Generally speaking, people who move from one place to somewhere else do so because they didn't like living where they left from. Doesn't make where they left from a bad place, just not the right place for them. My dad, after spending his entire life in upstate NY, moved to Florida a few years back and loves it. All I hear is how great his little town down there is and how all of his friends down there are people who moved from the Rust belt like him and they also love it and would never go back. You couldn't pay me to live in Florida. Not that upstate NY is the greatest place on the planet, or that I'd stick around if I landed a big jackpot, but I'd absolutely live up here over Florida if those were my two choices. Different strokes for different folks.
If I won the lottery, I'd move to different parts of the world every few years. Not necessarily because I don't like where I am, but rather because life is short and I'd like to experience the world. Not just go see the sites for a couple of weeks, I'd like to experience what it really feels like to live there.
Some places I'd like to try:
- Somewhere in the Mediterranean
- South American (although I dunno about that...I want to live for a while with my money instead of getting murdered)
- Somewhere nice in India, if that's even a thing
- New Zealand
- Somewhere in Africa although I'm not sure where
Once I exhaust the places I want to try, I'll probably be at the age where I want to have a more permanent home location. Then I'll settle down there.