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Tons of great local culture, gorgeous natural sights, and a generally less expensive cost of living. Fresh produce is good, tap water is drinkable, and quality of life is generally good as well. Within easy traveling distance of many countries - short flights and reasonable drives. - May 17, 2016
Nature is abundant, beautiful, and varied. Close proximity to Greece, Turkey. Cost of living to still relatively cheap compared to other European cities. - Dec 18, 2014
Easy life, could travel to Greece, Istanbul and near countries. - Nov 23, 2014
Cost of living is very low. We were able to save a lot in here. Sofia is close to Istanbul (1 hour flight or 4 hour drive) and Thessaloniki (same distance), so great for sightseeing. One thing will get you here as far as the culture: Bulgarians nod their heads in opposite direction than the rest of the world! So beware, no means yes, yes means no. Two types of weather here: Dust and mud. There's construction everywhere. - Aug 16, 2014
Ability to travel in the area and in Europe. - Jun 3, 2011