Would you live in a expensive city because of the scenery and things to do?
OR would you live in a decent/small city that doesn’t make you so broke?
For example. I think southern California in LA county is a nice place and I’d like to live there (depending what area). It is near beaches, it has warm sunny weather, can go to mountains to ski, go to Hollywood and see the fun events, etc. There’s just so much going on for that area. BUT it’s so expensive! It’s about 1,000 for a decent 1 bedroom apartment which is difficult to find. Maybe even 1,000 for a studio. Not to mention traffic can be insane.
Even though I like that part of California, I think I would rather stay here in Ohio. I live in a smaller city but it’s growing, I’d say we have a lot going for ourselves. Jobs are easier to find than California, houses are cheaper, less traffic, we have Cedar Point (best theme park!), the big zoo (rated top zoos in nation), lake eerie, water parks, snowboarding during winter, etc.
Although Ohio isn’t as exciting as California, I’d be able to have MORE money and be able to travel all around the world. I’d be less likely to do that if I lived in California. Plus, I have family here.