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Old 10-04-2016, 06:58 PM
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Where to where? Corpus Christi, TX to DC

Any regrets? Not yet. It's been 19 months. I always knew I was meant to live in a larger city and out of Texas for a bit.

Toughest Adjustment? The people are a bit more reserved, believe it or not. Definitely more of a live and let live attitude. Far more liberal, walkable. And obviously when you watch tv, it seems DC is always on.

Ready to head back? No. I'm not sure if I would live in Texas again, if I did, I would think it'd be in Austin, Dallas and maybe Houston. Corpus is where I grew up and I miss "some" things about it. My family is here. But, I don't think Corpus will ever be home again. Too conservative, hot and quiet. Next move could be west or NYC.

What do you miss? Mexican food. Much lower cost of living.

Best thing about the new place? Typical large city amenities, diversity, museums, broader cuisine.

Why did you leave? I just wanted to try something different.
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Old 10-05-2016, 06:50 AM
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Corpus Christi is an odd place. I think, on a direct, city-vs-city (not metro) basis, it compares favorably to a number of similarly sized cities, but it's somehow never been able to grow a metro. I don't think the CITY of Norfolk or is necessarily preferable to Corpus.
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:19 AM
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Now I want Mexican food.

I am from NYC but left for a few years to live with family in South Jersey. But then I came back to NYC. So I don't know if that counts, but it really made me appreciate everything a lot more in the city. I know that I was meant to live in a city and not a small town or suburb.
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:47 AM
Location: Cbus
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More of a mid-sized city but I left Columbus, Ohio to live in D.C. briefly.

D.C. is an excellent city, I felt the concentration of ambitious and educated people to be motivating and it really opened my eyes to many interesting occupations that are difficult or impossible to come by in other areas.

I loved the public transportation in D.C. and it has fairly easy access to a lot of the other large east coast metropolitan areas. The museums and amount of other free events catering to young professionals was another positive.

The summer weather was atrocious and the cost of living was a bit prohibitive.

Overall I slightly prefer Columbus over D.C. The reduced traffic, laidback attitude and low cost of living make it a much more liveable city to me. However, I would not hesitate to live in D.C. again and it has several advantages over Columbus.
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:32 AM
Location: Miami-Jax
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I guess I kinda did this.

Where to where? Gainesville, FL to Chicago

Any regrets? I'm no longer there but no I had no regrets. Maybe in retrospect I kinda regret that I didn't go to NYC instead of Chicago. I had an equally good option to go there but picked Chicago as an easier transition. In hindsight I wish I had lived in NYC during those years, but at the same time I do not regret my choice.

Toughest Adjustment? The weather, but I guess that's not what you were going for. Probably having to walk everywhere, but I loved that. The toughest thing was having to buy groceries and carry them home 4 blocks or so. Generally would just buy less but more frequently.

What do you miss? The quintessential college town life has some perks, and that comfort, coziness, and tight friendships was greatly missed in Chicago.

Best thing about the new place? Walkability. Transit. Culture. Big city amenities.

Why did you leave? school
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