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FacePalm May 27th, 2018 11:41pm

If you could have your home on the shores of the nearest body of water to your present address, would you?

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mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
05/30/18 8:00 am

I would like to have lived by a large body of water. The time I spent summers in and by Lake Michigan as a child are cherished.

ladyniner81 I hate people
05/29/18 4:43 pm

I'd live near the canal. Depending where, I probably wouldn't care, because I can walk places and there are shops around. Expensive ones, but still 😔

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
05/27/18 10:20 pm

I think the nearest natural body of water is the Pacific & would land me in Cali which is not a place I want to live.

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cpaswr 864511320
05/27/18 10:06 pm

If a creek qualifies as a body of water, I’m already there.

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lcamino Florida
05/27/18 9:54 pm

No, there is a pond right across the street from my house. I can see it just fine from here.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/27/18 8:52 pm

That would be the river at the bottom of the cliff behind town. Nope.

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Caseyh13 USA
05/27/18 7:50 pm

No because I’m in FL near the ocean and the closer you get to the ocean the more likely your home is to flood or have more damage during hurricanes or even just heavy rainstorms.

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phalnx Ohio
05/27/18 7:14 pm

I guess...the Maumee River is just a block away, and all those riverfront houses cost more than mine. If I actually had to buy it, rather than trade straight-up, no...I have no use for bodies of water.

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GrandmaALiCE Still gardening
05/27/18 7:02 pm

That would be Lake Erie. In some ways, it’s tempting. A house on the lake would have beautiful views. But, I like my neighborhood and my house.

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imanag My heaven on Earth
05/27/18 6:51 pm

The Great Salt Lake can be very stinky, so I’ll stay where I’m at.

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Zach21 California
05/27/18 6:41 pm

If rivers count I’m in. The San Joaquin River isn’t too bad

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chickencookie America weeps
05/27/18 6:06 pm

Not after Hurricane Sandy. I’ve seen the damage and some people have never recovered.

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ronderman North Carolina
05/27/18 5:59 pm

I'm about 200 ft from the Atlantic Ocean right now.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
05/27/18 5:49 pm

Nothing on this island is farther than a mile from the ocean.

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Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
05/27/18 5:21 pm

then sure, i wouldnt mind being feet from the delaware river.

shygal47 Florida east coast
05/27/18 5:02 pm

If I had enough $ I'd be living beachside now, instead of 5 miles away.

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mistah Happy Happy Joy Joy
05/27/18 4:56 pm

Ocean air is hell on vehicles, so no unless I get a garage

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mudkip17 United States of Texas
05/27/18 4:55 pm

Naw. Texas coast is fucking nasty from all the drilling

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ctskapski NB MD
05/27/18 4:52 pm

No, I like it here.

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Krystina President Elect Krystina
05/27/18 4:46 pm

No. I disagree strongly with coastal development. People are concerned about rising tides. I don’t want to hear it. Don’t live on the damn coast and then bitch when your multi-million dollar property gets destroyed or worse, depend on tax payers for assistance because you moved your happy ass to a beach and can’t afford the loss when Mother Nature wins.... and she will win. She always does.

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Krystina President Elect Krystina
05/27/18 5:00 pm

I’m talking more about the global warming — people bitching about rising tides. If we’d stop developing right up to th water, it would be far less of a problem.

For our area... I think it’s about once every couple decades or so, the entire thing gets mostly demolished and all the hotels and businesses rebuild. Last time we had a super treacherous one, I believe it was Floyd in 1999. Then, we had Hurricane
Isabitch (my name for it...was actually Isabelle) but that one was bad from an electrical standpoint (downed trees everywhere), not a water standpoint.

shygal47 Florida east coast
05/27/18 5:06 pm

What shore do you live on, @Krystina?

shygal47 Florida east coast
05/27/18 5:11 pm

Oh shoot - that covers a lot of territory, I live 5 miles from the beach in Daytona area for 2 reasons: I'm too poor to live beachside, and because the home insurance costs are quadrupled as well as the taxes being quadruple.
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Krystina President Elect Krystina
05/27/18 5:13 pm

Sorry, Keyanna already said Virginia Beach, so I didn’t know what answer you were looking for.