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Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 289,166
December 2006
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:09:33 AM
For DH, we're getting close for him at 7 years in this house.

I lived in my parents current house for 18 years, so it'll be awhile for me.

My mom has lived there for 37 years. Her car is 35 and she's been a lunch lady for 35 years as well. Not much changes in her life! She is retiring this year though at age 77.

Are you more the type that moves around a lot (whether job related or not) or do you prefer to stay in one place?

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 452,048
January 2010
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:14:21 AM
19 years in the house I grew up in.
2 years in a rental house.
7 years in the first home we built.
Almost 10 years in the second home we built (current home.)



PeaNut 9,640
January 2001
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:16:17 AM
I lived in the home I grew up in for 15 years, coming back for a few months at a time here and there.

The second longest would be the place we currently live in, for just over five years.

Since we've been married, we've lived in eight different places. I lived in more places than that before I was married.

I think I'm just about done moving, now we need to decide where to plant some roots .

Kristen, lucky mom and proud retired Army wife!


PeaNut 272,106
August 2006
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:20:18 AM
18 years in my childhood home (parents built it in 68 and mom still lives there)
1 year college dorm
1 year college apartment
1 year college duplex
1 year college apartment
1 year post college apartment
almost 15 years in my current house. I signed a contract to build a small starter house 8 months after graduating from college and moved in 6 months later. I didn't expect to be here more than 5 years, but now can't imagine moving unless I actually get married.

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PeaNut 369,973
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:20:22 AM
Married 39 years, 32 years in this house. I would have like to have moved at one point, but this is close to my hubby's childhood "town".

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PeaNut 22,327
October 2001
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:25:11 AM
We've been here for a little over 16 years. I wouldn't mind moving, but it is a lot of work.


PeaNut 455,916
February 2010
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:32:09 AM
Let's see:
two years - Chicago suburbs (near Midway)
ten years - same town, different house
eight years - Chicago suburbs (near Joliet)
four years - Apartment in Central Illinois
one year - " (same apartment complex, better apartment)
one year - Apartment in neighboring town
ten years - House in same town
two years - House in neighboring town

Doesn't include my time living in the dorms.


PeaNut 11,430
February 2001
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:34:36 AM
DH & I have been in our home a little over 24 yrs. We've looked at other houses over the yrs, but never found one that enticed us to move(that was at a price we were willing to pay). It's the longest I've ever been in one place--my Dad was military so we moved a lot. DH grew up in the same house from 9 mos old til he moved away at 18. He and his brother now own the house as a rental.


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PeaNut 60,064
January 2003
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:50:07 AM
We are coming up on 15 years in our house with no plans to move until health necessitates.

My parents lived in the house I grew up in close to 40 years until my father died. My mother has lived in her condo now 11 years and again, will stay there until health necessitates a move.

My dh lived in the house he primarily grew up in for 17 years. My FIL is still in that house for 35 years. My MIL passed away last year. He is considering moving but no concrete plans yet.

DH & I both went into our current house purchase with the mindset of a "forever" home. Most of our friends have moved between 2-5 times within their marriages that began around the same time ours did.

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PeaNut 61,691
January 2003
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:50:13 AM
I've lived in our current house for 13-1/2 years, and in our current town for over 18 years. That's the longest I've lived in a town. I lived in my first childhood house for about 15 years, so that holds the record for longest time in a particular house.


PeaNut 54,671
November 2002
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:50:32 AM
1 year here (NC)
4 years in our last home (CT)
20 plus years in the previous home (different town in CT)
Then there were college apartments and newlywed apartments
College dorms
8 years in PA
9 years in RI
2 years in Yonkers, NY

I'm hoping we stay here a loooooong time.


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PeaNut 204,709
May 2005
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:52:27 AM
We have been in our home for 23 years. We are empty nesters and are ready to downsize and move into a smaller home.


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PeaNut 8,771
December 2000
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:53:40 AM
18 years in childhood home
4 years of misc dorms at college
2 years return to childhood home
2 years in apartment A
2 years in apartment B
17 years in our house


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PeaNut 40,938
June 2002
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Loc: Middle of the Monterey Bay - Ca.

Posted: 11/27/2012 12:13:02 PM
Current house - 4 years - Santa Cruz County - Ca.
14 years in a condo - Santa Cruz County - Ca.
2 yrs. house in the country - Santa Cruz County - Ca.
4 years - 1st home we owned - - Santa Cruz County - Ca.
2 years - big apartment over a hardware store - - Santa Cruz County - Ca.
1 yr. - crappy apartment with crappy neighbors - Santa Cruz County - Ca.
2 yr. cute studio - Coconut Grove, Fl
1 yr. fun roommate house - Tahoe
3 yr. commune on land and roommate house - Kauai, Hi
1 yr. Quincy, Ca.
4 years High School years - So Lake Tahoe
2 years - New Mexico
8 yrs - childhood house - Springfield, Va.
1 year - Birmingham, Al
1-2 yrs in Oakland, Ca, where we lived when I was born.

that accounts for 51 of my 55 years. I lived a little longer in some of the places but I don't know which ones.

