How far away do you live from your birthplace?

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How far do you live from your birthplace?

  1. Same House

    6 vote(s)
    2.4%
  2. Same CIty

    25 vote(s)
    9.9%
  3. Same Region

    47 vote(s)
    18.7%
  4. Same State

    67 vote(s)
    26.6%
  5. Further

    106 vote(s)
    42.1%
  6. Who knows

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  1. 19clone91

    19clone91 Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2013
    1,738
    164
    63
    Male
    Denver, CO
    Ratings:
    +543 / 27 / -0
    Same Region for me
     
  2. isuska

    isuska Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    3,075
    205
    63
    Ankeny, IA
    Ratings:
    +356 / 6 / -0
    about 115 miles for me, Ankeny back to CR
     
  3. ISUME

    ISUME Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2012
    1,889
    41
    48
    Ratings:
    +92 / 4 / -0
    Different state, but only 20 min away.
     
  4. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    16,309
    591
    113
    50131
    Ratings:
    +969 / 44 / -0
    1,286 miles away
     
  5. BKLYNCyclone

    BKLYNCyclone Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2007
    2,120
    72
    48
    Male
    Architect
    Twin Cities, MN
    Ratings:
    +74 / 0 / -0
    Born in NE Iowa. Lived in New York for a decade and loved it... Then we had twins and being closer to family became a lot more important. Moved to the twin cities 2-1/2 years ago and haven't looked back. Puts me about 3 hours from my hometown (where my mother still lives), 1 hour from my dad in Rochester, and about 6 hours from the nearest in-laws (perfect).
     
  6. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    11,849
    840
    113
    Hilton
    Ratings:
    +2,451 / 78 / -0
    About 20 blocks
     
  7. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    11,495
    996
    113
    Ratings:
    +2,843 / 110 / -0
    Born in Spencer, IA live in Indianola, IA...so whatever that works out to.
     
  8. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    34,279
    2,654
    113
    Ames
    Ratings:
    +7,060 / 118 / -1
    About 1 mile as the crow flies.
     
  9. KCMOCy

    KCMOCy New Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    25
    0
    1
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    #9 KCMOCy, Jun 20, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2014
    Born Lich, Hessen, Germany. Live in Cedar Rapids, IA. No idea how many miles.

    Edit: 4,500 miles according to Google Earth
     
  10. 3GenClone

    3GenClone Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    3,816
    583
    113
    Male
    A/V Support Specialist
    Windsor Heights
    Ratings:
    +1,121 / 26 / -0
    Accoring to Goggle Maps it's approx. 785 miles

    Born in Pittsburgh, PA and currently live in Windsor Heights
     
  11. MNCyGuy

    MNCyGuy Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    11,691
    434
    83
    Des Moines
    Ratings:
    +501 / 8 / -0
    I'm a 4-5 hour drive from my hometown now, depending on who I'm travelling with/how many stops I need to make. Close enough to get home when I need to, far enough that my folks can't just stop by without calling ahead.
     
  12. bos

    bos Legend
    Staff Member

    Apr 10, 2006
    26,959
    1,197
    113
    Male
    Network and Server Admini
    Ratings:
    +2,185 / 27 / -0
    Not far enough away.
     
  13. Cyclonin

    Cyclonin Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    2,586
    54
    48
    Dallas, TX
    Ratings:
    +55 / 0 / -0
    Urbandale, IA to Dallas, TX. A quick 691 miles along I-35.
     
  14. intrepid27

    intrepid27 Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    3,376
    207
    63
    Male
    Executive Recruiter - Ag
    Marion, IA
    Ratings:
    +509 / 11 / -0
    I've lived in 4 different states but my 87 year old father still lives in the same house he was born in. Other than 4 years of military service he has never lived anywhere else.
     
  15. pourcyne

    pourcyne Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    2,840
    62
    48
    Ratings:
    +119 / 0 / -0
    Just under 200 miles.

    But farther when the Iowa Corridor is flooded and when there's nothing good on IPR.
     
  16. Cyclonin

    Cyclonin Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    2,586
    54
    48
    Dallas, TX
    Ratings:
    +55 / 0 / -0
    I know that's not unusual but its nuts to me. My 90 year old grandfather hasn't lived outside of Odebolt, IA ever.
     
  17. 19clone91

    19clone91 Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2013
    1,738
    164
    63
    Male
    Denver, CO
    Ratings:
    +543 / 27 / -0
    From Grimes but now live in Des Moines, a long 30 minute drive
     
  18. RayShimley

    RayShimley Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    6,273
    241
    63
    Post-doc Fellow
    Stillwater, MN
    Ratings:
    +258 / 0 / -0
    Same continent, different country. 1834 miles
     
  19. Clone9

    Clone9 Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    2,720
    88
    48
    Boston, MA
    Ratings:
    +89 / 0 / -0
    1379 miles. Often times it feels like a different country.
     
  20. KnappShack

    KnappShack Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2008
    5,938
    534
    113
    Parts Unknown
    Ratings:
    +1,898 / 60 / -0
    1922 miles according to Google Maps
     

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