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Which cities have you lived in?

I have resided in Washington DC, New York, and Boston.

I prefer Washington.

by Anonymousreply 12302/21/2013

Toronto, and Heifei.

by Anonymousreply 102/08/2013

Boston, New York, Philly!

by Anonymousreply 202/08/2013

San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Boise and Tokyo (exchange student during high school).

by Anonymousreply 302/08/2013






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by Anonymousreply 502/08/2013

Rockford, Il. Born there.

Champaign, Il. College.

Chicago, Il. What the hell, why not? Great town.

Boulder, Co. Grad School. Fun.

Milwaukee, Wi. No explanation.

Seattle, Wa. Weirdest place I've ever lived.

Vancouver, BC. For work. Lovely, but also kind of weird.

LA. For work. Weird, but you want it that way.

Palm Springs. Sun, fun and good friends.

by Anonymousreply 602/08/2013

Atlanta, Georgia

Washington, DC

Austin, Texas

Chicago, Illinois

Nashville, Tennessee

They were all terrific in different ways, but DC is my favorite overall.

by Anonymousreply 702/08/2013

Boston Portland, OR

I love Portland.

by Anonymousreply 802/08/2013

New York (born), Boston, Honolulu, Cleveland, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Bloomfield Hills.

by Anonymousreply 902/08/2013

New York

los Angeles

San Francisco

Loved them all, but yearning for NYC again

by Anonymousreply 1002/08/2013

LOL at "Bloomfield Hills" rather than "Detroit"!

by Anonymousreply 1102/08/2013

Poughkeepsie, Toledo, Des Moines, Athens OH, Columbus OH, Austin TX, Providence, Ann Arbor, Washington DC, and now Charlottesville.

Austin and DC were my faves. Toledo was the pits.

by Anonymousreply 1202/08/2013

Wilmington, DE


Charleston, SC


by Anonymousreply 1302/08/2013

R11, Bloomfield Hills is a city...I did not live anywhere near Detroit.

Glad you had a chuckle.


by Anonymousreply 1402/08/2013

New York


Los Angeles


by Anonymousreply 1502/08/2013



Travers City,



The Hague




by Anonymousreply 1602/08/2013

Bumfuck Egypt...a lot of us live here.

by Anonymousreply 1702/08/2013

Philadelphia New York DC London.

London is the most impressive. Philly is my favorite (nutty/friendly people, less difficulties). NYC is great, but you need to make more than 200k to enjoy it.

by Anonymousreply 1802/08/2013




Santa Monica


by Anonymousreply 1902/08/2013

[quote]Champaign, Il. College.

I used to live about an hour away from's a real shithole.

by Anonymousreply 2002/08/2013

Chicago; Boston; Camden, Maine; Paris; Galway, Ireland; New York City; London.

When I was an active lush I moved a LOT.

by Anonymousreply 2102/08/2013

Forgot to mention: Boston is an extremely, extremely depressing city. Sense of humor challenged and overpriced. My least favorite city by FAR. Chicago was much better, which surprised me.

by Anonymousreply 2202/08/2013

You really lived in Camden? Were you born there?

by Anonymousreply 2302/08/2013

R21 May I ask how you had the money to move around like that?

by Anonymousreply 2402/08/2013

Los Angeles

New York


New Orleans

Huntsville, AL

San Francisco

by Anonymousreply 2502/08/2013

Chicago is a great city...if you don't get shot.

by Anonymousreply 2602/08/2013

[quote]Forgot to mention: Boston is an extremely, extremely depressing city. Sense of humor challenged and overpriced. My least favorite city by FAR. Chicago was much better, which surprised me.

I'm from Chicago, and I completely disagree. Chicago is a real crime ridden shithole and the people are not nice at all. OTOH, Boston was very clean overall and the people were fine. I think the people there simply keep to themselves more and that's why it seems like they have no sense of humor. I'll agree it's overpriced though. Almost as expensive as NYC.

by Anonymousreply 2702/08/2013

Hey, Chicago is no more crime ridden then anywhere else. It has a gang problem, always has had that problem but other then that...well yes, you will probably be mugged or...nevermind. Anyway, it's a great city!

by Anonymousreply 2802/08/2013

[quote]Bloomfield Hills is a city [bold]located in the heart of Metro Detroit's affluent northern suburbs[/bold] in Oakland County in the US state of Michigan

by Anonymousreply 2902/08/2013

[quote]Hey, Chicago is no more crime ridden then anywhere else.

