Lots of folks like city living, high-tech gadgets and all the comforts of the modern age. But for many, it's the great outdoors that hold the biggest appeal. Fresh air, peace and quiet, breathtaking natural scenery.
You can't put a price on peace. Beauty pageant contestants long for it, John Lennon wanted you to give it a chance and hippies would much prefer you made it instead of war. A lot of people have a peaceful place they retreat to when they feel stressed out.
Does anyone really love public transportation? There are studies galore that show it helps cut down on pollution. Many people swear it gets them to work in the morning faster than driving. But when you find yourself crammed into a metal tube with 100 strangers at 8:00 a.m.
The ups and downs in the U.S. housing market are enough to drive anyone crazy, but if you're looking for an affordable place to move, it can be especially frustrating. Which is the least expensive city in the United States?
Hipsters are notorious known for their ironic t-shirts, over-the-top facial hair and insatiable thirst for Pabst Blue Ribbon. But beyond these stereotypes, hipsters also typically value independent thinking, progressive politics and the arts.
If you are anywhere between the ages of, say, 20 and 44, odds are at some point in the last decade you or a friend discussed the possibility of moving to Portland, Oregon. You may even know several people who have moved to the city.