U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: How often do you get the urge to relocate or move again?
Pretty much immediately after I moved to a new place 3 5.00%
After living in a place for a few months 11 18.33%
After living in a place for at least one year 5 8.33%
After living in a place for a few years 17 28.33%
After living in a place for at least 5 years 5 8.33%
After living in a place for at least 10 years 5 8.33%
I never get the urge to relocate or move 14 23.33%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 07-17-2016, 10:20 AM
 
28,905 posts, read 46,738,716 times
Reputation: 46028

Advertisements

Every day. Don't get me wrong. I love my town. But Google Earth is like my version of the Sears Wish Book.
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-17-2016, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
6,972 posts, read 12,490,008 times
Reputation: 8719
Since I moved to Florida about every few minutes. Then again I have a good reason. I didn't retire to the state for what is being presented to me. I'm sorry but I don't think I'm asking for much after working all these years. What I'm getting is Unstable unsavory neighbors that move in, stay a few months and move. Large populations of people that move in and won't attempt to say hi. Won't even try to speak English. Really anyone can learn to say hi in English. People not taking care of their property. Medical care seems to be subpar in many areas of the state. The devide of populations by income and education is very apparent here. It's not really an appealing environment in many areas. Quite frankly alot of snobs, that would literally deny what I said exists in Florida.

So OP you asked and I told you. I'm sure I'm far from being the only one.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-17-2016, 02:30 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
1,112 posts, read 1,871,424 times
Reputation: 1086
Good thread.

For me, it's typically 6 mo - 1 year. And I usually absolutely DEPLORE the place and become miserable until I can move elswhere. It's a terrible syndrome I have caught, and I wish it would go away. I hate to admit this, but I think a lot of it stems from a deep-rooted rat race mentality in my mind. I am constantly seeking what's better, with no end-all satisfaction. But there is no paradise on this earth. I will never find a place I absolutely love, yet it's hard for me to come to terms with it. I want the happy ending.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-17-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: The middle
497 posts, read 272,775 times
Reputation: 1765
When I lived in AZ, I never wanted to move. I didn't even need vacations. Here in Indiana, I restrain myself from packing a bag and leaving several times a day. I hate it here. So, for me, it very much depends on where I am living.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-17-2016, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
23,581 posts, read 17,574,904 times
Reputation: 27672
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gingercoyote View Post
When I lived in AZ, I never wanted to move. I didn't even need vacations. Here in Indiana, I restrain myself from packing a bag and leaving several times a day. I hate it here. So, for me, it very much depends on where I am living.
Same thing for me here. It's all I can do to not head out of town every single weekend.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-20-2016, 11:54 PM
 
Location: USA
6,226 posts, read 5,362,051 times
Reputation: 10643
I find that if I live in a major metro I have no desire to go anywhere else. It's when I lived in smaller towns or rural places I tended to get bored quickly and wanted to move on. Major metros like NYC always have something new to do everyday. The cities are always evolving so it never gets stale.

I suppose it is different for someone who is settled down with kids because that's what occupies their time between working. But as a single mid 30s male without children I still have that urge for exploration.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2016, 07:56 AM
 
9,461 posts, read 5,257,898 times
Reputation: 3238
Quote:
Originally Posted by nep321 View Post
How do people manage to live a lifestyle of relocating every few years? For me it would literally entail quitting my job and paying thousands to relocate. And the general hassle. The activity of moving sucks and is stressful. But I'm a single guy with no children and rents apartments.
I like traveling to /visiting other places not moving to them.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2016, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
18,927 posts, read 6,873,423 times
Reputation: 5856
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gingercoyote View Post
When I lived in AZ, I never wanted to move. I didn't even need vacations. Here in Indiana, I restrain myself from packing a bag and leaving several times a day. I hate it here. So, for me, it very much depends on where I am living.
What made you leave AZ for the midwest? I would think a job paying 2-3x what you were making here or family would be the only 2 legitimate reasons.

Anywho, on topic, I get the urge to leave the country altogether every 4 years. I think to myself at election time, Australia doesn't sound so bad at the moment lol
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2016, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
1,250 posts, read 824,444 times
Reputation: 2008
I've lived in my current city for a year and am ready to move. However, the place we are moving next is where I want to live for at least the next 30 years. I'm 29 btw.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2016, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Cbus
1,721 posts, read 1,403,138 times
Reputation: 2089
I get the urge to travel and explore new places pretty frequently. In terms of moving, I'm really happy in Columbus. I wish I was closer to some friends and my family on the east coast but this is my home now and it's an easy/fun place to live as a young person. Only way I see myself leaving is to pursue another degree or if some spectacular employment opportunity came up.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top