Are you joking? It had over 500 murders last year - almost 100 more than New York even though NYC is over twice the size. And they're predicting this year will be even worse. It's a scary, rundown shithole.

by Anonymousreply 3002/08/2013

It's no more run down then any other American City. Other than the gang problem, it really is no more crime ridden. Yes, pretty much everyone, becomes a victim if they live there but isn't that the way all of America any city or town. When you have 300 million guns and a huge difference between the rich and poor, there's going to be crime.

by Anonymousreply 3102/08/2013

I've never lived in a big city-- only the suburbs of San Francisco (East Bay), Washington (Northern VA) and Los Angeles (San Gabriel Valley.)

by Anonymousreply 3202/08/2013

I'm trying to figure out how someone living an hour away from Champaign thinks IT'S a shithole.

by Anonymousreply 3302/08/2013

And, R29? No one 20-ish miles outside of NYC feels an obligation to say that they're categorically "from NYC."

I mean, they might say "NYC suburbs," but will often specify their county or town.

by Anonymousreply 3402/08/2013


Hong Kong

New York


by Anonymousreply 3502/08/2013

R32, which was your favorite? Would you like to live in a city?

by Anonymousreply 3602/08/2013

OK, your an actor. Actors live all over the world.

by Anonymousreply 3702/08/2013

Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, London (UK), Halifax (NS)

by Anonymousreply 3802/08/2013

Boston,Provincetown ,Los Angeles,Fort Myers,Miami,Tampa.

by Anonymousreply 3902/08/2013

NYC Chicago Denver Seattle Houston Austin Santa Fe LA/Palm Springs San Francisco/Sonoma

I could never live east of Denver ever, ever again. I would rather not live in Texas ever again but would before having to move East.

by Anonymousreply 4002/08/2013

Syracuse, NY

Las Vegas, NV

Portland, OR

by Anonymousreply 4102/08/2013

Chicago (4 different times), Indianapolis (twice), New Jersey, NYC (twice), Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Paris, New Orleans, Shreveport, Austin

I could have done without a lot of these moves.

by Anonymousreply 4202/08/2013

Syracuse and Utica are two of the most depressing places known to man!

by Anonymousreply 4302/08/2013


Las Vegas


San Francisco

Oceanside, CA (Camp Pendelton)

Las Vegas again




New Orleans

Reno again

Crystal Bay NV (Lake Tahoe)

by Anonymousreply 4402/08/2013

Houston, TX

Austin, TX

San Antonio, TX

Atlanta, GA

Nashville, TN


San Diego, CA

Arlington, TX

by Anonymousreply 4502/08/2013

London, Tokyo ( for work) Melbourne, Sydney, Los Angeles, San Francisco (briefly in the '80s) Christchurch (for work) , Belfast and New York.

by Anonymousreply 4602/08/2013

Las Vegas - Love/Hate relationship with that place.

San Diego - Boring as fuck after a year.

by Anonymousreply 4702/08/2013





by Anonymousreply 4802/08/2013

R9 I don't know of this "Detroit" that R14 speaks of........

by Anonymousreply 4902/08/2013

R49, my post really put R11 into a tailspin...even researched Wikipedia.

by Anonymousreply 5002/09/2013

Des Moines San Diego Washington DC Baltimore Annapolis Kansas City Dallas Tucson

by Anonymousreply 5102/09/2013

Georgia, California, Nice, the isle of Greece, at sea, Monte Carlo.

by Anonymousreply 5202/09/2013



Hong Kong


by Anonymousreply 5302/09/2013

I was born on a farm in a rural area, and I still own that farm, but for work I have lived for short periods of time in cities. Houston, Dallas, Little Rock, Memphis, Lafayette and Fort Wayne, Indiana, Hayward, California. I lived in Houston for 11 years, but traveled back to the farm often.

