How many cities have you lived in?

No minimum time-limit, as long as it was a permanent address for any period of time.

List them if you want.

I’ll start:


Wapato, WA
Seattle, WA
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Birch Bay, WA
Bellingham, WA
Sedro Woolley, WA
Corvallis, OR


It depends on what you mean by cities. Actual cities, incorporated and all that? One, Boston, MA. Near a city? Cedar Rapids, IA and Rochester, NY.


Bourne MA
Boston MA
Hartford KY
Dayton OH
Ronbinson IL
Centralia IL
Melrose MA
Gila Bend AZ
Rovereto Italy
Aviano Italy
Rantoul IL
Columbia SC
Champaign IL
Urbana IL
Chicago IL
Holiday FL
Clearwater FL
Lake Villa IL
Bernalillo NM
Tucson AZ


Seattle only, except I stayed in Kenmore, WA for about 6 weeks once between apartments.

Places incorporated as a City:

Ithaca NY
Durant OK
El Reno OK
Rochester NY
New Brunswick NJ
Boston MA
Somerville MA

Jackson, MI
Hudson, MI
Lansing, MI
East Lansing, MI
Adrian, MI
Ann Arbor, MI
Ypsilanti, MI
New Brunswick, NJ
Maple Shade, NJ

I’ve moved many more times than that, though.

St. Louis (Clayton), MO
Dallas, TX
San Francisco, CA
Portland, OR

That’s it.

Same here, probably 15-20 more times within my current area.

Cape Town, South Africa
Pompano Beach, FL
Sandy Springs, GA
Atlanta, GA
Sacramento, CA
Berkeley, CA

So 6, although Sandy Springs versus Atlanta is a bit suspect. Technically it is an incorporated city, but I think it was incorporating around the time I lived in it. Still, I would have told anyone who asked that I lived in Atlanta.

I’m mid-thirties and I’ve lived in six cities, one of which was abroad.


“I been to a town once.”
Jeremiah Johnson.

Hmm… depending on how you define ‘permanent address’, probably only 1. I spent most of my university years in Toronto, including residing there for weeks at a stretch, but if you asked me for my permanent address at that time, I’d have given my Mom’s house in Hamilton.


Southold, NY
Schenectady, NY
(Three if you include Rotterdam, NY, a suburb of Schenectady).

Buffalo, NY
Elmira, NY
Camillus, NY
Enfield, CT
Waldwick, NJ
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Plantation, FL
Tallahassee, FL
Woodville, FL
St. Cloud, FL
Kissimmee, FL
Las Vegas, NV
Scotts Valley, CA
Henderson, NV

That’s 14 cities.

From south to north:
Kerrville, Tx.
Garland, Tx.
Denton, Tx.
Norman, Ok.
Stillwater, Ok.

I just keep moving up and down I35, it seems (not in order though). Do I have to go to Kansas next?

(counts to self) Six, kind of. The sixth, we technically live outside the limits of, but it’s still our mailing address.

Either two or three, depending on how you count my undergrad years. I received mail there, but still considered my “permanent address” to be Mom’s house.

Using mailing address to determine what’s a new city, I get 12 cities in four countries.