While I’ve seen a lot of the world, there are actually few spots that I visit that I think to myself, “wow, I could live here!” I actually love my home city of Portland, Oregon so much that not many other places can compete for a spot to live, however some places along my journeys have spoken to me in such a way where I do think I could move there. Some places just “feel” right, like maybe someday you would call that place home. So in no particular order, if the opportunity arose, here are 5 cities around the world I would move to!
My all time favorite city (next to my beloved Portland of course), Paris is a city I would move to in a heartbeat if the opportunity arose. Strolling the cobblestone streets, apartments overlooking boulangeries, what’s not to love?
I have always loved London and while it’s super expensive as a city to live, I would really enjoy living there. I love the feel of London and the energy, both cosmopolitan and very European at the same time.
We only spent 24 hours in Vienna but my immediately reaction was, “when can I move here?” I loved the city so much and would love to explore more of it!
For a huge city, Tokyo has such a unique vibe that it makes it a great spot to move! I would love to live in Tokyo, from the amazing food options to the incredible neighborhoods. Bring on the ramen!
I’ve spent a decent amount of time in Amsterdam over the years, both as a kid and as an adult and it’s a city that always pulls at me. From it’s charming canals to amazing food to friendly people, Amsterdam is a city I would for sure pick up and move to!
Emily of Em Busy Living says
I think if I could move anywhere else in the world I would move to Holland too, but I’d go with Utrecht. I love the Netherlands.
Intersting! I haven’t been to Utrecht yet but I LOVE the Netherlands!
Barcelona is at the top of my list. I absolutely loved the weeks we’ve spent there. One of my coworkers is spending a year in Barcelona after he retires from the military, and I’m so tempted to build at least a year there into my post-military pre-next job plans!
I love Barcelona too… I think I might have a hard time living in Spain though with such a laid back life style, I think I’m a little too Type A for that. But a year or something there sounds amazing!
The Unending Journey says
Nice List – London is at the top of my list, too! But my other four would have to be Melbourne, Budapest, Ghent, and Lisbon. All cities that have amazing culture and something about each just spoke to me and I said, “I could live here.”
Great choices! 🙂
Kelley @ Move By Yourself says
Paris for sure! But, also – Antigua, Guatemala — it is one of my all time favorite cities.
Wow, interesting! I’ll have to add that to my travel list!
Camila @ AdventitiousViolet says
Oh these are big places! Since living in Scotland I’ve gotten used to smaller places. I do love Cambridge just outside London and Leiden just outside Amsterdam 🙂
Yea, I’m a city girl! 🙂 I love the countryside but only for short periods of time! Good spots you listed though!