This chapter examines some of the reasons that explain why someone might have an emotional attachment to their place of residence. A place of residence, by contrast, is where people make their abode, the place where they ‘abide’ – a word whose etymology of staying is the same as that of ‘reside’. For those born in a place have to learn to find their way about and to adapt to it in just the same way as new arrivals. A good deal of archaeology has, like much history, been concerned to show people what their home district was like in the past and to encourage them, through exhibiting artefacts, reconstruction drawings and so forth, to imagine what it was like to live then where they live now. Normally, one should be appreciative of the work of those who have created and maintained one’s place of residence, and one should be grateful to them as fellow residents past and present.