December 17, 2003





Why do you live where you do?

A set of percise circumstances have lead to my habitation in this fair city of Lowell, MA. I worked here, my housing situation in Somerville, MA was deteriorating, and I was ready to own my own
place. I still dream of one day moving back to the Adirondacks.

Felicia, 37
Lowell, MA USA

This is the town I was brought up in. My most of my family still lives nearby. My kids know their Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. I live on an acre in a rural part of town. It is serene and peaceful where I live. I like it. The town has an excellent school system. The area has plenty of job opportunites.

Janet, 46
E. Brunswick, NJ USA

I live with my parents. Next year I'll be moving on my own, I haven't decided where though.

Aly, 17
Cardiff UK

I live in Georgia, simply because my wife is from here. I met my wife on the internet, and since she could not move north, to the great state of NY, I had to pack up and move to Georgia. Haven't been able to leave since moving here 6 years ago, but I am always trying. :-)

Kevin, 35
Sugar Hill, GA USA

The apartment was available when I needed it, the rent was decent, the distance from work is close enough - but not too close, and the view is great.

Ryan, 29
Riedlingen GERMANY

I had to move because my whole neighborhood was sold to a developer. I looked for a house closer to my relatives, closer to work, and closer to the University of Michigan, where my kids were. That narrowed it down to the western suburbs of Detroit. After about three hard weeks of hunting with a realtor's help, I found my house. I saw the outside first, and fell in love with the deck. The inside was fine. The house was empty because the owners had already moved, which was good because I had a deadline to get out of my house. The owners accepted my first
bid, and now I live in Novi.

Cathie, 53
Novi, MI USA

I ended up in the general area twenty-five years ago as part of the debris from the ebbing tide of a very unfortunate marriage. Since I'd moved 14 times in 12 years of marriage, my wanderlust had been slaked.

Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

I live in this house with my parents because we can't afford to move out just yet. Our plan is to find our own place by early September though. I live in Winchester because I like it here! I keep
moving away, then ending up coming back again. Not just the people, but it's a fantastic place to live - it's really pretty, and is nicely situated so that there is enough to do in the city day-to-day to keep us entertained, and we're close enough to visit other more exciting places when we feel the need.

Winchester UK

I transferred to eastern Massachusetts because of my job. My husband and I chose Lowell because we could afford to live here, the population is very diverse and it's a cool city.

Laura, 38
Lowell, MA USA

After several years in south Florida, we wanted to live in an area with four seasons and without extremes of temperature. We wanted hills and lakes and a place within reasonable reach of ocean and ski slopes. There should be a real center city with easy access to the country. The people would have a solid work ethic and a casual, laid back life style. Five years ago, we moved to Portland and have been very satisfied with the result.

Jane, 63
West Linn, OR USA

because my family is here

Melodi, 19
Gahanna, OH USA

My wife inherited the house. Eventually we are going to move but we keep going back and forth on whether we'll stay in the Lowell area or inch closer to Vermont.

Alias Irrelevante

We live in this area because we couldn't get jobs in Colorado after months of trying. I think we got here to start with because our parents were close; I know I looked at out-of-state schools and my parents shot them down for being too costly. We're in this house because it's very cool and makes us feel at home.

Karen, 24
Ames, IA USA

Cause im unemployed and thus poor (living with parents)

Talia, 26
R edding, CT USA

Because my parents moved there.

Keri-Jade, 23
Brampton, Ontario CANADA

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