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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 07-16-2016, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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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?

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Old 07-16-2016, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I'd say after 6 months to a year I get the urge to move.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:16 PM
 
Location: California
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For me it's 2 years and I'm 36.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Like you, I'm a wanderer.

I have lived in TN, IN, IA, MA, SC, VA. VA was just a bit over the border from TN, so no real difference. Didn't care at all for IA, IN is so so, SC - I'd never want to leave. Places where I've had to live for work - six months to a year
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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I grew up moving ever 2-4 years due to my dad's job in the military, and i start to get restless at about the 3 year mark. So far have lived in MA, FL, NJ, CA, AR, NY, SC, NC and I'm 25 years old. Moving to a totally new city in the same state is cool for me too tho, for example in NC I have lived in Southern Pines, Fayetteville, Durham, Chapel Hill and in 2 weeks Raleigh. After that I might give Charlotte or Wilmington a try. My next state will probably be Colorado, but that would be a good couple years off. Long term goal is Colorado anyway...
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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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.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:53 PM
 
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I have no urge to move away, all of my family and friends are here so I'm staying.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:02 PM
 
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Everytime I'm sitting in traffic and I'm reminded that it's not normal that getting to and from work is at times a chaotic event.

I don't know where I want to move if I were to leave though.

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Old 07-16-2016, 10:25 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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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.
If you own a house, have a spouse and children and are making a good income, then I think the urge to move away to a different city is far less than it otherwise would be.

Most people don't like to rock the boat like that.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:34 PM
 
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I am 28 lived in my State for 28 years. Moved around within the State, but still been here 28 years. Think about move every moment I am awake and probably asleep. I am nervous about leaving because have little money saved up to support me while finding a job in a new State. When I visit other States it's like a dark cloud of doom has been lifted away.
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