HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > City Discussions


View Poll Results: If you won lottery money, would you move to a new locale?
Nah, I'm good where I'm at 45 67.16%
Probably, I do have a "dream" city 11 16.42%
Hard Yes, I can't leave fast enough 11 16.42%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Sep 29, 2022, 11:12 PM
Steely Dan's Avatar
Steely Dan Steely Dan is offline
devout Pizzatarian
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Lincoln Square, Chicago
Posts: 27,771
If you won lottery money, would you move to a new locale?

i've noticed several formers recently saying things along the lines of "i like where at i'm at in city X, but if i had unlimited resources, i'd rather be in city Y".


let's say you got stupid lucky tonight playing the lottery and woke up $5M richer tomorrow morning, are you sticking around your current town, or are you bolting for greener pastures elsewhere in the world?

including "why's" and "where's" in your answer will make it more interesting.

if you're a modern globe-trotting work-from-anywhere digital nomad, this thread doesn't really apply to you. this is for those with a well defined "home" where they live most of their day to day life (not including travel and maybe a vacation property somewhere).
__________________
"every time a strip mall dies, an angel gets its wings"

Last edited by Steely Dan; Sep 29, 2022 at 11:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Sep 29, 2022, 11:17 PM
James Bond Agent 007's Avatar
James Bond Agent 007 James Bond Agent 007 is offline
Posh
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
Posts: 20,538
This is the kind of question I've often pondered to myself, and always end up concluding that there's no real conclusion for me.

Even with unlimited $$, there's no real "perfect" or "ideal" place in the world for me. There are some places that are better than others, for sure, but no place that really sticks out. Even among the better places on my list, all involve a series of tradeoffs where I would be sacrificing something to get something else.

So if I won heaps of money in the lottery, I don't know what I'd really do. I might just stay in KC.
__________________
"There's two kinds of men in the world. Those who have a crush on Linda Ronstadt, and those who never heard of her." - Willie Nelson
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Sep 29, 2022, 11:18 PM
Centropolis's Avatar
Centropolis Centropolis is offline
disneypilled verhoevenist
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: crystal pepsi tesseract
Posts: 11,784
I’d upgrade my St. Louis digs for sure since I’m so rooted here, build a new wrap around porched bungalow on my ranch with prodigious landscaping (lined with poplars) and a long entrance road, and have a modest summer cabin in Taos. Perhaps a condo in Playa Del Rey (or similar) close to LAX.

Four houses is really too much to screw with though.
__________________
You may Think you are vaccinated but are you Maxx-Vaxxed ™!? Find out how you can “Maxx” your Covid-36 Vaxxination today!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Sep 29, 2022, 11:21 PM
Sam Hill's Avatar
Sam Hill Sam Hill is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Denver
Posts: 854
Yes. Manhattan. Because it would suit my preferred lifestyle, and because there’s something comforting about being in a place like Manhattan that makes me feel like I’m tucked deep into civilization. I’m weird like that.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Sep 29, 2022, 11:22 PM
Sam Hill's Avatar
Sam Hill Sam Hill is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Denver
Posts: 854
Good question btw
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Sep 29, 2022, 11:26 PM
pj3000's Avatar
pj3000 pj3000 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pittsburgh & Miami
Posts: 6,938
I’d likely stay in my place in Pittsburgh, with a bunch more upgrades. Pittsburgh is close to lots of family and friends… I’ll never fully leave Western Pennsylvania. My roots here run pretty deep and this is really a beautiful area of our country.

I’m fortunate and grateful to have a second (modest) home in Miami, so I’m able to spend significant time down there as well.

If $25M came my way, I’d probably buy few more small, comfortable places… likely one in Brazil, one in NYC, and one somewhere else internationally probably.

