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Old 06-26-2013, 05:29 PM
 
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I have heard many people are moving from the New England. I was just wondering which part of the country or state do most moved to. I have been living in Minnesota four years and i haven't met many people from the Northeast or Boston except people from Michigan and Wisconsin.


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Old 06-26-2013, 05:34 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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American Migration [Interactive Map] - Forbes

Click the different counties, looks like alot are going to Florida.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:59 PM
 
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I was born and raised in RI, went to school in FL for two years, and then transferred to a different school in AZ last year. I'll be going to graduate school and/or searching for employment in either FL or TX next year.

I have no intentions of ever returning to New England.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:24 PM
 
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Everything we hoped we would find in Vermont, we found in Kentucky
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:36 PM
 
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Thats because you live in Minnesota.
But in the south you see plenty of New Englanders.
Also high concentrations of "Bostonians" in the cities that tend to have many aloof people like SF, NYC, DC etc.
These "Bostonians" lived in Boston, Cambridge, or Brookline for a year or two during/ After college and claim to be from Boston, when it reality it's more like they have been to Boston. They do this because the residents of SF/NYC/DC would look down on then if they said their real hometwon (Somewhere in the Midwest or South)
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:22 PM
 
Location: La-La Land
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American Migration [Interactive Map] - Forbes

Click the different counties, looks like alot are going to Florida.
This map is great! So interesting to see where everyone is going

I'm from the seacoast areas of MA/ Greater Boston (Moved every couple years, so I lived in/ went to school in many towns from Hampton NH to Plymouth, spending the most time -14 years- in and around the North Shore.) Went to college in Boston, and then beat feet to Los Angeles, where I've been for 7 years.

Homesickness for New England sets in around holidays; first St Paddy's week, then 4th of July week. Then it picks up again before Thanksgiving and persists through December each year. I sometimes wish my husband would get work in New York and we could live in Connecticut (my job is transferable to any city), but he is from the Deep South, and has no desire to move to the Northeast- he couldn't take the weather. We met here in LA.

It's hard sometimes to be 3,000 miles away from family and the culture in which you were reared. That said, when I do go home to visit, I tend to remember very quickly all the reasons I left, which were many.

Los Angeles can take it's toll on you from time to time. I can't see ever planting real roots or having children here. I feel I would need to be in New England to have a family.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:06 AM
 
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It's strange to always hear transplants describe L.A. as alienating. It's more or less my hometown, going back a few generations.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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In my experience, growing up in New England, those who leave are generally one of two groups.

1. Old people who retire to somewhere warmer like Florida.

2. People who leave in their 20s because they can't find a decent job. They end up moving places like Arizona or Texas, with good job markets, but I'd say at least half of them hate wherever they end up moving.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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I grew up in New England, and went to college here. I moved out to Southern California after college only because I wanted to live somewhere else. I easily could have found a good job in my field in the Boston area. I was out there for about 4 and a half years and have since moved back.

Pretty much every person I know from high school and college moved to either California, or NYC. Very few moved to Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia (the states that have seen big growth). I know more people who moved to Colorado than any other those states.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:58 PM
 
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Pretty much every person I know from high school and college moved to either California, or NYC. Very few moved to Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia (the states that have seen big growth). I know more people who moved to Colorado than any other those states.
This is what I've noticed as well, with the exception of a couple friends moving to FL. NYC, LA nd SF seemed to be the most popular destinations, and most eventually moved back.
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