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Old 11-15-2018, 11:00 AM
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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I grew up in NYC and moved to South Florida in my 30's. At 50 I bought a vacay home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I chose to live in the mountains permanently. I am so in love with my 1886 farmhouse, the awesome friends I made, the scenery is GORGEOUS!!!!! I enjoy th beauty of the 4 seasons rather than the constant heat and humidity in Florida. Another bonus...lol...is I look better in a winter coat these days than a bikini!!!!
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:13 AM
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I'm 10,000 miles away from my work to my house.
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:16 AM
Location: Atlanta
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That's my plan. My dad left me his grand parents home.. so that's where i will retire to. Actually, i plan to move back in a few years which will be a few years before i retire...
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:25 AM
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Grew up 600 miles from where I am now in Myrtle Beach, SC. No chance I will move back there.

They will have to take me out of South Florida in a pine box.
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:36 AM
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I tried in 1967 the first time my DH and I had a big argument.

My mother said, "You turn around, get back in that car, go home and solve the problem." Best advice I ever got but at the time I was crestfallen.
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:50 AM
Location: New Mexico
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I have no intention of moving back to my family hometown from 1,200 miles away mainly because I'm well established here and I love the climate and the local attitude. What remains of my family is back there -- pretty small group, now. But there's a cemetery (a family plot of sorts) with a marker with my name on it (next to my wife) so I'll go back eventually.

As an adult, I lived in a small town for 35 years and my daughter was born there. Her friends couldn't wait to get out but many slowly began to trickle back to raise their family. Wild horses couldn't get her back there...or me...although I have friends there.
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:03 PM
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Moved back to hometown after I retired from the military.

Just about 1.5 miles from home. Most of my family still around here. Lots of cousins and friends. I love it here. Small town life. It is kind of poor, but eh - always looking to improve it.
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Spuggy View Post
I am about 5,000 miles for my hometown and there isn't a chance I will live there again. So my home is where my heart is

Less than 5,000 miles away, but no way I'd go back to live.
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:59 PM
Location: Tennessee
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I've lived in six different states since 2010. I'm currently living in the metro I grew up in.

I plan on moving away within the next year or so. I had been looking to move, but had some loose ends in my personal life that were hanging around that recently got cleared up. With winter coming on, it's unlikely I'll move until spring.

I don't see myself ever living west of the Mississippi River again, and probably no farther than north than Kentucky or Virginia.
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Old 11-15-2018, 03:22 PM
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I grew up in northern New England. First part of my career was in NYC, then moved to the Bay Area in 1995. My moving around was due to changing jobs.

I retired in the Bay Area in 2004. By 2012, I was 50, and about to experience a mid-life crisis. I sold the Bay Area house - Litterly, I think, at the bottom of the real estate market. Packed up the dogs and drove east, with no home lined up. I landed back near where I grew up, holed up in a Red Roof Inn for a month, and bought a home with cash so I could have a quick closing.

Within a year, I knew Iíd made a big mistake. You just canít go home again.

So, I took a flight back to the Bay Area, bought a home there with cash, for the quick closing. Flew back east, put the house on the market, packed up the dogs and drove back to my new home in the Bay Area. Luckily the New England home sold quickly.

Looking back at it, I donít know what the hell I was thinking.
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