But overall, no, I’d pretty much stay put in da ‘Burgh as my primary location, traveling to other spots for long getaways to spice things up.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Sep 29, 2022, 11:40 PM
badrunner badrunner is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 2,547
I would move a little bit closer to the beach.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Sep 29, 2022, 11:53 PM
Buckeye Native 001 Buckeye Native 001 is offline
E pluribus unum
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 31,049
I'd buy a house in Flagstaff, but I have no desire to move.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Sep 30, 2022, 12:01 AM
chris08876's Avatar
chris08876 chris08876 is offline
NYC/NJ/Miami-Dade
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Riverview Estates Fairway (PA)
Posts: 42,892
I've move to Dat Doc Beach in Vietnam. The Vietnamese people are very good people. I know plenty in my personal life. Good food, good culture, friendly people. Plus as a way to get away from it all and enjoy nature. No stress, nature and opportunities for expats on a side note.

I'd use the money to buy this. Live on the beach. American dollar can go very far.



Image Credit: https://www.google.com/travel/hotels...AAAAHQAAAAAQAw


Than would just buy out a hotel and manage it as a side job to have continuous income. If I ever need to get to Ho Chi Minh City, local airport on the island, maybe for a nice weekend getaway or for business.

Use the rest of the money to travel the world as I would hire a hotel manager in time.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Sep 30, 2022, 12:03 AM
PhillyRising's Avatar
PhillyRising PhillyRising is offline
America's Hometown
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Lionville, PA
Posts: 11,663
I would like to retire to Rehoboth Beach, DE...the money would get me one of the fancy houses along the south end of the boardwalk.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Sep 30, 2022, 12:12 AM
James Bond Agent 007's Avatar
James Bond Agent 007 James Bond Agent 007 is offline
Posh
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
Posts: 20,538
Quote:
Originally Posted by James Bond Agent 007 View Post
This is the kind of question I've often pondered to myself, and always end up concluding that there's no real conclusion for me.

Even with unlimited $$, there's no real "perfect" or "ideal" place in the world for me. There are some places that are better than others, for sure, but no place that really sticks out. Even among the better places on my list, all involve a series of tradeoffs where I would be sacrificing something to get something else.

So if I won heaps of money in the lottery, I don't know what I'd really do. I might just stay in KC.
Maybe here:
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.9375...7i16384!8i8192

Or here:
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5139...7i16384!8i8192

Or here:
https://www.google.com/maps/@48.0959...7i13312!8i6656

Or here:
https://www.google.com/maps/@48.9063...7i13312!8i6656

Or here:
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3595...7i16384!8i8192

Or here:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.5034...7i16384!8i8192

Or here:
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9647...7i16384!8i8192

Or here:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2220...7i13312!8i6656

Or here:
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.0934...7i13312!8i6656
__________________
"There's two kinds of men in the world. Those who have a crush on Linda Ronstadt, and those who never heard of her." - Willie Nelson
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Sep 30, 2022, 12:53 AM
SIGSEGV's Avatar
SIGSEGV SIGSEGV is offline
He/his/him. >~<, QED!
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Loop, Chicago
Posts: 5,528
I'd probably buy a mountain cottage somewhere for skiing or when it's too hot in Chicago and probably live in a fancier condo....
__________________
And here the air that I breathe isn't dead.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Sep 30, 2022, 1:02 AM
AviationGuy AviationGuy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 4,810
I wouldn't be able to leave fast enough. Even though I've been in Texas my entire life, the culture wars that dominate the news mean "enough is enough". There's no place I like more than Santa Fe. The high elevation, the mountains, the snow, the cool nights during the summer, and hassle free life are what I would look forward to. Second in line would be Boulder. Gorgeous area but too congested and too close to Denver. But I do like it.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Sep 30, 2022, 1:35 AM
llamaorama llamaorama is offline
Unicorn Wizard!
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,097
I don't know if even the lottery is enough to set you up long term in a dream, but even pretending this was a "money is no object" scenario, it's a hard question.

I don't know if I would stay in Texas or the South. But I wouldn't go overseas. I wouldn't go somewhere like Hawaii where I wouldn't fit in.

I would want to live somewhere low key that is not "paradise" by any stretch of the imagination but allows for things conducive to everyday wellness and sanity. I would want to own a modest but nice house with enough of a yard for things like a garden. It would be in a neighborhood that is quiet but also walkable with a really diverse assortment of things nearby. So it would be in a city. I would rather travel places and stay in nice hotels or vacation properties than deal with owning one.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Sep 30, 2022, 1:46 AM
Yuri's Avatar
Yuri Yuri is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,178
I’d remain in São Paulo, but part-year in London wouldn’t hurt. And of course, several vacations during the year.
__________________
London - São Paulo - Rio de Janeiro - Londrina - Frankfurt
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted Sep 30, 2022, 3:57 AM
Steely Dan's Avatar
Steely Dan Steely Dan is offline
devout Pizzatarian
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Lincoln Square, Chicago
Posts: 27,771
As for me, I'd stay put.

