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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. jrdolall

    jrdolall Well-Known Member

    You must have been one tough SOB if Summers were fine in Montgomery. I have a $600 power bill in the Summer because I prefer to keep the internal temp below 80. It was cool last night and today barely got to 90 but I left my truck out in the sun and the internal temp was 104 this afternoon. In my lifertime we have one significant snow event that lasted more than two days and that was back in 1972 or so when we got 14 inches in March. We shut down schools if there is a threat of snow or ice because we have no equipment to deal with it. You can't even buy hot dog buns if the forecast calls for snow as the grocery stores empty out completely.
    . Uh.... Roll Tide!
  2. Zeeemu

    Zeeemu Well-Known Member

    "You must have been one tough SOB if Summers were fine in Montgomery."

    Nope, not that tough but I was only 20 years young then and long hot Summers were a treat compared to Missouri ice storm Winters.

    Besides, air conditioning wasn't an option. These days, Summers without AC would be miserable. How soft I've become. ;)
  3. mdauben

    mdauben Well-Known Member

    I currently live in northern Alabama. I was originally from the Chicago metro area and had lived there all my life, until a job offer from AL got me to move. That was over 10 years ago, and you could not pay me to move back. I love the outdoor opportunities around here, the weather, the people, and the freedom from Chicago politics that taints the whole state of IL.
  4. Sound Dude

    Sound Dude Well-Known Member

    I currently live the Phoenix metro area (East Valley).
    Grew up in Southern Calif. The day I graduated college, I moved to AZ. Moved to Tucson in the late 70's and loved it there. Perfect sized town. I love the desert environment, and even our hot summers. Moved to Brisbane, Australia in '83 just for grins (I have the Oz equivalent of a green card). Moved back to US in 1990, when it was getting too expensive to raise a family in Australia with the objective of going back to Tucson. However the job I found was in Tempe, so we settled here. I didn't want to be moving the kids around, so we stayed. I don't like how huge and crowded the area has become, and would prefer a medium sized town, but the house is paid, our friends are here, etc. etc. Life catches up with you. I don't think I'd ever not live in the desert. Every time I go to SoCal for work, I'm so glad I left! Not for me.
  5. 007xd9

    007xd9 Member

    I live in Texas because of the business friendly law makers, the people are great and the conservative values in MOST of the state. Also there is not state income tax, the huge diversity in the terrain, and the weather is awesome most of the time.
  6. 007xd9

    007xd9 Member

    Dallas Texas, see above.
  7. Double_J

    Double_J Well-Known Member

    Southern Georgia for now due to the job. Nice area, and I am only 30 minutes from Jacksonville Florida, and 2 hours from Savannah. I am originally from south Mississippi, so long hot summers are a normal thing for me. I enjoy the laid back culture of the south, and the fishing and hunting opportunities that avail.
  8. LeontheProfessional

    LeontheProfessional Well-Known Member

    VA where OC is legal and out right has probably the best gun laws in the country. Not to mention my CCP is valid in most adjacent states (DC and Maryland excluded)
  9. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    In 1966 at the ripe old age of 17 I walked out the back door of my mothers house, caught a bus going to Montgomery, Al and enlisted in the Navy. Swore to God above that I would never return to the little one horse town I grew up in. 1975 I cam back to Alabama, same one horse town and all, wound up buying my mothers house from her and raised my 3 kids there. I know just about all LEO's that matte, a few lawyers, one or two Dr's, and several real decent gun shops that treat me right. When I was around 10 or so it was not unusual to see a group of boys with 22 cal rifle, single shot shotgun. I wanted to be in a place that as close to Mayberry as possible and I think I found it. Heat and humitidy can still make me grumble but its better that shoveling 2 ft of snow. Laws here leans more to the rights of the victim rather pattin a BG on the shoulder and say aaww its gonna be alright. BG's here have sliped and stumbled while trying to simpliy sit down in back seat of a car.
  10. TrailWolf

    TrailWolf Well-Known Member

    Moved from Manhattan NYC to Scottsdale, AZ.

    My wife's job offered her a hefty promotion if we relocated.

    I miss the city at times, but overall could not be happier to be out of that area - much safer here and the GUN LAWS RULE!!! Day after I landed I got my AZ drivers license and my first Glock :)

    We are also newly married and felt that AZ would be a much better environment to raise kids in than NYC.
  11. Alaska444

    Alaska444 member

    I missed being born in Alaska by about 30 days, after 10 years, ME, then MA, NY state, PA, MA, CO, CA and now Northern Idaho. Many ways that northern ID is much like the Anchorage area with one notable exception, NO MOSQUITOES!!:neener:
  12. Raised in the Florida panhandle about a mile from the Alabama line. Moved to Birmingham after a stint in Iraq and have been in the area ever since. Alabama is my home and probably always will be.
  13. blarby

    blarby Well-Known Member

    The semi-forests of Oregon.

    The gun laws are great, I find new shooting spots every week, and the town I live in has less than 6k people.

    Its the last stop before living in a town of no people- my own land.
  14. Serenity

    Serenity Well-Known Member

    Born in Alaska; left when I was 17 and never looked back.

    I have lived in the rolling wheat fields of the Palouse region of WA/ID since 1992.

    Our weather is very similar to up in Northern Idaho (four distinct seasons) where you guys were discussing, except our summers are hotter and drier. Our temps hover around freezing most of the winter, we freeze and thaw a lot. But we have gotten cold snaps from the North with temps well below zero, even into the teens. And one low a few years back of -26. I was pretty ticked about that because I left Alaska because it was so danged COLD. I froze the first 17 years of my life!

    The Boy will graduate in a couple of years which I guess would open up our options (job outlook is bright), but I sure can't think of anywhere else I would rather live.
  15. Hondo 60

    Hondo 60 Well-Known Member

    Was born & raised in God's country.
    Crime is near non-existant.
    The last murder was about 10 years ago.
    We finally have Shall-Issue & Lotsa cow dung to shoot at - LOL.

    Although I would like a house just south of Phoenix for the winter. ;)
  16. HOWARD J

    HOWARD J Well-Known Member

    I have not lived in Detriot for many years---- I always had the feeling that I was living in a shooting range--------------:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    IMTHDUKE Well-Known Member

    I have lived in two foreign countries in my life....Vietnam and New Jersey.

    I have lived in Texas for 27 years and love that country. I could go back there.

    I now live in Sweet home Alabama the place of my birth and will be the place of my death. It is like Texas...a free thinking people state, few regulations state and a friendly neighborly state.

    Example: To get a CC, you go to the sheriff office they run a check and you leave with a permit if you are not a felon.

    Nobody ask why you want a suppressor....the sheriff just signs off on it while he eats his lunch....literally.
  18. I live in Paramaribo, Suriname (South America). I have also lived in Europe for a while but am in Suriname now because my parents (who live here) are elderly and I help take care of them. And on another level of choice...city or suburbs..I have lived in both but I prefer the suburbs because I like having a garden (listening to the sound of birds, looking at butterflies) and the tranquility. I hope this contributes to your reflection.
    Have a great day
  19. Warners

    Warners Well-Known Member

    As a fellow Illinois resident who shares your views and concerns, I just want to say "Thank You!"

  20. Kynoch

    Kynoch member

    The Central Coast of California. Because I'm extremely fortunate.

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