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I only lived in NY for maybe three months in a training class, but it wasn't the real world. Didn't have to find a place to live or get a phone put in or anything like that. But I do love New York. Much more congested than when I was there, though.

The housing thing is just wild. My son had the chance to buy the house he had been living in in Ballard a few years ago and we helped him out with the down payment. Glad we did, too. The place has almost doubled since they bought. Bidding wars are common. But he got a new neighbor who moved to Seattle from Brooklyn. Guy's a lawyer now working for Amazon. He can't believe how much house he got for "only" $1.2 million or something. The house is a lot bigger than my son's place. Was probably living in a walk-in closet in Brooklyn

Amazon is considering my area for their east coast headquarters and God help us if they move here. I don't know where they plan house the 5000 employees because the housing inventory isn't there and the transportation infrastructure barely supports existing commuters.

I am certainly planning to age in place if I can. Everyone I know who is my age and moved is regretting it now and frequently they are worse off than when they started.
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