Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
Mr. Peng and I live in a condo and our time here is ticking. We know we need to move before we think about having children, which is a few years off, but I find it strange to know that we may not permanently live in the same area where we are right now… I’d ideally just love to "put down roots" ASAP. With the housing market in the pooper, it’s easier for us just to stay put… luckilly we love the Bay Area so much but we just don’t see ourselves here forever.
Are you moving? How far away and why?
We’d like to move to either Davis, CA or back to Mr Peng’s home state of Minnesota. I am determined to stay put after our next move though. I moved around a lot as a child and I really disliked it. I don’t mind moving within an area city, but would hate to uproot my kids and move them around to different schools once they’re in. I hate being a slave to my mortgage here in the Bay Area. I like living in small houses though… I don’t feel the need for a larger house quite yet.
Post # 3
My husband works for the Federal Government and his job requires that he take a new assignment every 2-3 years. We are nearing the end of our tour in Chicago and will relocate to DC in April.
After that, we will have to move overseas. I look forward to the opportunity to see the world on the government’s dime. Luckily we are in agreement about not wanting children so we can move wherever our hearts desire.
The major drawback is that my career does not allow me to work overseas. I am exploring my options however. We plan on purchasing a house in DC when we get there and holding on to it over the years, as we will have many assignments there over time.
Post # 4
We live in the Bay Area (San Jose) and we plan on staying around here. Our dream is to live in Santa Clara, and we’ve been waiting for the right house for at least a year now. With the drop in prices, we have a better chance of getting something now, but still we don’t own our own home yet. We life in my FIL’s original house and the pressure is on to move out, but we can’t seem to get an offer accepted for find a house worth putting an offer on. Either way, we don’t plan on going very far at all.
Post # 5
We rent a place in Manhattan for now. We’ll have to figure out where we want to live before we take any next steps (buying/moving).
Post # 6
We are definitely not permanent… I LOVE living in D.C. and would stay here forever (been here going on 8 years), but my husband is only doing his intern year here and will be moving to Philly in June for the rest of his residency. I have another 2-3 years to go before I finish my Ph.D., so we’ll have at least 2 years of a long-distance marriage, but whenever I finish I’ll move up to him, since he has 5 years of residency and then another year for fellowship, all in Philadelphia. We will wind up settling down wherever I can find a job — I’m in oncology research, and would like to go into industry, so if I work in NYC we’ll live in Jersey, if I work for AstraZenica in Delaware, we’ll live on the PA/DE border, etc.
Post # 7
We were planning on moving just outside of Chicago mid 2010, but I was recently laid off. So as of now it looks as if we may be moving just after the wedding (May 09)! We are also looking into moving to New Mexico depending on the job market and what we can find. At this point, the only thing I know for sure is that we are moving somewhere within the next year or 2! 🙂
Post # 8
We rent in NYC now too. We plan to buy an apartment in the next year or so and staying here for a minimum of 5 years, if not longer.
DH’s parents live in HK and his dad is constantly hinting for us to move back. In fact, he really wants us to move to China because that’s where he believes there will be a lot of growth for the finance industry.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2018 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000
We currently live in Dallas and have plans to move to Boston within the next few years, and then after that we have no idea. The plan is that we will eventually end up in Europe somewhere though, possibly Poland. We plan on having lots of kids and I don’t even want to think about the hooros of moving them around the world!
Post # 10
We’re definitely not permanent in Seattle. We want to go home to California! I lived in Davis for 10 yr Peng, and that is one of the places we’re considering now. It’s a great place to raise a family, I’m just dreading going back to 100+ degree summers!
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
@ doctorgirl – Ooh I’m so happy to hear that you love Davis (pretty much everyone we talk to that has lived there really does! It sounds like such a great place!)… I always want to live in a college town. Right now we live in Berkeley… I think college town communities have so much access to education-centric programs and activities, and I love that! I feel you on those summers though, and my allergies are TERRIBLE in the Sacramento area 🙁
Post # 12
Long haul! We’re in the midst of a nearly 100K remodel (this remodel is our first, we’re hoping to do 2 phases in the next 5 years) and bought in this neighborhood because we’re:
In an arts-heavy area
On the cusp of a Big 10 university and about 15 other great colleges (and I’m in grad school)
Great family-friendly neighborhood
Great pre-k-12 schools in this city, as well as tons of developed parks
Just minutes from a major downtown
We love where we live!
Post # 13
I just bought a house and my fiance will be moving in with me at the time of the wedding. I imagine we might move to a bigger place someday but for now it’s wonderful!
Post # 14
We are looking at buying a house this summer — about 9 months after our wedding. We want to buy before we start a family. I’m not going to write all of the details here, so if you are interested you can to to my blog. http://calioc.blogspot.com/2008/12/knot-nest-egg.html
Post # 15
- Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception
Pengy, I’m in the same boat as you. Fiance and I bought a condo a lil’ less than 2 years ago. And while it’s great for us now, the two bedroom condo will be real tight once the kiddies come along (mind you Fiance already has a 4 year old, whom have every weekend). Our goal now is to save $$ for our next house….well once we’ve paid off the wedding. We’ll ‘prolly stay in the same area for now since Mr. Sushi does have his lil’ boy to think about, but eventually we do want to leave the state. That might not happen for another 10 years or so though.
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception
Mr. Powder Puff and I are planning to move right before the wedding, if not sooner. We love Chicago, but we would like to buy a house, and that just ain’t gonna happen here! Plus I’d like to be closer to my mom when I start having babies. 🙂 So we’re packing up and moving back to Michigan.
I’m also attending grad school in the fall, in Michigan, so we’ll HAVE to move no later than August.
I’m looking forward to it! Mmm… having a driveway and garage, washer and dryer, more space. Hooray!