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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 07-28-2016, 07:09 PM
 
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I've only had the urge once, so I did it. I've been here five years now and I still love it. I've bought a house and will be happy to live here the rest of my life. However, I do needs change of scenery periodically so I take road trips, even if it's just a weekend trip to the mountains.
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:29 AM
 
Location: State of Grace
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Well, I'm obliged to tour for six months of the year, which I love to do, but I love to come back home when it's over. I've traveled a lot of the world, and if it were fifty years ago I'd likely visit a few more places, but travel today isn't fun anymore, so I have no urge to go anywhere. I love the Canadian Coastal Mountains, and I love Maui, but outside of that I'm not interested in going anywhere. I'm 60. DH feels the same as I do and he's 59.
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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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.
Sounds like you have too much stuff. I'm a single guy with no children as well and everything I own can be moved in 2-3 trips with a pickup truck. Yet I still own nice stuff! Queen size bed, large smart TV, computer, furniture, pots/pans etc. Tho I also use roommates. I don't really like living by myself - boring. Especially moving to a new city, roommates can be a fantastic way to meet people and make friends. No problem quitting the job and finding a new one. There are millions of jobs open in the US.


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I just think life is too short to be tied to one job and one home for years and years on end. But I feel like the concept of relocating every few years is only for young people. Wouldn't it look stupid if I kept relocating every 2 to 3 years for the rest of my life?
I agree. I'm 25 and have lived in many places and in fact today just moved to Raleigh NC from Chapel Hill NC, but when I'm 40 I imagine I'll want to have settled down. Honestly, I love the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro and might even stay here indefinitely...hard to say. For now, for the first time in my whole entire life though, I don't really have a strong desire to move. Maybe to Colorado.
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Old 05-22-2019, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Yeah, it's after a few months to a year for me - less time the smaller the area is. I'm fine with my life here in Reno, but I get cabin fever if I haven't traveled anywhere else in a few weeks.
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Old 05-22-2019, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston (Formerly Orlando and New York)
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Moved a lot

-Canton, MA (>10 yrs)
-Boston, MA (2 yrs)
-Oswego, NY (4 yrs)
-New York, NY (1 yr)
-Orlando, FL (4 yrs)
-Boston, MA (1 yr so far)

Now considering many places including Merrimack Valley MA, NH, Raleigh NC, Rhode Island or Worcester MA. Wanna try different things. Funny though, NYC rent was cheaper than my Orlando one lol
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