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Do you like where you live?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by olddaddy, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. The Caretaker
    Joined: Dec 6, 2005
    Posts: 63

    The Caretaker

    Climate is nice. Been here since '72. Lots of growth. Too many Beemers, Hummers and Rovers though. As long as the yuppie newcomers stay away from the beach I'm ok. Property is not cheap by any means.
  2. i love where i live,nice quite neighbor hood,tree lined streets ALL my neighbors know me,and always stoping by to see whats going on in my garage,no one ever complains about me working in the garage,noise,cars ect
  3. a big NO to where i live. i have been thinking that colorado would be nice. maybe around winterpark or glenwood springs area. maybe i could get a job in golden at coors suckin beer up off the brewhouse floor. or maybe just drivin a truck. mike
  4. bulletproof1
    Joined: Feb 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,080

    from tulsa okla

    i like tulsa,....big enough to have what you need yet small enough to run into people you know about everywhere...
  5. The Anarkist
    Joined: Jul 11, 2004
    Posts: 82

    The Anarkist
    from Canada

    Canada here and the answer is NO!! To much Political Correctness. Where to go? I want to go to Tasmania. Milder weather.
  6. Fat Hack
    Joined: Nov 30, 2002
    Posts: 7,709

    Fat Hack
    from Detroit

    Well, stay outta Michigan unless you dig roads so bad they could rip the wheels off a monster truck, rain or snow on 24 out of 29 days (so far this year), mosquittos galore in our two-week Summers, car thieves running around free from prosecution, jobs leaving Town every day and a failed actress from Canada in the Governor's mansion!!

    But on the other hand...there's at least ONE cruise night going on every day of the week in our short 'summer' season, there's auto parts stores everywhere you look, swap meets, junkyards, any type of specialty shop (polishing, upholstery, body, paint, macine shop, driveline specialists, etc) probably within WALKING distance (I walk by at least four auto parts stores, Mayfair Speed Shop, five body shops, one custom shop, two auto glass shops, two hardware stores, and Joe Liberty's trans shop on my way to the bookstore from my house!)

    We also host the Detroit Autorama, Detroit Billetproof, and other shows up in Kalamazoo...not to mention having several dragstrips to pick from and cheap old wrecks and an endless supply of old parts, engines and goodies if you just look around a little.

    The weather sucks, the roads are shit, criminals OWN the place and companys are closing their doors and laying workers off on a daily basis...but somehow, it's still a good place to be a car guy (or car gal)!!

    It's a hideous study in contradictions and extremes!!!:eek: :D
  7. Von Scott
    Joined: Sep 24, 2004
    Posts: 337

    Von Scott
    from fresno,ca

    Yeah well when I look out my front door I see the Veteran's Hospital, I'm a block from section 8 housing and my neighbors park on their lawns. Wanna trade?
  8. Von Scott
    Joined: Sep 24, 2004
    Posts: 337

    Von Scott
    from fresno,ca

    You still whining about last summer? It's that hot what every 5 yrs or more. There was no way it was 120! We're not in AZ ya know!
  9. Von Hartmann
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 975

    Von Hartmann
    from Byron, IL

    I live in northern IL. it's not that bad because it's pretty centrally located and there's some good shows n good people here. However beware of the cops were I live. Sometimes small town cops suck. They give tickets for things like illegal engine modification. I meen can they even do that in IL? :confused:
  10. Von Scott
    Joined: Sep 24, 2004
    Posts: 337

    Von Scott
    from fresno,ca

    Waaaay off topic, but what school?
  11. SquashThatFly
    Joined: Nov 24, 2005
    Posts: 723


    MARYLAND- i love it much as i "hate" it....i love it. warm summers, great fall with tons of cruising, chilly winters but a little heat in the garage is get the projects done in time for spring. my county borders 3 states. im 20 minutes from West Virginia...great roads for gambling and titty bars.....20 minutes from the communist state of Virginia, 30 mnutes from Pennsatucky, 1 hour from Baltimore, 1 hour from DC, 1.5 hrs from Annapolis and the Chesapeake bay, 3 hours from the beach, 2.5 hours from Philly......EVERYTHING is here.

