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Old 09-04-2014, 11:44 AM
 
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Picked on, no. But when I was moving to Minnesota from another part of the country people kept asking why I would possibly want to move to Michigan.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Minneapolis seems like a nice place to live, but when I'm there, I just feel so....short. Everyone is so damn tall there!
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Oh yes, by the people who, when I told them I was relocating from Portland, OR to Cleveland couldn't figure out why I wasn't willing to live like a pauper for the privilege of residing in Portland as opposed to living very comfortably and happy in Cleveland Heights. There is nothing I can't find here I had when I was living there and I can afford a lot more. Add to that the medical care I am receiving for a rare illness is so much better.

Now I have to say that most of my Portland friends and acquaintances understood my purpose in relocation and were very supportive of my reasons for moving. It was mostly the ignoramuses who had never either been to either Portland or Cleveland and knew them only by reputation who couldn't believe I was leaving the much touted "City of Nirvana" to move to "The City of Doom and Gloom."

Likewise, when I moved to Portland from Chicago back in the late 70's before all the lemmings began flocking there, everyone told me I was crazy. How times change.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Oh yes, by the people who, when I told them I was relocating from Portland, OR to Cleveland couldn't figure out why I wasn't willing to live like a pauper for the privilege of residing in Portland as opposed to living very comfortably and happy in Cleveland Heights. There is nothing I can't find here I had when I was living there and I can afford a lot more. Add to that the medical care I am receiving for a rare illness is so much better.

Now I have to say that most of my Portland friends and acquaintances understood my purpose in relocation and were very supportive of my reasons for moving. It was mostly the ignoramuses who had never either been to either Portland or Cleveland and knew them only by reputation who couldn't believe I was leaving the much touted "City of Nirvana" to move to "The City of Doom and Gloom."

Likewise, when I moved to Portland from Chicago back in the late 70's before all the lemmings began flocking there, everyone told me I was crazy. How times change.
I don't like places with a large hipster or pretentious liberal prevalence. Not that I'm conservative either, but I just find pretentious liberalism annoying. Places like Portland OR, Austin TX, Burlington VT, San Francisco CA, etc.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:16 AM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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When I told a few of my friends in SoCal I was moving to Seattle, they said "I'm sorry". Why would you be sorry for a choice that I'm making? It may be because I look young for my age so they assumed I was being dragged here by my parents.
I also got people saying things "but it's rainy and cold", yeah, maybe that's why I like it. Ever think of that?
Weird. When I tell people here in Seattle that I want to move to SoCal, they roll their eyes and assume I'm trying to be a party girl. "But everyone down there is superficial and dumb, why would you?"
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:10 AM
 
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When I told friends in WI I was moving to AL, the first reaction was always and incredulous "Why?". Some of them were the types who had never lived anywhere else.

WI wasn't for me. I like spicy food and winters where it isn't -70F with windchill. It was also strangely liberal (yuck).

Sweet Home Alabama.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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When I said I was moving to Arizona I heard it all! I heard things like "why would you want to live amongst retirees" and "arent you afraid of scorpions" and "watch out for rattlesnakes under your home" and "why would you want to live somewhere where its over 100 degrees for 5 months of the year?" Didnt affect my decision to move here, not in the slightest bit.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:46 AM
 
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I've moved different places for different reasons, but i'm that type of person who knows what I want to do and I like what I like. If anyone ever questioned my decision to move to Kentucky per say, I turn into a kind of cocky sales person because where ever I live is friggen fantastic! They are crazy for not wanting to go to there

The truth of the answer was work. But it turns out Louisville is cool as hell anyway, and since my fabulous ass is now here well....bonus!
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Some of us are also picked on for not choosing where we live. For example, I live in CT, which is a place that almost no one likes or cares about. But I never chose to grow up here...it just happened that way and I'm still rooted here at the age of 30. People have repeatedly made fun of me for still living here, especially on these forums. It's probably the most hated state on City-Data forums.
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Friends in VA picked on my decision to move to "Joyzee." NJ has an image problem for sure.
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