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Old 11-18-2017, 04:29 PM
 
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Not quite 100% sentiment yet, but I don't really like my current location around Northwestern PA (Erie/Meadville,etc) because I grew up here my entire 25 years of life, and because of economic and population decline. I'm grudging the national leaders we put up with for the past decade on this one, let alone state and local leaders too. Without our former manufacturing base and jobs, we have no significant bragging rights as a local area anymore. The general social and political/economic situation (in most places, besides here) is worse than a nightmare or hell for me, and I have very little civic pride left for Erie and it's surrounding community.

So I guess you can say I am "done" with it.
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Old 11-18-2017, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Big Bayou
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I live in northeast TN. I have a good job by local standards, earning twice median household income as a single guy, in a fairly easy and semi-stable job. I have it easy compared to a lot of folks.

I used to live in urban Midwestern areas. There are many, many things I miss about being in mainstream America. I'm a little over an hour from the nearest metropolitan area (Asheville) of consequence, and 3+ hours away from a major airport, pro-sports, etc. I lived in Indianapolis for three years and went to dozens of NBA games at mostly <$10/ticket. I went to lots of concerts.

There were lots of things to do in Indianapolis that cannot be replicated here without a half day's drive. Emotionally, I'm done with east TN. There is nothing for me. Nothing positive has happened in my year back here. There's no reason to believe things will materially change over the near future.

Have you ever just been emotionally exhausted by where you're at and need a change of scenery?
Yes. I grew up in CT, and it was very depressing. I moved to CA as soon as I could, life immediately improved, and I never looked back.
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Yes! We moved from Michigan to Phoenix several years ago for a job transfer and it only took a matter of weeks for us to realize that we had made a mistake and that we needed to get out of there. I know that a lot of people are very happy there, but for many reasons it just wasn't for us at all. We moved back after a relatively short time and have never looked back.
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:29 AM
 
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Not quite 100% sentiment yet, but I don't really like my current location around Northwestern PA (Erie/Meadville,etc) because I grew up here my entire 25 years of life, and because of economic and population decline. I'm grudging the national leaders we put up with for the past decade on this one, let alone state and local leaders too. Without our former manufacturing base and jobs, we have no significant bragging rights as a local area anymore. The general social and political/economic situation (in most places, besides here) is worse than a nightmare or hell for me, and I have very little civic pride left for Erie and it's surrounding community.

So I guess you can say I am "done" with it.
Hate to burst what appears to be your little conservative bubble, but the economic decline of NW Pennsylvania began a good bit prior to when Obama was in office.
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:56 AM
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I live in northeast TN. I have a good job by local standards, earning twice median household income as a single guy, in a fairly easy and semi-stable job. I have it easy compared to a lot of folks.

I used to live in urban Midwestern areas. There are many, many things I miss about being in mainstream America. I'm a little over an hour from the nearest metropolitan area (Asheville) of consequence, and 3+ hours away from a major airport, pro-sports, etc. I lived in Indianapolis for three years and went to dozens of NBA games at mostly <$10/ticket. I went to lots of concerts.

There were lots of things to do in Indianapolis that cannot be replicated here without a half day's drive. Emotionally, I'm done with east TN. There is nothing for me. Nothing positive has happened in my year back here. There's no reason to believe things will materially change over the near future.

Have you ever just been emotionally exhausted by where you're at and need a change of scenery?
Yes.
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:02 AM
Status: "Gaining Stability." (set 10 days ago)
 
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Yes! We moved from Michigan to Phoenix several years ago for a job transfer and it only took a matter of weeks for us to realize that we had made a mistake and that we needed to get out of there. I know that a lot of people are very happy there, but for many reasons it just wasn't for us at all. We moved back after a relatively short time and have never looked back.
I know what you mean. That place did not feel right. It is a nice place to visit.
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Yes, exhausted and unhappy with the husband's home town. Moved (twice) after a divorce, now much happier...
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:03 AM
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It is nice to know other people realize money is not everything.
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Philly
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I got the hell out of the suburbs as soon as I saved up enough money! I spent some of my childhood growing up in West Philly until my mom decided to move my family out to the Philly suburbs. When I was a kid, I thought that living in the suburbs would be a better experience than living in the city. I had believed the lie that suburban living was better than city living. After growing up, moving up to the Lehigh Valley, and moving back to the Philly suburbs, I knew that I hated suburban life and didn't want to subject myself to it any longer. For the next nine months, I worked hard, saved money, and found a place to rent in the city. I couldn't be happier with my move! I plan to stay in Philadelphia for the foreseeable future and raise my children here.
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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100%, I currently fit this criteria. Live in the Bay Area, have been here around 2 years and to me, it sucks.
I can relate.

There is absolutely no reason to stay in my part of the Bay Area. All my friends have left in search of less expensive places to settle down. I'm self-employed and take my "job" with me wherever I go. So why stay, especially where living almost anywhere else is cheaper?

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All work & no play, in order to survive.
I work a lot, too. Many things I used to enjoy and rely on are gone. My gym, gone. Many favorite restaurants, gone. My trusted mechanic, gone. Our Fair City is unrecognizable, it's all being converted into housing for incoming techies.

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More than likely will end up in North Carolina, or New York (upstate), and canít wait
I'm just winding up some loose ends here, then with luck I will be in Arizona before the end of the year. It's been a long time coming.
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