Old 11-28-2015, 11:21 AM
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Default Dream disc golf places to live based on quality of life

So the other thread got me thinking, if you had a dream location to live based on a handful of qualities YOU look for (including but) not limited to disc golf, where would that be?
My dream choice- Nashville area
1. 20 quality courses within 30 minutes
2. Very quality weather year round and winter months are around 40ish average
3. Economic outlook- Good to very good
4. Schools and education- Good to very good (prefer suburba)
5. Lifestyle- Lots of outdoor activities and plenty of places to explore. Plus a few hours from the beach
6. Crime- Seems to be better than where I live now... So that's a plus
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:50 PM
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I'm thinking either Charlotte or somewhere in the Pacific Northwest like Portland. Downside of the PNW is the cost of living has shot up the last couple of years.

Charlottes got its problems too. The ulta conservative state government has made some very questionable policy dicisions recently that give me pause about the long term economic and educational outlook in NC.

I would put minnesota on the list too, but honestly I've seen enough upper Midwest winters to last a lifetime so that is out for me
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:00 PM
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I think for me it would be Lake Tahoe. Multiple ski resorts within a fairly short drive, and 10 quality courses within a 25 mile radius. Tons of mountains for hiking and camping. A giant lake for water sports. Plus California in general is a pretty awesome state.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:37 PM
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I'd love to live in the Bailey/Conifer area of Colorado. Affluent without everyone putting on airs, clean mountain environment, great private and semi-courses (Bailey, Beaver Ranch,Phantom Falls, Bucksnort, Ghost Town, etc.) with great skiing and hiking close by.

The bonus is that it's super close to Denver (which also has great courses) so you can get the amenities of the big city without the downsides.

The only holdup for me (besides cost, of course) is lack of a quality hardcore gym. But I reckon if I had the money to live there I'd have the money to put a nice home gym in my house.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:42 PM
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I'd have to say right where I am now, Pittsburgh. Three 4+ rated courses withing 20 miles of where I live. Plus a great club that has many leagues and tournaments. City life is great too. Can't go wrong with a round of disc golf and a Pirates game! Best place to live!
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:07 PM
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I'm tempted to say, Right where I am. But if I detached myself from some of its unique attractions, I'd probably say:

Somewhere a little west of Charlotte, far enough away to escape Charlotte's sprawl, but close enough to play its courses. This would also be a easy drive to the Greenville-Spartanburg area, and the North Carolina mountains with a bunch of great courses, mostly private.

Otherwise, it's a beautiful landscape and the climate suits me. Four distinct seasons, and just enough winter to get a taste of it, and then be gone.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:51 PM
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:17 PM
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Twin Cities North Metro, for both the quality of courses AND the quality of people. Oh wait, I ready live there... Talk about luck.
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:12 PM
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I'd live in the hill country west of Austin, TX if I could. DFW isn't bad, but central Texas is better.
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:52 AM
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All of your criteria fit Austin pretty well. Except you have to add ridiculously bad traffic, abundant hipsters, and embarrassing state politics.

Edit: Isn't Nashville more than a few hours from the beach?
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