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How far do you live now from the city/town you were born in? How far do you live from where you grew up?

Asked by jca (36043points) October 12th, 2015

How far do you live now from the city/town where you were born?

How far do you live now from where you grew up?

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Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

About 12,000 miles plus. I was born and grew up in the same city.

Cruiser's avatar

35 miles west of where I was born. Been in and near Chicago my whole life.

talljasperman's avatar

200 miles away

Judi's avatar

I’m about three hours from the town I grew up in, but I just returned to the state after a nearly 30 year stint 12 hours away. I’m about 24 house from the town I was born in, but I was an infant when we left.

jca's avatar

I just googled it and I’m about 53 miles from where I was born, and I am about 42 miles from the town I grew up in.

cookieman's avatar

I was born and grew up three miles north of Boston. I currently live twenty miles north of Boston.

I didn’t go far.

filmfann's avatar

I was born in Oakland, and lived there for 30 years. I then moved to San Leandro, about 3 blocks from Oakland, for 2 more years.
I moved to Concord, about 25 miles away, and lived there for 26 years. I retired, and moved 225 miles away. My kids are still in the Bay Area, and I visit about 4 times a year.

gondwanalon's avatar

I live 1,953 miles from where I was born.

I live 1,135 miles from where I grew up.

The distance from where I grew up to the place where I was born is 2,037 miles.

I’ll never go back.

_Seek_'s avatar

Google says I’m 1,123 miles from the hospital in which I was born.

1,117 miles from the house my parents lived in when I was born.
1,111 miles from the house I lived in the longest as a young child.
28 miles from the house I lived in as a teenager.

tedibear's avatar

186 miles. I was just there this weekend and happened to reset the odometer when I left.

ibstubro's avatar

As the crow flies?
Maybe 5 miles, and that answers both questions.

majorrich's avatar

I now live nearly 2500 miles from where I was born, and about 6500 miles from where I grew up. But I have yet to become an adult despite my 54 years of age.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

24 miles from birth city, 4 miles from where I grew up.

kevbo's avatar

6,353 miles from where I was born. I’m in the same town now as I was when I was a young child. 1,015 miles from where I grew up as an adolescent and teen.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

About 3500miles from where I was born
about 275 miles from where I did most of my growing up.

FlyingWolf's avatar

About 500 miles from where I was born and about 1,500 miles from where I grew up.

Pachy's avatar

The farthest I’ve lived from my hometown was about 1600 miles. For many years I lived 1000 miles away, and currently I live 190 miles away.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

2,228mi (3,585km) from where I was born.
4,036mi (6,496km) away from where I was raised from 3 to 11 years.
1,700mi (2,736km) from where I was raised from 11 to 16 years.

Berserker's avatar

Where’s ragingloli? I wanna hear it tell us how many light years away it’s from. And then say humans suck.

jaytkay's avatar

I’ve been around the southern end of Lake Michigan for most of my life, on both sides of the lake. 100 miles from my birthplace today and 180 from the place where I grew up.

I lived 1,000 miles away for a year and 2,000 miles away for a few years.

tinyfaery's avatar

30 minutes in good traffic.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I’m about 500 miles away from where I was born, in Texas. Dad grew up in Texas.

I live about 30 miles away from where I grew up.

This is a good Q. When I was 6 months old, Dad graduated with an EE degree from Texas Tech. Then we moved to Washington State, where my Mom grew up. He had a job offer from Boeing there. I know my Mom was so thrilled.
Then my Dad got a job offer from Honeywell in Florida so we moved there for about 4 years. Florida is where my Dad always wanted to live. Mom was not thrilled to be so far away from her family.

Then he got a job offer from Boeing in Wichita, and we moved here in 1968, when I was 10. Both of my parents hated Kansas.

When all was said and done, when I was 20, my folks divorced and Mom moved back home to Washington, and Dad finagled a transfer to Florida.

