(Closed) How did you choose which city you lived in??

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll: How did you pick your city?
    It's where you or SO grew up : (19 votes)
    27 %
    Where you or SO went to school (i.e. went there and never left) : (20 votes)
    29 %
    Moved for your or SO's job : (15 votes)
    21 %
    Moved because you liked the area : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Other : (10 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3098 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    After moving around the states for awhile after graduation and just seeing what my little section of the world was about, my parents were transferred to Atlanta from TN and once I got tired of wandering and wanted roots again, I came here as well. I only meant to stay for about a year or two, tops, but it’s been 8 years and I’ve married a local, so…. I’d still like to move one day, I just have to get him on board! I’m too much of a wanderer to stay in one place for long. Gypsy blood?

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    18644 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Right now, we are living in a city where my husband’s job is.  After this, we will either stay here or maybe move somewhere else.  But having a job there is the first criteria for a location, we can’t just move somewhere where we have no possibilities.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    All of the above?  We both grew up in the DC metro area, I moved back for graduate school, and we both had jobs here (him right after college, me right after grad school).  I have a big family and most of us are still in DC.  I can’t imagine being far away from them, so we’re here for the long run.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2470 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Well, B got offered a new job on a Wednesday. They said, “okay, here are a list of 8 cities, we need to know where you will go by Friday”

    We had three days and eight cities (NONE on the East Coast where we were from). So we did pro’s and con’s and now we are in the bay area!

    Post # 9
    Member
    3098 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    @Corgi – Eeep, I hate snow! It snowed here for the first time in like two years (and when it snows here, I mean we get an INCH, maybe two, and it shuts down the city) and the ice stuck around forever and the salt is everywhere… blech! It’s never cold here but the past two weeks were SO cold (in the teens – we’re just not used to it) but thankfully it’s back into the 60’s this week. That’s my kinda winter, lol!

    I only move to warm climates. DC was the coldest place I’ve ever lived (and furthest north) because I just can’t hack it. Arizona was by far the warmest.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    18644 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Haha I know what you mean Layla!  Living in AL is insane when it snows.  There is just a light dusting that covers the grass and half the roads close!

    Post # 11
    Member
    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We are limited by cities with large academic medical centers… We would love to be in California, but the economy is so bad (with no funding for said medical centers).  Our quality of life is also much better if we are in the mountains.

    That doesn’t leave us with a ton of options!

    Post # 12
    Member
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My mom has always called me a gypsy. I do get ancy staying in one place for too long. I’ve been in NY, Florida, Illinois (Chicago), back to Florida, NY again and now RI. We bought our house so we’ll be here a while, but after that maybe back to Chicago, or someplace new. We’ve considered Europe as well, but it would be atleast 10 years before we’d attempt that.

    Post # 14
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I moved to Charlotte after graduating college in 1998 b/c of a job offer with IBM. I was a single mom to a not quite 1 year old daughter and 46K salary right out of college was nothing to sneeze at. A couple of jobs later, and I am still in here in Charlotte, primarily b/c I want to give my daughter the same type of stability I had growing up. Ironically enough, I have always wanted to retire in Charleston, SC b/c I LOVE the city (I was born and raised in SC).

    MY Fiance is from SC as well. He was raised in a little town about 30 minutes outside of Charleston. Has lived/worked in Russia, New York, New Orleans, GA, FL, etc. and decided that he wanted to move back home b/c he was ready to be close to his family again. He moved to….wait for it…..Charleston, SC.

    We met about a year after he moved to Charleston. He’s 8 years older than me and we both find it funny that we were born and raised about an hour from each other and never crossed paths until we were 30 & 38.

    So once we are married, I get to live in the city I planned on retiring to anyway AND I will be back in my home state of SC. Fate is a tricky little something Wink

    Post # 16
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    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Other: we’re living in the Bay Area because of my partner’s grad program.  We had been living in New York City – we’re both from the area originally and have family nearby.  Hopefully we’ll be able to move back in a few years, but I have to say that if I couldn’t live there, I’d pick here. 

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