I ran across one of my old blog posts on why I would stay in V-town. Almost 4 years later I left there. The new here does have an art museum and better bars, but its missing all the other things I described loving to have nearby.
Here is a new list
- Field Museum (okay technically there is a Museum of Natural History here but it doesn't have a collection. WTF?)
- Technology Museum
- Art Museum
- Nice parks
- Nearby State Parks
- Good book stores
- Good restaurants
If you had asked me 3 ago years if I would like to live here, then I would have said, "Sure. Its okay." If you had suggested that I actually would live here and work for the people I do now, then I would have laughed at you. I was just getting to know them.
Here is a prediction: In three years, I'll still be living here (give a 10% shot at in the same apartment). I'm not sure about in the same job. I will still be thinking I should go to grad school but not having done anything to actually do it. I'll still be single.