With this wonderful thing we have called the internet, it seems that more and more work can now be done off site these days. This means less and less commuting to an office or central location. With technology we now have computers where we can talk to people face to face who could be anywhere in the world. With this in mind, if you have a job that you can do mostly by computer, why not live somewhere nice, quiet and clean?
Here are some places that you may want to think about living where you can enjoy some of the things you like about city life without some of the things you may not.
Boise, Idaho. First immortalized in the first line of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “What’s Your Name”, Boise has become synonymous with the underdog making good. Boise State University’s football team has put the city on the map. With the signature blue football field known as “Smurf Turf” and two major BCS Bowl victories since 2006, the Broncos have Boise and its fans in the national spotlight. The city boasts of several nearby recreational attractions such as fishing at the Arrowrock Reservoir. Trout, salmon, perch and whitefish live in this scenic fishing spot. You can also go up in a hot air balloon and see some of the most beautiful country anywhere from above. Want to do some wine tasting or go on a picnic? How about the 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards? Idaho boasts of 16 different ski resorts just a short drive away.
Don’t care too much for the cold? How about somewhere more tropical? Daytona Beach, FL has much to offer without the big city hassles. Plenty of things to do in town such as golf, fishing, beach going, and night clubbing will keep you busy enough. Traffic runs pretty smoothly too. If you do get an urge for some “big city” entertainment, Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville are all within a short driving distance. The weather is nice nearly all year round. Forget about shoveling snow. You can live the “Jimmy Buffett” life if that’s your thing. Or you can live the “country club” life as well. Daytona is truly a melting pot. Everybody is welcome.
Knoxville, TN. Knoxville is a nice place to get away from the big city without giving it all up too. Home of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is near the Smokey Mountains. You like camping, hunting or fishing? Knoxville is your kind of place.
Also, you are just a short drive from Nashville where you have plenty of things to do from big league sports to big league music and entertainment. The weather is beautiful most of the time. You get some snow in the winter too. You also will be among some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.
Gulfport, MS. Gulfport is a nice little town right on the Gulf of Mexico, just a short drive away from New Orleans. They were hit hard by Hurricane Katrina but rebuilt quickly. They boast some of the south’s finest casinos. They are sort of a mini Vegas without all the debauchery. You want debauchery? New Orleans is right down the street. You want a quiet place but not boring? Gulfport may be for you. Great weather, friendly people and plenty of outdoor activities make this a nice place to live.
Sacramento, CA. In Sacramento you can live in a small city with lots of things to do. You can go camping, hiking, or swimming in the area parks and rivers. You can do things like wind surfing, boating and golf. You have the NBA’s Sacramento Kings in town and you are a short drive from San Francisco. You like wine? You are also in the middle of “wine country” there too. The capital city of California just might be a great place to live.