(Closed) Do you still live where you were raised?

posted 4 years ago in Travel
Post # 2
2127 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I was born in a small Scottish town, also with little opportunity. My parents moved us to London when I was small. I moved out of London at 15, but I went back to London for uni and my fiancé and I now live in outer London. He grew up in a small town in Kent and went to uni in Kent before moving to London. London is full of opportunity! I love it.

Post # 3
13902 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t.  I left my small town in New England for the DC region.  It was great for a while, but I very much miss where I grew up and hope to move back there at some point.

Post # 4
141 posts
Blushing bee

I live where I was raised (in a town of 25000 in Ireland).my SO moved from the other side of Ireland to live with me. Work opportunities aren’t great, depending on your industry (I work in a legal firm) while my SO commutes to the nearest city to work. 


I spent 10 years studying and living in Dublin which I hated. It’s an unfriendly city that’s very expensive and my salary barely covered the rent so I have a better quality of life where I am now. 

Post # 5
2360 posts
Buzzing bee

I do. In fact I hope to buy back the family house.

However, I did move away, hated it and then moved back. But I am not the norm. Most people in my area move out because of lack of jobs. I live in the ol’ rust belt. 

Post # 6
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I moved away. First for University and then to be with DH

I’ve moved to a more rural place but with my line of work I can be anywhere. I  miss the friends that I moved away from though some of them have also moved away now some are moving back.
Its hard building up new friendships but on the plus side, they only know the adult you, not any mistakes you may have made as a child.

Post # 7
37 posts
  • Wedding: March 2017

I lived in a small town with few job opportunities and very little to do or experience. I moved away to the city (about 1hours 20mins away) for university, took a job here and can’t imagine moving back. 

Post # 8
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Backyard

I was born and raised in New Braunfels, Texas and now live in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Post # 9
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Yep. I grew up on the border between Philadelphia and an outlying county….when I moved out on my own I just moved into that outlying county. So, I’m not in my ‘home’ town but if I go down the street and make a right, there it is, lol. 

I  moved to escape city wage tax and the horrible school district . I’m renting now but will be buying a house in the next year or so, so not sure if this is where we’ll be staying or not. 

Post # 10
949 posts
Busy bee

My husband and I live in the same metropolitan area where I grew up. However, I did live outside the area for about 6 years for university before I came back as an adult. Only one of my husband’s 3 siblings live in the area where they grew up and the other 2 live in different parts of the UK.

Post # 11
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

Yes we both live in the city where we were raised, we just bought a house in the same city as well. All of our families live in the city also

Post # 12
1993 posts
Buzzing bee

I moved away for college and some internships, but my husband and I own a house 2 miles from where he grew up and 5 miles from where I did (a different zip code but obviously very close). We are in the suburbs of the major metropolitan area of our state. I work downtown, so we wanted to be close and this area of the surrounding ‘burbs is our favorite. We looked at other areas, but loved the community, schools, rising property values, being close to family and being close to work. 

It doesn’t bother me living where I grew up, I rather like it. I know where everything is, all the back roads, different people in the community, etc 

Post # 13
2942 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

DH lives where he was raised (but this is a city of over 200,000, and probably closer to 300,000 when the entire metro area is included) I moved here for college and stayed after.  I would never, ever move back to wear I grew up.  I see people who are on my social media who have, and they have all become little clones of their parents….

Post # 14
15120 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yup, i grew up in a suburb of Boston and live 40 minutes from there now.

Post # 15
1348 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

It’s close enough, I live 30 minutes away in the city. It’s weird because I spent bascially my entire life trying to get as far away from Mississippi as possible, but now that I live in a place where there are actual things to do and places to go I’m really comfortable where I am.

I did move away for a little while but quite honestly it was just a different place with different problems. I’m not opposed to moving again in the future, but with the things happening with my family at the moment it’s nice to be available when emergencies happen. It makes me feel a lot better knowing that if I found out someone was in the hospital that all I have to do is get in my car and be right there (and that has happened a lot in recent years).

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