I grew up in small town Indiana, and when I went to college in Washington, D.C. four years ago I swore to myself that I'd never go back to the land of cornfields again.
As I've lived here in D.C. longer I've been able to tolerate it less and less. Snobby, distant people, packed Metro trains, high cost of living, and the number of dangerous parts of the city have really turned me off as I've been here longer. It seems like most people are either really, really ghetto or a snobby government employee. It's sort of like a third world country, there's no middle class.
I have a longterm girlfriend here who I plan on living with after college, and I recently told her that in a year or so I want to move back to Indiana eventually. I expected sparks to fly at this suggestion, but actually she's open to the idea and said that if I wanted it, she would move there with me and not have any problem with it at all.
This is something I have thought long and hard about. In a way moving to Indianapolis is like moving somewhere entirely new for me, because while I have lived in the Indianapolis area for a large part of my life I was never able to experience it as a real adult, since I left when I was 17 and don't really come back too frequently due to work and school.
IF I can find a job I think I would really consider it. My only concern is that there are "no things to do" in Indianapolis as my girlfriend and I have enjoyed the cultural amenities here. Some people say that is not true, some people say that it is. What do you think? Have any of you moved back to Indianapolis from somewhere else, what brought you back? I admit that part of it has to do with the Colts and the Pacers, I miss my family's season tickets.
So what drove you out forever/brought you back?