by Anonymousreply 5402/09/2013

Eugene, OR Chicago Houston Los Angeles Nashville Portland, OR New York Chicago (current)

by Anonymousreply 5502/09/2013

I have lived in NYC all of my life and really have never found a reason to leave. I feel that I would always compare that city to mine and be dissatisfied. There is nowhere on earth to compare, so why go looking for inferior locations?

by Anonymousreply 5602/09/2013


Washington DC


by Anonymousreply 5702/09/2013






Hong Kong



by Anonymousreply 5802/09/2013

9 I live in Bloomfield Hills.

by Anonymousreply 5902/09/2013

No, Stupid PPSM. ^^^

by Anonymousreply 6002/09/2013

R39, how do you like Tampa, and where are you there?

Born in Scranton.


NYC since 1979; Chelsea since 1981.

Thinking of moving to Tampa area.

by Anonymousreply 6102/09/2013

R62,what's PPSM?

by Anonymousreply 6202/09/2013

Pittsburgh, Seattle, Columbus, OH and Boca Raton, FL.

by Anonymousreply 6302/09/2013

Sun Valley Idaho, Bellevue and Seattle Wash., Alta Utah.

by Anonymousreply 6402/09/2013

New York


Washington, DC


by Anonymousreply 6502/09/2013

Springfield, MA (born), Gill, MA, Washington, DC; New Haven, CT; Houston, TX; New York, NY; Miami, FL.

Washington and New Haven were my favorites. Hated Miami.

by Anonymousreply 6602/09/2013

I lived in Bangor, Maine for two years ... not recommended.

by Anonymousreply 6702/09/2013

Dallas, Atlanta, DC, Los Angeles, Tampa, Albuquerque.

I loved Dc. Dallas is home now, and my favorite. I hated Tampa. Fucking shithole

by Anonymousreply 6802/09/2013

DC, LA, NY, Phoenix and London. London is my favorite. DC and LA are my least favorite.

by Anonymousreply 6902/09/2013

R64 - I agree with R71 , Tampa is a shithole. A shithole with great beaches nearby, but a shithole nonetheless. It's a sizable metro area (about 3 million ppl), but functions as a much smaller metro area due to all the mid-sized cities around there (St. Petersburg, Clearwater, etc.), so there's no focal point. St. Pete had the best downtown area of the three cities, located right on Tampa Bay. Ybor City has a good concentration of clubs and is very gay-friendly nowadays. The metro area has a very small town mentality - in spite of the diversity of the area, it was not very cosmopolitan. Orlando felt more cosmopolitan and "faster" to me even if it was a smaller city and metro area and even more suburban in character than the Tampa Bay Area.

Lots of trashy trailer parks and slummy areas too - even thr nicer areas were catty-corner to nasty slums. Unimpressive housing stock and a lot of it is older and expensive, especially over in Pinellas County (where St. Pete and Clearwater are). Lots of uneducated trashy ass people (trailer AND ghetto trash at that) and all the Florida weirdness. , And don't forget the bugs, heat and humidity.

R71 - How did you like Dallas compared to Atlanta? In considering a move to Dallas. I like Atlanta, but the economy is shitty, and there are many aspects to the city that are overrated. Due to my demographic, this city is supposed to be the be all and end all for me, but I find a lot of scandalous, messy queens trying to get over in someone or think they're about to be the next Derek J or Miss Laurence.

by Anonymousreply 7002/09/2013

Christ, PPSM is back. Just like a plague, except less welcome.

by Anonymousreply 7102/09/2013

r9, how did you like living/working in Honolulu? My partner and I are mulling a move there for work.

by Anonymousreply 7202/09/2013

NYC, DC, Baltimore, Philly

by Anonymousreply 7302/09/2013

R75, I liked it a lot, had a great time island hopping and appreciating the beauty of the islands and their different characteristics. I stayed there for 2.5 years and then wanted to come home and off the "rock" and back to the real world. Made some nice friends who I still keep in touch with.

I would definitely recommend you try it for the experience.

by Anonymousreply 7402/09/2013

By the time I left Washington DC after 5.5 years there, I thought of it as an abhorrent shithole hellhole.

by Anonymousreply 7502/09/2013

LA San Fran Seattle Santa Fe

What do I win?

