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Old 05-19-2011, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I'm stuck in Philadelphia for a variety of reasons (family, job). I'm not any fonder of it now than I was seven years ago when I first moved here, hoping to fall in love with it.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati. Don't like the culture, provincialism, backward/hillbilly thinking so unusual for a large metropolitan area, the international airport's numerous problems, and lack of friendliness/warmth among the people. A job keeps me here and that's it.

On the other hand, at least it's not Louisville, just downriver. Some of the worst people I've ever met from anywhere in the United States hailed from that city. That is one city I desperately wanted to get out of and DID get out of.
I posted the above last month.

Good news is that I'm about to leave for Cal-uh-forn-ee. Or, as Rush Limbaugh would say, "for those of you in Rio Linda, that's California."

Seriously, I can't wait.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:21 PM
 
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California's awesome.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I remember the feeling of being stuck. I was literally stuck in Waco considering I was too young and broke to move at the time [I was in high school]. I moved to Houston and now I'm currently back in Waco tying up so loose ends, but once August [Maybe mid July] hits; I'll officially be a Houstonian! I'll maybe come back and visit once every other year.

I love that the city is getting the right track and improving and also I'll always defend it, but I got to get away from here. I feel like I'm slowing dying here.

The thing with this place though is that I don't really hate it and I think my strong feelings toward it is more due to personal issues.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:51 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Kinda sorta. While I'm technically in metro Atlanta, I'm in one of the farthest flung northern exurbs (which is a small town transitioning into something of a suburb) so I feel pretty disconnected from the rest of the metro. I only live out this far because my job is up in the mountains of north Georgia and I wanted to be reasonably close to civilization.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:08 AM
 
Location: "The District"/Arlington, VA
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It's interesting to read all the posts from the beginning of this thread seeing how people desperately wanted out of their current cities. And now if you look at their current cities, it shows that they moved. Good on them!

Currently stuck in DC. I work a government job, and I really don't like it. I am getting out as soon as I can. DC is too overrun with tourists and aspiring politicians. I am looking at Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, and Pittsburgh.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:09 AM
 
Location: "The District"/Arlington, VA
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Kinda sorta. While I'm technically in metro Atlanta, I'm in one of the farthest flung northern exurbs (which is a small town transitioning into something of a suburb) so I feel pretty disconnected from the rest of the metro. I only live out this far because my job is up in the mountains of north Georgia and I wanted to be reasonably close to civilization.
Where abouts are you in North ATL? Near Cumming?
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:56 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Where abouts are you in North ATL? Near Cumming?
Worse: Canton. LOL
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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So, are you all saying you did lousy research/didn't sufficiently check out the place before you moved to where you live now?
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:16 AM
 
Location: DC
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DC here. I'm in the process of figuring out options of places to move, as I don't know much about many cities. I've been in DC way too long (9 yrs). I grew up in Kentucky. Accepted a job straight out of college because I was desperate to not be living with my parents. I have tried so hard to like it here. It just gets worse and worse. People are so hostile to each other, especially on the road, and everyone I meet seems focused on a) what degree you have and b) where you work; it's demoralizing to try to drive somewhere a little outside the city at night and come home unable to find a place to park your car, so I end up just staying home. I guess since my primary interest is music, it makes sense that I wouldn't fit here...My job is good, and I don't want to jump into a worse situation just because I'm miserable here. But yeah....DC is not for me.

I love Seattle, yet my friends who lived there say it's impossible to make friends. I still am intrigued. Not trying to start a city vs city thread though.
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