    My family, the weather, the cities, the shit to do. Housing is blowing up in certain areas but there is planty eft and damn cheap prices. Im fresh out of college and will take a job anywhere as long as its here in teh mid-atlantic.
  12. mikeys toy
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 77

    mikeys toy
    from jOklahoma

    I hate where I am now....
    It's okay for the most part; My mortgage, taxes and insurance come to $225/mo; the 1,100 s/f house was $26,000. Gas is $1.90, tags are $32/year, insurance (liability) is $25/mo.
    easy living, some snow in the winters, some heat in the summer as well as humidity.
    If you're an old american car nut, this place is awesome; no one really cares what you do, just don't speed and don't drive through here with Ca. plates.
    I love vintage imports; there is NO market for imports here, hence my hatred...
    I moved here from the mountains of San Diego, met my wife (from the mountains near Seattle/Tacoma) and when she graduates, we are moving to a little town called Selah, Wa. (just outside Yakima).
    So the house will be for sale, and I will be GONE!!
  13. purple
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 1,331


    As I live here in NorCal, I love it. Here in Redding it is big enough to have a lot of car stuff around and good schools. There are a lot of small towns around us that you can live in and still be close enough to benefit. If you want more rural there are towns in the mountains Many on flat areas.

    Summers here are HOT, and winters are decent. Snows once every few years. But snow is nearby in the mountains to take the kids to. Also 2 ski areas are just an hour away. House prices are not too high, but were better before the big city people moved up here. Not too many well paying jobs here, I don't know what you have in mind. We are 3 hours away from Eureka, by way of a windy mountain highway. Its a straight shot to Sacramento, also about a 3 hour trip. Oh, 2 hours to the Oregon boarder. My friend rents a shop for $350 that's about 1000 sf. Any questions just PM me. Let me know what you are looking for and amount you want to spend on a house, and what line of work, I can help research that too.
  14. knotheads
    Joined: Jan 4, 2007
    Posts: 499


    wasnt it the great state of texas where former first lady, lady bird johnson initiated one of the first old car crushathons,i seem to remember a traveling crusher going from rural town to rural town and laws making it illegal to have any old non operational cars in sight. if i recall correctly we lost many many future projects to her need to clean up the rust .
  15. Thorkle Rod
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,392

    Thorkle Rod

    I love it here in Texas, It's flat here, you,can your watch dog run away for three days. The 100 degree days for 100 plus days in a row ain't bad. The metroplex has krept in on me so I built garages and barns to hide my shit. 30 years in southern California drove me out and I'm startn' to feel the same here too many people are coming with a fuck you attitude. It's these friggin cold days that get to me mainly cause I am getting older than dirt it takes a couple of hours to get the bones warm enough to move.

    Bottom line is that no matter where I go to straighten out my life I have taken the problem with me and, that's my attitude, you can change some circumstances but my attitude determines if I'm happy.
  16. ChrisinPhilly
    Joined: Apr 11, 2002
    Posts: 244


    I live in a pretty racially charged rowhouse neighborhood in South Philly, (Grays Ferry). There's constant tension. And when I go outside of my house at night I'm packing. That's just the way it is and you get used to it. Since I'm a city employee I'm not allowed to move outside the city, so I'm kinda stuck here. On the plus side,my house is paid off, taxes are real cheap, and my immediate nieghbors are cool. However, I can't wait to retire and move to the Paso Robles area, I'm absolutely in love with it. If you've never been to Paso, go there for the show, it's great, and the surrounding area is beautiful.
  17. arkracing
    Joined: Feb 7, 2005
    Posts: 891


    I F'in Hate you! If I put 26k Down on a house here my mortgage would still be $1200-$1500 for a 1500>s/f home.

    I love New England - but with CT home Prices/Taxes/Cost Of Living my wife and I have just recently though about moving a little south to PA or VA, W.VA, KY or TN.

    I don't know what to do anymore. It is difficult for a young couple to purchase a home here - even with 2 decent incomes
  18. mikeys toy
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 77

    mikeys toy
    from jOklahoma

    you can actually survive on minumum wage here
    I was born an' raised in San Diego and was paying $1,800 a month for a duplex with no heat or a/c, bad pipes and a supposed 4th bedroom which was a 8'X8' front porch
    I "Escaped" after my ex put a 10" hunting knife in me......:mad:
  19. Aman
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,522

    from Texas

    After living in five different states I can say that the grass is always greener by the shithouse. Texas is OK and I'll probably stay here the rest of my life. When I bought my first home back in 81, there was a young couple from Michigan that moved in across the street. At the time I had a 74 El cameno (sp?) in the driveway, behind locked gates. I pulled the 454 and tranny out to put in a 55 Chevy. After a few weeks of the new neighbors, I get a letter from the city demanding that I remove the El Camo from the drive way or face a stiff fine. Mind you, the car was behind a locked gate and sitting in front of my garage. The only way you could see it was from the neighbors yard across the street. Seems like the new yankees decided to be true to there tradition and reported me to the city, while all the time smiling in my face and acting like nothing was wrong. Now I know what the mexicans mean when they say "there they go acting white again" Smile in our face and turn you in to the authorities when your not looking. Point is if you don't like the neighborhood, don't think that your going to move in and "straighten these people out" it's only going to get your ass kicked.
  20. Ford Fairlane
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 178