I guess this kind of goes hand-in-hand with the wanderlust thread. I've always moved around and I kind of like it.

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PeaNut 281,401
October 2006
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Posted: 11/27/2012 12:13:28 PM
5 years in our current house, but I have lived in this town my whole life...


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PeaNut 95,504
July 2003
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Posted: 11/27/2012 12:17:19 PM
I moved to this city back in 1994 when my DD was six months old. This is the third home I have lived in since then and the longest I have been in a home since being here. I moved in 5/2004 after my divorce.

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PeaNut 44,871
August 2002
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Posted: 11/27/2012 12:18:30 PM
11 years

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PeaNut 64,257
January 2003
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Posted: 11/27/2012 12:19:09 PM
I lived in my parents' house for 23 years. I'm including the 4 years I was in college, even though I lived in a dorm.

We've been in this house for six years. I don't really see us going anywhere any time soon.

My parents have lived in the same house for close to 40 years. My mother in law just sold her house after living there for 36 years.

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PeaNut 52,841
October 2002
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Posted: 11/27/2012 12:20:56 PM
The longest I have stayed in one home was the home DH and I sold 6 years ago. We lived there for 16 years. Our plan is to retire in the home we built and now live in so I hope to exceed 16 years in this home. Prior to this, I think the longest I was in one home was probably the first home I lived in when I was born. I was there for almost 8 years before my parents split.

I HATE moving and don't do it any more than I have to.

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PeaNut 157,667
July 2004
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Posted: 11/27/2012 12:21:39 PM
20 years in the house I grew up in
3 years of apartment living
34 years in our house

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PeaNut 35,457
April 2002
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Posted: 11/27/2012 12:22:48 PM
I have been in this home for 4 years. The home prior I lived there for 15 years. I have lived in this general area for 25+ years.


PeaNut 33,625
March 2002
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Posted: 11/27/2012 12:23:54 PM
Since dh has retired from the Navy and we bought our house, we plan on staying in this house until we pass it down to our dd.

We have only been her 5 years though.

~ Dori ~

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PeaNut 69,081
February 2003
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Posted: 11/27/2012 12:44:39 PM
I have lived in my current house for 19 years. That is the longest I have lived anyplace; I think before that the longest I had lived someplace was 6 years.

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PeaNut 472,024
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Posted: 11/27/2012 12:57:51 PM
here in this house 30 yrs. no plans on going anywhere soon.

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PeaNut 51,555
October 2002
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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:14:53 PM
just under 18 years in the house I grew up in
5 years in apartment #1
2 years in condo #1
3 years in apartment #2
14 years in current home

Wife of 18 years to the best hubby ever, and mama for 16 years to the greatest son a mom could ask for!


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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:22:12 PM
Let's see....
4 years with parents at first house
15 years with parents at second house
Married at 19...
We had our first house 6 years
second house 1 year
third house 17 years
Current (fourth) house 7 years
Been married 31 years...

Would love to move again but more interested in paying off house so we can retire in 9 years!

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PeaNut 159,334
July 2004
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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:28:46 PM
We've lived in this house for 16 years. That's the longest I've ever lived in a particular house.

I lived in the town I grew up in for 17 years, but we moved three times within that town. I went away to college and ended up staying in that general area for 15 years, but moved several times within that area.

I dislike moving very much!


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PeaNut 9,462
January 2001
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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:34:10 PM
I am 58 and am living in the same house I grew up in.

I did live elsewhere between the ages of 20 and 30.

House A: 20 years
House B: 10 years
House A: 28 years

I think you could safely assume I like to be settled, and not move around much

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PeaNut 34,268
March 2002
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta

Posted: 11/27/2012 1:37:00 PM
We've lived in this house for 15 years ... I've never lived in one place for this length of time before ... I moved around a lot as a child ...

I love that my girls are growing up in one house



PeaNut 400,592
November 2008
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Loc: Mississippi

Posted: 11/27/2012 1:37:26 PM
The longest I lived in one place was 11 years and that was a childhood home. I am coming up on 9 years in my current home.

I tend to not want to move, if I can help it

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PeaNut 8,446
December 2000
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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:38:13 PM
I have lived in my current house for seven years and that is the longest I've lived in any of my adult homes. We've moved seven times in 20 years of marriage; some by choice, some not. At my age I prefer staying in one place; moving is such a hassle!



PeaNut 393,905
October 2008
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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:39:06 PM
birth home - 3yrs
childhood home - 16yrs
house - 2yrs
apt with xdh - 5yrs
house with xdh - 3yrs
apt with xdh - 1yr
house with xdh - 2yrs
current house - 7yrs

We are moving to a new house in a nearby town in the next couple of months. It will be a rental home and we plan to be there for about a year, giving us time to become accustomed to the area and learn about different areas of the city to help us make an informed decision about where to buy, and hope to be in THAT house for many, many years!


