My house is on the market and there’s a good chance it will sell before the end of the summer. I want to move off of Long Island, but where?
My mother lives in Nashville, TN, but it’s expensive and I’m not sure if it’s for me. It is a really nice city. Pros - her stepkids are really nice and would be good to help me get established, very artsy, big city with lots of colleges Cons - pricey, just not sure it’s for me
Memphis, TN, is a close drive, has a good music scene, and a surprisingly vibrant reform Jewish congregation - cons, kind of midwestern, a little seedy - pros, near to my original hometown of Birmingham, driveable to New Orleans, cheaper than Nashville http://timemphis.org/
Huntsville, AL - Pros: 2 hr drive to Nashville, great engineering opportunities, affordable con: Alabama, just not sure if I can go back or not, conservatives
Columbia, MD area - Pros: could study with my yoga teacher again, Cons - pricey, very controlled suburban environment, super beige
Somewhere DCish - Pros: lots to do in DC, lots of career opportunities, lots of friends in this area Cons - not sure if I can deal with the congestion of it again
Danville, VA has this intriguing opportunity which is just so me, but when I explore it deeper I just know it’s a terrible idea. https://oldwestendva.com/ - one of these projects I get all excited about. I think I mainly like the idea of being wanted. There’s a couple of already restored houses there that interest me, but my real goal for myself was to build the house of my dreams. Pros - could be a place just for me, cheap to live there Cons - it’s in the middle of nowhere
I’d love somewhere with access to the sea or water, and affordable housing.