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Jun. 26th, 2008

Poll #1211772 A Tale of Lots of Cities

Tell me your favorite city/town that you've lived in.

Tell me the things that make it awesome.

Where are you now?

In that city/town I just mentioned.
18(46.2%)
In another city.
21(53.8%)

What are the factors that are most important to you about where you live?

job(s)
0(0.0%)
family
0(0.0%)
friends
0(0.0%)
affordability
0(0.0%)
weather
0(0.0%)
school(s)
0(0.0%)
significant other
0(0.0%)
cultural diversity (or lack of, i suppose)
0(0.0%)
community/neighborhood/civic
0(0.0%)
history
0(0.0%)
retail establishments
0(0.0%)
something else i forgot mentioned in comments
0(0.0%)

What factors would get you to move to a new city?

job(s)
0(0.0%)
family
1(2.5%)
friends
0(0.0%)
affordability
0(0.0%)
weather
0(0.0%)
school(s)
1(2.5%)
significant other
3(7.5%)
cultural diversity (etc)
0(0.0%)
community/neighborhood/civic
0(0.0%)
history
0(0.0%)
retail establishments
0(0.0%)
something else i forgot mentioned in comments
2(5.0%)

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Comments

madshutterbug
Jun. 27th, 2008 10:59 am (UTC)
My Comments
I'm not one for cities. I've lived in three (Four, I suppose, counting the town where University is that I attended for my BSN and where I work now at Hospital, but their population is counted including the students, a highly transient blip on their curve). Each one (including the town above etc.) was, at least at the time, a progressively smaller city. The third one I provided very little input to going there; Uncle Sam sent me.

The three cities: Detroit, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; Orlando, FL.

Since where I live now is well out into the wop-wops (16 miles from where I work), I couldn't answer your 'In City/In Other City' question. No answer for me in your poll.

The rest of the questions I answered as straightforward as I could. I stayed here after college because I got a job. Then a spouse. Then a Ranch. So while I might move, it will require a job which pays a truly significant real increase in earnings (not apparent increase, must be significantly above the local cost of living including taxes & such to provide for way bigger changes) to overcome the fact that in two and a half years I will be able to tell Hospital, You May Now Pay Me NOT To Come Here Anymore.

Where family resides would impact that decision. And no cities. Nuh-uh. Cities are OK places to visit, but I don't want to live there.
snidegrrl
Jun. 27th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
Re: My Comments
Oops - I said "city/town" in the first question hoping to cover smaller municipalities as well. But then I didn't carry it all the way through the poll. Sorry to be misleading/incorrect!

It's true that most people I know live in or near urban areas, so it's nice to have another POV. I'm also sure I know a number of people who would like to move out to the country, but don't feel they could handle the commute or can't afford to buy land. But it's rare.

One thing that really attracts me about the nursing profession is that I might have more flexibility in where I can work.