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Old 12-30-2008, 02:41 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Have you ever wanted to leave your hometown for a "better place"?.

You did your research, made plans to relocate to your new "better" location than after a short period of time(3 years or less) you realized that your hometown is much better than you thought?


Did you move back home or did you move to another city and try something else new??

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Old 12-30-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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I thought Madison, WI was a bit of a backwater when I lived there as a youngster, but I now see that it is a really nice town that offers a lot to families and singles alike. For it's size, Madison is really amazing.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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Lookout,


I created this thread because I talk to lots of people that mention that they are planning to move back home and when they give their reason, it's often times related how they never realized how nice their hometome is untill the moved away.


Do you live in Uptown?


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I thought Madison, WI was a bit of a backwater when I lived there as a youngster, but I now see that it is a really nice town that offers a lot to families and singles alike. For it's size, Madison is really amazing.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:03 PM
 
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I experience this when I travel, and I realized how much I loved Philly when I was in Boston for college (albeit for a brief period). I'm thinking about moving west after college, but I really love Philly, and imagine moving back here.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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I feel the same way about Baton Rouge and New Orleans. I think we tend to take for grated what's at out fingertips. Once it's at arm's length, then we tend to truly miss and appreciate it more.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:42 PM
 
Location: West of the 100th Meridian
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I'm not sure if you're just looking for those who feel that way about their hometowns, but I'm not one of them. I grew up in small town Nebraska, left after high school and have no desire to go back. Now that my parents have passed on, I have no reason to ever go back even to visit.

I did just recently leave Denver for another small town in Nebraska, because I wanted a change, but now realize that I need to be in a big(ger) city to be happy. Denver is not my home town but I'm really missing it now.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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Lookout,


I created this thread because I talk to lots of people that mention that they are planning to move back home and when they give their reason, it's often times related how they never realized how nice their hometome is untill the moved away.


Do you live in Uptown?
Yes, I live in Uptown. But I have no plans to move back to Madison. I wouldn't completely rule it out, however!
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Most Long Islanders don't like it, but when they leave for an extended amount of time, they realize how much they love it. I was like that. I went away to college for 5 years and was really homesick. It was then that I realized how much I miss NYC/Long Island.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Have you ever wanted to leave your hometown for a "better place"?.

You did your research, made plans to relocate to your new "better" location than after a short period of time(3 years or less) you realized that your hometown is much better than you thought?


Did you move back home or did you move to another city and try something else new??
Well, I left Hampton, VA for Alexandria, VA 4 years ago. Alexandria was supposed to be better, nicer, safer, and have more opportunities. Hampton had gotten old anyway. After 4 years, I underappreciated Hampton's slow pace of life and small town feel when i was there. Alexandria is just that stressful to me.

I'm in the process of moving to the Ft. Knox area which felt a lot like Hampton when i was there. So yes my hometown was better than i thought.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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not so much, but lived in Chicago for 3 years and lots of visiting before that... now I'm down in FL for grad school... and definitely miss Chicago despite the cold weather I used to ***** about.
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