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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.

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  1. Queen_of_Thunder

    Queen_of_Thunder member

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    Where God purifies the soul. The West Texas desert
    Raised in central kentucky and ended up in west Texas due to the military. No better. place than Southern New Mexico or West Texas. Hot and dry. Can shoot and golf year round in shorts. Skiing is just a few hours up the road.
     
  2. wrs840

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    45Frank:

    Everything you said about Western NC is absolutely false.

    Stop spreading such misinformation.

    Besides, the bulk of the Northeast, Illinois, Michigan, and California employ public policy that is so special I think we need to admit we've benefited enough from their generosity and let them keep the balance of their uniquely special wonderfulness for themselves. It's only fair to admit out limitations.
     
  3. Shinbone

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    Oh, yeah!

    Just came from a week at Asheville, NC. Lovely place and awesome people. True southern hospitality in every way!
    We have picked up a new word to use; y'all.
    My wife said, "It would be so easy to become "southern." And she meant that as a compliment, of course.
     
  4. shootstraight57

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    Born and raised in N.J and couldn't wait to get out of the rat race and gun control. Moved to Pa where the CCW's are fairly easy to get. Shooting was not a problem, just go out back and shoot. Moved to Florida 10 years ago and have still been carrying ever since. We have a private range here so training is not a problem.
     
  5. SammyIamToday

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    Born and raised on a farm in central Kentucky. Marines took me all over (Best part: Hawaii, Worst part: Afghanistan).

    Got out, went back to Kentucky worked a few years. An oil company made me an offer I couldn't refuse and earlier this year I moved my family to Oklahoma. Really love it here even though it's terrifyingly flat. And insane hot.

    I'll probably end up retiring to Montana or Wyoming. Literally can't wait to get back to a farm in the middle of nowhere.
     
  6. Delford

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    Charlotte NC is a city trying to be "World Class". It has some great community leaders who work together to get charitable work done. We have several wealthy families who are outstanding in providing funding for arts, culture and social concerns.

    We have had a large influx of new residents most of whom are civil and try to adapt to the culture and mores of their new city. Many of the suburbs in surrounding counties contain a large population of sportsmen who hunt and fish and love the outdoors and women who are likely to call you "honey" or "sugar" or "darlin'" at the greek owned meat and 2 veggies restaurants and at the fish camp restaurants. A fish camp down here means fried flounder & shrimp mostly, and tea, which is sweet enough to use as syrup and not powdered or unsweetened.

    I moved here in 1974 to work at PTL for 15 years, until Jim lost the vision and made mistakes from taking bad advice. I've married and raised two great children of whom I'm very proud. My daughter is a girlie girl who can shoot a 20 ga but not well and my son can handle a 12 ga and a variety of handguns but likes 22lr in pistols and rifles the most. I didn't begin shooting until after age 60 when I got my CC permit at the encouragement of friends. I can hit what I aim at with my Ruger P345, usually within 2 inches or better of each other on a double tap. Sometimes the double tap hits what I'm aiming at. :) A new lens after cataract surgery has been a challenge but practice continues as the eyes adjust. The wife's family farms a county over provide several good places to shoot when the weather is favorable. God is good and life's challenges show the faithfulness of my Father.
     
  7. Jaxondog

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    Born in the piedmont of North Carolina. It's been ok but I would rather be in Panama City eating Oyster's and shark fishing on the front bumper of the Jeep.
     
  8. doc2rn

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    Born in Shelbyville, Indiana '71
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    Terrahaute, Indiana
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    Cleveland, Ohio
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    "Not all who wander are lost" JRR Tolkein
     
  9. KMD Garage

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    Stuck in Norcal. Born and Raised. Like to leave some day but so much holding me here. It's not that bad if you don't watch the news lol
     
  10. CWL

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    Silicon Valley, CA. Lived in multiple cities from San Francisco to San Jose, but "Silicon Valley" best describes the location & lifestyle.

    Not just for the job, but this is my home.

    Traveled and worked-in exactly 30 countries plus all over USA, but Silicon Valley will always be my home.
     
  11. TrafficTech

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    Born and raised in Central Florida.
    Never seen snow except on TV. Have no desire to live anywhere its colder outside than in my fridge..lol
     
  12. Steve H

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    Born, raised, workd and lived in Southern California until 1995 got out of there and moved to the mountains of Southern Utah. Great gun laws, good hunting and fishing plus this is my front yard.....
     

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    In live in the suburbs of Ft Worth. I retired from the city and am still here to help my 84 year old mother. When she's gone, I'm going back to the Florida Keys. I'm not a deer hunter so the Keys will not stop my type of hunting: large predators and my bucket list must have, African Safari.
     
