your ideal place to live? in General Discussion Posted April 25, 2006 · Edited July 25, 2006 by loveliberate Hello All! This is one of my favorite subjects of discussion and/or daydreaming. I'vr traveled around the US quite a bit, plus a little in Canada & Mexico. I'm constantly reading about places that interest me... Anyway here are my top picks: #1. Cascadia! In all my travels & reading, I have not found a place that beats this region - at least for my particular lifestyle & interests, etc. The exact borders vary a bit depending on who you talk with but at a minimum it includes the land from the top of the Cascade mountains west to the coast, plus outlying islands. NW California is on the southern end and SW British Columbia is up top - Oregon and Washington are the core. Others extend Cascadia north to Alaska and south to the Bay area in Cali and inland to anywhere in the Columbia river drainage. Elsewhere in North America: - Asheville & Western North Carolina or just the southern Appalachians in general is my favorite part of the SE US. - In the NE, the Vermont & New Hampshire / Northern Appalachians region is nice. - Heading west, I like the highlands of the SW: Colorado, New Mexico & Arizona plus NW Sonora in Mexico. I hate Phoenix, most other cities & towns are nice. - The Northern Rockies in western Wyoming & Montana are really nice - Missoula would be my first pick for a town to live in. - In Canada, I really want to explore BC & Alberta more. Both appeal to me in different ways as a place to live. In Latin America: - Costa Rica & Argentina sound nice. Maybe Venezuala? And Beyond: - New Zealand - SW Europe: Switzerland, France & Italy I hope this thread keeps going!