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Thread: Are You a Native......as inspired by the Where Are You From thread.

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    Cyburbian Planderella's avatar
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    As inspired by the Where Are You From thread.

    I noticed that a lot of Cyburbianites move around for jobs and such and thereby may not necessarily be a native of the city where they are currently located. Just out of curiousity, who's truly home and who isn't?

    Me - born in New Orleans but raised in the suburbs where I currently work and live.
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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    I will be a native when I am in one MSA for 5+ years.
    Invest in the things today, that provide the returns tomorrow.

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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
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    Born and raised in Southern Ontario, about an hour north of Toronto. Now live in Northern NB.

    You are not local here until you marry a relative.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Corn Burning Fool giff57's avatar
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    I'm within 100 miles, does that count?

    Not much call for planners or city geeks in Bode, Iowa after all
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
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    Cyburbian biscuit's avatar
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    All these people talk to funny for me to ever claim to be naive.
    Moved from South Carolina to Pittsburgh for a job and, well... a girl. I miss the South and my family and friends a good bit sometimes but have started to really enjoy living my newly adopted city. Besides, a good bourbon, a phone call or air fare are all effective homesickness treatments.

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    Forums Administrator & Gallery Moderator NHPlanner's avatar
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    Still live, but don't work in, the city where I was born. I work 25 miles from home.
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    Cyburbian
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    I'm native... I was born in Valdivia and I am still here... not for long though (I hope to be outta here next year)
    I have lived 17 of my 19 years here.. the other 2 were in the US...

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    Born overseas but live and work in the city I grew up in. So I'm about 9/10ths native at this point, and marrying someone who's a 3rd generation native.
    I don't dream. I plan.

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    Born in Milwaukee. Spent early years in Maryland before returning to the Milwaukee burbs to grow up, moved upstate for college, now I'm back in Milwaukee burbs. I guess that qualifies as native.

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    Non-native.

    Born and bred in New Jersey (that's where the toxic glow comes from).

    This Hoosier City is terribly xenophobic. If you aren't born-and-raised, you can have a green card, but you will never be native.

    I asnwer politely that I am not a Hoosier, but I am the father of two of 'em. This seems to bug a surprising number of people.
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    Cyburbian Planderella's avatar
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    I guess if you're within 25-50 miles of your birthtown (or within its metro area) then that can qualify you as a native.
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    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
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    Born and raised in the suburbs of Hartford, Connecticut. Left that state 14 years ago.

    Have never worked there as a planner. Never will, either.

    (Sorry, Connecticut.)
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
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    Cyburbian H's avatar
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    Atlanta GA: 1974 to 1993
    Oxford MS: 1993 to 1998
    Atlanta GA: 1998 to 2000
    Knoxville TN: 2000 to 2002
    Miami FL: 2002 to present
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    Cyburbian SlaveToTheGrind's avatar
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    Raised in the great state of MInnesota (suburbian Minneapolis) but find it hard leave the following: (the scenery makes up for the weird people here)

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    Born and raised in rural and small-town Nova Scotia, currently residing in Edmonton.

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    Cyburbian Big Easy King's avatar
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    As you already know Planderella, but for the benefit of others' curiosity, I was born in Cincinnati, OH and moved to the burbs of the Big Easy when I was a very young lad. I work in one of the Big Easy's many burbs.
    A person who strives is one who thrives. It's GREAT to be THE KING!!!

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    Cyburbian jordanb's avatar
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    I'm a native (central) Illinoisian, I've lived in Chicago for two years now.

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    maudit anglais
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    Born and raised in the city I work for now (Toronto).

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    Cyburbian
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    Originally posted by Gedunker
    Non-native.
    This Hoosier City is terribly xenophobic. If you aren't born-and-raised, you can have a green card, but you will never be native.

    I asnwer politely that I am not a Hoosier, but I am the father of two of 'em. This seems to bug a surprising number of people.
    Join the non-Hoosier club.
    I don't dream. I plan.

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    Cyburbian Seabishop's avatar
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    Native.
    Someone get me out of here.

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    I'm about as non-native as they come. California native freezing my ass of in Edmonton. It snowed (flurries) this morning. Ugh.

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    Cyburbian Plus Zoning Goddess's avatar
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    I live and work about 20 minutes east of the town I was born in, and 30 min. north of the ancestral home. I did move away for years, but came back 8 years ago.

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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    I was born and raised in Alpena, MI (northerneastern lower peninsula).

    I moved to Chicago because of the jobs, great access to Great Lakes states, and the great urbanity of Chicago. Will stay here.

    Michigan is woefully lacking any extensive walkable urbanity.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Originally posted by Plannerbabs
    Join the non-Hoosier club.
    You betcha!

    Funny thing is, my geneaology indicates that the family was in Indiana in the 1820s, but had the good sense to move to Minnesota (Le Seur, Martini ) by the 1860s.

    Don't ask how we got to Jersey....
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    Cyburbian biscuit's avatar
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    Originally posted by Gedunker
    Don't ask how we got to Jersey....
    Wrong turn at Albuquerque?

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