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Old 03-13-2015, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Maybe it's because most people love their families more than the city they reside in?
Can't give you any more rep!

That was certainly the case with my family, and my Dad was a native.
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Old 03-13-2015, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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How many people have actually done this before? Seems like the trend is always the opposite.

My wife and I are making this move back because we want comfort, familiarity, and proximity to family. We like the 4 distinct seasons (even the snow at first); the large reduction in bugs, snakes and other critters; the gigantic lake; among other comforts and familiarity that come from growing up not too far away.

We have our reasons, but still: I can't help but feel like we're a little crazy for doing this. I really hope this isn't something that we regret. There is such a thing as "wisdom of the crowds", and as far as I know, not a whole lot of people do this (I could be wrong though).

Has anyone ever heard of this kind of thing happening?
Youre not crazy at all. Home is where the heart is. I dont know what it is about the Midwest, but it definitely has a certain charm that I really enjoyed. It was hard to leave, it really was. I wont lie when I said my drive to Arizona when we moved was full of anguish and heartache. I pined to return home, I hated AZ. Ive grown to love it here, but my heart will always be in Illinois. Always.

Good luck on your move! Cleveland is a cool city. Its a shame its fallen into disrepair in recent times, but it looks like its on the upswing (which is true about many big Midwestern cities).
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Old 03-13-2015, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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No. This is a huge oversimplification of what took place. There was no way to do this for the vast numbers of people that were displaced by the almost total economic collapse of the region. You simply can not impose your experience on the millions of people that were forced to leave.

And as a native Floridian, my Mother hated Cleveland and cried for joy when we left.
What collapse? The Great Recession? The Great Depression? The decline of the Steel Belt in the 1950's??
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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^Also, "millions" didn't flee Cleveland.

Cleveland MSA is down 250K from it's peak in the 1970's
Cleveland CSA may actually be up.

For a region that had to go through what Cleveland went through , that's not too bad.

Also, many indications show the bleedings has stopped or even reversed, I.e. this thread.
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:11 PM
 
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This isn't strange at all. One of my best friends in high school moved back to New York, even some of the New York/New Jersey transplants move back! Seriously, this place isn't for everyone, and it always baffles me that some folks blindly move here judging by some of the CD threads I read. "I want to move to Raleigh but I don't know why."
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^Also, "millions" didn't flee Cleveland.

Cleveland MSA is down 250K from it's peak in the 1970's
Cleveland CSA may actually be up.

For a region that had to go through what Cleveland went through , that's not too bad.

Also, many indications show the bleedings has stopped or even reversed, I.e. this thread.
I was speaking of the Rust Belt as a whole, not just Cleveland.
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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What collapse? The Great Recession? The Great Depression? The decline of the Steel Belt in the 1950's??
If it was the Great Depression, I highly doubt I would be sitting here writing this would I?

I'm talking about the period from the early 70's on.
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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I hate winter I would hate that move but Cleveland has a nice cost of living and its a pretty nice city overall it gets a bad rap from the media and from people a lot of that has to do with its lousy sports teams and people in the USA tend to not like the so called Rust Belt region of the US and cities like Cleveland, Buffalo, Detroit and Pittsburgh.
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Old 03-14-2015, 11:39 PM
 
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You are not crazy for wanting to relocate to Cleveland, the city is definitely on the upswing. I personally would not be able to handle the winter/lake effect snow. Good luck.
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Old 03-15-2015, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I might jump on the Cleveland bandwagon myself. Currently I live in southwestern Connecticut and it's way too expensive for a single person to afford a home. It will take me 15 years until I can afford a home down payment here. And I hate the fast paced, heavy traffic lifestyle here.
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