So they went back to their dream homes and we kids were “stuck” in Kansas for the rest of our lives, hearing stories about extended “family,” cousins and aunts and stuff, that we could only try to imagine.

msh's avatar

0 miles.
Born and grew up here.
Lived all around here early on.
Then 115 miles away for twenty years
Walked away from house I owned to return to family home.
Cared for parent until passing.
Now caring for sibling with frontal lobe dementia.
Soon I cannot and she’ll go to be cared for.
I must leave family home within next year.
I have no idea what is next.
Nor where I’ll live then.
Not here in this city…it sucks and not as good as it was growing up.
Kinda scary stepping through door into Twilight Zone, solo.
Well, hell.
So, zero.

dxs's avatar

About an hour drive. I was born and raised in the same city, moving to the suburbs for my high school years.

wsxwh111's avatar

620 miles(999 km) from home, and home is near to where I was born.

flutherother's avatar

90 miles and most of a lifetime from where I was born and raised.

Blackberry's avatar

I was born near Seattle, but raised near Portland. I finally live back near Portland after 10 years. I left the military after high school and only visited home maybe 4–5 times in that ten years.

I was an introvert and once I left home, I didn’t really keep in touch with people because I continued to shelter myself, and once I started getting my own places it only amplified it. I wouldn’t call anyone until they called me, for example. I didn’t hate anyone, I was just so into my own routine of work, videogames, drinking and going out that I didn’t make an effort to keep in touch with those far away.

Once I gained some confidence and started meeting women, I made them my whole life until things burned out. Before I knew it I was in 3 long term relationships, and lived with two of them. I’m pretty burnt out on relationships now and I feel like I need to stop feeling isolated in different states and be around those I grew up with.

I was expecting people to be distant since I was distant, but I was welcomed home with open arms. My childhood friend already got me a decent paying job after 2 days being here and it just feels right to finally be back. I can’t wait to hopefully meet the right woman in the near future and build a life here in the mighty Pacific North West! Yea!
Just a little vent.

Banjo_Pickin_Appalachian_Wizar's avatar

I live 15 minutes from the hospital I was born at. I have a family member who works there currently.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

About 2700 miles from where I was born and 600 miles from where I went to high school and university.

zenvelo's avatar

875 miles from where I was born.

35 miles from where I lived from age 10 until I went away to school.

johnpowell's avatar

120 miles from where I was born. But my mom (by random (craigslist)) lives a few blocks from the hospital I was born at. A few years ago I lived with her. But I have lived all over the country and for a while in Mexico.

Funny thing is I have thought about moving a few times recently and it always comes back to my hatred of sales tax. So I am stuck in Oregon.

dxs's avatar

This thread reminds me…Coincidentally the place I live now is only about a mile away from the place where my mom grew up. Just a few blocks down.

Jeruba's avatar

To the first: 3070 miles.

To the second: 3132 miles.

Hmm. Until this moment, checking Google Maps, I never realized that my birthplace in Vermont was actually closer to my present address than my childhood home in Massachusetts.

rojo's avatar

@Earthbound_Misfit That would put you about diametrically opposite from your place of birth, right?

About 5000 miles from the city of my birth and about a mere 250 miles from where I grew up. I have been within that 250 mile mark for about 50 years now (barring vacations).

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Pretty much @rojo. I lied. I just checked and it’s 10,270 odd miles.

anniereborn's avatar

I was born in and grew up in the same city. I currently live about 40 miles away.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

I went friom one continent and hemisphere to another. That IS far I guess.

wsxwh111's avatar

@ZEPHYRA Awwww your photo

ZEPHYRA's avatar

@wsxwh111 yes, it was when she wanted attention and did not want me dealing with laptop!
Amazingly charismatic little soul.

NotEnefYet's avatar

I live in my childhood home with my husband.

hearkat's avatar

I was born ~4000 miles away from where I live now. When I was an infant, we move to the home where I was raised, ~30 miles from where I am now. My mother still lives there, and I raised my son there.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I live about an hour and a half a drive from both the city I was born in (63.5 miles) and the town I grew up in (44.9 miles).. I’m not sure why it takes the same amount of time as the roads to the town I grew up in are much slower than those to the city I was born in!

Coloma's avatar

I was born and lived in Albuquerque N.M. and Santa Fe and that is about 1,100 miles.
I live about 50 miles from the bulk of my growing up years in Sacramento CA.

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