    Ford Fairlane

    Be very careful where you move if you move to Northern California. I can’t speak for all the areas in Nor. Cal., but you said you have a four year old, and a lot of the public schools around here (East Bay Area) suck. They’re turning into jails. I’ve lived here my whole life, I love the area weather wise and it’s a beautiful place, but it is slowly and steadily changing and not for the good. It’s also very expensive to live here, so unless you have a good job already setup. Forget about it. I can barely afford to live in my own neighborhood, which is slowly going to hell. I have a good job and will need at least another ten years in order to retire. Then we plan to move somewhere where it is not as expensive, and our retirement money will go farther. I’m sure we’ll have to sacrifice the mild weather we have now, for a different extreme.
    I wish you good luck, on whatever you decide.
  21. Don Lyon
    Joined: Jan 18, 2007
    Posts: 275

    Don Lyon

    North Idaho (Panhandle),50 miles from Spokane.Good hunting, fishing,seasonal car season, usually about 8 months. Then you can spend the winter getting ready for spring.I migrated from LasVegas, culture shock for sure, but licensing, insurance, cost of living made it worth the move.
  22. I'm just brand new to HAMB membership but have been rodding since 1968. Retired from "corporate" life 3 years ago in SE Michigan and moved to Southern coastal Oregon (7 miles from Calif). It's been both good and bad. The bad is missing family & friends.

    Moving should'nt be a spontaeous thing. (just my opinion) it took me 2+ years of study: looking at weather history, costs, economic conditions (Jobs),ethnic patterns, availability of shopping & interests for your family etc... I wanted to be near the Pacific Ocean and near wilderness areas (found both). Luckly being retired I don't worry about employment for heath insurance or all the other perc.'s . We are about 100 miles from Medford and Eureka-Arcata (major cities) and life is great. Bad weather here is 80 inches of rain in 4-5 months but not a bit of snow. Cold overight is in the 30's

    I know wordy but i suggest: travel, pick your spots, and then talk to Hamber's or others in your field of interests.

    FYI weather history average for 30 years is available on some web sites.
  23. notebooms
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
    Posts: 2,076

    Alliance Member

    i live in san jose, ca and i think the bay area rules.

    i think all us bay area folks together have basically created a traditional / hot rod mecca here.... and pretty much everyone involved in it are great people.

    its fucking expensive here. we just complain about it every once in a while, and deal with it. i've got a small house, and im cool with it.

    live close to work, around like minded people, work hard, have a good sex life and do fun stuff you like. pick a place where you can hang with the weather, and dont complain.

    by the way-- i liked living in socal too.
    good luck,

    -scott noteboom
  24. Hell, Matt, you might as well be from SOUTHERN NorCal... you don't know what the REAL NorCal is!!!

    (oh, yeah, you've been up here before.....never mind...)
  25. Michigan Rick
    Joined: Mar 21, 2002
    Posts: 259

    Michigan Rick
    from Owosso Mi.

    Hey olddaddy............try works every time.

    Michigan Rick
  26. SquashThatFly
    Joined: Nov 24, 2005
    Posts: 723


    thats awesome. i just did that and in the top 10 were the town i just moved from, the town im living in now and the town im moving to next month. weird
  27. willys33
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 144

    from New Mexico

    Used to live in Lakeland, Fl but got tired of trying to figure out where I was at after each hurricane! Population explosion, insurance explosion, taxes explosion...etc. Moved to southern New Mexico last spring. Rural, mountains several miles away, old car junkyards and people that say hi and hold the door for you. Not sorry I moved.
  28. willys33
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 144

    from New Mexico

    Used to live in Lakeland, Fl but got tired of walking back home after each hurricane and buying someone else's house thru insurance. Moved to southern NM last spring. Rural, mountains, old junkyards and even have a Wally World! People say hi and hold the door for you. No regrets.
  29. I like my little part of the world I have carved out for myself here in Md. I have finally got some privacy that a couple of acres affords and I am working on my dream garage. Carlisle and Hershey swap meets are close and the rodding comunity is strong. Other than having to deal with the sometimes miserable winters, and no one hates winter more than I, life is good. When I get the hankerin' to check out other parts of the country, I'll just have to fly there for now. Been to California a couple of times and Bonnieville too. Someday I hope to have enough time off to actually drive my car out there......someday.......

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  30. Hell YES, just got my arse out of that cold dump Melbourne and loving the Sunshine Coast of Queensland!
    Pelican Waters, the year round temp is right the place is fantastic.
    I have died and gone to heaven!

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