How far do you live from where you grew up?

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    Me, 677 miles or about 13 hrs.
     
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    About 40 minute drive to where I grew up. For the first 6 years of my teaching career I lived about 13 hours away. Then I moved back to the town that I grew up in and stayed there for the first 8 years of my son's life (I adopted him as a single parent and my parent's support was so helpful and amazing in those years) and now I've been 40 minutes away for the past 4 years. This is the right balance for now.
     
  4. Missy

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    Just over an hour away now, but for years it was far away as we moved around with my husband's Air Force career.
     
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    400 miles, or an 8-9 hour drive.
     
  6. Ms. I

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    About an hr away in a neighboring county.
     
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    I live exactly 3 miles from where I grew up. I wish we lived farther some days, but it is a different city so we still do our own thing without walking down the road and running into everyone.
     
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    Never thought about it before so I looked it up - about 1,570 miles
     
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    Within a 10 min drive.
     
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    1342 miles actual distance, a lifetime actual experience.
     
  11. smalltowngal

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    1 hour 30 minutes
     
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    within 30 minutes
     
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    3.5 hours. I would absolutely love to move back though.
     
  14. MsMar

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    Two and a half hours
     
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    Within 20 minutes. I would love to move away though. I'm itching to start exploring.
     
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    Up until last year it was 90 minutes. Now it is 2.5 - 3 hours. Still not bad, but before if something happened or if there was a special dinner or something, I could run down after work if I needed or wanted to. I can't do that anymore.
     
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    700 miles (I think it is acutally 696 or something close).
    I have done it in 10.5 hours. It is usually 11-11.5. It depends on weather and Detroit traffic.
     
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    About 3 blocks.

    For the first 17 years of our marriage though we lived anywhere from 3 hours to way across country to the west coast from where I live now. DH was in the military so we lived north, south, east and west!! Funny that we ended up 3 blocks from my parents- it's a blessing. :love:
     
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    Until a year ago, less than 5 minutes from my parents home.

    Now, I'm 2000 miles away. Well, according to googlemaps, it's 2043 miles, doorstep to doorstep.
     
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    About 1200 miles.
     
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    Between 8-10 minutes from my house to my old abode... as long as road construction doesn't completely raise havoc with my route.
     
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    Within about 20 minutes for me... depending on the traffic. :)
     
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    about 1400 miles. A 2 day drive. About 20 hours away.
     
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    4 miles
     
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    1.5 blocks
     
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    423.54 miles (according to mapquest 7 hours 5 minutes)

    I have made it anywhere from 6 hours flat to 12 hours depending on traffic and everything.

    There's really nothing to go back for since my parents have passed away.
     
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    I just used MSN maps to be accurate - 8.5 miles. Obviously fewer the way the bird flies.
     
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    Well...

    This week I live 10 miles from where I grew up!

    Next week I will live 250 miles from where I grew up!

    I felt I needed to try getting away from my comfort zone! I student taught and taught at two of my high school alumni rivals!!! Everything I have done in career has been within 15 miles of where I grew up! Time to try something new!
     
  29. Iowa_Teacher

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    About 35 minutes. I'm a traitor and teach at one of my high school's rivals :)

    PS: I think it's very telling of parts of the country on whether you list distance by miles or by time. In Iowa, we use time :)
     
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    I'm in South Florida by way of Boston... So... too far for my comfort! I miss my family. :)
     
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    That's about the same for me -- maybe a little less. :)
     
  32. mmswm

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    See...there's the problem. I do by best to help control the exploding population by moving out (I was born in Coral Gables), and you go take my place. :D
     
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    I recently moved back to living just 50 miles from where I grew up. Before that, I lived 1,600 miles away, and then another place that was 963 miles from where I grew up, and 1,364 miles from the place where I had moved to in the first place.
     
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    I'm a navy brat-so I really don't have a specific place where I grew up. But i've lived all over this state since I was 7, so about 50-70 miles depending on what location.
     
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    For me, it's a 20 minute drive.

    Mom sold the house I grew up in a week ago.

    All 5 of us still live on Long Island-- the furthest any of us are from any of the others is under an hour's drive.
     
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    I can relate! :cool:

    From one parent's house, where I lived when I was 8-11 and 13-16: 2,446 miles

    From the other parent's house, where I lived when I was 3-8 and 11-13 and 16-17: 780 miles
     
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    6 miles, about 10 minutes...haha. :)
     
  38. LMT

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    Too far...about 1500 miles (give or take a few)

    Home is where the Marine Corps sends you...
     
  39. Ima Teacher

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    I'm three miles from the house where I grew up. My parents bought the house a year before I was born, and my mom still lives there.

    I moved away from home at 17, and I moved back after college to take a job with the school district. I have been here ever since.
     
  40. Mrs. K.

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    About as far as is possible...from the Jersey shore to SoCal, over 2800 miles.
     
  41. mmswm

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    My kids made the same comment...from about as far as you can get to the tip of the S. FL mainland, to a few hours away from the Canadian border :D. Still "only" 2000 miles though.
     

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