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If you were rich, where would you choose to live?

Abroad? The US? A remote spot? In the heart of a cultural center? Where & why?

by Anonymousreply 6402/18/2013

I think I would migrate to several homes all over the world.

by Anonymousreply 102/17/2013

Depending on how rich OP:

A place in NYC

A place in LA

A place on some body of water

by Anonymousreply 202/17/2013

I suppose I'd have a house, in a coastal California town near my loved ones. Monterey or Santa Barbara, maybe.

But if I were truly filthy rich, I'd spend a lot of my time living in hotels all over the world. Just a couple of suitcases, and you're anywhere!

by Anonymousreply 302/17/2013

Greenwich Village

Santa Monica Canyon

Italy or the French Riviera

by Anonymousreply 402/17/2013

Paris. No question.

by Anonymousreply 502/17/2013

Yeah, coastal California.

by Anonymousreply 602/17/2013

Many coastal areas will be under water in 20 years thanks to Republicans blocking actions to stop global warming catastrophes, so it would have to be someplace inland. Maybe Switzerland is safe.

by Anonymousreply 702/17/2013

Provence or Tuscany

by Anonymousreply 802/17/2013

October - November in New England. Autumn leaves.

December in Salzburg, Austria. An opportunity for classy Giftmas-free Christmas celebrations.

January - March in Sydney, Australia.

April - June in San Diego

July - September in Munich, Germany

by Anonymousreply 902/17/2013

Both US coasts and a place in one of the upper crust counties in my home state of Maryland.

by Anonymousreply 1002/17/2013

A place in Manhattan and palazzo in Rome. On good terms with posh hotels in London and Paris. Not sure about warmer climes.

by Anonymousreply 1102/17/2013

I'll take Manhattan.

by Anonymousreply 1202/17/2013


by Anonymousreply 1302/17/2013

As far away from you fucking cunts as my Louboutins could carry me...

by Anonymousreply 1402/17/2013

Malibu and Switzerland. My richest friend (husband is worth over 100 million) has homes in Dubai, Switzerland, and Las Vegas. I truly envy her life in Switzerland, but the other two places seem like hellholes.

by Anonymousreply 1502/17/2013

I might have to join my girl Tina Turner in Switzerland. Or maybe Moscow, because it's a fabulous city but it needs a rich old gay guy to fund underground gay rights organizations.

by Anonymousreply 1602/17/2013

Somewhere that's green

by Anonymousreply 1702/17/2013

I would spend two thirds of the year in Key West, and would summer in Seattle.

by Anonymousreply 1802/17/2013

A bigger and nicer condo here in DC. I'd prefer hotels for visits to NYC.

A place on my childhood lake back home in Winter Park Fla and maybe a modern beach house nearby on the coast.

A place in Paris or Provence or the Riviera.

Maybe all of the above if I were super rich.

I forgot - I would love a beautifully lush place in Hawaii.

by Anonymousreply 1902/17/2013


by Anonymousreply 2002/17/2013

One of the Florida Keys for part of the year, a ranch in Wyoming for the rest of the year, with regular trips to NYC and London.

by Anonymousreply 2102/17/2013

Chelsea and HW Hills pads to entertain the best tricks around.

Beachfront Saint-Tropez and a place in Paris for my leisurely times. Plus relations at the right hotels for when the occasion calls for it.

Gunter Sachs did a nice job with properties.

by Anonymousreply 2202/17/2013

A kick-ass loft in Soho as my primary residence, and a house on the beach somewhere in Florida to go to off and on during the winter.

by Anonymousreply 2302/17/2013

At my age, I'd locate close to a nice cemetery. Probably one close to my Dad's grave.

I've seen our beautiful world and it's all meaningless without one's family being alive.

This posts will appeal primarily to those who feel the most youthful.

by Anonymousreply 2402/17/2013

Toronto in summer Melbourne in winter Fall in Chadds Ford, PA (also voting) Spring in Phoenix

by Anonymousreply 2502/17/2013


by Anonymousreply 2602/17/2013

Toronto in summer Melbourne in winter Fall in Chadds Ford, PA (also voting) Spring in Phoenix

Due to opposite seasons south of the Equator, if you wanted to spend summer in Toronto and winter in Melbourne, you would have to fly back and forth each day since the Toronto summer the Melbourne winter take place at the same time.

Did you ever take Geography in school?

by Anonymousreply 2702/17/2013

I'd move from NYC and move to London and live near Marylebone High Street or the Fulham Road. I'd spend only November in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 2802/17/2013

A villa in the south of France with a pied a terre in Paris.

by Anonymousreply 2902/17/2013

Good God, Toronto in summer?

If you want to suffer through high humidity most of the season at least go somewhere with a nice beach. I live here. It's horrid.

by Anonymousreply 3002/17/2013

Northern hemisphere winter in Melbourne, where it would be summer and warm but not too warm. Duh.

by Anonymousreply 3102/17/2013

Townhouse mansion in Greenwich Village.

Villa on the Amalfi Coast or Lake Como.

Penthouse condo in Florianopolis, Brazil.

by Anonymousreply 3202/17/2013

Oh dear. What a silly question.

by Anonymousreply 3302/17/2013

R18, the hell you would :)

I moved to the Keys right after college--perfect place to go to the beach each day, right? After 6 months, I had such bad island fever, I was nearly homicidal. You realize that--except for a few tacky parades--there's no culture, no novelty, no nothing down there?

