Top things you need to find when you move

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  1. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I was wondering what everyone thought were the top things you needed to find when you moved to a new city, either permanently or for an extended period of time.  Here is my list in descending order from most important:

    1. A good hairdresser
    2. A good tailor
    3. A good drycleaner
    4. A gym with free weights and treadmills that are available at a reasonable hour
    5. An honest and quick auto mechanic
    6. A bar/club with live music and cheap beer
    7. A "go to" restaurant to which you can take a significant other, clients, and a college buddy you haven't seen in ten years
    8. An all-night diner
    9. A good shoe cobbler
    10. A used CD store stocked with music in your favorite genre

    Although this list will vary depending on age, profession, and personal preferences, I'm sure I overlooked some obvious choices, so please chime in.
     
  2. GatorStyle

    GatorStyle Senior member

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    Good list, Ambulance. I'd agree with virtually all of your choices, and add these:

    - a decent movie theater (not the crappy one with second-run movies that charges a buck per ticket, but a good one with stadium seating, the works)

    - a good grocery store (at least one "go-to" store, preferably one that stays open all night)

    - video/dvd rental place (as there's a Blockbuster on every other street in the free world, this shouldn't be a problem)

    -at least one attraction (other than a restaurant/mall/etc.) to take visitors to (i.e. aquarium, zoo, historical site, beach, mountain, whatever)

    - in addition to the gym, somewhere to shoot hoop/play tennis/cycle/whatever else you do

    -And a good mall/shopping district or street/cluster of dept. stores/etc. couldn't hurt
     
  3. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    Definatly good take-out food.
    Most important a good pizzaria; which is taken for granted in NY.
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Hi Gator and Ambulance,

    I agree with nearly your choices, though not necessarily with the order. As someone with a heritage of bad eyesight and a predisposition to rough wear, I would add a good optician or optometrist close to the top of the list. I would like also to substitute barber for hairdresser. Somehow, I've never gotten past my fondness for a good cut and shave at a traditional barber.

    When I look at gyms, I look to see that they have a heavy bag and a speed bag. My boxing skills are such that the speed bag could probably take me a a couple of rounds, and the heavy bag would have me on the canvas at the opening bell, but its a good way to work stuff out.

    Finally, you guys all forgot to add a good dentist and a good doctor - of course, you don't want to have to visit the latter too often.
     
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    1. farmer's market or some place where you can get high-quality fresh ingredients
    2. a good butcher that you can get bones as well as good meat from
    3. a high-end grocery store where you can buy good olive oils, traditional balsamic, truffle oil and other things you wouldn't find at your local store
    4. a well-stocked cheese shop
    5. good wine store

    You can see where my priorities lay. [​IMG]
     
  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    A good liquor/wine store.

    A nice place to walk.

    A good, preferably with a used section, book store.

    A good, old fashioned grocer, which includes a real butcher.

    A nice place with a patio to sit outside, have a drink, and enjoy the scenery.
     
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    This is another one of those Night of the Living Thread posts from AC. What's up with that?
     
  9. rdawson808

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    A doctor. Nothing worse than being happy with your doctor, then moving and having to find a new one.

    In my case, I have to find 3 different ones.

    b
     
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    JetBlast Senior member

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    It's good to see this thread brought back from 2002.

    I'd go with many of the choices here, as well as a good restaurant to hang around.

    JB
     
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    odoreater Senior member

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    The one thing above all others that I find myself looking for when I move is a good deli.
     
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    A place to buy smokes late at night

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  15. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    This is another one of those Night of the Living Thread posts from AC. What's up with that?

    Damn, good spotting. Being it was only a few posts long, I didn't bother looking at the date of the OP. So really, why was this dredged up? Not that it isn't a good thread but I'm just saying.
     

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