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Published: Friday, March 8 2013 10:41 a.m. MST

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Pragmatic
Salt Lake City, UT

I relocated to Utah a few years ago. Biggest mistake of my life. I am looking forward to relocating back to where I came from. Please don't take this comment personal those of you who love living in Utah. Through this process I have really learned what is important to me and what I need in my life. I love visiting Utah; I just don't like living in Utah.

Ricardo Carvalho
Provo, UT

I am sorry to hear that your experience has not been as positive as you would have liked. I moved here three years ago and am thoroughly enjoy the experience. Utah politics do drive me around the bend at times but, overall, it has been a good play for me and my family. Good luck to you.

magpielovely
Sandy, UT

Moving is "loosing"? Don't you mean "losing"? Looser, I mean, *loser* mistake.

statman
Lehi, UT

And now for the REAL reason fewer are relocation - they're underwater on their mortgages and can't move. And nowadays very few companies will buy your house as part of a relo package. People aren't relocating because financially there's no upside to relocating like there has been in the past.

Poqui
Murray, UT

@Pragmatic - I totally understand where you are coming from. A place is more than physical surroundings, it has to connect to you somehow. I lived in the Northwest for many, many years and it is gorgeous, but I just could not connect with it. I quit trying to fight it and then moved to Utah where we have found that connection we were seeking. Neither my wife or I are from here but we have found our home. I hope you find a place that will speak to your soul that you can call home.

Albert Maslar CPA (Retired)
Absecon, NJ

The old glib saying, "It's cheaper to move than pay the rent" is no longer true, what with mortgages exceeding the net value of the house and the reality that after a job move, comes the layoff in a strange place without backup resources and nowhere else to go but the poor house.

Aggielove
Cache county, USA

Hearing stories like this, makes me happy.
Because neiborhoods have been falling apart from people never staying put.

Max
Charlotte, NC

Poqui, You are so right. We have lived all over the country. Some places just didn't do it for us. We could not feel at home no matter what. Others places seemed to be waiting with open arms. And it had nothing to do with the physical beauty or area attractions. Everybody has to find that place that they can call home -- and it may take a move or two.

josephscott
Sandy, UT

Two days ago DN posted about the large number of people "fleeing" states - ( tried to link the article, but DN comment system doesn't allow ) - now an article that states the opposite. Which is it?

My Mentality
SAN CARLOS, CA

Many have learned their lesson after moving into an area with a booming economy only to loose their job and properly value when the economy tanks. Families do not recover from an experience like this.

It used to be that high growth areas eventually reached a stable plateau. Now, they peak then fall into decline. The worst hit areas in the last recession were the ones that had experienced the highest growth.

washcomom
Beaverton, OR

As they say, "Bloom where you're planted".

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