If You Could Live Anywhere In The World - Where Would You be And Why?

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Question was asked back in 2014 and as we all know community slightly changed here. Therefore I am wondering where modern wolf of wall streets want to live.

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Apr 2, 2019

Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, most likely near Bethlehem or surrounding towns such as Nazareth or Roseto (since I'm Italian). Most of my extended family is from down there and I spent a lot of time there as a kid. Unlike MA, the grass is so green down there and the fireflies havent completely died out. People down there tend to be quite nice, and there really is so much to do. I love the semi-rural landscape dotted with small cities and remnants of once great industrial giants like Bethlehem Steel. I recognize that for a man in finance, it's not an ideal place to live and I have no intent of living there, but maybe one day I'll retire out there or at least grab a house in the more rural parts of the valley.

This is the most honest answer I could give.

Dayman?

Apr 3, 2019

That's a good reason. I did a road trip of New England with my dad a couple years ago and really liked Maine and Vermont. Cost of living might be high, but both were beautiful. I'd look into retiring there if I were to stay in the US.

Apr 2, 2019

Vermont and Maine are cool. I definitely prefer Vermont since it's kinda carving out a nice cultural niche for itself. Maine has a great coastline (used to go up to York a lot) and Portland is a nice little city. Definitely both naturally gorgeous states as well.

Dayman?

Apr 4, 2019

Wow, never thought I would see my hometown being thrown out as a place to live.

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Cheers!

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Apr 2, 2019

I might take you up on that! Bethlehem is a nice smaller city. I've had some absolutely fire Mexican food in South Side last time I was down there.

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Apr 4, 2019

I lived in that area for a few years between 4th-7th grade. Parkland school district. Absolutely loved it!

Apr 2, 2019

A lot of my relatives are in the Bangor school district. Most of my extended family down there lives in Roseto. Roseto is nice, I'm biased cus I am a proud Italian American. Got some relatives in Nazareth too. Really pretty little town.

My grandpa lives in Easton, which is a dump. He's basically gone insane tho so he enjoys it. He's pissed cus his RV keeps getting grafitti'd by a couple latin kings guys. I just want him to give me the fuckin RV so I can pay to park it in Reno for like 3 years so I can take it to Burning Man one day.

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Apr 2, 2019

I would stick to Scandinavia. Stockholm, Copenhagen or Oslo, without a doubt.

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Apr 2, 2019
QuiltEmerson:

I would stick to Scandinavia. Stockholm, Copenhagen or Oslo, without a doubt.

I back this up. Having a nice condo with a view on the canal while having a summerhouse in Portugal is dream. I also believe that a rural part of Washington State or Oregon would be nice but fuck the US right now.

Apr 4, 2019

I also believe that a rural part of Washington State or Oregon would be nice but fuck the US right now.

Care to elaborate?

Apr 3, 2019

Somewhere in Europe would be great. I have some family in Eastern Europe in a country that continues to develop very quickly and has beautiful geography, so it'll probably be pretty nice by the time I'm a lot older.

Apr 3, 2019

Estonia is not that great, come to Latvia

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Apr 4, 2019

Haven't been to Stockholm, but Oslo and Copenhagen would be awesome! Copenhagen is a really amazing city, and Oslo has access to all the natural beauty of Norway, so they're both on the list for me. I think that Barcelona would top either of those though.

Within the us, I'd say I could see myself retiring to the Tahoe area or Santa Fe. As a place to live and work though, I think San Diego would be great!

Apr 2, 2019

I would rather be a Scandinavian resident with a house in Spain, than a Spanish resident with a house in Scandinavia. But yeah, all those places are great. San Diego would be cool had it not been for the outrageous prices.

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Apr 2, 2019

yea middle of no where would be nice - maybe arizona

Apr 3, 2019

Like a true cowboy?

Apr 2, 2019

No just semi off grid

Apr 3, 2019

parts of AZ are gorgeous. definitely underrated

Apr 4, 2019

Haven't spent much time there but I feel like Flagstaff could be cool if you're outdoor-minded!

Apr 4, 2019

parts of AZ are gorgeous. definitely underrated

Scottsdale is a dream, Sedona is heaven.

Apr 3, 2019

Monaco

Apr 4, 2019

Used to work there, I agree!

Apr 3, 2019

I heard it's not actually all that nice, and there's no sense of local culture. Is that true? Also, what's the work scene there like?

Apr 3, 2019

Somewhere on the Iberian Peninsula. Cascais, Portugal perhaps

Apr 3, 2019

if I had to pick only one place and had unlimited funds and my business was mobile - San Diego

if I had current funds - right where I am

if I could pick multiple places, I'd be a constant traveller. the world is huge, why stay in one spot?

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Apr 3, 2019

Cape Town, South Africa. Best vibe & v cheap

Apr 4, 2019

just visited recently and would have to agree, great weather and CoL seems amazing. Would live in a suburb though (Simonstown, Camps Bay, etc)

Apr 4, 2019

Ditto.

La Jolla, CA, a NYC penthouse and traveling around the world the rest.

Apr 4, 2019

Maybe Amsterdam, and I'm not a coffee shop person. City is beautiful, easy to get around via bike, and the women are gorgeous (and in shape from the biking).

Apr 3, 2019

I've thought about this as well. Amsterdam felt amazing, although it seemed way too congested with tourists, but I guess this could be avoided since the CBD and main residential areas are not in the tourist areas. Plus there seems to be a good amount of AM jobs there.

Apr 4, 2019

My goal is as follows: to be domiciled in Zug, Switzerland for tax purposes (no CGT and rock bottom income taxes) but to split my time between my beach front apartment in Marbella (Spain) and my Austrian ski chalet in Ischgl.

Apr 4, 2019

I'm not sure where it'd be exactly, but I'm gonna have to say it would be in the USA. It still has more possibilities than probably any other country for the ambitious/creative person, tons of diversity and natural beauty if you care to seek it out, and a more deeply ingrained sense of freedom than probably anywhere else on earth, which will be important to combat the potential political tumult of the next 100 years

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Apr 4, 2019

I agree. People (especially Americans) love to $hit all over America, but they have no idea what the rest of the world is like - and despite the current political divide (not new btw), people still want to come here in droves.

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Apr 4, 2019

The Caribbean, particular Barbados. My wife has family friends who own property down there, we went to visit and it changed my life. I would move there in a heartbeat.

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Apr 4, 2019

Monte Carlo - it's like Southern California but without the taxes.

Apr 3, 2019
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Apr 4, 2019