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(Marketwatch)   The 'Best Place to Live in America' isn't on the Coast. Spoiler: It's Boulder, CO. Article fails to mention the median home price is $1.5M   (marketwatch.com) divider line
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2021-07-14 10:25:49 AM  
"Best Place to Live in America also very expensive place to live", reports our cost-of-living correspondent, Ric Romero.

"By contrast, in places where nobody wants to live, you can buy property very cheaply", added Romero.
 
2021-07-14 10:30:13 AM  
Median home price is $1.5M?

Jesus.
 
2021-07-14 12:38:30 PM  
Also, it's crawling with college students.

/ I know because I was one of them.
 
2021-07-14 1:37:56 PM  
Ranking is dumb with Huntsville Alabama being #3 because they ignored Covid and opened up. Now Covid is reading there, but there are jobs so give them #3.
 
2021-07-14 1:42:28 PM  
These rankings are always dumb because it's so dependent on what you want out of life. I'm not a fan of large cities. I like small town life, that's more my speed. Some of you all would hate that. So it all depends
 
2021-07-14 1:51:55 PM  
The best place to live the backwater where I live.  But you wouldn't like it, so don't move here (oooooh, sarcasm!)
 
2021-07-14 1:52:18 PM  
How did Charleston rank below Myrtle Beach?
 
2021-07-14 1:55:27 PM  
Boulder  Naked Pumpkin Run

Starting in 1998, dozens of people have taken part in a Halloween run down the city's streets wearing only shoes and a hollowed-out pumpkin on their heads. In 2009, local police threatened participants with charges of indecent exposure and no naked runners were reported in official newscasts, although a few naked runners were observed by locals. Several illegal attempts, resulting in arrests, have been made to restart the run, but no serious effort has been mounted.


It used to be the best place to live then.
If I can't run around naked with a pumpkin on my head then I don't want to live there.
 
2021-07-14 2:09:15 PM  

loveblondieo: How did Charleston rank below Myrtle Beach?


Two answers:
1.  Because Myrtle Beach is probably a lot cheaper.  I was in Charleston 2 years ago and it surprised me with how wealthy it is.  I went to a grocery store by Rodney Scott BBQ and that was the only non-wealthy part of town I saw.
2.  Because these rankings mean nothing.

I've been to most of the cities on that list and a few things standout.  For example, Naples, FL is ranked very high.  Naples is perfect for wealthy retirees from the Midwest.  For everyone else, it's terrible.  The jobs available are cleaning hotel rooms and serving drinks.  The housing costs are outrageous.  It's the only thing for miles around - Miami is 2 hours away and the closest other city is Ft. Myers (aka Ft. Misery).

Green Bay?  I don't know about the jobs, but a friend of mine was a professor there.  The only thing to do is drink, watch the Packers, and go snowmobiling.  It would be a wonderful place to live if your lifelong dream is to spend your Sundays shoving brats in your face and talking about Aaron Rodgers.  Madison is cool, though.

I've been to Boulder twice.  It's great, but I don't know how you build a lie there on less than $200,000 a year.
 
2021-07-14 2:10:37 PM  
Nanoo. Nanoo.
 
2021-07-14 2:19:29 PM  
Shazbot!
 
2021-07-14 2:20:28 PM  
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2021-07-14 2:27:56 PM  
That's because 'those people' aren't able to live there, am I right?
 
2021-07-14 2:36:03 PM  

Rev.K: Median home price is $1.5M?

Jesus.



Lazy sit at home stock owners have plenty of people's money to play house with.
 
2021-07-14 2:37:07 PM  

HugeMistake: "Best Place to Live in America also very expensive place to live", reports our cost-of-living correspondent, Ric Romero.

"By contrast, in places where nobody wants to live, you can buy property very cheaply", added Romero.



odd

because i have no interest in living around a bunch of sit at home stock owners who act like they have alot of free time.
 
2021-07-14 2:39:44 PM  

Miss5280: Also, it's crawling with college students.

/ I know because I was one of them.



University is no longer available to the little people anymore anyway.  unless they go deeply into debt with a Bankster or get a Scholarship.
 
2021-07-14 2:40:21 PM  
Murca
 
2021-07-14 3:13:09 PM  
Why would anyone expect Marketwatch to have an actual grasp on quality of life issues? FFS their main draw is people hate reading their WASP version of Dear Abby. "I only made $18.3 million dollars last year. How will I be able to buy my third yacht?..."

Subjectiveness aside, their are ways to at least try and create a list like this (Happiness index, cost of live vs. median income, climate reports, eta) But that requires more than the $5 Marketwatch is willing to pay for the clickbait.
 
2021-07-14 3:16:41 PM  
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2021-07-14 3:34:19 PM  

HugeMistake: "Best Place to Live in America also very expensive place to live", reports our cost-of-living correspondent, Ric Romero.


Well yes, that keeps the poors out.
 
2021-07-14 3:52:51 PM  

Miss5280: Also, it's crawling with college students.



I think it's been that way since 1876

// ♫ Shoulder to shoulder....♫
 
2021-07-14 7:18:04 PM  
It's 68 degrees and sunny in San Diego right now, and I bought my house here back when houses were cheap.  I spent last weekend at the beach and fishing, and my backyard vineyard looks nice this time of year.

Too bad for anyone who sees a list like this and thinks it's somehow better to live in Alabama.
 
2021-07-14 8:16:36 PM  
Boulder does have a affordable housing program.  Usually around the 150-250 range. But can only make so much a year and not have a lot of assets when buying a home.
 
2021-07-15 1:26:38 AM  
Anywhere green on the map below is good.
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/anyone planning to live longer than 20 years would be stupid to live anywhere else in the US
//fark ya'll, we aren't stupid enough to send a pipe your way
 
2021-07-15 11:42:09 AM  
I live in Aurora CO.  GORGEOUS STATE!!

massive homeless population!  Boulder is not a place to hang out from what I hear!!

CO I highly recommend it but it is super expensive!!  Like housing is 350K bottom of the barrel most NICE homes are 450K+
 
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