Looking for a Home in the World

Where Should I Live?

I’m searching for a place to live. I love traveling but at some point, I want to stay in one place. I’ve lived in the US for the majority of my life, with the exception of a year abroad in France when I was 16.

I know it’s going to be impossible to find a place that fulfills all my wishes, but here is more or less what I am looking for:

Calmness: I’d like to find a calm neighborhood in a mid-to-large sized city. I love the abundance of things to do in a big city but I hate the crowds that come along with it!

An Art Scene: I want to live in a city that fosters creativity and ideally hosts a major art museum.

Affordability: This is an easy one because “affordable” to me means any place with a cost of living less that’s less than New York!

Proximity to an Airport: Obviously I’d like to be able to travel! I’d love to live near an easily accessible international airport so I can take weekend trips.

Wine Country: I want to live in a country that produces world-class wine. I feel like a fish out of water when I go to countries like Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic, which are totally dominated by beer!

Proximity to Beach: While I originally wanted to live in a city on the beach, I realize this is a little unrealistic due to the lifestyle differences that generally come with living on a beach. A city near a beach would be awesome.

Warm Climate: This is one of the top reasons I want to leave New York. I am looking to live somewhere that has mostly sunny and relatively warm days throughout the year. If I never experience another blizzard, I shall die a happy woman!

Do you have any suggestions on where I should live?

Looking for a Home in the World
September 14, 2017
I’m a photographer and writer who left New York City after 7 years to explore the world. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new cities, art fairs, galleries, museums and private art collections. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29.

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