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Where do you live? And why?

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by jim in Anchorage, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. tuj

    tuj Participating Member

    May 2, 2011
    Puerto Rico, a US territory with more people than
    Moved to Houston, TX for work purposes. Energy capital of the US.
  2. Snag

    Snag Member

    May 27, 2012
    I was born in Weaverville California and raised up the road a bit in Coffee Creek. Sixth generation in a row to be born in Trinity County. I left right after high school and stayed away for almost two decades before returning. While I was away I lived in a few different states including Colorado, Virginia, and Washington.

    I returned to Weaverville because it suits me. There are not many places that do, suit me that is.

    Number one has to do with just the way I am. I don't care for people, concrete, swimming pools, flat land, stop lights, roads with more than two lanes, or giving my location by address. I like canyons, creeks, granite, trout, bald eagles, dirt and giving my location as just "up river".

    Number two is the climate. I get four seasons, each one very different from the other and I love every single one. Winter I get to have a white Christmas, play in the snow, and try to catch a Steelhead before I freeze to death. Spring I get to see the snow melt, the rivers fill, the lake rise, and the animals come back out to play. Summer I get 105 and sometimes higher temp levels with 30% humidity. I love it. I swim, catch fish, camp, hike, shoot, nap, and as a bonus I get a nice tan. Fall rolls around and colors change, the tourist go home, things slow down, and that's about the time I just feel damn lucky to live where I do and love where I live.

    I could of course do without the ridiculous gun laws California has chosen to employ, but I could absolutely not do without California.
  3. Jonah71

    Jonah71 Participating Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Missouri near Whiteman A.F.B.
    I moved back to a small town in West Central Mo. (3000 pop) about 25 mi. from where I gradated from HS. (pop. 150) It's very peaceful and friendly with a lot of places to fish and way too many deer. I plan on being here until they plant me. The church is really like an extended family, so I'd be crazy to leave.
  4. floorit76

    floorit76 Active Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Central IL. Both sides of my family have been here since the 1860s. I live in one of the original family homes. The main basement beams in the "old" part of the house are hand hewn. I have found places under the wallpaper that were signed and dated by family members from 80 years ago. We can document that we have owned the same farm ground back to the 1870s so both families have state issued "centenial farm" signs in the yard. Mine came in 1972. Gun laws down state are nowhere near as bad as you have heard.
  5. Yelovitz_503

    Yelovitz_503 New Member

    Jul 24, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Born and raised in Portland Oregon, although I lived in southern VT for a year. In spite of how weird and 'hippy' this state is it has decent gun laws. I'm not wild about the political climate of Oregon (it's a bunch of bleeding heart liberals in Portland, and we have the most worthless city government in the whole country) but I do like the actual climate. I love the rain and our mild summers, plus my family and my wife's family both live in the greater Portland area. If I were to move to another state gun laws would be one of the first things I'd look at.
  6. BullFrawg

    BullFrawg New Member

    May 2, 2012
    Casper, WY
    Except that my gun has to be unloaded and out of reach in my car, and I can't carry anywhere for any reason except my own property, and I have to get a permit to own anything :p

    And coming soon: "assault weapons" and hi-cap mags ban, courtesy of Gov. Quinn.

    Not as bad as Chicago down here, but still way, way worse than most of the country.
  7. chris in va

    chris in va Mentor

    Mar 4, 2005
    Louisville KY
    I'm 15 minutes from Knob Creek. There's very little reason why I'm still here though.
  8. Walking Dead

    Walking Dead Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    North Texas
    Born and raised in SoCal. Then Arkansas, Arizona and now Texas. I've been lucky to love all the areas I've lived in. However North West Arkansas and North Texas have been my favorite.
  9. 472x1A/B

    472x1A/B Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    West-cent. Ill.
    Born in Aledo Illinois. Grew up on an 80 acre farm in the 50's. Did my 20 in the Air Force, June 70-July90. Have lived in No. Carolina,Thailand,New Mexico,Alaska (x'3),Nevada,Phillipines,Eniwetak,Idaho,Florida,California, and now Ill.. Moved here when discharged from A.F. stationed in Calif.. Jumped out of the pan into the fire by living here now. Couldn't stand living in Calif., nothing in miles only in minutes or hours from point A to B ??????? Too many nuts and fruits for me. Sooo that's why I'm stuck here, (no money to move).
  10. Ohio Gun Guy

    Ohio Gun Guy Senior Member

    Apr 29, 2008
    Central Ohio
    I live in O-H-I-O......

