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Old 06-15-2010, 11:25 AM   #21
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14 times and counting. Was in previous place 20 years, that one was more a home than any of the others, current place, 15 years.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:28 AM   #22
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8 times - all after age 26.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:30 AM   #23
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From birth to 17 years old, at least 8 times. From 17 to present, 12 times. I've been in my current house for 16 years and just the thought of moving again makes me nauseous.
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:58 PM   #24
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This is the subject that really diffrentiates you all from us Europeans. In my case, twice till I got my job. And never since. I´ve been in the same place for 36 years.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:35 PM   #25
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Birth to high school graduation, zero moves. Since high school graduation, only 9 moves. I did not count to/from college from/to hometown on various semester breaks.
I have lived in my current house for 26 years. Downsizing in place may be in the cards next year. I need to run the numbers and figure out what to do about my 2 dogs. They love living in the country with 1.25 acres of fully fenced in yard. Me too.
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Good point -- it should be clarified as to when.

In my case, of my 27 moves, 8 were by the age of 22, the rest after.

The Air Force saw to it that I saw a lot of the world, the best part of which was the three years I lived in Rio de Janeiro.

Since moving to Ohio in 1989, only two moves, and there is only likely to be one more, when I get decrepit enough to no longer enjoy being a homeowner.
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:02 PM   #27
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4 moves before heading to college.
5 moves since college started (9 years)

i didn't count my katrina vacation in houston...

that's 9 different states. i thought i had lived in a lot of places, but it seems like other's have me beat.
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:14 PM   #28
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Eleven times so far. All moves made after I got married at age 23. I lived in the same little house my parents built after WW II from birth through college(I am not counting dormitory living in college as it was not my home of record).
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:21 PM   #29
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Since marrying in 1976, we have moved 14 times.

Before college I only lived in 2 places - my parents lived in the same house for 50 years, and moved there when I was 5). At College I lived in 6 places as I did a co-op degree, 6 months in industry, 6 months at college (the college and the company were in different cities).
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:31 PM   #30
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5 moves since birth with no move more than 25 miles. The last move in 1994 was the shortest - one block.
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:14 PM   #31
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A tangent, I admit, but...

When I was starting a three year stint for MegaCorp in Geneva, a coworker graciously invited me to his home for dinner. He lived on the family farm just outside the city. I asked him how long his family had lived there, and after thinking for a moment, he said 700 years.
Wow...but they don't build them like that anymore...
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:14 PM   #33
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Since age 17 after graduating from high school I have moved 13 times. Have been in my current house for 17 years and hope to never move again.
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8 times since birth. Longest duration in one home was 19 years, beginning age 4. Currently approaching that in my present home. Expect one or two more moves.
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:35 PM   #35
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I lived in only 4 locations in my life: 18 years in location 1, 5 years in location 2, 8 years in location 3, and 5 years (so far) in location 4.

Counting times when I moved from one home to another while staying in the same location, I moved a total of 8 times since birth. I expect at least one more move in the future.
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I feel positively sedentary compared to most of you. Five times in 34 years since age 18.
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When we bought our current home in 1992, I was 33. It is the 32nd place that I have lived (my father was in the US Navy until I was 17, then I was in the US Navy from 18 to 27). There was one year when I was young that I went to 3 different schools in the same school year, several where I went to two schools, and a few where I was out of school for a while and didn't complete the year.

I'm not inclined to move again.
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Using my first move out of my parents' house in 1988 as "move #1", seven times (and there's an increasingly good chance #8 will come in the next few months).
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:48 PM   #39
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14 times since leaving parents. I'm a military brat, so at least 10 places before that. I have only owned one house and have lived here 15 years.
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Wow. I'm amazed at how much we Americans move.

Well, except me. I've moved twice since college. And the second move was back into the house I lived in before the first move!
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