PeaNut 452,927
January 2010
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Loc: Mass

Posted: 11/27/2012 1:43:13 PM
born- 2 years old - birth-house
2 - 21 - second family home
21 - 26 - 3 different apartments (single)
27 - current (61) - same house

however.... never left the birth-CITY.. (not that I wouldn't LIKE to)


PeaNut 131,676
February 2004
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Loc: Nor Cal

Posted: 11/27/2012 1:48:54 PM
childhood home - 18 years full time, then summers and breaks for 5 years.
2 yrs college dorm
1 year apartment near college
2 years college apartments
2 years condo with dh while he was getting his PhD
Current house since dec 2007 - when we bought it we decided we wanted to buy for the next 30 years, not the next five years. We have tons of space and land, we are near both sets of parents, we love the location (same area we both grew up in), and we have a great community.

Dh's parents are still in his childhood home and my parents are still in theirs. I hope our kids will get to live in our house all of their growing up - minus the year or two we hope to rent it out and live overseas at some point.

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PeaNut 18,741
July 2001
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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:57:03 PM
Almost 23 years.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:55:59 PM
11 years in my first childhood home
8 years in the house my parents live in now
1 year overseas
6 months with my boyfriends family
In our current house together since March


PeaNut 511,446
June 2011
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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:03:07 PM
18 years in the house I grew up in. Rented three different places. 25 years in our house now. No plans to move unless we win the lottery.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:05:47 PM
18 years in my childhood home

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PeaNut 14,521
April 2001
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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:08:03 PM
We are going into year 7 at our current house which will tie us with our previous record.


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PeaNut 60,761
January 2003
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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:14:26 PM
The longest I have lived in one house was 12 years. It's the house my parents live in now. The longest DH and I have lived in a house will be the one we are in now. We are going on our 5th year here and it looks like we will be moving in the summer. Which isn't soon enough for me. We'll be in the next place for about three years, then DH and I will pick a place to settle down and hopefully never move again.


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PeaNut 191,815
February 2005
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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:15:09 PM
3 years- house I was born in
20 years- house I grew up in
6 months- first apartment with DH
6 months- with friends after apartment was destroyed in earthquake
4 years- second apartment
7 years- first house
7 years- current house


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Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 151,660
June 2004
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Loc: KY

Posted: 11/27/2012 6:17:58 PM
Technically, we've owned our house for 9 years (we bought it from my dad)... we probably lived here off & on for a year or two prior to that.

So I'd say 10 years (just to average it out). And I don't ever see us moving.

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PeaNut 43,034
July 2002
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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:35:26 PM
Birth home: 8 years
Childhood home: 10 years
College in New Orleans: 1 year
Back to childhood home: 1 year
College dorm in Tulsa OK: 2 years
Shared house in Tulsa: 2 years
Apartment living alone last year of college in Tulsa: 1 1/2 years
Muskogee OK: 6 months
Shared apartment in Tulsa: 1 1/2 years
Same apartment in Tulsa living alone: 1 year
Shared house in Fairfield CT: 1 year
Same house living alone in Fairfield: 3 years
3rd Floor apartment in Bridgeport CT: 2 years
1st Floor apartment in same house in Bridgeport: 4 years
My current home: 16 years

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PeaNut 169,054
September 2004
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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:39:45 PM
12 years.

I love this house. It's my first and now, my own.





PeaNut 114,805
November 2003
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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:45:15 PM
I prefer making a home in same place, obviouslee.
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PeaNut 120,522
December 2003
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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:45:29 PM
The longest I stayed in one place was my parents' home from birth until 18.5. We have lived in our current home for 8 years and I plan to beat that record here.

My parents still own the same home since 1966.

My grandma lived in the same home from 1937 until her death in 1998. The longest record that I know of personally.


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PeaNut 224,352
September 2005
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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:48:44 PM
10 years at our other home, coming on a year in this house, but we only used it for weekends the first 6 months we owned it. Now I am only at the other house a weekend or so a month.

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PeaNut 25,575
December 2001
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Posted: 11/27/2012 8:30:39 PM
We lived in our last home for 7 years. We are at 6.5 in this house with no plans to move any time soon. We both moved a lot as kids, so we try not to move much.

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PeaNut 48,314
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Posted: 11/27/2012 8:41:27 PM
The longest I have ever lived in one place is 9 years. That was our last place, we have lived in our present home for 6 years.


PeaNut 307,816
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Posted: 11/27/2012 8:57:30 PM
Birth home (Oregon) : 3 years
Temporary rentals (Los Angeles): 2 years
Home I grew up in (South Pasadena CA): 22 years (not counting my college apartments and missionary apartments)
First home with DH (Hollywood): 8 years
2nd home with DH (Rhode Island): 4 years
3rd home with DH (Minnesota): 2.5 years
4th home with DH (Western New York): 3 years
5th home with DH (Ventura County, CA) 17.5 years.
Now I've moved to New Jersey for a job, we're keeping our house in California, and hope to be back in 3-4 years. Then we'll probably downsize.
I have enjoyed having a place to call home while my kids were growing up- only my oldest doesn't consider our California home his home town. But I do enjoy new things. HATE to move though, and we have so much crap it's just a huge and horrible chore to move.

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