There's No Place Like Home: The Art and Science of Loving Where You Live
When was the last time you changed your address? Well, if you're like most Americans, it probably wasn't that long ago. According to the Census Bureau, the average U.S. resident will move 11.7 times in his or her lifetime. This hour, we take a closer look at why we're on the move so much. What does it take to truly feel at home where you live? It's something journalist Melody Warnick writes about in her new book called This Is Where You Belong.
Later, we also consider Connecticut’s place in New England with writer Richard Conniff.
If you count the three moves during college, I'm up to 10! (And I've worked at 11 diff. companies)— Rob Pawlikowski (@ZithRob) August 16, 2016
I'm 39 and have moved 23 times.— Dígame Concejal (@RSGAT) August 16, 2016
DE-FL-DE-DE-CT-CT-CT-CT-CT-CT-CT-CT-CT-CT... give or take.— Steve Wood (@CTMQ) August 16, 2016
5 times from 2010-2013. Hopefully not again for a long time!— The Auge (@The_Auge) August 16, 2016
I've moved 14 times. I guess that's not as much as it could be!— Heather Brandon (@heddahfeddah) August 16, 2016
11, almost half of which have been to foreign countries.— Dorie (@doriecp) August 16, 2016
At 41, I've moved only 8 times, staying in Hartford for most of that time. @melodywarnick #lovewhereyoulive— Listen, Hellboy... (@heldermira) August 16, 2016
Counting living on campus one semester, I have moved eight times in the past 12 years.— Edward (now fully vaccinated) (@theredcurrant) August 16, 2016
.@wherewelive my boyfriend and I are interracial so we take diversity into account in considering where we live.— Mercy A. Quaye (@Mercy_WriteNow) August 16, 2016
@wherewelive NY-NJ-RI-NJ-VA-DC-CHicago-Minneapolis-MA-WeHa moved every 5 years -love having exp. many areas, makes life rich & interesting— Sara Conner (@saraconnertv) August 16, 2016
@LucyVN @wherewelive @melodywarnick North Jersey > Upstate NY > Hong Kong > NJ > NYC > NJ> Portland, ME, Indianapolis, IN, Hartford, CT!— Andrea Muraskin (@Andrea_Muraskin) August 16, 2016
Place attachment = being an ambassador for your #city, and all the callers on @wherewelive today sold me on #Connecticut. Thx, @LucyVN!— Melody Warnick (@melodywarnick) August 16, 2016
- Melody Warnick - Freelance journalist and author of This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live
- Richard Conniff - Connecticut-based writer and journalist; his new book is called House of Lost Worlds: Dinosaurs, Dynasties, and the Story of Life on Earth
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Lucy Nalpathanchil and Jeff Tyson contributed to this show.