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View Poll Results: Where Did You Move to Greater Pittsburgh From?
Elsewhere in PA 13 14.44%
New England (ME, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH) 6 6.67%
Mid-Atlantic (NJ, NY, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV) 18 20.00%
Southeast (NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, TN, KY, MS, LA, AR) 8 8.89%
Midwest (OH, IN, IL, MI, MN, WI, IA, MO) 8 8.89%
Southwest (AZ, NM, TX, OK) 3 3.33%
Great Plains (KS, NE, SD, ND) 1 1.11%
Inter-Mountain West (CO, UT, WY, MT, ID, NV) 0 0%
Pacific Northwest (WA, OR) 1 1.11%
California 4 4.44%
Alaska 0 0%
Hawaii 1 1.11%
Canada 2 2.22%
Mexico 0 0%
Central America & Caribbean 0 0%
South America 0 0%
Africa 0 0%
Europe 2 2.22%
Asia 0 0%
Australia & Oceania 1 1.11%
I'm originally from the Pittsburgh area. 22 24.44%
Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Unread 05-26-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Cool POLL: Where Did Yinz Move to Greater Pittsburgh From?

I'm just curious to see where we all hail from. I realize people like BrianTH, jay, and a few others have lived in quite a few different cities and states, but for the purposes of this poll please just vote for the place you lived immediately before moving here. You can feel free to elaborate further in a reply if you so choose. The "Burgh Diaspora" really fascinates me to see where our hundreds of thousands of expatriates have settled themselves, and I'm guessing I'd be just as fascinated to see where all of my own relatively new neighbors came here from.

NOTE: Please just vote and don't nitpick pettily at my own best stab at regional breakdowns in our country. For example, I know New York isn't really "Mid-Atlantic", but it also isn't New England, and I wasn't going to give it its own category as I did with California, Hawaii, and Alaska. I'm sure Katiana would balk at me including Nevada and Idaho in the "Inter-Mountain West", but I meant no harm.

Last edited by SteelCityRising; 05-26-2011 at 07:20 PM..
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Unread 05-26-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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Let's see. I grew up in Howell, Michigan. My family still lives there, and I lived there immediately before moving here. The first Pittsburgh area neighborhood I lived in was Chalfant Boro (next to Forest Hills).
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Unread 05-26-2011, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I moved here from Reston, an unincorporated part of Fairfax County in Northern Virginia that was about 20 miles as the crow flies from Washington, DC. I'm originally from Pittston Township, PA, which is literally the midpoint between the smaller cities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, about two hours northwest of Manhattan.
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Unread 05-26-2011, 07:29 PM
 
Location: About 10 miles north of Pittsburgh International
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I was born in Mercy Hospital. I'm pretty sure I was conceived in Shadyside, but I never really asked...
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Unread 05-26-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I was born in Mercy Hospital. I'm pretty sure I was conceived in Shadyside, but I never really asked...
BAH! (Smacks head!) I KNEW there was one poll option I missed! Maybe Yac can be nice and add another poll option for "I'm originally from the Pittsburgh area?"
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Unread 05-26-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I've lived in Pittsburgh my whole life, excepting my time at college in Bradford PA.

I don't even travel so much, last trip more than an hour out of town was to Hershey in 2002.
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Unread 05-26-2011, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Swissvale, PA
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Another native here.
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Unread 05-26-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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So we have three natives (ditchdigger, I_Like_Spam, stburr91), one Midwesterner (alleghenyangel), and one from elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic (me) thus far.
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Unread 05-26-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: ELFS
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Originally Posted by SteelCityRising View Post
I'm just curious to see where we all hail from. I realize people like BrianTH, jay, and a few others have lived in quite a few different cities and states, but for the purposes of this poll please just vote for the place you lived immediately before moving here. You can feel free to elaborate further in a reply if you so choose. The "Burgh Diaspora" really fascinates me to see where our hundreds of thousands of expatriates have settled themselves, and I'm guessing I'd be just as fascinated to see where all of my own relatively new neighbors came here from.

NOTE: Please just vote and don't nitpick pettily at my own best stab at regional breakdowns in our country. For example, I know New York isn't really "Mid-Atlantic", but it also isn't New England, and I wasn't going to give it its own category as I did with California, Hawaii, and Alaska. I'm sure Katiana would balk at me including Nevada and Idaho in the "Inter-Mountain West", but I meant no harm.
New York is considered Mid-Atlantic, RR. New England begins at Connecticut. This is a fact.

I moved here from Dupont Circle, in DC, where I had lived for 20 years, in 1999.
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Unread 05-26-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Someone moved here from the Southwest? How exciting! Actually one of the individuals who responded to the CraigsList ad I posted for my landlady's rental property is from New Mexico.
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