If you could live any place in the world, where would you choose to live?If I could live anywhere on earth, I would have to see if my daughter and granddaughter would be near to me.  If not, I...

If you could live any place in the world, where would you choose to live?

If I could live anywhere on earth, I would have to see if my daughter and granddaughter would be near to me.  If not, I need to be near them.  However, I would chose to go to Honolulu, Hawaii.  Most beautiful place that I have been.  Plus, it is still the United States...by plane not that far away.  Sit on the beach and contemplate and read and sip fuzzy navels.  Heaven on earth!

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William Delaney | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The French Riviera looked pretty attractive the one time I was there. Hawaii seems attractive, too, but Honolulu is getting to be too big and crowded. I have lived in California all my life, except for a couple of years in Tucson, Arizona, and I think I would live in Santa Barbara if it wasn't so expensive. I would like to live in a residential hotel with daily maid service and room service and bellhops and a coffee shop on the premises and essential shops close by. That lifestyle used to be feasible on a moderate income, but seems impossible now.

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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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The Amalfi Coast in Italy. It is breathtakingly beautiful. I would love to go back there again someday on vacation, but to actually live there full time would be amazing. There is so much fresh air, blue water, history, friendly people and fresh marvelous food. So, in conclusion, Italy and particularly the Amalfi Coast area.

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I absolutely love Europe, and after visiting there many times (and spending more than half a century living in Florida), I think living on the European coast would be a great place to retire. The Italian or Spanish coast or possibly the French Riviera would be a terrific place to begin each new day, and the slow pace and ever-present beaches would perfectly suit my lifestyle. Runner-up: An island in the Caribbean, St. Thomas perhaps.  

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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This is a great question! I'm laughing at my own mental response to #5, because San Diego tops my list of places I would not want to live, ever. I've spent some time there over the years as one of my brothers lives there, and every time I've come away thinking it was the hottest, dirtiest, crummiest place ever.

I would like to be somewhere that has actual seasons, though not extreme ones. I need to be near mountains, but I like to be able to get to the ocean from time to time. I think I would like the rainy side of Washington state or Oregon best; there are nice small towns in the Cascades that would be perfect.

 PS - Pohnpei wouldn't be too hard to take either!  :)

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mizzwillie | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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I, too, would choose to live near my children especially my only grandchild which means I probably would stay in Minnesota or Wisconsin.  However, if I could vacation in only one place, I would want it to be in South America.  I first thought of Sienna, Italy, but I've spent much more time in South America and love it there.  Argentina would be my first choice with Bolivia my alternate.  Both have people I love, and I love the nightlife of sitting outside when it is cool to enjoy the people, the continuous conversation, and the food.  I also love the strolling musicians or dancers in Argentina.  Maybe Argentina would be my ultimate choice.

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shake99 | Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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I would love to live in the mountains somewhere. There is something about the feeling and the atmosphere in the mountains that you cannot get anywhere else. Maybe it's just the view. The problem is that mountain communities are so far away from all the other things that I'm so used to.

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e-martin | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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If the living were free and/or I have lots of money in the bank, I'd make a home in Europe. Southern Italy would be my number one choice. I am not sure that I would want to live there year-round. Most likely I'd want to keep a vacation home in the US too. 

Having visited Italy I know that I enjoy the landscape. Also for me, Italy is a foreign country. This allows for an added bit of romance/inspiration. 

(Oh, but I might also look into living in New Zealand. English + beaches + mountains + relatively-enlightened government = a nice place to live.)

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Michael Ugulini | (Level 3) Educator

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I would choose San Diego, California. It's the nicest city I've visited. The climate is exceptional, the whole ambiance of the place is great. I love the naval history of the region, the people, the beaches, the exceptional outdoor activities available  and the great restaurants. In addition, it's in the United States so all the facilities, amenities, shopping, medicines, opportunities, and more, that I'm accustomed to are readily available. Furthermore, if push came to shove, I could get there by land if need be, by car or rail. In addition, I'm a big Major League Baseball fan so I could go see the San Diego Padres play in their beautiful downtown ballpark on a regular basis in the spring, summer, and fall.

