct 3, 2012 -
I'm in the enviable situation of having enough online work that I can move pretty much wherever I want, as long as cost of living isn't ridiculously high. I'm grateful for the freedom, but also freaking out about the freedom. Also, I want to be in a relationship, and that's definitely a big -- but confusing! -- influence on my decision about where to live. Help me decide? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 23, 2012 -
Mrs Primate, the Messrs Primates Junior and I may be moving back to the Netherlands in the near future. I'm looking for recommendations of small towns or neighborhoods in larger cities to check out. We're know A'dam inside and out and are pretty familiar with Utrecht and Haarlem, but we haven't actually lived in the country since 1999 (although we visit twice a year), so.... [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate
on Jul 6, 2011 -
I'm moving countries in 30 days and I am freaking out (to put it mildly). How can I make the most of the time left in my home country and prepare for the new one - while not being mean to my partner or my family? [more inside]
posted by teststrip
on Jul 2, 2011 -
My husband's adventure in grad school didn't work out and now we need to find a place to move next. Help us figure out where to live! [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi
on Feb 7, 2011 -
I am possibly (hopefully) moving to Pomona, CA with my 6 dogs and 6 cats. City code says no more than 5 total. Am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus
on Jan 16, 2011 -
Help a former city mouse cope with becoming a (semi-)involuntary Land-of-K-Marts-and-Pancake-Houses mouse. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew
on Jul 6, 2010 -
I'm living on Long Island, New York, and it is ridiculously expensive here. I'd like to move to some other part of the country that shares its good qualities, but without the exorbitant cost of living. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by XerxesQados
on Jun 29, 2010 -
considering move from central location in large city to edge of large city - within limits but nearly suburban. while homes here have amenities we desire in our price range - we are very very concerned about being away from things we rely on - proximity, nightlife, restaurants. how do people make this decision? [more inside]
posted by dublin
on Feb 7, 2010 -
I need some suggestions for a place to live that fits me better than NYC – somewhere liberal, outdoorsy, and friendly. East Coast preferred. Further explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by SampleSize
on Jan 14, 2008 -
What's the protocol for when you are moving a long distance with a dog w/r/t apartment searching? [more inside]
posted by actionpact
on Nov 8, 2007 -
Movers flat rate, or per hour?
I asked for a quote on citimove.com All the flat rates are get are ridiculously high.
I also got some quotes of movers that charge per hour.
If those same rates were applied, it seems that the flat rate movers would spend 10 hours moving the stuff in my 1 bedroom, which will be already packed, for a distance of ten miles.
That is impossible!?!?!
Is there a catch, hidden charges, or something? Because the per hour movers seem much cheaper than the flat raters. I don't want to get burned.
posted by spacefire
on Sep 18, 2007 -
I've found each of the questions I have separately on MeFi, but I was hoping that someone will have a huge, big conglomerated answer to my many questions that all essentially lead to a better, happier, more productive and fulfilling life overall. [more inside]
posted by slyboots421
on Aug 18, 2006 -
Need storage recommendation for near Jersey City 07302. Leaving the country for a few months so want to put away books, bikes, tables, chairs, LP records, mattress etc etc. Thanks.
posted by johoney
on Jul 5, 2006 -
If you had $1600 USD/mo in after-tax income, absolutely no debt, $15K (US) in savings, and a job that allowed you to work from anywhere in the world with a net connection, where would you live? [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean
on Jun 17, 2006 -
I'm moving this summer. I'd like to get a new mobile phone and service plan based in my new city a few months before I move so people, and potential employers, can call me via a number that's local to them. Never having done this before, I have many questions.
posted by alan
on Apr 22, 2005 -