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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

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Old 07-21-2016, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Whenever I travel to new places, I wonder what it's like to live there and wonder what it would have been like to have grown up there and stuff. Am I only one who thinks like this?
Oh no, I think of that every time I visit someplace. I may even pick u pa real estate mag and look at offerings. However, I never move there after looking at it.
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Old 07-23-2016, 04:37 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Being restless is not confined to young people. We're retired and we love to move to new places. And like the OP, every time we vacation somewhere - Berlin, Hawaii, NYC, doesn't matter where, we wonder what it would be like to live there. We've moved lots of times and tend to get itchy after about 5 years, maybe less. Are we looking for nirvana? I wonder...........

Of course, it's easier to move when you don't have kids and/or jobs to tie you down. We stayed put while our kids were in school and started moving around when we retired.
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Old 07-23-2016, 05:00 PM
 
Location: IN
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Quite often, I had to move for work related reasons, and I'm always exploring options that would be a better fit that I'm familiar with. I like to travel, but don't enjoy long road trips, however.
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Old 07-23-2016, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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37 now. I've moved several times, mostly in-state as an adult. We moved around a bit when I was a kid. I've got my spot now right where I want it and I will never leave. Might start a family cemetery if I didn't plan on cremation.
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Old 07-23-2016, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Literally every year for four months straight. I hate summers here.
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Old 07-26-2016, 04:15 PM
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Every few years. I would probably never "settle down" if I had my way. I'm either a gypsy by DNA or a rolling stone by choice, but it's pathetic at my age! Lol.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:46 AM
 
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How often do you get the urge to move to a new city/state/metro area? And what is your age?

I'm 32 and I would say that I get sick of a place after about 6 months and entertain the idea of relocating again. Not that I'm going to do that anytime soon, but that's just naturally how feel.

Whenever I travel to new places, I wonder what it's like to live there and wonder what it would have been like to have grown up there and stuff. Am I only one who thinks like this?
LOL. I'm sort of the same. But some places have given me that urge more than others. For instance, when I moved to Chicago after living in Cincinnati, the first 6 months I was ready to move, because I wasn't used to the city aspects, missed friends, home, etc. But by the end of the first year I had grown to love Chicago. It just took time to adjust. However within 5 years I was ready to leave again. When I first moved to Nashville from Chicago, the first year I loved it. The second year, I felt mixture of boredom and indifference and wanted to be back in a city with a lot to do, but still felt tied to it(so the urge wasn't as bad). When I moved to Peoria, I was ready to leave within the first month. I didn't even grow to like it. When I moved to Philly, I knew right away that I didn't really like it. I was ready to relocate after the first year with certainty. But I have a son, so it's been more complicated to just up and move this time around. Thankfully I'm moving out of here very soon. Sadly, I feel for my son--because I give the next place 3 years TOPs before I get the itch to leave. I have ADHD--I get bored and lose interest in a city after I've gotten a feel for it. I don't know how people can stay somewhere there entire life without wanting to leave.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:52 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Usually when I get everything just the way I want it. Then it's time to move on to another house that needs my love.
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:14 PM
 
Location: The middle
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[quote=FirebirdCamaro1220;44838839]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.

We left for family reasons. We could return now, but my husband is dragging his feet, so I am not sure what is going to happen. Even a high paying job would not have enticed me to leave.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:38 PM
 
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I don't get the urge to relocate much. But I sometimes get the urge for everyone else to relocate away from me, lol
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