Choose Your Ideal Home Town With Find Your Spot

By Jason Moffatt | Travel

Dec 15

The other day a friend on Facebook asked me about the differences between living in California and Oregon. My response was basically that the states are so large and so diverse that it’s tough to do an accurate assessment of state vs state but city vs city would probably be a bit more appropriate.

Within the thread a friend and colleague of mine Kristin Thompson mentioned a very cool site called “Find Your Spot“.

The site simply asks you a few questions about your ideal living environment and then goes to work with it’s custom algorithm to determine the places that you’d most likely be happy living.

Here’s how it all works (in their own words)…

“FindYourSpot is the best way to discover your perfect hometown… just tell us your ideal and we’ll find the best candidates for you. We don’t have the bias of your Aunt LuLu, we don’t have mounds of useless data for you to sort through, and we don’t have the gall of “best places” lists that tell you what your priorities are. What we do have is the most accurate automated recommendation system and the most pertinent information on the places we recommend. It’s simple, it’s fun, and it works.”

So, I went through the process which took about 5 minutes and here are the top 5 results it spewed out for me.

1. San Luis Obispo – CA (Nice place. I could live here)

2. Ojai – CA (Captured natural spring water here once)

3. Truth or Consequences – NM (Sounds scary)

4. Kahului-Wailuki Maui – HI (Love Maui so much, but this is the worst part of Maui)

5. Mountain Home/Bull Shoals, Arkansas (No idea what to think about this. Maybe I could get a dulcimer and strum on the porch)

Find Your Spot

To find out where they say your favorite living spot would be visit Find Your Spot at



PS: So… Where did it say you should live? Let me know in the comments below 🙂





About the Author

Jason Moffatt is a former private detective turned internet marketer who uses his skills of keen observation and deductive reasoning to pinpoint the easiest paths to success online. He’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs in the health & wellness field along with those in the personal development space. Jason believes we’re all a work in progress and that each day presents an opportunity to be a little be better than the last.

Facebook comments:

  • Rachel Rofe says:

    I got weird results!

    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Lafayette (Cajun Country), Louisiana
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Alexandria, Louisiana

  • Rachel Rofe says:

    I just typed out the rest of my results to give to Otto, so I figured I’d just post the whole list here.

    Hehe… I knew the west coast wasn’t for me. I wish Otto liked the east!

    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Lafayette (Cajun Country), Louisiana
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Alexandria, Louisiana
    Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana Cities of Three Flags
    Norfolk, Virginia
    Charleston, West Virginia
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Rocky Mount-Stony Creek, North Carolina
    Hampton, Virginia
    Greenville, South Carolina The Rising Star of the South
    Durham, North Carolina
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Greenville, North Carolina
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Providence, Rhode Island
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    New Haven, Connecticut
    Augusta, Georgia
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Clarksville, Tennessee
    Louisville, Kentucky

    • Rachel Rofe says:

      OK. I feel crazy for posting again, hehe, but I took the test one more time and got results that seem more in line with me.

      (I am big on this one because Otto and I are trying to find a place we both love. It’s been hard to find a mutual winner so far.)

      Baltimore, MD
      Little Rock, AR
      Baton Rouge, LA
      Providence, Rhode Island
      New Haven, CT
      Boston, MA
      Norfolk, VA
      Oakland, CA
      Chesapeake-Virginia Beach, VA
      San Diego, CA
      Orange County, CA
      Long Beach, CA
      Charlotte, NC
      Oklahoma City, OK
      Augusta, GA
      San Francisco, CA
      San Jose, CA
      Long Island, NY
      NYC, NY
      Nashville, TN
      El Paso, TX
      Hartford, CT
      Los Angeles, CA
      Atlanta, GA

      • Wow, that’s such a lengthy and diverse mix. There are some places on there I’d like to visit but not sure about living such as Nashville and North Carolina. Why it recommended El Paso is beyond me. I can’t imagine wishing that upon anybody.

  • I haven’t taken it in a while, but Portland Or was #1 for me and my hubby- that how we ended up here– all thanks to Find Your Spot.

    Also on our list was Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Albuquerque, Austin, and a bunch of others I can’t recall anymore.

    Its a super fun site for sure.

  • Addison says:

    1. Ashville, North Carolina
    2. Hickory, North Carolina
    3. Morganton, North Carolina
    4. Hendersonville, North Carolina
    5. Loveland, Colorado
    6. Provo-Orem, Utah

    Looks like I need to plan a trip to North Carolina soon. 😉

  • Theresa says:

    Hmm Interesting —

    1) Las Cruces, New Mexico
    2) Monroe, Louisiana
    3) Little Rock, Arkansas
    4) San Clemente, California
    5) Sacramento, California

    Looking at moving, but none of these are even on the list .. guess I should read the rest of the list and see if what I am looking at even makes it.


  • Peggy P says:

    Eugene, Oregon
    Salem, Oregon
    Corvallis, Oregon
    Portland, Oregon
    Charleston, West Virginia
    Alexandria, Louisiana
    Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Frederick, Maryland
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I live in Morgantown WV and love it there just fine!

  • mark says:

    Lets just say small town USA is the perfect spot for me. Either the North West or North east.

    mark G

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