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Where do you see yourself going?
Probably the midwest, to be closer to family.
Two years ago, after spending my entire life in NYC, I moved out to Austin, TX. Honestly, I wish I'd moved here years ago.
Sure, say what you want about the "hipster scene" (there are "hipsters" everywhere)...but I have a 3 br house with a pool and a 2 car garage for a fraction of what I paid for a 2br apt in NYC and I'm minutes away from hill country and some of the best roads in the country (I ride/race motorcycles on the side). Plus I'm not watching my paycheck melt away because I'm no longer paying city or state tax.
- more hipsters than Brooklyn? Wow.fadein11
- fuuuuuuu .... so tempting!monospaced
- yeah, but the worst thing about austin is that it sits in the middle of virtual nowhere. a day trip is going to dallas, houston or san antonio. zzzzzzlvl_13
- i'm a jaded fuck though. my brother and family lived there and i got bored with it after the 5th or 6th trip there.lvl_13
- I've always been near stuff (LA, NYC), so I can't imagine being in the middle of nowhere exactly. I like the idea of a big cheap house in nature though.monospaced
- it's 3 hours drive to Dallas and the drive to Houston isn't that bad either. Besides...who really wants to go to either?GM278
- it's the fastest growing citin in America right now. Hardly in the middle of nowhere. But to each their own. I'm going to jump in my pool after work. :PGM278
- ^ city* in AmericaGM278
- that was my point about those cities. who would really want to go to them? not me :) i'm going to go hike mt. rainier. bye!lvl_13
- i do have to say that austin has some damn good food! and the trail along the river is great to run. see, i'm not all hate :Dlvl_13
- It's not for everyone, lvl_13, this is true. In my experience NYC doesn't win out. (I've actually been to Mt. Rainier... Loved it.)GM278
- if i ever moved back to tx that's the only city i'd considerSteveJobs
- Austin isn't even in the top 25 fastest growing cities in the US. Austin gets the run off wealth from Dallas and houstonHayoth
- Austin is a shiny new city, not really Texas anymore. Everything cool was demolished, its more like Portland. The music is still bad there for some reason.robotron3k
- To all the trolls with an opinion about Austin, Nylon asked a question and having spent 42 years in NYC, I answered with my experience of moving.GM278
My wife often asks this question, after 10 years in NYC I still don't have an answer.
I'm leaning towards NJ or Long Island.
I always will feel like LA and NY, two places I already have roots will always be there if I decide to go back. So I'd like to spend some extended time in Johannesburg, London and Paris. Maybe also Japan (not sure what city) but only if I could go with my sister who speaks Japanese while I catch up and study.
Newark or Camden NJ
Probably heading out to CA at the end of the year.
Japan for sure. Maybe outskirts of Tokyo near wife's fam...
I always thought if I wanted more space and a cheaper life and to slow down I'd go to Spain, Portugal, Italy, France. I understand the desire for these things, but I do not understand why people go to culture-less rural America
Anywhere. NY grinds under the illusion that there is nothign inspiring or convenient or charmingly assholish about the outside world. It's simply not true.
- True, nothing like moving away from NYC and visiting again with new eyes to realise you might never want to move back.spl33nidoru
- I got last minute tickets to see the New York philharmonic play the score of ET and visited 6 major landmarks on my way home. Where else can you do that?monospaced
- London or Paris, unless it does have to be ETspl33nidoru
- exactly ... London, Paris, major cities ... not that many places can you do anything like that at allmonospaced
- In most places, the best you're gonna get is a local theater group and maybe a college level music program if you're lucky.monospaced
- That isn't true mono - I think you need to spend more time out of the city.fadein11
- I spent 25 years outside the city, in a dozen cities, in more than one country, so I have a pretty good idea of what's out there.monospaced
- And for the record. I'm over NYC and can't wait to move out to a suburb and have my quiet house and yard and dog and family. I'm not a city person at heart.monospaced
- lol @ score of ET... ffs you'll likely get that sort of shit anywhere. landmarks not so much, unless you count that large tree by that strange shaped rockhans_glib
- Again with the convenience thing. See what I mean?cannonball1978
- LOL @ score of ET? World-class symphony performing world-class music in a world-class venue is not possible in most places on the planet.monospaced
- Landmarks are a plenty too: Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, Times Square, Broadway, etc. Not sure what tree/rock you're talking about.monospaced
- And you can't visit ancient temples in NY! Go ahead! I fucking dare you to mention one ancient temple! NY... so inconvenient.cannonball1978
- over here in london the score of et is the sort of crowd-pleasing easy listening fluff that the b&t blue rinse brigade rush to whenever it's on in croydonhans_glib
- but i'm just yanking your chain so ignore me. ;)hans_glib
- There are certain things a major city offers that you can't find anywhere, and the same can be said for other smaller places too. I'm not one-sided here.monospaced
- I was just using my example to show how, at the drop of a hat, out of pure boredom, this is the kind of thing I CAN do that isn't possible in a small town.monospaced
- And of course there are the perks of smaller cities and remote locations that can't be had anywhere else. I yearn for it.monospaced
- Those landmarks are great the first few times to see them but what makes a city is its soul and the community you become part of. And silly to presume lesserfadein11
- cities are cultural vacuums - far from it in my experience. Size isn't everything. But don't get me wrong I fucking love NYC and London but I prefer a balancefadein11
- between the city and countryside.fadein11
Just jumping on this thread again. At the end of the day it seems like there's no one-size fits all approach. I guess it all depends on stage in life and personal hobbies/preferences. For someone like myself in mid-30s I'd like to be in an environment surrounded by ambitious creative people who are still curious about what's going on around them.
I'm sure this exists outside of NYC, just don't know where
Great responses so far...
Somewhat surprised no one wrote Portland, Or...
Designer heaven some would say...
Im not convinced though...
- i can't see how portland is 'designer heaven'. i can't think of anything worse than a bunch of self-absorbed wankers in close proximity to each other.hans_glib
- which is why big cities like nyc and ldn work for me - there's enough trash to dilute the introspective self-regarding puffery of the 'creative' industrieshans_glib
- Totally agree, any city with a industry that's too dominant becomes very self-absorbed, don't need to mention a city that start with S and ends w an Franciscomartinadolfsson
The question seems to be "How can I be a designer like I am a designer in NY in another place that is not NY."
I recently moved to the Hudson Valley and still work in NYC. I like it up here, but still think I want to try and live someplace else. I lived in NY my whole life, so a place like Austin seems appealing since its much different. Its just so expensive in the greater nyc area. I have 2 small children, so I'd probably move back to the east coast at some point if i ever left.
I only lived there for a year. Right on Central Park South. I was happy to leave back to LA, except for the last day when I felt a tinge of nostalgia for the big city.
The next thing I knew i was ordering a double-double and enjoying the sun and how laid back this city is. Welp, I can knock that one off my bucket list - permanently.
- double-double? you canadian?Gnash
- In-n-Out Gnash :)SteveJobs
- lol ... did you just paint the picture of In-n-Out drive-thru and LA traffic as it were nicer than being able to walk to hundreds of better places, faster?monospaced
- Did love me some Toloache thoSteveJobs
- That place is good.monospaced