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by Anonymousreply 7702/11/2013

Phildadelphia; Ft. Lauderdale; New York; Gainesville, Florida; Washington, DC; Chicago; Cochabamba, Bolivia; Sao Paulo.

by Anonymousreply 7802/11/2013

Berkeley, San Francisco, Sausalito, a semester in Paris, and San Jose. SJO is horrible.

by Anonymousreply 7902/11/2013

Chicago (grew up there and lived there until age 29)

DC (been here 4 years)

Love them both for different reasons. Definitely need to be in a big, gay-friendly city. I came out in Boystown!

by Anonymousreply 8002/11/2013

New York, Philadelphia, Stockholm, Munich, Miami

by Anonymousreply 8102/11/2013




San Francisco

US Virgin Islands

I loved each place for different reasons, but my favorite, by a mile, was Los Angeles. I will never understand why it gets a bad rap.

by Anonymousreply 8202/11/2013

Buffalo Hartford Dallas Raleigh Ft. Lauderdale Petersburg (VA, not Saint) Raiford Orlando

by Anonymousreply 8302/11/2013

Providence, New Orleans, Cleveland, Tucson, Boston

by Anonymousreply 8402/11/2013

Born in suburban NJ Dallas San Antonio San Francisco NYC.

by Anonymousreply 8502/11/2013

I've never heard of anyone's having such a strong reaction to DC, R78. Did you have one of those experiences like in The Firm, or what?

by Anonymousreply 8602/11/2013


I liked Atlanta a lot. The city is beautiful. It seemed to me however that the metro area was caught a bit off guard by the growth, and it fell behind keeping up.

Dallas has vast infrastructure (second most freeway miles per capita in the US), and the city is booming. It's easy to make friends here, and the city and county are strongly democratic.

But, it's Texas, and the state is currently run by the tea party. That is due to change, but it could be 8 years. Texas is a place you either love or hate. It's been the home of my family since before the days of the Texas Republic, so I am bias.

by Anonymousreply 8702/11/2013

How bias are you, R90?

by Anonymousreply 8802/11/2013

Fort Worth





Corpus Christi

La Jpya

Asheville NC

Panama City fl

by Anonymousreply 8902/12/2013






Portland, ME


Los Angeles

Prefer Philly over them all.

by Anonymousreply 9002/12/2013

Why do you prefer Philly?

by Anonymousreply 9102/12/2013

Philly is livable, rather inexpensive, highly walkable, close to the shore, the mountains and bigger cities like New York. The history and cityscape are beautiful in Center City. It has a friendly vibe and yet a grittiness that makes it much more down-to-earth than most eastern US cities. The thing I truly love about Philly is that other people talk to each other. It isn’t called the city of brotherly love for nothing. Sure it’s got its crazies and crime isn’t exactly low, but there’s nowhere else I would rather live. I’ve only been here 12 years so maybe I’ll grow tired of it, but for me it’s great.

by Anonymousreply 9202/13/2013

I've never lived in Phila., but I have friends there whom I've visited extensively, and I really like it. The part of West Philadelphia near Penn is one of those People's Republic places, like Berkeley or Santa Monica or the Upper West Side, and since Penn has a veterinary school, it seems more people have dogs than not. All in all, a cool place to live, I think.

by Anonymousreply 9302/13/2013

Atlanta, San Francisco, San jose, Sacramento and Houston.

by Anonymousreply 9402/13/2013

I've never lived in Philly but have visited Center City a few times. I absolutely love it. But I also love LA. And Chicago. So, I'm sure my POV is useless here.

by Anonymousreply 9502/13/2013

Riseholme and Tilling. I prefer Tilling, although I miss Daisy next door sometimes and Olga is there, too, when not touring.

by Anonymousreply 9602/13/2013

New York




by Anonymousreply 9702/13/2013


Los Angeles

San Diego

New York

Santa Barbara (for six months)

San Francisco


back in LA again

by Anonymousreply 9802/13/2013

St. Petersburg (Russia)

New York

Suburban NJ

Santa Monica


My favorite city is Paris. Second is St. Petersburg. And the only place I could live in Southern CA is Santa Monica, where you can walk and not use your car unless you're going somewhere else in the LA area.

by Anonymousreply 9902/13/2013

NYC - born and bred.

