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

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 - 10:28am

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 - 12:19pm

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.

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Apr 3, 2019 - 12:54pm

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 - 1:38pm

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 - 1:36pm

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.

Dayman?
Apr 2, 2019 - 10:55am

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

I don't know... Yeah. Almost definitely yes.

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Apr 3, 2019 - 12:21pm

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.

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Apr 4, 2019 - 12:20pm

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!

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Apr 4, 2019 - 12:28pm

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.

I don't know... Yeah. Almost definitely yes.

Apr 4, 2019 - 12:21pm

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

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Apr 15, 2019 - 10:02am

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?

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Apr 15, 2019 - 10:00am

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.

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

Apr 4, 2019 - 9:09am

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 - 10:20am

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

Apr 4, 2019 - 3:01pm

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

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