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Around Town
The Community YMCA Launches Annual Strong Kids Campaign
Malvern School Hosts Seventh Annual Lemonade Day
RUMC Receives AHA - AHS Gold Plus Achievement Award
Ask The Experts
Ask the Experts: Ross Marzarella
Ask The Expert - Alexandra Freer
Ask The Expert - Carolyn Welsh
Bay Wellness
Bay Wellness - Physician Focus: Steven R. Berkman
Bay Wellness - Welcome to our newest issue
Bay Wellness - Don't Forget
Best Bets
The Guide 2014 - Above
Best Bet - Design Line Kitchens
Best Bet - The Healthy Palate
Black Book
Cover Story
Captain David Harrison - Defending From The Jersey Shore
Brittany Eyres - On the Track to Success
The Triple Crown
Daytripper
Day Tripper - Cowtown Rodeo
DayTripper: Manasquan Reservoir
Day Tripper - Lambert Castle Museum
Eats
Eat Beat - Surv Kitchen & Lounge
Eats: Local Smoke BBQ
Eat Beat - FISH Urban Dining
Etc
Etc - Turkey Day
Etc - Walking through Monmouth County
Etc - Aspirin...please.
Fall Guide
Fall Guide - Pumpkins, Hayrides, & Orchards
Fall Guide - Art of Wine
Fall Guide - Kids Party Entertainment
Featured Artist
Featured Artist - Hazlet Artist Jim McKenzie
Featured Artist - Amy Puccio
Featured Artist - Sangita Phadke
Gift Guide
The Guide 2014 - Downtown Tile
Holiday Gift Guide - West End Confection Co.
Gift Guide - Avanti Day Resort
Health Talk
Guest Blogger >> Sonya Moretti, WHNP-BC, NAMS
Health Talk - Ragui Sadek MD FACS
Health Talk - Michael J. Lacqua M.D.
Health, Wellness & Beauty
HWB 2014 - Women's Center
Health - DOCSMILE
Health - Glenn Kolansky, M.D.
Homes
Victorian Splendor
SnowBird Style: Jeff and Mary Schulsinger
Colonial Comfy Cozy
Letter
Spring has Sprung!
Warm Winter Wishes
Letter to Colts Neck: Falling Into Good Times
Living in Colts Neck
All The Pretty Horses
Writing a Legacy with Superintendent Dick Fitzpatrick
Impeccable Style
Newsletter Articles
Judy Serhus - NJAR Circle of Excellence Gold Award Winner
The Home - Distinctive Custom Masonry Contractors
Our Pick: Visual Impact Decorating
Our Picks
Company Profile - Atlantic Medical Imaging
Company Profile - The Curvy Bride
Company Profile - db Orthopedic Physical Therapy, PC
People On The Move
Kids On The Move - Zach Miller
Making a Difference - Cory Bolotsky
People On The Move - Linette Reeman
Summer Guide
Summer Fun - Summer 2014
Summer Guide - The Beach is Back
Where Heritage Meets The Sea
The Bay
The Bay - $1 Million Emergency Department Expansion Opens
The Bay - One Stop Womenís Health
The Bay - Can The Weight Be Over?
The Guide
The Guide 2013 - Monmouth Stereo
The Guide 2013 - INDULGE Lounge & Food Bar
The Guide 2014 - Danielle Spressert
The Home Guide
The Home Guide - Rodmanís Building Inc.
The Home - AIR DOCTORS, INC.
The Home Guide - Carpets With A Twist
Weigh In
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Weigh In - If you were to live anywhere....
05/03/2012 - By Paul Williams

Weigh In - If you were to live anywhere....

If you were to live anywhere your heart desired, where would that be?


The ancient philosopher Saint Augustine once said, ďThe world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.Ē (Thankfully for Monmouth County, this  winterís page was not quite as white as last yearís.) With 196 countries that have innumerable varieties of cities, cultures, climates, cuisines, and landscapes, our world  sounds more like an entire library now than just the single book Augustine likened it to (unless he was referring to Proustís epic 4,211-page In Search of Lost Time.) Weíll give him a pass since most explorers through the 4th century were afraid theyíd fall off the edge of the Earth if they travelled too far; however, his premise still  rings true today. Thereís a large, vast, beautiful world out there, and we only see a small scope of it at a time.

