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Old 01-21-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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Most studies show that a good percentage of people want to relocate from where they are residing. Many of them would not suggest others to move where they are. However, some places are contrary. They like where they are, and would recommend outsiders to relocate to their hometowns.

Which cities are those?

I think DC. I find a lot of people in the DMV always say they like where they are, and that it is a good place to move.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Atlanta, Houston, Dallas and Austin, particularly, seem to want more and more.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I think DC. I find a lot of people in the DMV always say they like where they are, and that it is a good place to move.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I think DC. I find a lot of people in the DMV always say they like where they are, and that it is a good place to move.
For the moment, I think that's true. However, I strongly recommend anyone moving here live close to where you work or go to school. The traffic around here is not for the faint of heart.
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Cardboard box
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Chicago is a grass is greener city for sure. Especially with the young people. They always want to leave, either to NY or some place warm like Ca, or Florida. But so many seem to find their way back when they are older. I've got about a half dozen friends I know of who located to NY, CA, CO, FL, and such, and they all came back eventually.
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Florida cities are more of a 50-50 mix of love them or hate them, more than I have noticed elsewhere. Seems like in a lot of cities there are people that just don't even think about the city they live in, but in Florida you have a group of people who couldn't be happier and you have another group of people who would give anything to move away. Both groups are pretty vocal.
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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Chicago is a grass is greener city for sure. Especially with the young people. They always want to leave, either to NY or some place warm like Ca, or Florida. But so many seem to find their way back when they are older. I've got about a half dozen friends I know of who located to NY, CA, CO, FL, and such, and they all came back eventually.
Same thing in my area.....
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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I totally agree with DC (DMV). Lived there for many years and never met so many people satisfied with their home area/home town. Even those who would complain about a few things (traffic for example) would almost always add the caveat "but I wouldn't want to live anywhere else".

DMV natives tend to be well traveled. I think they've seen the "grass" of other urban areas and ergo appreciate what they have.

The other one that occurs to me, although I haven't lived there myself, is San Diego.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Same thing in my area.....
Same here....except I thought the OP was asking which cities are the "greener grass", not the ones from which they leave?
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:24 PM
 
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Florida cities are more of a 50-50 mix of love them or hate them, more than I have noticed elsewhere. Seems like in a lot of cities there are people that just don't even think about the city they live in, but in Florida you have a group of people who couldn't be happier and you have another group of people who would give anything to move away. Both groups are pretty vocal.
Florida cities are definitely "The Grass is Greener" Alot of people try to leave. But they always end up moving back. It's like they realize that life outside of Florida is overrated, because they just end up having the same problems elsewhere as they did in Florida. I know about 12 people that moved up to NC, just to move back down to FLA.
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