Post # 1
I know many of us have lived in places around the world, but I’m curious to see how many of us live far away from our hometowns…or how many live quite close.
AND I love polls. Also poles, but that’s another issue..=)
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch
I grew up in Western NY and live in Denver, CO now.
Post # 4
I live on “the other side of the state” from where I grew up. My husband was born in NC, has lived in NY and MI and Taiwan, and we live near Detroit.
Post # 5
I grew up in Louisiana and I live in Tennessee now.
They are very different but also similiar enough to not make me as homesick as I probably could be!
Post # 6
Do people still have hometowns? I don’t even know what i would consider my hometown.
Post # 7
I grew up in Maryland outside of DC and live in Los Angeles now so yeah.. pretty far!
Post # 8
I live like 10 minutes from my hometown.
I really would like to move to another state, somewhere on one of the coasts, but it would be really hard to be away from all my family.
Post # 9
@Treeline: Your hometown is where you grew up.
I live about 10 minutes from my hometown. It’s funny because it’s a fairly small town, but where I live has about 5x the population and is more of a “city.”
Post # 10
I live about 100 miles from where I grew up. I grew up in southern MN and now live in the Minneapolis/St Paul area of MN
Post # 11
In my hometown I was close to Canada, in my current town , I’m closer to Cuba!
Very far, and very different!
Post # 12
I grew up in NJ, and now I live in Chicago. It’s too far for me in my opinion–I would love to be closer to my family. I actually haven’t lived in my hometown for 8 years now, and I have at least 1 more year out here. Then I plan to move back to my “home region” I suppose? We want to end up in DC or NYC.
Post # 13
I’m only about 20 minutes from my hometown. I wouldn’t exactly say that it’s “paradise” but I’m happy being so close to my family and friends.
Post # 14
@vorpalette: I think it’s also where you went to high school. Some people move around a lot as kids.
I grew up in New Hampshire, spent the next ten years in Philadelphia, and now I live in Central Pennsylvania. So I went from quiet and liberal to busy and liberal to quiet and conservative. Sigh. It may not be different geographically, but philosophically it’s very different. Also food-wise. I miss good restaurants!!!
Post # 15
I voted for the first option. Although “paradise” might be pushing it a little bit, I am very happy here! As much as I’d love to live in a bigger city, I just don’t think it’s worth the down sides right now (more expensive housing, less room for our two dogs, etc.).
Post # 16
I live in the same city/town that I did growing up. That is mostly because I still live with my parents. When I move out, I’ll be about 10 minutes from my hometown. I can’t get away.
Someday we’ll pack up and move far away; at least, that’s my plan! 😉