Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Best Places to Live?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Mase's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    840

    Best Places to Live?

    AARP says

    Grenville SC is the 2nd best place to live.

    http://www.aarpmagazine.org/lifestyl...mple_life.html

    I'm not big on AARP though.

  2. #2
    Vulture of The Western World Eric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Land of The Edentulites
    Posts
    22,967
    Quote Originally Posted by Mase View Post
    AARP says

    Grenville SC is the 2nd best place to live.

    http://www.aarpmagazine.org/lifestyl...mple_life.html

    I'm not big on AARP though.
    Criteria:

    Low population density;
    No major city within 100 miles;
    Not near an Interstate;
    Mountainous (or at least, hilly) terrain;
    Low tax;

    ... for starters!

  3. #3
    Senior Member Mase's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    840
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Criteria:

    Low population density;
    No major city within 100 miles;
    Not near an Interstate;
    Mountainous (or at least, hilly) terrain;
    Low tax;

    ... for starters!
    I've been to Ames. Lived in Iowa for 14 years total. Probably will head back there when I figure out how to get outa this here sewer called southern California, unless I decide on Texas.

    Texas would probably be a better place to live when the trouble starts.

    One of my requirements is gonna be a level straight piece of land around 2000 feet long, to make a runway for my airplane. When I get the plane.
    Last edited by Mase; 09-18-2009 at 09:15 PM.

  4. #4
    Vulture of The Western World Eric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Land of The Edentulites
    Posts
    22,967
    Quote Originally Posted by Mase View Post
    I've been to Ames. Lived in Iowa for 14 years total. Probably will head back there when I figure out how to get outa this here sewer called southern California, unless I decide on Texas.

    Texas would probably be a better place to live when the trouble starts.

    One of my requirements is gonna be a level straight piece of land around 2000 feet long, to make a runway for my airplane. When I get the plane.
    Texas has many appealing attributes and once you're away from places like Houston and Dallas it is all right.

    I like the runway idea!

  5. #5
    Staff
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    3,126
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Texas has many appealing attributes and once you're away from places like Houston and Dallas it is all right.

    I like the runway idea!
    One of which is that Texas has the highest speed limits in the country. 80 mph in West Texas. 75 on their two lanes (West Texas). 70 mph for all rural highways elsewhere. 70 mph on the Dallas North Tollway.

    In TX, they simply have a flat annual registration fee, not some property tax BS attached to it. Only in metro areas do they have emissions inspections.

    Texas is pretty cool.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Raleigh NC, USA
    Posts
    3,628
    Quote Originally Posted by Mase View Post
    AARP says

    Grenville SC is the 2nd best place to live.

    http://www.aarpmagazine.org/lifestyl...mple_life.html

    I'm not big on AARP though.
    I'm originally from Greenville. It's grown up quite a bit in the past couple of decades. Partly because of the new BMW factory, but also because it's midway between Charlotte and Atlanta. I wouldn't doubt that the entire I-85 corridor will become densely populated in years to come.

    Greenville will have a tough time supporting that population, as the roads were laid out by cows, and very few of them were planned with room for 5 lanes.

    For a long-term strategy, you're probably better off looking at rural Tennessee or Kentucky, and dealing with the rednecks.

    Or.. if you can deal with the weather, someplace like Flint Michigan where land is now cheap and they're worried about depopulation (if only Michigan were to fix their gun laws...)

    Chip H.

Similar Threads

  1. Thank God I don't live in VA
    By swamprat in forum Fight Traffic Tickets/Driving Issues
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-06-2011, 11:00 AM
  2. Ten worst places to live
    By dBrong in forum Motor Mouth
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-09-2010, 05:24 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-25-2007, 09:30 AM
  4. New bikes from new places
    By mrblanche in forum On Two Wheels
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-23-2007, 07:20 PM
  5. Places to look for classic cars
    By Eric in forum Classic Car Corner
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-28-2007, 01:50 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •