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Old 05-17-08, 02:00 PM   #1
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Where have you lived?

I was thinking that many of our paths may have crossed through the years. Thought it might be interesting to share where we have lived, and if you like, what years you were there.

No set rules to defining what "lived" means. I'm thinking of places where you might have spent 6 months or more of your life. That would include someplace where you vacationed for a month on six different times, that's long enough to have gotten to know a place pretty well and feel you have lived there. But someone might feel that a 3-4 month stay somewhere qualifies too.

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Belington, WV 1954-1973
Morgantown, WV 1973-1989
Melbourne, FL 1973-1977 (summers) plus a dozen vacations 1977-1997
Madison, WI (area) 1989-2008
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Old 05-17-08, 02:08 PM   #2
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Born and raised in East Central CT from 1946 to 1966
2 years in Key West Fl 1966 through 1967
5 years in Virginia Beach VA from 1967 to 1972
Been back here at the start in CT since 72 except for 1 year in Orlando FL 1998 to 99

Those are the fixed locations but I have wobbled around a bit. Been in every state except Hawaii. Been to Cuba, Hati and Japan. None of the wobbling amounts to more than a couple of weeks at a time.
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I'll play. Born in Oxnard, CA and lived there till '86. Moved to Port Hueneme, CA and lived there till '88 (our place in Port Hueneme was a good 100 yards outside of Oxnard's city limit) then we moved back to Oxnard and have been here since. We don't move around much. My great great grandfather moved to Oxnard in the 1870s (actually it didn't have a name at that time but it was in what is now Oxnard) and we've never seen a reason to leave. My wife was born and raised in Ventura, CA and lived there till we were married in '83 which is when she moved to Oxnard (Ventura is across the river from Oxnard).
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Born in the Ann Arbor , MI area ; from 1950 and remained until 1969.
Grand Rapids, Mi area 1969 to 1973
Bumbed about doing nothing in Europe for half of 1974.
1974 to 1988 - Bradenton, Sarasota, Fla area
1988 to 1991 back to Ann Arbor , Mich area
1991 to 2006 San Diego , Calif area.
2006 to present. Rousillon, France.
when we go back in a couple years it will either be So Cal or So. Oregon.
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Waterbury, CT 1947 - 1950
Woodbury, CT 1950 - 1961
Watertown, CT 1961 - 1965
Easton, PA 1965 - 1969
Durham, NC 1969 - 1973
Seattle, WA 1973 - 1977
Germantown, MD 1977 - 1988
Bethesda, MD 1988 - 1993
Arlington, VA 1993 - Present

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Germantown, MD 1977 - 1988
That's a near-hit for me. My father-in-law lived in Germantown, MD from the mid-70s through the early-90s. Visited there many times. That's when it was well away from the DC metro area, with several miles of green fields between it and Gaithersburg, with a growing town beginning to form around Montgomery Village.

He lived right behind a place on 355, a couple of miles south of the I-270 exit, behind a place that sold apples and cider, painted up like a big cider barrel.

The Germantown exit off of I-270 was just a dinky little stop with a gas station and a little store, where we always stopped and bought ice cream for our kids.

Traffic was very light all the way to Gaithersburg or north to Frederick.
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Good thread...

Enid, OK 1949-1967
Stillwater, OK 1967-1972
St. Louis, MO 1972-1973
Tulsa, OK 1973-1975
Breckenridge, CO 1975-1976
Missoula, MT 1976-1977
Morrison, CO 1977-1978
Denver, CO 1978-1979
Colorado Springs, CO 1979-1980
Buena Vista, CO 1980-1982
Santa Cruz, CA 1982-1983
Colorado Springs, CO 1983-1984
Los Alamos, NM 1984-1989
Dillingham, AK 1989-1996
Anchorage, AK 1996-1999
Tulsa, OK 1999-present

Sheesh! No wonder I dont like to help people move!
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Bellwood, IL (Chicago suburb): 1951-1973
Carbondale, IL (college): 1969-1973
Hibbing, MN: 1973-1974
Duluth, MN: 1974-1978
Minneapolis, MN: 1978-1990
Rochester, MN: 1990-1994
Pittsburgh, PA: 1994-1998
Boardman, OH (Youngstown area): 1998-2000
Austin, TX: 2000-present

Worst place: Hibbing, MN Best place: Austin, TX (We're done moving!)
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Twin Cities MN!!!

A few years in Yuma, AZ, which I deeply regret.

At various times in my life, a few months of the year in Guadalajara, KS, and Mille Lacs.
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NYC, NY December 1953
Croton On Hudson, NY 1953-1957
Sarasota FL, 1957-1964
St. Petersburg, FL 1964-1965
Temple Terrace, FL 1965-1967
Tampa, FL 1967-1970
Altadena, CA 1970
Inglewood, CA 1970-1972
Santa Barbara, CA 1972-1973
Inglewood, CA 1973-1980
Santa Barbara, CA 1980-1985
Los Angeles, CA 1985-1988
San Diego, CA 1988-1996
La Quinta, CA 1996-2005
Little Rock, AR 2005-present
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Old 05-17-08, 04:25 PM   #11
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Dolton, Il (chicago s-side) 1946-1975
Bloomington, Il 1975-1981
Wheeling, Il 1981-1994
Livermore, Ca 1994-2004
Weston, Fl 2004- present
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Born Richmond, VA 1959-1962
Jacksonville, FL 1963-1964
Chester, VA 1965-1968
Norfolk, VA 1969-1971
Centreville, VA 1972-1975
Chesterfiled, VA 1976-1979
Anaheim, CA 1980-1982
Northridge, CA 1982-1983
San Pedro, CA 1984-1986
Long Beach, CA 1986-1988
Oxnard, CA 1989-1994
Desert Hot Springs, CA 1995-1999
Hemet, CA 2000-Present