LA - 3-year field trip.

NYC - the eastern seaboard is in my blood. and this is the *only* city to live in given that, IMHO .

by Anonymousreply 10002/13/2013

NYC is a totally fabulous city, and I can understand all the adulation. However, surely it never hurts to visit/experience other cities, if for no other reason than to appreciate your home town. I love London, but am soooo glad that I have experienced living in/ visiting Rekjavik, Vancouver, Helsinki, Paris, Venice, Ojai, Melbourne, Edinburgh, Monaco, Bergen, Fiji and Munich. Among many others. Some I wouldn't visit again, others, I love and revisit often

by Anonymousreply 10102/13/2013

San Francisco - great for walking, sucks for parking, too cold in summer

Chicago - great walking city, expensive to park, too cold in winter

Los Angeles - sucks for walking, great for parking, perfect in winter

by Anonymousreply 10202/13/2013

How is LA great for parking?

by Anonymousreply 10302/14/2013

You don't have to pay most of the time. On the other hand, there aren't enough spaces and the spaces are all too narrow. And sometimes you do have to pay because you go to a place that uses valets.

by Anonymousreply 10402/14/2013




by Anonymousreply 10502/14/2013

New York City

Chapel Hill (College)


Norther Va

Washington, DC

Finally, back home to New York City

by Anonymousreply 10602/14/2013

In this order: Chicago (North Side), Toledo OH, Indianapolis (Downtown), Portland (Pearl District)

by Anonymousreply 10702/14/2013

kingsport, asheville, deland, washington, new haven, new york, pittsburgh, barcelona, raleigh, charlottesville, georgetown

by Anonymousreply 10802/14/2013

R107, In L.A. I can park for free at grocery stores, restaurants, businesses, mall parking garages for $1-3 for an afternoon, plus there's free street parking in various parts of the city and Valley that have NO meters. It was a nice change from Chicago where parking is at a premium. Most parking garages I'd have to valet and or pay an hourly rate at then about $12/hr.

by Anonymousreply 10902/17/2013

Portland, OR Seattle Eugene, OR Poughkeepsie NYC Boston (least favorite) Nice, France Taichung, Taiwan Montreal (favorite)

by Anonymousreply 11002/17/2013

I'm surprised so many people have lived in so many different cities.

Me: Minneapolis & Los Angeles

by Anonymousreply 11102/17/2013

Minneapolis, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Los Angeles....

Been in Los Angeles 19 years since.

Don't wish for winters on anyone else. Spent too many good years snowed in.

by Anonymousreply 11202/17/2013

Funny, R116. I'm moving from LA back to Minneapolis in a month.

by Anonymousreply 11302/19/2013

New York, Chicago and Paris - I'd never go back to Chicago, I'm tired of New York - and even if I had millions, I don't think I'd want to stay here forever - why? Climate sucks, and though lots of stuff happens here, you can spend money better just about everywhere else.

Also, the city isn't nearly as raunchy as it once was, so that's an item for the con list.

Paris - there was nothing not to love there - food, fucking, fashion, fun - I mean, just a daily joy in being alive and living. You don't really even need a fortune to live there, if you know the score.

If you need to make a living, though, it can be so hard to do that.

by Anonymousreply 11402/19/2013

Williston, ND (raised there)

Helena, MT (College)

Palo Alto, CA (College)

Los Angeles

San Francisco


Madison, WI

by Anonymousreply 11502/19/2013

This is the first time in my life I have ever heard anyone say LA is good for parking.

by Anonymousreply 11602/19/2013

Thanks r77!

by Anonymousreply 11702/19/2013

Fort Lauderdale

Ramsey, NJ


Washington DC

Cape Canaveral


Norfolk, VA

San Diego

Long Beach



Valparaiso, Chile


by Anonymousreply 11802/21/2013

Mumbai, Allentown, Boston, Pittsburgh, Princeton and Tampa.

by Anonymousreply 11902/21/2013
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