Hell, I don't think we'd even buy a different home in Chicago because we love our individual block so damn much (lots of neighbor-friends with 32 kids under the age of 10).

I'd park the 5 mil in some safe-ish investments and try to live off the interest and take it pretty easy.

The one extravagance we'd probably go for would be more frequent and exotic travel to places further afield than our typical tours road tripping around flyover country.
__________________
"every time a strip mall dies, an angel gets its wings"
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted Sep 30, 2022, 5:45 AM
homebucket homebucket is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The Bay
Posts: 6,549
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
i've noticed several formers recently saying things along the lines of "i like where at i'm at in city X, but if i had unlimited resources, i'd rather be in city Y".


let's say you got stupid lucky tonight playing the lottery and woke up $5M richer tomorrow morning, are you sticking around your current town, or are you bolting for greener pastures elsewhere in the world?

including "why's" and "where's" in your answer will make it more interesting.

if you're a modern globe-trotting work-from-anywhere digital nomad, this thread doesn't really apply to you. this is for those with a well defined "home" where they live most of their day to day life (not including travel and maybe a vacation property somewhere).
Same city. It's urban enough without feeling overwhelming, has great weather and accessibility to outdoor and cultural attractions, is visually appealing with scenery/landmarks, and most of my friends/family are located here as it's where I was born and raised. While I wouldn't mind trying a few other cities out for a few years but since the question is specifically about establishing a "home", I'd still pick the Bay Area.

Since we're talking about unlimited resources, I'd just get multiple residences. Multiple places sprinkled throughout like a place in the Inner Richmond, Pac Heights, as well as a penthouse at 181 Fremont, a place up in the Berkeley hills, a place down by the water in Tiburon/Belvedere, a cabin in Point Reyes, and a cabin up in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Places that I can enjoy and host family and friends.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #18  
Old Posted Sep 30, 2022, 5:52 AM
AviationGuy AviationGuy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 4,810
Quote:
Originally Posted by homebucket View Post
Same city. It's urban enough without feeling overwhelming, has great weather and accessibility to outdoor and cultural attractions, is visually appealing with scenery/landmarks, and most of my friends/family are located here as it's where I was born and raised. While I wouldn't mind trying a few other cities out for a few years but since the question is specifically about establishing a "home", I'd still pick the Bay Area.

Since we're talking about unlimited resources, I'd just get multiple residences. Multiple places sprinkled throughout like a place in the Inner Richmond, Pac Heights, as well as a penthouse at 181 Fremont, a place up in the Berkeley hills, a place down by the water in Tiburon/Belvedere, a cabin in Point Reyes, and a cabin up in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Places that I can enjoy and host family and friends.
I have to say I love Sausalito. I forgot to mention it when I brought up Santa Fe.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #19  
Old Posted Sep 30, 2022, 6:18 AM
homebucket homebucket is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The Bay
Posts: 6,549
Quote:
Originally Posted by AviationGuy View Post
I have to say I love Sausalito. I forgot to mention it when I brought up Santa Fe.
Sausalito is great and really beautiful. The reason why I didn't select it is because most of the houses there are on hills, and I already have other residences in hills/mountains in mind. And while they do have houses on the water, those are houseboats. I'm not sure I'd want to live on a houseboat. But with Belvedere, I can have a place that's right on the water with a view of SF and have a place to dock my sailboat.

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...0_M15025-75477
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #20  
Old Posted Sep 30, 2022, 11:28 AM
Innsertnamehere's Avatar
Innsertnamehere Innsertnamehere is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 9,968
Probably to a nicer part of the GTA, Likely buy a house in downtown Burlington or a larger home in downtown Hamilton, but not anywhere substantial.
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > City Discussions
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 7:12 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.