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Old 09-25-2015, 05:41 AM
 
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I also spend my whole life with in same place which i am living now , because i like the atmosphere and all facilities that are providing him at the fieldcrest apartments where i am living him with my family .
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:58 AM
 
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Yeah this doesn't seem very far fetched of a concept at all. I know its good to experience other cities and what not, but I can say as someone who has moved three times since graduating from college (granted in the same state but even then..) I can honestly say I wish I hadn't. I have lost touch with many of my best friends and every time you have to move, you have to get used to a new group of friends which at least for me, to consider them good friends, takes a little bit of time. I have done this three times and now, getting into my late 20's and single, this is the third time I have picked up and left and am now trying to make another group of friends.

This actually reminds me of something I read not too long ago in a girl's blog whom is a post grad 20-something like me and was talking about the things post grads should do after college and one of them was to move to a brand new city where you know no one. While I get the benefits that can come with that, I highly disagree with this completely. Its hard to make friends in your post grad years and if youre in a place with good friends, stay and visit other cities!
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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I just wish my grandfather hadn't moved from Manhattan, NYC to Chicago in the 50s. I wish I could ask him why he did it, but he passed in 62', nearly 30 years before I was born.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:09 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I was born and grew up in a small (27k pop) town north of Dayton. It's a nice town but at 27 hubby and I are looking for other amenities that isn't offered here or even closeby. We are planning to move late next year.

I never really planned to move ever, but after discussing it many times and visiting areas we have more interest in it would be a good idea. Plus, we will be closer to family. I am not somebody who needs to move every 5 years, I rather find a good place and settle in.

I think some stay because their content, they can't afford to move or afraid to. Others just like to move around, which I envy but isn't for us. Maybe some just haven't found the right spot yet.
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I was going to use a specific area, but then figured everyone would have pros or cons. Why (or why not) did you stay in the same city, what was it and where?
I like variety. I've lived in Marquette, MI, Denver, CO, and the northwest burbs of Chicago. I'm open to living a lot of different places. On top of this I have been to about half of the state, 3 other countries, and 2 other continents.
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I apologize if I'm repeating an earlier post, but it all comes down to "comfort zones". Most of us, in general, like our comfort zones. We like familiar landmarks, familiar stores, banks, and restaurants.

However, some of us like to explore other areas, and do. But some of us end up back in our comfort zones.
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:53 PM
 
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I was born and grew up in a small (27k pop) town north of Dayton. It's a nice town but at 27 hubby and I are looking for other amenities that isn't offered here or even closeby. We are planning to move late next year.

I never really planned to move ever, but after discussing it many times and visiting areas we have more interest in it would be a good idea. Plus, we will be closer to family. I am not somebody who needs to move every 5 years, I rather find a good place and settle in.

I think some stay because their content, they can't afford to move or afraid to. Others just like to move around, which I envy but isn't for us. Maybe some just haven't found the right spot yet.
I think both you and what pnwguy2 wrote above have very accurate points to consider. Essentially, living isn't static, rather it is dynamic with other people as part of the mix, career training, and employment opportunities all as part of the changing factors of our lives. While many of us do plan of what we think we want as home, life happens. Sometimes people move for the adventure, but I think in the past 25 years, potentially moves were necessitated due to employment elsewhere, training or formal education in limited locations or moving back to a childhood home given other needs in a family, a partnership in a business etc. Some have a parent who is ill and move into the "sandwich generation," caring for younger and older relatives. Sometimes home areas grow and make a return more appealing or some may reach a breaking point living with millions of others and need something smaller.

Good points above about how come people stay, plus depending on the needs of others in our life. Some feel they have everything and everyone they want where they are.

Sometimes our actions are a result of what doesn't happen where we are. It appears your area of 27 K no longer meets your needs, Icemodeled. Some move to larger populations for specific medical care only available in certain areas or to live near Broadway in NYC etc.

There are always reasons people live where they do. Many will return to somewhere they lived earlier in life such as close to where one attended college, entered the military or otherwise felt s/he rose to a different level of expertise in a career or other area of his/her life.

I'm glad you are reconsidering moving, Icemodeled. It doesn't sound like that was your original plan. I think the great recession changed things for many who thought they were where they would be.

I totally agree with your points pnwguy2. Some of us do try living in different situations and see if any fit extra well. Some of us just travel to see and experience different things in different areas. If we find somewhere we can return to the comfort.

Mostly, I agree with you, Icemodeled. One has to know what *home* is to know when they've found their new home. I think the reasons vary depending on people, of how come they haven't moved more or less times. What really matters is if the person knows if his/her current address is where they wish to be in two or five years. If not, what's your plan to find your next area of being *home*?


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Old 09-28-2015, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Why do some people live their whole life in the same city?
Family Ties.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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My grandparents immigrated to Wisconsin in 1906, and after more than a century all my sister's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren (11 out of 11 still live in Wisconsin. My mother and her five siblings all died in Wisconsin. Of my seven cousins on my mother's side, only one moved out of the state.
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:35 PM
 
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Some people just can't fathom life outside of a small area. Others really like a place, maybe moved back to it after living in different areas.

My family is fairly spread out over the US and I feel like it helps us. If we all lived close, we would just sit around bickering and making each other miserable. Being spread out, we visit and have fun, but not enough time to argue.
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