U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-23-2009, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Orlando
8,178 posts, read 16,557,265 times
Reputation: 49786

Advertisements

I moved so much growing up that I don't really have a hometown.
My family is scattered which is fine...lots of places to visit.

I used to dream of moving back to one of my favorite towns in Illinois. I just loved it there...I still have friends there.

Then I went back to visit.....the streets are so narrow, everything is run down and well.....dirty.

So that was the end of me wanting to move back...I'll go visit but will retire someplace else.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-23-2009, 10:05 AM
 
1,965 posts, read 5,791,156 times
Reputation: 1273
Portland, OR is my hometown and I will always have a fondness for it. I had a good childhood and I like the city. Although I'd prefer to stay in San Diego, I could live there again, although the weather isn't my favorite.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-23-2009, 11:01 AM
 
5,728 posts, read 9,097,209 times
Reputation: 2470
By a long bungee cord.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2012, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
1,085 posts, read 1,348,786 times
Reputation: 970
Not really, the town I live in wasn't made for my kind.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2012, 06:23 PM
 
9,397 posts, read 9,557,120 times
Reputation: 5800
Who isn't?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2012, 06:41 PM
 
Location: FL
1,716 posts, read 2,628,275 times
Reputation: 1852
The way it was when I was a kid, hell yes. There was no finer place to grow up than Clearwater, FL.

The way it is now , not so much.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: PG County, MD
582 posts, read 777,692 times
Reputation: 353
I am attached to my home county. Being a Marylander there wasn't much in the way of proper towns to connect to.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: NYC
114 posts, read 204,654 times
Reputation: 147
YES. This New Yorker is very attached and in love with her city.But homesick to a 3rd degree too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
2,032 posts, read 4,039,960 times
Reputation: 2699
People are attached to their hometown when they had a great childhood there and still have many close friends and family there. It makes every street, building, or whatever seem especially beautiful and interesting because those things have deeper meaning to that person from there than anyone from somewhere else could understand.

Wanting to see what's "out there" is natural but is different from leaving for good, physically and mentally.

If you never have an attachment to your hometown then maybe it's because you never were truly happy there, couldn't get close enough to people to want to stay with them, and that place just reminds you of less than great times. I understand that, people should go where things are better for them. One of my best friends growing up had a horrible childhood here, in a terrible and abusive family. She moved across the country and never looked back and she started over, fell in love, and had a family. Last I heard, she's really happy. I wouldn't know for sure, she dropped all her old friends for good. We reminded her of the past I think.

On the other hand, I've met more than a few people who move around constantly, travel constantly, and never have the same group of friends for long. With some of them, it seems like they always think they need a "change", when they're really just moving away from themselves and the change they need is in their head.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top