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October 01, 2004

Seriously? Little Rock, Arkansas??

Inspired by my friend Shaithis yesterday, I checked out FindYourSpot.com to find out what areas of the United States are perfect for me. There's a questionaire and you have to enter you name and address (as you do everywhere...just opt out of the "special offers"), then you get a list of 24 places that fit within your preferences.

They do ask you what region of the US you would like to live in, but they don't ask you if there are any areas you would NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES EVER, EVER, EVER live, like Texas, which seems to be the fatal flaw in the system (I want to apologize to anyone from Texas or in Texas who just loves Texas and can't stand to see it besmirched. I have a prejudice against Texas and I'm not afraid to admit it).

I also have a slight issue with most of the South. I'm not good with heat and humidity or hurricanes, so that wipes out much of that area. I'm from California and therefore have an automatic "thing" about Florida.

The most shocking thing, however, is that apparently my most compatible spot is Little Rock, Arkansas! What? Need I repeat that I'm not really a fan of the South? There were predictible answers like Honolulu, Palo Alto (where the median house price is $882,000--oh sure!), Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Portland, Santa Barbara, even San Diego. Hartford, CT showed up, as did two places in New Mexico (yay!). Then there were (again with the South!) Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Charleston, and Shreveport!

I really don't want to move, but with housing prices continuing to climb in San Diego (do I appear to be a person able to afford a $500,000 three bedroom house?), Frinklin and I are beginning to entertain the thought.

No Michigan at all, anywhere. Hm.

Posted by Ensie at October 1, 2004 05:11 PM


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