San Diego

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I've lived in Honolulu (went to HS there) and it's great.  I'd live there again in a heartbeat if it weren't so expensive.  But as far as the place I'd MOST like to live, I'd have to go with where I grew up.  Honolulu is a big city that happens to have an ocean near it.  I'd prefer to live on Pohnpei where it isn't so built up.  Sure, there are problems like a bad economy.  But just in terms of it being a beautiful place to live, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be.  Of course, that may be just nostalgia talking.  Anyway, here's a link that shows how beautiful it is.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I would like to live near family too.  I do not think I would change where I live now, because I have moved around a lot and I am tired of moving.  I feel like I have chosen a good place to live.  If I had a summer house or vacation house, I would want it to be in the English countryside, in Kent probably, because I enjoyed visiting there.

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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If you could live any place in the world, where would you choose to live?

If I could live anywhere on earth, I would have to see if my daughter and granddaughter would be near to me.  If not, I need to be near them.  However, I would chose to go to Honolulu, Hawaii.  Most beautiful place that I have been.  Plus, it is still the United States...by plane not that far away.  Sit on the beach and contemplate and read and sip fuzzy navels.  Heaven on earth!

I have a married brother and a married sister who each spent a year to three years living in Honolulu, and they both (along with each of their spouses) have declared, "Hawaii is awesome. To visit. Not so great to live there."

I guess even paradise gets old!

If I could live anywhere, I'd try to be within 3 hours of family, in the mountains, and probably on a lake. I've lived in a lot of places and have truly come to understand the meaning of "home is where the heart is" but I like temperate climate with a distinct four seasons, and I'd take mountain lakes any day over the ocean.

I also would definitely stay in the United States.

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abadoodle | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

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I love to live in California! I've been there once, and I just thought it was so pretty and I loved the beaches. I want to be anywhere that there is a beach for me to relax on.

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luiji | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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I would want to live in a houseboat on the Murray River in Australia. I would go fishing everyday, and just spend my days relaxing...

...Will always be a dream, though.... :(

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makenzelee | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

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I would LOVE to live in puerto rico only because i love the way the words roll off the tongue. Haha! Also, more reasonable, i would love to live in Northern Ireland because it seems perfect for golfing! (and my dream husband Rory Mcilroy lives there! ) :)

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discussion1984 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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I'm going to say California or Spain! The weather, geography and culture is amazing, and they all speak Spanish!

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hell-boy- | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) eNoter

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I wouldn't centre my 'home' in any particular place because if I could live in anyplace in the world it would be on the move. Travelling around the world to every country and every continent because I've always had a thing for travel; seeing the wonders, having the memories and just embracing the whole earth.

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suzannah304 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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If I  could i wouldn't live in a single place but wander all over the world and get to know the people and the nature more closely.

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quantatanu | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I will live in a place where "home" exists and not apartments. Where my near and dear ones stay, where world is not total machine but birds still construct their nests in my home tree and wakes me up in the morning. I live in a land of rivers and mountains but I will always need good medical facility to be not so far from home. 

A few years back I had a dream of roaming around the world, I still do dream so, but a different sense have gradually becoming stronger in me, I am feeling more and more dreaming to get back to my place of birth and stay there in a nice small house, doing research in Physics as well as fishing and boating, playing with childrens in the green fields,  walking by the peddy fields and tea-gardens. I was born in a place full of hills and tea-gardens... its Assam, India. I think you have heard of Assam Tea. But my place is not developed, it lacks good medical & educational facility and in other infrastructure, but I will try to contribute to develope educational status of the place at least by teaching the kids. As I am growing the thought of going back home is growing faster. I will love to be in the home where my parents stay and grand father and mother once lived. 

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