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View Poll Results: Settled or trying to relocate?
I'm settled and have no plans to leave my area 20 37.04%
I'm trying/hoping to relocate out of my area 34 62.96%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-03-2014, 05:27 PM
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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What is your current status with regard to your desire to stay where you are or desire to relocate somewhere else?

Just want to get an idea of the universe of forum users.
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:42 PM
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Settled in a small town in SE Michigan. My husband and I both have good jobs, we are able to afford a very nice house here, our families are here, and even though winter can seem to drag on sometimes (even though it's actually just about four to five months long), we have gorgeous springs, summers, and falls.

We may look to be snowbirds someday, although not in Florida. With all due respect to Floridians, I could not live there, not even seasonally. We have a rental condo on the coast in South Carolina, so we may eventually spend January through March there, but we will never move there full time.

So I'm settled, happy, and not looking to relocate!
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:53 PM
Status: "could've~would've~should've used 'have', not 'of'" (set 22 days ago)
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Define 'area'.
Having just moved roughly 700 miles this last move I believe I'm more or less permanently settled in the area I want to retire in, though perhaps another a small move within about a fifty mile radius is not out of the question at some point in the next 10-15 years.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:22 PM
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Definitely looking to get out of Louisiana. Ready to move to an area that isn't willing to be like a 3rd world country in the name of the profits of a few.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:34 PM
Location: Savannah GA
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I moved 21 times in 30 years. Granted, some of these moves were to a new place in the same city (sometimes after just a few months). But still -- it was foolish, wasteful and unnecessary. I'm over that ****

Too many people (myself included) just can't be content. There's always a better job, a better city, a better house or apartment -- and that's seldom really the case. I kick myself for all the great situations and opportunities I messed up looking for something "better." You've really got to make happiness wherever you are.

My current address is the longest I have EVER stayed in one place -- 5.5 years. I'd be fine if I never moved again.

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Old 08-03-2014, 11:23 PM
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I'm moving back to California by the end of this month.

I've had enough of ass-backwards Arizona, specifically it's extreme right-wing legislators/policies. The lack of well-paying positions in my field among others, competitive wages/salaries, a competitive ethos, and a professional/intellectual vibe as well as the general transience of the population are other reasons why I'm over this place.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:42 PM
Location: Outer Space
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In a few years, we'll make a final move to western Michigan. It is mainly for the lcol and to be closer to family, while not being too close. I do love the Seattle area, but I would be stuck in a permanent rat race here because housing costs are quite high, traffic horrific.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:20 AM
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I'm also in Arizona and plan to move in the next two years. Not a fan of the desert, the lifestyle, the dry air or general vibe. Looking to move to So Cal most likely, possibly Charleston, or the minute chance of Seattle.
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:03 AM
Location: Boise ID
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I want to get out of Idaho as soon as possible. Need to be in a bigger city area with warmer winters.
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:04 AM
Location: Miami-Jax
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A little bit of both for me. I believe that I'm in the place where I'll "settle" forever...it's also the place where I was born and the place where I feel committed to improving and contributing to for the rest of my life. But I'm not really "settled" and don't anticipate ever doing that. For the past few years I've spent close to half the year away from Jacksonville and don't expect that to ever change too much...even when I eventually have kids.
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