This list was on my Yahoo home page this morning. My idea of a great place to live doesn't mean long, cold winters, lots of rain, not much excitement, or short on charm!
I guess I have a different view of a great place to live! These were a few of the top 10 that were on the list.
Eden Prairie, MN
Pluses: Plenty of jobs, very low crime, lots for kids
Minus: Long, cold winters
Natural beauty, excellent schools, diversity
Pricey real estate, rain
Overland Park, KS
Pluses: Good schools, low cost of living
Some job losses, not much excitement
Pluses: Very low crime, inexpensive homes
Short on charm
To each his own, and I guess the job market makes some of these places appealing, but to me, long cold winters are not where I want to live.
I've been drinking my coffee and reading blogs this morning, and seeing where all the fulltimers are at and all the wonderful adventures they are having, makes me want to sell this house and hit the road. Since Margie won't come help paint, I guess I'd better get moving. Time's a wasting!