Part of me wants to live in London because I'd like the arts there, another part of me wants to keep on living by the seaside.
Where I live the beach is stunning and the water is wild and I really like that. I feel like it would be difficult to ever more away, even if there was something great to be found somewhere else because I fear I'd miss the seaside.
You could always travel to London to see the arts. Not sure which seaside you're referring to, but Brighton to London is only a bit over an hour away by train (and maybe a bit more time on the underground to get to the centre of London).
Yeah, I can visit London easily enough (though I'm not as close as Brighton).
Guess it really doesn't matter all that much when I think about it more.
I really understand - I moved to the West Country many years ago and much as Devon has to offer - Dartmoor and beautiful coast - I miss the accessability to arts and entertainment in London. The only way to get round this is to consider the savings of a lower cost of housing and put that towards rail tickets and occasional overnight stays.
Getting to see great shows, live music and other entertainers is a high priority when so few get booked to the few and far between venues in Exeter or Plymouth
Arts are available elsewhere. London is a dirty, smelly, noisy and overpriced big city with an inflated opinion of itself. I'd take the seaside everytime.