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    born and raised in southern california
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    I was born in Los Angeles, CA and lived there for about 3 years of my life. I moved to El Monte, CA and lived there until I was 12. Then I moved to Azusa, CA and lived there until I was 20. I've lived in Moreno Valley now for about 4 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphycnan View Post
    I was born in Los Angeles, CA and lived there for about 3 years of my life. I moved to El Monte, CA and lived there until I was 12. Then I moved to Azusa, CA and lived there until I was 20. I've lived in Moreno Valley now for about 4 years.
    When I was in California in the seventies I went through what is now the city of Moreno Valley..and there was hardly anything there then.. the city had not even been incorporated yet!

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    Thanks for the tip, Darksith

    I have been checking out all the attractions of the city and it seems like I will like it. I never thought I would be moving to a city that gets 20 inches more snowfall a year then Michigan, though. What was I thinking
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    I grew up in a suburb of Chicago. I was close enough to the city (40 mins) that once I had my driver's license it became a fairly common occurance to go hang out in the city on the weekends with friends. Of course those were in the days when gas was under $2/gallon and the freaking Dan Ryan wasn't torn to shit (Current Chicagoans know this particular hell as it just started this summer and is pretty much the bane of any commuter's existence).

    Now, during the summers I live in the same suburb in my parent's house, but during the school year I live in the school dorms. That is in a very small farming community in Illinois with surprisingly less of a "small town mentality". They are becoming more and more open to showing independent films in the major movie theaters and there is a growing Trans community that is becoming more and more visible. I personally think it's pretty cool, some of the women hang out at different LGBT events that I go to (since it's connected to the Women's Studies department-my minor) and they're all really interesting to talk to. It's become a VERY safe area for the LGBT community, which is really shocking given it's small size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    When I was in California in the seventies I went through what is now the city of Moreno Valley..and there was hardly anything there then.. the city had not even been incorporated yet!
    I know, Moreno Valley has come a long way. It's huge! There are hardly any lots of just plain land left. I've heard other people say the same thing but I guess it's really different now.

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    Sounds like the West Coast, paradise and porn! I grew up on a farm in central eastern Alberta and moved to Penticton in the Okanagen Valley of British Columbia. Both places had lots of big sky, wildlife and beauty, but Penticton had a lake at either end of town, orchards, horseback riding and tons of cute guys visiting every summer so guess which place I preferred. Moved to Vancouver later to go to high school and university, but I'll always remember my country roots with affection.
    I had a friend growing up that lived in Kaleeden. That is near Penticton, right? I met him on a family vacation and we wrote and talked on the phone for years.

    Pretty much lived in the PNW of the USA all my life. Mountains, trees, lakes and rivers. Four seasons. I love where I live and my house and I will not move. I changed schools 8 times by the time I was in 6th grade and I was very shy and HATED it.

    Did live in Arizona in an armpit town (Wickenburg) for 2 years and now I hate the entire state and hope it sinks into the earth. And I hated the terrain and the climate, but most of all the people.

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    I grew up on a farm in NSW, Aust. Went to a one teacher school with max 30 kids. High school was in the nearest town took an hour on the bus there and back. I couldn't wait to get out. My parents still live there and I appreciate what I had now that I have left. I like going back to visit but love where I am living now.

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    I grew up outside of Oklahoma City. The town was maybe 7,000 people and that was in the 70's also. Moved to Alaska when I got married at 18, then at 22 moved to Houston Texas. Moved back to the OKC area in 1993 until 1998. In 1998 moved to the outskirts of Houston once again and have been here since. Now live in a town northwest of Houston and in the 4 yrs of living here they have torn down all the woods and pine trees to make way for a wider highway and subdivisions. UUUGGGG

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    I was born in a beautiful city in Southern Brazil, just on the Tropic of Capricorn, with a population of about 300,000. The predominant population descends from Italians, Germans and Japanese, and it was a planned city, very green, with an average of 3 trees per inhabitant. Downtown is wonderful; my grandparents live in a building where my house once was: they have a privileged view of the city's major park, and you can see residencial buildings looking like they're coming right out of the trees. Unique place, and considered the safest city in Brazil. I only got to live there for 6 months though.

    After that, I moved to the state capital: 2,5 million people, including the metropolitan area. Another beautiful, clean city, very different from other capitals I've visited in my country. Italian, German, and Polish are the predominant descents, and the city has crappy rainy, cold climate. Hot summers, though (usually).

    At 3 I moved to a smaller town. Couldn't think of a better place to spend my early childhood: wonderful, safe town, and I can say I was truly blessed for having lived there. At 7, I moved back to the capital, where I spent 2 months.

    After that, Southern California. I lived in 3 different towns. Moved to a small town neighboring the Twin Cities in Minnesota and spent the winter of '92 there. Moved back to Cali. I really, really miss the place.

    Came back to my state capital in Brazil over 12 years ago. The longest I've ever lived somewhere. The oldest and one of the best unis in Brazil is here, so I got to stay at home while I got my higher education. As of now I live in quite a nice neighborhood, and work nearby. I'm 23, by the way.

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    Now, during the summers I live in the same suburb in my parent's house, but during the school year I live in the school dorms. That is in a very small farming community in Illinois with surprisingly less of a "small town mentality".
    NoDayButToday....I went to school there! At least I think you're referring to my alma mater, anyways. The town itself.....hometown of Cindy Crawford, yes? And a guy with a wife named Annie Glidden (barbed wire), LOL! Great school, I lived on the 5th floor of Stevenson North when I was there; grew up in another small farming community about 25 minutes west of the University.

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    That would be the town, Cindy's mom's store is still open too.

    I live in Stevenson South (it's the only dorm with air conditioning now, I refuse to go back to living in one of the non-air conditioned ones), and have had a great time so far. Plus that whole education part is of a good quality too

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    Born and raised in the southeastern US and still live there. It's hot and humid, it still has a long way to go socially and politically, it's prone to devastating hurricanes, and a lot of people hate our accents, but it's my home. I love to travel and see other areas and see the culture of other places, but I can't imagine permanently living anywhere else.

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    Raised in Dallas, school in Connecticut, now in DC.

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    Brownsville, Tx. I doubt anyone here is interested in what its like.

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