As I traversed the four corners of our great county (we could write an entire book on Monmouth alone!) for a sampling of answers from residents enjoying the day at  our beaches, parks and shopping malls, I noticed some prevalent themes in their dream destinations. Almost every one of our participants desired to live in a warm, comfortable climate near the ocean. Who can blame them? Many also needed to live amongst friendly neighbors, great food, and a diversity of entertainment options.  And whether itís where they live now, where they were raised, or where their lineage hails from, just like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, some of them felt thereís no  place like home.

So, before the comfortable, ideal weather of another Jersey summer arrives, try to envision where you would like to live permanently, if given the choice. Also keep in  mind that itís never too early to book your next winter vacation.


 




 

Somewhere out west in either San Diego or Los Angeles. Itís got a great climate, with a mild winter and good surf.

- Dan Casselli

Hazlet
The Tuscany region of Italy. It has the best food in the world and some of the friendliest people in the world.

- William Santanglo

Brielle


I would be just fine here in Holmdel. The school systems are great, and Holmdel Park is beautiful and so close to home.

- Mary Ann Anshelelwitz

Holmdel


Iíve travelled around and I would say Tel Aviv, Israel. Itís a chic city and has a perfect climate.

- Joel Markel

Morganville




Iíll live anywhere where there are palm trees, blue water, and warm weather. You donít have to shovel heat.

- Jerry Almpi

Colts Neck

We would like to go back to Poland. Itís a totally different lifestyle over there. People spend as much of their free time as they can with nature, and we love the  outdoors.

- Mike and Agnest K

Old Bridge



I would just like to live anywhere in nature. I love the tranquility of it. I could listen to the chirping of the birds all day.

- Sriran Rajappa

Morganville
Australia. Iíve wanted to live there since I was little. The reefs are beautiful, and Iíd love to explore the desert and see the famous opera house.

- Amanda Merced

Hazlet

Christchurch, New Zealand. Iíve read and heard a lot about it from other people and it sounds like an ideal place to live. Itís got good weather, great scenery close to  the shore, and friendly people.

- Anne Kingshott

Freehold



You canít beat Hawaii. Tropical climate means great weather, palm trees, and the ocean. Thereís nothing better.

- Rick Kingshott

Freehold




New York City. Itís such a cultural and cosmopolitan hot spot. Itís a city of action, and with all the diversity, itís always exciting.

- Dan Celenti

Holmdel


Fort Lauderdale, FL. The east coast water is so warm there, and the weather is always consistent.

- Jeff and Connie Hitt

Red Bank
 

Iíd love to live in Greece. Thatís where my lineage is. The cleanliness of the country is outstanding. The people and the food there canít be topped.

- Tom K

Holmdel
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St. Martin or St. Thomas. I was there once on vacation and it was breathtaking. I wish I could go back forever.

- Ashley Ferrera

Farmingdale




Iíd be fine in Point Pleasant. Iíve lived there for 51 years and I love it. Itís close to the water, and just a great place to live.

- Betty Mazich

Point Pleasant

Italy. Iíve travelled all over the world, and I would say Italy. Itís got some of the best history of any country in the world.

- David Laverde

Manalapan
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Arizona. I grew up there and have never been anywhere else that made me as happy. The people are friendly and mountains and rocks are amazing.

- Maureen Curt

Spring Lake



Brooklyn, NY. Itís not homogenized like other parts of the country. The cultures are so diverse, and with the urban atmosphere, youíll always find something to do, but  itís not as crowded as Manhattan.

- Larry L.

Marlboro



Iíd like to stay right here in the United States. This is one of the most stable countries in the world, and the opportunities we have are unmatched.

- Gerard I.

Englishtown
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Being Jewish, I would say Israel. Iíve been there before and I love being there around the great cuture. I could stay there forever.

- Joeseph E. Ramapo

Long Branch
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South Carolina, near the Appalachian Mountains. It has some of the cleanest, serene scenery in our country.

- Karen March

Colts Neck
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Right here in New Jersey. Weíve got it all: The ocean, mountains, and weíre close to Atlantic City, New York, and Philadelphia. Thereís no shortage of entertainment here.

- Richard R.

Belmar





The Amalfi Coast in Italy. Iíd love to move there, buy a villa and a farm and just live off of nature like the Native Americans did here.

- Rosa I.

Englishtown




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