I was born and raised in the Seattle-area (read: suburbs) to parents who migrated West from the great cornfields of Iowa (or something romantic like that). I spent many summers crossing the Western United States on various pilgrimages to-and-from Grandparents houses and I can name all fifty states in alphabetical order and lay them out on a map from memory.
I spent my college years studying hipsterdom first-hand in the great city of Portland, Oregon, but made the journey back “home” to Seattle upon graduation.
I am – and always will be – a native Seattleite.
But as another Seattleite pointed out to me this past weekend – we are “rare.”
So today on Twitter I jokingly asked –
How long must one be a resident to become a “Seattleite”? - asks the native Seattleite :)
Because, in all honestly, I don’t know where being a “Seattlelite” starts and ends if you’re (gasp!) imported. And got the following responses.
My question to you – when do you officially become a local?