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Top things you need to find when you move

Ambulance Chaser

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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.
 

GatorStyle

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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
 

Mike C.

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

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A rich guy!
 

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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.
 

Piobaire

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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?
 

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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.

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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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The one thing above all others that I find myself looking for when I move is a good deli.
 

RJman

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What about the local styleforum e-friends?
 

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A place to buy smokes late at night

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Piobaire

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Originally Posted by modsquad
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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