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Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Find your spot.

Thanks to Tootie who reminded me of www.findyourspot.com. A GREAT website that my friend Tasha had told me about a few years ago, that gives you recommendation on places you would like to live after you answer list of questions. I have taken this quiz many times with Jeff but tonight did it just based on me and what I like. While the answers are pretty similar it was interesting to see what came up once I took the skiing factor out.

Here were my top recommended cities in order of what they think I would like best... so interesting! This is always so fun to do. Even if you have no plans of moving, take a minute and try it. Then do it again next year and see if your answers change.

St. George, Utah Utah’s Dixie
This town is known as “Utah’s Dixie” because of its history of growing cotton…
Population: 49,700 | Average Home Price: $200,000 | Precipitation: 8" | Snow: 3"

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Seattle, Washington The Emerald City
The game "Pictionary" was developed by a waiter in this town in 1986…
Population: 3,300,000 | Average Home Price: $435,000 | Precipitation: 35" | Snow: 15"

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Tucson, Arizona Sonoran Desert Oasis
Bicycling magazine ranked this Arizona city among the top three cities in North America for cycling…
Population: 955,000 | Average Home Price: $260,000 | Precipitation: 11" | Snow: 0"

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Bellingham, Washington The Victorian Seaport
The annual Ski to Sea challenge held in this breathtaking port city includes snow skiing, running, biking, and kayaking…
Population: 67,000 | Average Home Price: $300,000 | Precipitation: 36" | Snow: 7"

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Boise, Idaho The City of Trees
This spot was once a stop for settlers on the Oregon Trail, but today serves as the state capital…
Population: 190,000 | Average Home Price: $259,000 | Precipitation: 12" | Snow: 21"

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Colorado Springs, Colorado Garden of the Gods
Katharine Lee Bates wrote the song "America the Beautiful" while visiting this inspiring spot…
Population: 370,450 | Average Home Price: $283,000 | Precipitation: 16" | Snow: 36"

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Kent, Washington The Heart of Puget Sound
This family-friendly town is centrally located in the heart of the Puget Sound region…
Population: 79,500 | Average Home Price: $240,000 | Precipitation: 35" | Snow: 15"

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Tacoma, Washington Port City of the Cascades
This city's name comes from the Native American name for Mt. Rainier, "Tacobet," meaning Mother of the Waters...
Population: 193,600 | Average Home Price: $207,000 | Precipitation: 39" | Snow: 16"

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Phoenix, Arizona Valley of the Sun
This spot in the Sonoran Desert is the sixth largest city in the U.S. and boasts the largest (20,000 acres) municipal park in the world…
Population: 3,500,000 | Average Home Price: $275,000 | Precipitation: 7" | Snow: 0"

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Billings, Montana Star of the Big Sky Country
During the Wild West days in Billings, Montana, the cowboys and scarlet ladies of every saloon performed impossible dances atop bars, tables, and in some instances upon atop the pianos…
Population: 94,200 | Average Home Price: $162,000 | Precipitation: 15" | Snow: 57"

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Scottsdale, Arizona The West’s Most Western Town
This Arizona city's official food - by mayoral proclamation - is chili…
Population: 234,000 | Average Home Price: $674,000 | Precipitation: 7" | Snow: 0"

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Provo-Orem, Utah Living and Learning at their Best
These twin cities in central Utah are home to some of the world's top collections of dinosaur bones…
Population: 189,500 | Average Home Price: $205,000 | Precipitation: 12" | Snow: 30"

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Olympia, Washington The Evergreen Capital
Set on a magnificent peninsula in the South Puget Sound, this spot was originally called "black bear place" before being renamed after nearby mountains…
Population: 222,000 | Average Home Price: $225,000 | Precipitation: 51" | Snow: 10"

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Denver, Colorado The Mile High City
At an elevation of 5280 feet, this Mile High City boasts world-class skiing within a short drive…
Population: 557,500 | Average Home Price: $280,500 | Precipitation: 16" | Snow: 60"

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Cincinnati, Ohio The Queen City
This big Ohio city with the small-town feel is home to baseball's first professional team: the Reds started in 1869…
Population: 1,690,000 | Average Home Price: $161,000 | Precipitation: 39" | Snow: 19"

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Greenville, South Carolina The Rising Star of the South
The Peace Center for the Performing Arts presents theater and concerts in this South Carolina city's rejuvenated downtown…
Population: 56,000 | Average Home Price: $190,000 | Precipitation: 51" | Snow: 7"

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Knoxville, Tennessee Gateway to the Smoky Mountains
In the shadow of the Great Smoky and Cumberland Mountains, this spot served as Tennessee's capital from 1796 to 1812…
Population: 704,400 | Average Home Price: $180,000 | Precipitation: 47" | Snow: 11"

