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12 Reasons Moving Back To Your Hometown As An Adult Is The Best

There's no place like home. Which is why living there once just isn't enough. Earn cash back not just once, but twice, with the Citi® Double Cash card — earn 1% when you buy and another 1% when you make a payment towards your purchases — big or small.

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1. Babysitters galore!

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Moving back to your hometown means there's no absence of babysitters — everyone in the family is willing to help out!

2. Rekindling long-lost friendships.

Remember your high school best friend who you've basically been in a long-distance relationship with ever since? Now they're only a block away!
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Remember your high school best friend who you've basically been in a long-distance relationship with ever since? Now they're only a block away!

3. You can root for your home team again.

Now that you're back home, you don't have to disguise your team colors anymore or worry about being booed during a game. Your loyalties have always lain with your home team!
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Now that you're back home, you don't have to disguise your team colors anymore or worry about being booed during a game. Your loyalties have always lain with your home team!

4. You haven’t seen this kind of space in ages.

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Unpacking has never been less stressful. Your new space has TONS of room for all of your trinkets. Those days of having to cram everything into your one tiny closet are long gone.

5. Some sights and smells really take you back.

Strolling around makes you instantly nostalgic for your childhood. You find yourself often reminiscing over a certain block or jungle gym that surfaces some fond memories.
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Strolling around makes you instantly nostalgic for your childhood. You find yourself often reminiscing over a certain block or jungle gym that surfaces some fond memories.

6. Seeing how much your high school has (or hasn't) changed.

Some things about your hometown never seem to change! It's a bit comforting to see that your high school hasn't been updated at all since you graduated.
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Some things about your hometown never seem to change! It's a bit comforting to see that your high school hasn't been updated at all since you graduated.

7. Revisiting your old running routes.

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You remember all of your old routes by heart. Revisiting each path brings up some wonderful memories that you hadn't thought of in ages.

8. Becoming a "regular" at your favorite old haunts again.

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What are the odds that your favorite coffee spot will remember your order from ages ago?!

9. Actually knowing your neighbors again.

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One of the best things about moving back to your hometown is how friendly your neighbors are. You just can't get over how kind and welcoming everyone is!

10. Sharing your secret hideouts with your spouse.

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From that spot in the park with the tree whose leaves change colors before all the others, to that used bookstore with the trap door, you're never too old for a top-secret adventure.

11. And your kids can create new memories at your old stomping grounds.

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They'll catch concerts at your favorite venue, hit their first home run at your favorite old field, and order from the secret menu at your favorite diner.

12. Finding the perfect home is so much easier.

You already know the lay of the land, the greatest neighborhoods, and the best school districts. Zero guesswork here.
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You already know the lay of the land, the greatest neighborhoods, and the best school districts. Zero guesswork here.

There's no place like home. Which is why living there once just isn't enough. Earn cash back not just once, but twice, with the Citi® Double Cash card — earn 1% when you buy and another 1% when you make a payment towards your purchases — big or small.

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