Do you still live in the town you grew up in?

@devideddi (1436)
United States
June 14, 2011 9:39pm CST
I live about four hours from where I grew up. My mom still lives there. Its kinda fun cause when I go visit I see how everything has changed and at the same time I see how everything is still the same. Always brings back memories!
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• Philippines
15 Jun 11
I live now far from where I grew up. After my high school I live with my sister in a city far from my hometown. Now, I have my own family but we are planning to go back to my hometown and live there. I don't know if I can adjust living there because half of my life is here in the city and my childhood was in the province. The place is different since I left in that place.
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@devideddi (1436)
• United States
15 Jun 11
If you do move back it is going to be a big change and feel strange! But in a good way.
• India
15 Jun 11
HI devideddi ....i still live in the place where i grew up ...actual my mom also born in the same place..we where living in that place since from 36 years my grand mom..
• India
15 Jun 11
shifted to that place 37 years back .and she dont want to go any where.. :)
@devideddi (1436)
• United States
15 Jun 11
You guys have a history there! roots!
@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
15 Jun 11
I live about 30 minutes from where I grew up now but I've moved around, lived overseas and in different states. I don't plan on staying in the same state eventually I will move again.
@devideddi (1436)
• United States
16 Jun 11
Do you just get bored easily?
@raj_gupta (312)
• India
15 Jun 11
My father is in defense services and hence gets posted all over the country. We were with him for major part of my growing up days travelling the length and breath of the whole country so there is no particular place where I grew up but yes I wish to visit all the places we have lived at. Just want to see what I all remember of those days if anything...
@devideddi (1436)
• United States
15 Jun 11
I hope you get to some day. The memories will come flooding back to you!
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
18 Jun 11
Hi devi i still live in a city where i was born & that too in the same house but the only thing is house is reconstructed.Its real fun to live at same place as there are many memories attached to the place. recently we are going to sell this house as by the time passed by this place where i am living has become more or less a commercial place but i always think how i would be able to adjust at new place as i never want to leave this place but see where we will be in future that all depends on GOD.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
18 Jun 11
I have moved to a place far far away from the town I grew up in, thousands of miles away. I miss the town very much, a small town, but a beautiful surrounding. I had to move to a new place because I needed to pursue the career I liked. In many ways, it was the right decision. But, I often felt that I could have stayed on there in the small town !!
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
16 Jun 11
Actually yes, before no one really leave the place because there are available jobs here and all but it changed drastically these past few years. When i graduated college, many of my batch mates looked for a job outside the city..not here. it is not that bad here, i like it even and comfortable here too. But most are really going out.
• United States
15 Jun 11
Depending on the traffic and how fast you are driving, I live about 3-5 hours from where I was born. A lot of my relatives still live there. Unfortunately, I don't get to visit them as often as i'd like to but everytime I do get a chance to drive down there we always have a great time! It's so calm and relaxing back where I was born, it's the exact opposite of where I currently reside.
@sanijas83 (271)
• Latvia
15 Jun 11
I can say that now I live partly in the town where I grew up, but I am often also in the capital - about three hours from my native town. I went to study to the capital, had a job there, but I can say that now I have returned to my native town. Unfortunately there are not many job possibilities in the place where my parents live.
@sniglet (114)
15 Jun 11
i live about 20 years where i grew up in my home city.Now,based on my job,i changed my location.Of course this is nice place to live.But i always miss those days.Great moments in my olden days in that city.
15 Jun 11
up to now im almost 28 years old i still live in the place i was born.the place has been changed but the neighbors are the same.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
I live in the place where I grew up. Yes there are still memories even if I'm still here. However, i could not clearly picture out the previous sceneries of my place. Yet the memories of my childhood are still in my heart the shall remain there forever.
@SIMPLYD (83146)
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
Luckily, we live in a place where it is just a 30 minutes drive from the town where i grew up in . However, the only times i can go there are on Sundays and holidays because i have work. But still, i always take the time to go there and visit my parents.
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
As for me, I just changed location due to work. Because my education entails to work in industrial and manufacturing plants which is known to be situated in rural places, I get to relocate and live away from the twon I grew up. We got the same experience. Visiting the town you grew up with after not seeing it that long really can be surprising. A lot of changes can be seen like new buildings and establishments, new rules, new people and even some new cultures. How about yours? Can you elaborate on those changes in your town? And yes! It really feels good to see some things that never changed. Our house still looks the same as it is. There really is no place like home!