  14. The_Armed_Therapist

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    As a kid, birth to 18, I lived in Pennsylvania (Altoona), North Carolina (N. of Goldsboro), and Florida (b/t Tampa and St. Pete). I also spend considerable time in Virginia (Manassas area), and in New York (S. Buffalo).

    As an adult, 19-27, I've lived in Arizona (Chandler-Gilbert), Utah (American Fork and Provo), Idaho (Rexburg), and in NE Ohio (Akron).

    While this is all far too complex to fully explain, I'm in Akron to finish my graduate work. Wife and I chose Akron because of their Family Therapy program, and because it's 4-5 hours from the bulk of our families, mine in Altoona, PA, and hers in Midland, MI. I anticipate moving to Michigan in the near future.

    There is no doubt that I like the west better than the east. I love the desert climate, the rocky mountains, and the more favorable gun laws. As much as I love that stuff, though, we have virtually no family in the west, and I like the east for that reason. In a perfect world, I'd be in rural AZ, NM, WY, ID, MT, NV, or AK.
     
  15. Owen Sparks

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    I was born on a military base in Germany (still a U.S. citizen) but now live in North Carolina near Lake Junaluska.
     
  16. Stevie-Ray

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    Actually wanted to move to southern Kentucky at retirement, but the wife wasn't having any. Moving to a more rural area of Michigan and she's fine with that. Family has kept us here, mostly. My wife's illness has much to do with that. Michigan's gun laws aren't bad, but we must remain vigilant and keep up grass roots efforts, or we are doomed to failure in this regard. Most high-ranking LE are anti-gun here, making it best to have a pro-gun AG, which we now have. Governor has been warned, as his tendencies are spotty at best.
     
  17. jj1962hemi

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    I was born in Chicago and lived their for twenty years. The City really once was great. I've been in the far suburbs for more than twenty years now, and wonder where I'll wind up. I have two daughters my wife and I are close with, both of whom are in their late teens. I have a close family and wonder if we'll leave or not. We have lots of family in SE Wisconsin so, Madison and Milwaukee libs aside, I could see myself there.
     
  18. 49north

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    Native of San Diego who left twenty years past to raise his family in NE WA.
    Very BFE and quiet with no close neighbors adjoining thousands of acres of public lands.
     
  19. walgetty

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    Born and raised in Lexington, KY. Still in the central Ky area. Made a trip while in the Navy to Orlando, Chicago, San Diego and lots of points west.:)
    I shoot at a sportsman club 6 miles from my home. I can shoot about anything I want there. Most times I have the range to myself during the week and I can shoot whatever/however I want. I can own any firearm I choose. A C&R license helps too !
     
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    One of my girls is thinking about going to Centre College in Danville. I've been to Russell Springs fishing Lake Cumberland each of the last 11 years and have really grown to appreciate the area. If my girl meets a Kentuckian and wants to live out that way.....who knows?
     
  21. jim in Anchorage

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    Lived around mammoth cave Kentucky my whole life. Not planning on leaving any time soon. Its nice and peaceful the way we like it.
     
  23. Beach Nut

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    I am a North Carolina native, I was born in Raleigh and I have lived in Wake
    County most of my life. I grew up on a small farm in Wake County when it
    was much smaller in population, everyone around you spoke with a Southern
    accent and you actually knew all of your neighbors.

    Wake County is now congested, traffic is bad and getting worse everyday,
    and you have to do a lot of searching to hear anyone that speaks with that
    melodic Southern drawl I used to hear when I was younger. If it wasn't for
    my job I would have moved years ago to somewhere like Wilson County where
    my father grew up and you can still find areas without bumper to bumper
    traffic and cookie cutter subdivisions. I have nothing against the transplants
    that move here as long as they leave their liberal politics behind but I miss the
    freedom to move around without being elbow to elbow with someone and the
    natural beauty that I used to enjoy. The cost of living is still reasonable but
    it is getting higher as my home county grows and things are only going to get
    worse. I'm going to eventually pull up stakes and let the newcomers have the
    mess they are creating. I'll probably stay in North Carolina and move towards
    the Eastern part of my native state. (not the coast however, the transplants are
    moving there in droves too)
     
  24. rio nueces

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    Go easy on the "transplants". They're more than likely good folks like you, but pushed out of a formerly nice place due to overcrowding from illegal immigrants and/or greedy real estate developers in cahoots with crooked local politicians. And they are also like you in that they are looking for a better place to retire or maybe raise their kids. Judge them individually by their actions, don't condemn them all indiscriminately.
    I live in Houston, I've seen first hand how good neighborhoods can be destroyed due to lawlessness and greed.
     
  25. rem44m

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    Utah, born and raised.

    Love the mountains
    Love the people and their conservative values
    Love the gun laws.
     
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