Approval Rate: 80%
I'd take the UK over the majority of other countries. Good scenery and hey, they speak my language :)
This would be o.k. First of all, your furniture wouldn't get dry rot. Secondly, you will learn how to stand in line patiently.
DrEntropy's review is right on target. It is good to know that I am not the only American that feels this way about Britain.
Hate to leave home- but for the right job transfer I'd probably make this choice. . .
A great place to live if you love rainy weather, overcrowded cities, and overpriced everything; traffic jams from Edinburgh to London in the summer (London itself is a giant, perpetual traffic jam); a government that collects European levels of taxes and provides American levels of service; a rickety, poorly-maintained Victorian-era infrastructure rapidly falling to pieces; an economy of glorified paper-pushers, with little agricuture or industry left standing; abject dependence on rapidly depleting North Sea oil and gas; the largest and most savage lumpenproleteriat in Europe; Londonistan, world capital of Islamic terrorism. In short, Britain, for all its paper wealth, has a rather low quality of life; lower than any country on this list, in fact, except the four large third-world countries at the very bottom. The reason it is rated so highly has more to do with the UK's odd cultural prestige in the US, which is so powerful that talentless wankers can move to the US and do very ... Read more
its anice country to visit but definately not to live in.
Good possibility. A little small though.
I've traveled here and found it wonderful. I like the climate, the people, the history. They can work on the food though. I do love their sausage rolls and bread and of course you can't get better fish & chips.
i dig gloomy weather. but the Brits are just as lame and celebrity obsessed as we are.
I am a fourth generation American. There was still enough English in my Papaw's blood that you'd notice. He was the only person I know who used the word fortnight in regular conversation. I have always been fascinated with the British, and I think I would like it there. Call me strange, but I like the climate. I got the opportunity to visit London a couple of years ago, and would like to go back if I could. I don't ever see myself living outside the U.S., but, if I had to choose, this would probably be it.
It has always intrested me to live here and I think I would if I felt that I was tired of the U.S, but I doubt that will ever happen- EVEN if Democrats are in charge.
Having travelled and lived in many countries, this is still my home. I find myself upset when I'm there because it isn't as good as it can be, the Government is destroying its identity bit by bit and there is a sense of apathy about things but when I'm away, your heart gets drawn back there, for the taste of history, its high standards of art, knowledge experience, education and culture and real civilised, humorous and deep down considerate people. As for the weather, well, there's nothing nicer than a sunny Autumn day spent down in the countryside with the leaves all different colours and having a roast dinner and a pint in the pub.
Only country I would consider off hand. I still like my nasty ass Arizona desert better.
I just spent time in Britain for the first time, and I think it would be a country I would enjoy living in. The driving on the left side would bother me somewhat, and the climate is a little dark, cold, and damp. But otherwise it is a fun country with a lot of history. I certainly would appreciate the love of Beer that Brits have.
The UK has a lot of appeal as a potential place to move to. The language generally presents no barriers, although it does often result in a few laughs because of spelling, accent, different word usage, etc. I love the English countryside, and am fascinated with London. The food doesn't really satisfy me that much. Generally, I like the people. On the negative side, I think that taxes are too stiff, property costs too much, and health care is atrocious. Still, it beats plenty of other places in the world. A couple of years ago I did seriously consider getting a small house up north, in a place called Scunthorpe (those Brits among you, please do not laugh too hard about that as a choice of place to buy) because we have some very good friends who live there.
If I had to leave the U.S. for one reason or another, I could definately live here. My favorite spot would be in the Lake Country on the west coast of England. This has to be the most gently beautiful spot on earth. I also think British people overall tend to be friendly, well-mannered, kind and extremely interesting. I really love the way they seem to respect the countryside by not littering it up with bill boards and crappy looking fast food chains. They also have a respect for history and don't have this compulsion to rip something down simply because it has a few years on it.
I have never been to England, but it is one of very few countries I feel I would be comfortable living in outside of the US. English is the language and that's a plus for me. I admire their culture as a whole and feel I would have a sense of comfort living there.
nothing particularily wrong with it, its just i can think of loads of better places to live.
Truthfully I'd rather if we didn't have countries or any real divisions between large groups of people but until then, this is the inanimate land mass I'm most likely to inhabit the longest.
Would not move here because of the cold, damp weather. Plus I'd be at the pub every night partying, the Brits are a blast !!!