What city would you pick to live in?
Inside the Beltway is expensive (Hell, a lot of "outside the Beltway" isn't exactly cheap either, as far as that goes). Not 100% sure what it was like when I was in my mid-20s, but I expect it was still pretty costly.But I'm an ignoramus about D.C. these days. It might be in the upper stratosphere as non-affordable.
Right. I would love to have lived in San Diego but I couldn't have afforded it.Depends on affordability, really.
NY or San Diego if you could afford it.
Philly or D.C. if you couldn't.
But I'm an ignoramus about D.C. these days. It might be in the upper stratosphere as non-affordable.
Solid choice here.Reno.
Small town which, because of the casinos, is open 24/7 for trouble. Perfect climate for an easterner cuz you got all four seasons but none of em too severe (you can visit 14 ft of snow in literally 15 minutes while getting less than a foot total each year in town). Job market so-so, but cheap living. And it is the best town in America to get out of. Burning man desert stuff, Pyramid Lake (a tiny leftover sea with its own monster), top-notch flyfishing in the E Walker River and other runoff cricks, Tahoe (Emerald Bay, nude beaches, Shakespeare on the Lake, night life, great closer for dates that begin in Reno), Yosemite and tremendous find your own slices o' heaven an hour away in the Sierras, 4 hrs over the hump to San Francisco, and $40 Vegas flights running day & night.
This is really it - lots of different places this can be accomplished. Start drinking early, so the bad decisions are hopefully over and done with by this age. And don't get tied down with anyone unless it's of the literal sense because at this stage in life the options are limitless. Then just navigate these few years without anyone dying before considering settling down.Oh, also would have started drinking before my mid 20s & also banged more women & had less relationships since they didn't pan out anyway.
I've lived in California all my life. I'm currently about 20 minutes from the beach. The taxes are outrageous and congestion is getting worse (the magnitude of recent wildfires is also quite troubling).You could have at my age until everyone figured out the beaches and weather. Then it was over.
I first moved to CLT in 2005 when I was 35. At that time, I would never recommend CLT to a 25 year old. Good place for me to work, go back to Fort Mill SC and raise my family.At 25 I was working for Duke Energy working in Charlotte making $75000. I should have accepted that job in DC making slightly less but I chose the money. Bad mistake. In hindsight I should have gone to DC or at the very least instead of partying my ### off bought a ton of rentals in the area and be set for life right now. Live and learn
Replacements!The Twin Cities was pretty sweet. Good music scene back in the 80's, and I am not talking Prince although I have no problem with him its just that the blues scene was better. The demographics for the 20 to 30 year old aqe cohort were 65% female or a 2 to 1 ratio. These woman were college educated, fitness freaks and mostly tall Nordic blondes. It was a paradise for a guy.