I see some overlap with CACycling. I used to work for a contractor for the Navy, primarily at Pt. Mugu and some at Port Hueneme. Any chance you worked at either? I also see fairly close with Madmaxx in the Tidewater area and Artkansas in the Coachella Valley.
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Born and raised in Alhambra, CA 1943-1959
Rosemead, CA 1959-1962
San Gabriel, CA 1962-1965
Alhambra, CA 1965-1966
Temple City CA (Began married life) 1966-1970
Rosemead, CA (1st Home) 1970-1978
Ventura, CA (Vacation/Rental condo) 1973-2008
Ventura, CA 1978-1993 (Vta Keys)
West Linn, OR 1993-2000 (Retired 7/2000)
Vancouver, WA 2000-2008
Ventura, CA & Vancouver, WA 2009-? (and living in above mentioned condo)

Appears there are too many Gold Coast residents on this forum (Oxnard, Ventura & Santa Barbara, CA)...lol

We are now back in Ventura for 2-3 years.

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Interesting thread!


Born in NYC 1949; mostly on Long Island til 1967 (biked to school a lot, Schwinn / Ross / Rollfast)
Ithaca, NY 1967-71 (lots of hills, long icy winters, frequently in psychedelic stupor, didn't ride)
Tokyo 1971-75 (second-hand Panasonic)
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Kobe 1997-98 (didn't ride)
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Hometown boy here.

Rochester, NY 1957—

That said, places that interest me seem to be the polar opposite of growing up on a Great Lake. I've looked at NM, AZ and NV. On my CO trip this summer, I'll be looking at the Front Range cities too. Will I Move? Probably not, but it's fun to think about.
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Oxon Hill, MD: 1952-70.
Davidson, N.C.: '70-'74.
Nashville, TN: '74-'78.
Washington, D.C.: '78-'79.
Ft. Campbell, KY: '79-'80.
San Antonio, TX: '80-'85.
San Francisco, CA: '85-'87.
New Albany, IN: '87-'91.
Louisville, KY: '91-present.
Best place: San Antonio.
Worst place: New Albany.
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San Diego, 1939-47
Julian, CA area - 1947-1954
San Diego - 1954-1962
San Antonio - 1962
Denver - 1962-1965
San Diego - 1965 - 72
Wheat Ridge, CO 1972-1974
Mundelein, IL 1974-76
Arapahoe County, CO 1976-2001
Parker, CO 2001 to present
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tiny town in central NE: 1956-1974
Hastings, NE: 1974-1977
St. Louis, MO: 1977-1979
Bay City, TX: 1979-1981
Plainville, MA: 1981-1986
Arlington, MA: 1986-1987
Durham, NC: 1987-1991
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Santa Paula, CA 1954-57
San Diego, CA 1957-72
Corvallis, OR 1972-79
Seattle, WA 1979-98
Bend, OR 1998 - ????

Worst Place (and not that bad) - Seattle
Best Place - right here, right now (Bend)
Place I'd never move back to - San Diego: you can't go back - it's not there anymore.

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Born Brooklyn, NY 1948-1954
Packanack Lake, NJ - 1954-1968
US Army - Various to include Vietnam 1968-1970
Long Island, NY - 1970-1971
Burlington, VT area - 1971-1992
Portsmouth, NH - 1992-1996
Milton, VT - 1996-2001
Williston, VT - 2001-Present
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I've always lived in the SW Ohio area except for the year (1944-1945) I lived at Fort Irwin, CA.
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Excellent thread

Downey, CA 1953-1958
Cheverly, MD 1958 - 1967
Laurel, MD 1967-1972
College Park, MD 1972-1975
Pleasanton, CA 1975-1976 (needed money to finish school)
Laurel, MD 1976-1981
Columbia, MD 1981-1986
Ellicott City, MD 1986-1992
Powell, OH 1992-Present

Due to consulting work

Boston, MA 2000-2001
Dayton, OH 2002-2005
Houston, TX 2007-Present

All the places were good
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Coeur d' Alene, ID 1948-1967
Bremerton, WA 1967-1980
Albany, OR 1980-present

I don't like moving.
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January 1953-March 1953: Fort MacArthur, San Pedro CA
March 1953-May 1954: Lakewood CA
May 1954-August 1957: Garden Grove CA
August 1957-May 1959: Norfolk VA
May 1959-August 1975: Garden Grove CA
August 1975-some time in 1984: Fullerton CA, Norwalk CA, Fullerton CA, Garden Grove CA, Whitter CA, Sisquoc CA
some time in 1984-some time in 1989: Pagosa Springs CO, Greeley CO, Monroe UT (in and out of Greeley multiple times because I'd gone back to college)
1989-present: Garden Grove CA, Buena Park CA, Anaheim CA

The worst: Monroe UT, closely followed by Pagosa Springs CO
The best: Sisquoc CA
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