Now me--

My headquarters would be in Paris, and a small flat in London to fly in for weekends of theater openings.

by Anonymousreply 3402/17/2013

Ooh, you gave me an idea R32 … I think I would like to have a place in Petropolis, Brazil. I've been there.

It was the Brazilian emperor's summer residence and the weather was delightful.

Had some tiny green and orange bananas there. Very sweet!

by Anonymousreply 3502/17/2013

Paris, Vienna, on a secluded beach in Australia. Maybe in NY as well.

by Anonymousreply 3602/17/2013


Melbourne in winter is one of the oddest choices. It rains all the times. Melbourne in summer is not that much better as it also rains all the time, either that or it's bloody hot.

by Anonymousreply 3702/17/2013

Hampstead/Belsize Park area of London, my absolute dream place to live.

by Anonymousreply 3802/17/2013

This is the exact house I'd buy. Being rich I wouldn't have to worry about finding a good job in the rural, small town area it is in.

by Anonymousreply 3902/17/2013

I'd also take this house in Maine any fucking day.

by Anonymousreply 4002/17/2013

If I had to choose two places, Kauai and Switzerland.

by Anonymousreply 4102/17/2013

Coronado island-I love the weather in San Diego and beautiful beach.

by Anonymousreply 4202/17/2013

I would like in San Francisco in the spring and fall, Summers in Ptown and winters in Palm Springs. A trip here and there to London, Paris, Berlin and Rome occasionally.

by Anonymousreply 4302/17/2013

[quote]Northern hemisphere winter in Melbourne, where it would be summer and warm but not too warm. Duh

Heh! R31, Don't try to weasel out of your error at r25, when you still don't know your Geography. In December thru March (Northern hemisphere winter) Melbourne can be bloody hot when it's not raining buckets. Dubl Duh!!!

by Anonymousreply 4402/17/2013

We understand what the context was meant to be.

by Anonymousreply 4502/17/2013

I'd have a home in the South of France, a home in NYC, and an estate in Greenwich, CT.

by Anonymousreply 4602/17/2013

Somewhere windswept on the Atlantic -- Maine or PEI.

by Anonymousreply 4702/17/2013

If I were more wealthy, I would probably travel a great deal more, but I already live where I want. It is a free country, at least to the extent that if you are willing to work for a living, you can live right where you choose.

by Anonymousreply 4802/17/2013

San Francisco.

by Anonymousreply 4902/17/2013

I would buy a horse farm in southern Chester county, PA. A pied-a-terre in Manhattan.

Why buy a home in a Caribbean if you can rent a house here or there? The best place I've been down there is BVI or St. John.

by Anonymousreply 5002/17/2013

Probably stay where I am for my primary place of residence, Charlottesville VA. I'd build a really comfortable house on a lot of acreage out in the county, with beautiful mountain views.

If I were stinking wealthy, I'd love to have a small flat in Paris, and modest country homes in the Chianti region of Italy, and Perthshire Scotland.

I've also always wanted to live in northern California ever since I saw the movie The Sandpiper when I was a kid. Think it was the Big Sur. Love the ideas of hills/mountains near the sea, and redwoods too.

The greatest luxury in the world would be to follow the seasons or your mood from house to house. I don't need them to be big or fancy, but gorgeous views, vegetation, and peace and quiet are key.

by Anonymousreply 5102/17/2013

Venice, Italy

I don't care that it's sinking, I was born to live there. Again.

by Anonymousreply 5202/17/2013

Marbella as my primary residence, but I would travel extensively.

by Anonymousreply 5302/17/2013

Isle of Man

by Anonymousreply 5402/17/2013

Villa on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Penthouse in New York City.

Country home in the Hamptons.

by Anonymousreply 5502/17/2013

I would stay as a guest in the homes of my fabulous friends.

by Anonymousreply 5602/17/2013





by Anonymousreply 5702/17/2013

Nantucket, NYC, Miami, Stockholm, Paris

by Anonymousreply 5802/17/2013

Patagonia is pretty cool!

by Anonymousreply 5902/17/2013

[quote]Venice, Italy

Oh, [bold][italic]that[/italic][/bold] Venice.

by Anonymousreply 6002/17/2013

Definitely first-class hotels in Paris and in London. Owning a flat in either city is crazy expensive, and too much work.

I'd buy a better apartment in Manhattan, perhaps on Central Park South. Or CPW in the 60s.

And I giggle at the idea of "Toronto in the summer," having been there at that time of year. Uggh.

by Anonymousreply 6102/18/2013

I wanna live someplace that's consistently warm but not too hot, with temperatures averaging say 60-80 F most days. But I'm far from rich, unfortunately.

Also, human rights and a decent standard of living is important to me.

Where would you guys recommend I consider moving?

[If any kind person wants to start a separate thread for me, I'd really appreciate it!]

by Anonymousreply 6202/18/2013


Nice people, good food, clean and beautiful environment, highly civilized and safe society.

by Anonymousreply 6302/18/2013

I'd live in London, spend many weekends in Paris, and keep an apartment in NY and a house in CA.

by Anonymousreply 6402/18/2013
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