    Because it's not Michigan.... :eek:

    (Just warming up, it's almost Football Season)
  11. Mudntexas

    Mudntexas New Member

    Apr 23, 2012
    The great state of Texas
  12. FenderTK421

    FenderTK421 Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Born in Palm Springs, California. Alive in Anchorage, Alaska :D
  13. toivo

    toivo Senior Member

    May 27, 2005
    New York State
    Born in the UP of Michigan, moved with my family to New York State when I was eight -- my father got a new job and off we went. I've been here ever since, except for eight years spent abroad and three spent in New York City.

    Why do I stay? I live in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains area, which is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.


    I grew up here. I have a job that I like. I know a lot of people here. My aged parents are here: they won't be around forever, and they aren't about to up and move.

    Sure, New York has some crappy laws, but I have learned to live with them. I have a full carry permit -- I live in a "will probably issue" county. I shoot two or three times a week. If I want large-capacity magazines, I have to pay extra for pre-bans. I can cope. I even appreciate a trip to NY City every once in a while. I go about twice a year, which is enough, IMO.

    No, I think I'm staying put. If I ever did leave, I would probably go to Vermont. Been there; liked it. It's a lot like here, except colder and with better laws. ;)
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2012
  14. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

    May 22, 2003
    Lexington,North Carolina...or thereabouts
    In the central part of a central county in North Carolina, in middle of a private dirt and gravel road...one of three houses on it...that dead-ends into a pasture. 100 yards from the main road, the dogs let me know that somebody is coming before their rear wheels leave the pavement.

    Why? Because I like it.
  15. Loyalist Dave

    Loyalist Dave Participating Member

    May 5, 2006
    People's Republic of Maryland
    I grew up here in the People's Republic of Maryland, though I was born in California..., I am here because it was home..., I am still here because I can't afford to escape to Virginia or West Virginia, or maybe Pennsylvania ...., yet. :fire:

  16. LNK

    LNK Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    SE MA Soon Somewhere else
    Moving to Eastern TN, in 4 years, 10 Months and 19 days for good. Bought a house, and am leaving the Peoples Republic of MA. Letting the kids graduate High School, then moving. Will be visiting my home next week.

  17. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Elder

    Jun 5, 2006
    In a part of Utah that resembles Tattooine.
    Utah, except for 4-5 years I spent in Europe, a year in Iraq, and 15 months on orders in Monterey.

    I don't have any plans or desire to live anywhere else. I've lived from one end of this state to the other, it's everything I need and want.
  18. kimbershot

    kimbershot Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    moved to sc from ct in 12/11. everything is cheaper here and weather is better (yes it's hot in the summer-the air conditioning works great). more liberal attitudes about gun ownership and many have concealed permits. got my sc permit and am awaiting fl. permit.:)
  19. Beach Nut

    Beach Nut New Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    North Carolina
    I was born in Wake County, North Carolina and I still live there. Things
    have changed a lot since my childhood that was mostly spent on a
    small farm in my home county. Small farms and the rural enviroment
    that once surrounded Raleigh are things of the past and so many new
    people have moved here. I work in Wake County so I'll probably hang
    on here for the next few years. Wake County is still a decent place
    to live for the most part, but the increased traffic and congestion is
    starting to wear on my nerves a bit. I have been looking at land in
    more rural areas in neighboring counties, areas where the people still
    speak with a Southern accent and the pace of life is slower. North
    Carolina is a great state to have been raised and to live in but I might
    have to think about another Southern state when I retire if people
    keep pouring in. I have nothing against the transplants who have moved
    here but some people just need more elbow room and less excitement
    than others. With all of the people moving South from the Northeast,
    I'm surprised there is anyone still left up there. Of course with the
    draconian gun laws and insane taxes state governments want to impose
    up there, I don't blame the public for fleeing to better enviroments.
  20. P5 Guy

    P5 Guy Participating Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Tampa Bay area
    Where? & Why?

    Raised in South Jersey and moved to Florida because my NJ job went away.
    In retrospect leaving NJ was the single best thing I ever did.

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