|January 9, 2000|
|Why do you live
where you do?I live in Lowell because my job brought me to northeast
Massachusetts. We chose Lowell because it was just about the only place we could afford to
buy a house. But it's been a great choice. I love the city, there's a lot to do,the city
is growing and improving all the time. The opulation is the most diverse of any other
place I've lived. I could go on and on. The city should hire me to be a profession
Lowell, MA If economic opportunities and interesting cultural experiences could be had everywhere and in as much abundance as they are in urban areas, I would still be living in my hometown of Malone, NY. I really am a country girl at heart. But that just ain't the way the world works. I live in Somerville, because it is pretty affordable rent-wise and close enough to friends and cultural experiences that I don't have to drive to get to. I like Somerville's diversity and mix of neighborhoods. The only down side is the fear that it is heading quickly in to chicness and that it is a good 1/2 hour from my place of work in Lowell which is another community which has a good mix of people w/o chicness. Felicia, 33
Somerville, MA After my marriage to a nomad collapsed, I wound up in northeastern Pennsylvania where I met my second husband. When he retired we wanted a house in the country. Land shopping gave us a choice between wooded lots and corn fields. We chose a wooded lot, hacked out a clearing and built a house ourselves, to our plans. Jill, 59
Saylorsburg, PA I live in the Acre Neighborhood of Lowell. I have always lived here since I was 2. I love the culture and diversity of the neighborhood. I still live in Lowell because I love the city. There is no other city like Lowell. It is a city where there is a little bit of everything, from sports, art, the Theater, and history. Lowell has so much and is gaining more. Chris, 25
Lowell, MA My dad wrote me a letter about four months before his suicide, asking me strenuously if I would move down here to Florida to take care of his wife, my mother. It felt like the right thing to do. I want to move but for some reason I'm finding it difficult to save the money. mothmc, 35
I live in Lowell because my wife was given a job supporting after New England and New York affiliates of Habitat for Humanity. Lowell was an affordable and safe place relatively near her office.
I was brought up in New Jersey, married a man from NJ, found employment in NJ, my children were born in NJ and just wound up staying put.
I live in Flagstaff, AZ because my wife and I could not stand to be in Americus, GA for another minute. We like snow, 4 seasons, cross-country skiing and gardening. We love the cool weather here. We are also closer to our families.
Lowell, MA My husband got out of the Army in Killeen, Texas and after a year hunting for a decent job and being on welfare, he decided to go Civil Service, filed out an SF171, and landed a job in Washington DC as a security guard. If we'd known how expensive the cost of living is here, we'd never have come.
Quite simply, because I don't have the money to move right now.