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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%
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Old Posted Oct 4, 2022, 6:24 PM
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Richy sprawl is often surprisingly bicycle friendly. Look at Denver. Its chock full of McMansions with dedicated bike paths everywhere. Yeah none of my plans exclude cycling.
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Richy sprawl is often surprisingly bicycle friendly. Look at Denver. Its chock full of McMansions with dedicated bike paths everywhere. Yeah none of my plans exclude cycling.
the roads in the woodfield area so ridiculously bike un-friendly, that they've actually signed some of the sidewalks that do exist as bike routes.

pedestrians are so few and far between in that area that it probably is on ok-ish solution.

there are also so damn many parking lots that you can actually sometimes use them as workarounds for the harrier streets and intersections, but then you'll also sometimes just run into dead-ends where shit doesn't connect and you get dumped out onto a super-busy high-speed 6 lane stroad with no traffic signal.
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No, unless I could afford to move all my family and friends.

I'm very close with my family and see them multiple times a week. I have no interest in leaving that.

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Looks like the pulse of this thread has shifted to an overwhelming majority of "no" being the answer.
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Interestingly, almost all of the folks that would opt to move are in Sunbelty areas. TX, FL, and CA.
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Looks like the pulse of this thread has shifted to an overwhelming majority of "no" being the answer.
This forum is starting to skew older; people with young families, aging parents, established roots and so on. I thin if this question was posed 20 years ago, most would move. Including me.
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This forum is starting to skew older; people with young families, aging parents, established roots and so on. I thin if this question was posed 20 years ago, most would move. Including me.
Yeah, there's definitely some truth there.

Though I was a "no" even 20 years ago.

Replace Micheal Husmer's name with mine in the article below and you've basically got my life story.

https://www.theonion.com/unambitious...liv-1819575312
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Probably not.

I would use the money to travel a bit, but I wouldn't want to risk losing it all.
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This forum is starting to skew older; people with young families, aging parents, established roots and so on. I thin if this question was posed 20 years ago, most would move. Including me.
We've also gained the time and the resources to move where we want to be, for those of us who wanted to move when we were younger.
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I would stay where I'm at as a home base, but with that kind of coin I would certainly temporarily rent a lot of furnished places around the world as I see fit..Maybe hotel suites for a month at a time..Like others, I wouldn't leave my roots permanently.
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Interestingly, almost all of the folks that would opt to move are in Sunbelty areas. TX, FL, and CA.
Let's try to figure it out:

Nah, I'm good where I'm at
AaronPGH (Pittsburgh), Altoic, Atlas, benp, blorkishdork, Buckeye Native 001, cabasse, Cory, craigs, DetroitSky, dimondpark, eschaton (Pittsburgh), Gordo, hipster duck (Toronto), homebucket (San Francisco), iheartthed (New York), jigglysquishy, JManc (Houston), just a dummy, Kngkyle (Chicago), LAsam, left of center, lio45, LosAngelesSportsFan, MayDay, mousquet (Paris), muertecaza (Phoenix), PhilliesPhan (Philadelphia), pico44, pj3000 (Pittsburgh), Quixote, Razor, Ronin, SIGSEGV, Steely Dan (Chicago), Streamliner, TempleGuy1000, TWAK, Vlajos, xzmattzx, Yuri (São Paulo)

Probably, I do have a "dream" city
creamcityleo79, DCReid, Double L, jd3189, PhillyRising, photoLith, SpawnOfVulcan, TexasPlaya, Tom In Chicago (Chicago), TonyTone

Hard Yes, I can't leave fast enough
austlar1 (Austin), AviationGuy, bobdreamz, chris08876 (New York - suburbs), IluvATX, MolsonExport (London, Ontario), Sam Hill, SD_Phil, UrbanImpact, Urbannizer, urban_encounter

There are others that I think I know, but they might have moved.
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No, unless I could afford to move all my family and friends.

I'm very close with my family and see them multiple times a week. I have no interest in leaving that.

The most important thing in any community is ultimately the people.
It's nice to meet new people, to make new friends.


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with something like 75% of the land in the woodfield area reserved for surface parking lots, at least you know you'll never be without a parking spot.
That's horrible. They should at least to plant tons of trees to hide this monstruosity a bit.
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If I win the $580,000 Lottario Id likely stay renting on Dupont Ave and stick 90% of the winnings into a one year GIC paying out 4.5%.

I would wait until the 'everything bubble' bursts, and buy a 1 bed , 2 bath or 2 bed 2 bath condo outright. It'd likely be at the edge of Toronto or southern edge of Markham or Vaughan within a 10 minute walk of Yonge and Steeles or Bathurst and Steeles to catch the TTC to work.

Now if I won over $2,000,000 Id take a hard look at Merchandise Lofts. Id wait 1-2 years for a likely 30-35% correction in prices and then buy a loft there outright. That would leave me with at least $1,300,000. If I stuck $1,000,000 of that into that same 4.5% GIC , Id be looking at at least $37,000 per year after tax which would more than cover the condo fees, property taxes, hydro, gas, water, food, internet, phone and TTC metropass.
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If I win $5 mil net after taxes, I would buy a 2 bedroom condo in downtown LA for my weekend spot /office / crash pad, a nice house in Pasadena as our permanent residence (along the arroyo or the area overlooking the rose bowl) and a cabin in the Sierra. Would buy the condo and cabin cash, roughly $2 million total, and partially finance the house which would be around $2 million (500k loan). Still leaves me a decent amount of money in reserve plus it's still work
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*edit* I just now realize I completely misunderstood Yuri's post. This is what an English degree from Chapman University gets you

I'm in Northern Arizona, nowhere near Pittsburgh even though I enjoyed my brief visit to that city years ago. There's some eerie similarities between it and my hometown of Cincinnati, even though Pittsburgh is far more industrial.

If I ever moved back to Ohio (I won't) my first choice would be Columbus not because of Ohio State (although that wouldn't hurt), but I because my career is in civil service and Columbus is the literal heart of Ohio government. Cost of living there is a hell of a lot cheaper than Flagstaff and Phoenix and I don't really need much besides a Buckeye Basement and dogs to keep myself entertained.

Then again, my parents live two hours away in Phoenix/Mesa and they're not getting any younger. My gf is one of those rare native Arizonans and her mom lives in Phoenix. There's also my pension. I'm less than a year from 40 and that's probably going to be important the older I get...

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Yep. Id move to Los Angeles. Buy some cool bungalow in Sherman Oaks and live a nice blue pilled valley life of chain restaurants and conspicuous consumerism. 100 percent not kidding.
Used to be that's really all anyone could ever want out of this life, everything else was noise. The valley still has a throwback vibe in many ways.

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I simply hate changes except changes that only have pros and no cons. Moving would always have pros and cons. So I would rather stay. Money could still be spent on upgrading the existing house.

You can always have a second or third apartment somewhere, but there only is one home. I like the idea of basically living the same way as before, but with much more money. Then the changes are mostly positive.

The YouTube channel "Architectural Digest" has a lot of videos of celebrities showing their fancy homes. While it it nice to have a little more space, those are not places where I want to live. If a house is so big that you need staff to run it, it is too big. I do not want other people in my house. A house has to be small enough that I can do all the cleaning and all the work in the garden on my won. Becoming a millionaire would not change that.
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