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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  
13 votes:
"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 1:55:27 PM  
8 votes:
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 2:27:56 PM  
7 votes:
That's because 'those people' aren't able to live there, am I right?
 
2021-07-14 1:52:18 PM  
5 votes:
How did Charleston rank below Myrtle Beach?
 
2021-07-14 12:38:30 PM  
4 votes:
Also, it's crawling with college students.

/ I know because I was one of them.
 
2021-07-14 1:37:56 PM  
4 votes:
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  
3 votes:
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  
3 votes:
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 2:10:37 PM  
3 votes:
Nanoo. Nanoo.
 
2021-07-14 10:30:13 AM  
2 votes:
Median home price is $1.5M?

Jesus.
 
2021-07-14 2:09:15 PM  
1 vote:

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 2:19:29 PM  
1 vote:
Shazbot!
 
2021-07-14 2:20:28 PM  
1 vote:
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2021-07-14 3:34:19 PM  
1 vote:

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  
1 vote:

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



I think it's been that way since 1876

// ♫ Shoulder to shoulder....♫
 
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