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How far have you emigrated?

Asked by AstroChuck (37373points) July 28th, 2008 from iPhone

I was born in Sacramento and have never left. Actually I’ve moved from the city of Sacramento and now live in an unincorporated part of Sacramento. All in all I’ve gone ten miles or so.
I know you’ve gone farther than that, so how far? Where did you start and where have you ended up?

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gailcalled's avatar

Bronx, suburb of NYC, suburb of Boston, suburb of Boston, suburb of Boston, suburb of Boston, NYC, Philly, suburb of Philly, rural eastern NYS. One giant circle.

klaas4's avatar

From my mother’s belly to my mother’s bed. :)

osullivanbr's avatar

I went from one end of the village to the other end of the village. About half a mile.
So hah, you don’t know I’ve gone farther. Take that Astro.

MacBean's avatar

I was born and raised about 30 miles south of Albany, NY. In mid-April I packed all my stuff into four boxes, two suitcases and a backpack, and moved to Lewiston, ID. After six weeks I was so pathetically miserable that I couldn’t stand it. I bought a 30-year-old car for $400, tossed all my stuff in the back seat, and returned to Albany.

ccatron's avatar

I was born in Maryville, TN (just south of Knoxville, TN)..we then moved to a town just south of Nashville, Murfreesboro (3 hrs from home) for a few years and then moved back to Maryville…went to college about 2 hrs northeast from home in Johnson City, TN, then moved to Nashville, TN, which is about 3 hrs from home and now I live just outside of Memphis, TN, which is about 6 hrs from home.

sorry, i’m not sure about the mileage to each city, but I’m about 380 miles from my original home

SuperMouse's avatar

I was born in Illinois and when I was three I moved with my family to a suburb of Los Angeles. I stayed there all of my life, moving several times within a 20 mile radius, until November 2006 when I moved here to the Cornfield, also known as Omaha. What is that, about 1500 miles give or take?

wildflower's avatar

Torshavn, Faroe Islands -> Cork, Ireland. Via a couple of towns in Denmark.
A good few hundred km’s, possibly 1000.

…..and I’m so not done yet!

marinelife's avatar

Hawaii to Maine to Alaska and now live in Florida. I have lived in the country’s four corners and many of the states in between too!

Harp's avatar

Houston to Paris to Houston to Alaska to Houston to Paris to Chicago.

Allie's avatar

Davis, 8 miles to Woodland, about 15 miles to Dixon.

gailcalled's avatar

Now that I think about it, I am an hour and a half drive from where I started.

robmandu's avatar

Direct line from birthplace to here: 1,339 miles.

Connect-the-dots from birthplace to each city of residence to here: 10,991 miles.

flameboi's avatar

birthplace to here, like 350 miles… not that far…

scamp's avatar

Born outside of Cleveland Ohio, then moved to Central Florida, then to New Jersey, and I am soon moving back to Florida.

AstroChuck's avatar

Interesting. Also interesting is how cryptic many of you are about places you live or have lived. But this is the Internet and thus a universe of anonymity, so I guess that’s to be expected.

gailcalled's avatar

@AC: if I had said, Wellesley, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Brookline Village and Newton Center, would anyone care?

AstroChuck's avatar

I would, of course. But I wasn’t refering to you. Many refuse to give out any information but the most basic. But that’s cool.

robmandu's avatar

I’d’ve thought my profile would’ve provided some modicum of insight.

AstroChuck's avatar

@rob- Yeah, but I’m lazy and checking yiour profile involves another step.

Zaku's avatar

Eight or nine time zones, and about the same latitude.

gooch's avatar

Yes, I have traveled the world be there is no place like home. I was born in a hospital about three miles from where I live now.

marinelife's avatar

@AC On rereading, should it not have been migrated rather then emigrated?

gailcalled's avatar

@M; good catch.

AstroChuck's avatar

I guess. Unless you became an expatriate perhaps?

marinelife's avatar

@AC Right, I think they are a subset of your answerers.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I was born in Hammond, Indiana, and stayed there until I graduated high school. Then my dad took a job overseas in Witbank, South Africa. I got an apartment in Johannesburg and met a bunch of young people my age from all over – Switzerland, Scotland, England, Portugal. Then I went to London with some of my English friends, then back to Indiana. I was never really very impressed with northern Indiana, so moved to Colorado. I really liked Colorado, but met a guy from Canada, so off I went again. Vancouver Island to be exact. Then the 80’s recession hit, and the island was really expensive to live, so we moved to Salt Lake City. I have since been in Florida and even Kwajalein, Marshall Islands.

partyparty's avatar

Three miles .. well perhaps three-and-a-half miles.

Kade13's avatar

Was born in Punjab, India and moved to London, England, so just short of 4000 air-miles i think.

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