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Spokane, Washington Northwestern Jewel
This Washington golf mecca hosts a Lilac Festival every year; in 1974 it also hosted the World's Fair...
Population: 427,500 | Average Home Price: $138,700 | Precipitation: 17" | Snow: 50"

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Fort Collins, Colorado The Choice City
This Colorado town is home to the Sweatsville Zoo, a sculpture park with over 100 works made entirely from scrap metal…
Population: 125,700 | Average Home Price: $243,000 | Precipitation: 16" | Snow: 48"

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Salt Lake City, Utah This is the Place
In 2002, this spot became the largest city ever to host the Winter Olympics…
Population: 181,700 | Average Home Price: $185,000 | Precipitation: 15" | Snow: 55"

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Tulsa, Oklahoma A Blend of the Best
This technologically important Oklahoma city hosts a low-tech Blue Grass and Chili Festival each year...
Population: 388,000 | Average Home Price: $135,000 | Precipitation: 43" | Snow: 5"

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Chattanooga, Tennessee City of Vision
The beautiful former depot of this town's famous Choo-Choo is now a unique vacation complex…
Population: 155,000 | Average Home Price: $146,000 | Precipitation: 54" | Snow: 10"

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Boulder, Colorado Outdoor Capital of the Rockies
It's said that there are more bicycles than cars in this ecologically-friendly Colorado town…
Population: 95,000 | Average Home Price: $489,000 | Precipitation: 19" | Snow: 84"

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Clarksville, Tennessee The New South
This Tennessee city calls itself the "Gateway to the New South"…
Population: 103,455 | Average Home Price: $132,000 | Precipitation: 50" | Snow: 8"

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15 comments:

patsy said...

Oh I can't wait to see my spot...

My parents live in St. George & I grew up in Seattle, actually Kent- funny. I love it there - but it has completely changed & grown since then.

I have been dying to know where you are thinking of landing---

thanks for all the clever ideas on St. Patty's! I used loads of them & loved it. I also love the computer monthly wallpaper- fun.

Good luck with the kids begging for money at school... my 9 year old son just got a tablet of reciepts (his reward choice) from walmart & has been "billing" everyone who comes in the house- maybe that would help ;)

Lauralee said...

did I count 5 cities in Washington? I tell you- you are meant to live here! (I don't recommend Tacoma though..:) )

Tasha said...

Tulsa, OK was a bit out of left field, but all the rest, they look great! I have to say, it looks like you are coming West! Northwest, southwest, its west!

Barb said...

My husband will like this link. Does it only do American cities? (doesn't matter - he went on a U.S. mission and has been a traitor to his own country ever since)

andrea said...

Glad to see Spokane is on your list (even if it is far down on the list).

I also have to comment on your American Idol post. I was sensitive about Randy Travis and Nashville too. Randy Travis is one of my all time favorite singers.

Elizabeth said...

Darn, Oahu is not on there!

tootie said...

Thanks for the mention! :)

Those all sound like good places. I can see how it would be hard to decide! (And my husband and I will probably be going through the exact same thing when it's time for him to retire from the military. I'll have to take notes on how you decide. :)

Staci said...

That looks like a fun site. I should definitely check it out. I grew up near Tulsa and liked it so I'm happy to see that one. I hope my list looks as good and beautiful as yours when I do this.

Diane said...

What about Las Cruces, New Mexico? We'd love to see you back here!

michelle said...

So fun! A lot of Washington, Arizona and Utah cities on there... and I thought it was interesting that even though you took the skiing out of the mix, there were a lot of places where skiing is a possibility. I hope you are coming out West!

LJ and DC said...

Ooooh, Looks like Find your spot wants you in WA, or even Washington Utah (St. George) where we know a few lovelies?! Hehahaha!

Traci said...

i totally want to check the site out! how fun! and i am jealous that your #1 spot was St. George- soooo heart that place!!

Jen said...

how exciting, kristi! :) i just moved away from the spokane area- we lived in pullman (45 minutes from there), but i did a lot of work in spokane.
the whole where to live and what do thing brings me angst sometimes. thankfully, we're in one spot for the next couple more years (well...almost thankfully alaska... :) ).
thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. i'm looking forward to decking the place out in yellow ribbon once he comes back. :)
and yes- birth control glasses- so attractive, aren't they?! i have to try not to giggle when i see them around base...

Jill said...

Wow, how can St. George be your top city and then Seattle #2? They seem like opposites.

I'll have to check out that website.

Terry said...

Do I see any Eastern time zones on there??

Thanks for the link to the site. Terry and I will have to try it for fun.