Chris has lived all his life in the Commonwealth of Virginia, leaving only to visit other parts of the United States on a few brief occasions. However, for various reasons he has lived in five different homes over the course of his life, in two different parts of the state.
Chris was born in a Charlottesville, VA hospital, and he first lived (and currently lives) in Ruckersville, a bumfuck town on the outskirts of Charlottesville which is mainly inhabited by people similar to the late Bob Chandler. During his middle and high school years, he lived in a somewhat less bumfuck suburban area 77 miles (125 km) away, just outside the city of Richmond in Chesterfield County. His family decided to return to Ruckersville after Chris finished high school.
Chesterfield County (Richmond suburbs)
Richmond is the capital city of Virginia and the former capital of the Confederate States of America. Chesterfield County is just southwest of Richmond, and contains many of its suburbs. Chris and his parents lived in this area from 1992 to 2000. During his life here, Chris attended Providence Middle School and Manchester High School. He attended a Korean church with his father, and occasionally went swimming at the local YMCA. By 2000 he was regularly playing Pokémon at Books-A-Million.
The Chandler family moved back to Ruckersville at the end of Chris's senior year, meaning that his transition from childhood to adulthood was marked by a physical relocation across the state. This move has therefore acquired enormous symbolic significance for Chris. His complete failure to become a successful adult since then, coupled with his rose-tinted view of high school and his gal-pals, have caused him to romanticize Chesterfield County. He continues to believe that had his family not moved back to "lame Ruckersville," he would currently be drowning in china and everything would be perfect and uncomplicated.
Cloverleaf Lakes Apartments
Chris claimed to have often seen "whooping cranes" in the duck pond behind their domicile. Whooping cranes are nearly extinct and are not found in Virginia, so it's more likely that he saw sandhill cranes.
Newberry Towne Subdivision
The Newberry Towne Subdivision is an area in 500-odd homes in Chesterfield County. The Chandlers lived at 6008 Partingdale Circle from 1996 to 2000, Chris's important high school years. It is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium built in 1978.
According to Chris, the neighbors spread rumors about his family. Chris has never discussed these rumors in any great detail, or mentioned whether they were a factor in the family's decision to move away from the Richmond area. He has, however, speculated that dark forces on the Greene County School Board, back in Ruckersville, conspired to force the relocation.
Greene County (Charlottesville suburbs)
Chris spent his first years in Ruckersville, VA, where the Chandlers resided at 14 Branchland Court. He and his father moved to the Richmond area after Chris left the fourth grade due to a dispute with the local school system. According to a video address Chris released on 8 May 2010, the Chandlers tried to sell 14 Branchland Court at some point during their time living in Richmond, but were unable to do so. As a consequence, Chris says, they were forced to move back to Ruckersville after he graduated high school.
After the January 2014 fire at 14 Branchland Court, the Chandlers moved to a temporary rental house in the nearby unincorporated community of Barboursville, Virginia. They returned to 14BC by January 2015.
Family in South Virginia
Back when the Chandlers were still on speaking terms with their relatives outside of Ruckersville, they would make occasional trips to Barb's hometown of Red Oak (or, as Chris tends to spell it, "Redoak"), near the North Carolina state line, for family reunions. It was here that the Chandlers picked Patti out of Aunt Corrina's litter. After Corrina's death in February 2009, they came to Red Oak to take part in her funeral. In a 2013 video, Chris claims that everyone in Red Oak hates the Chandlers after Corrina's death.
In a July 2009 interview with Guru Larry, Chris says that he was visiting family in Red Oak over the weekend of June 27-28, when BILLY MAYS tragically died, and hence could not have been the one piloting the plane Mays was on shortly before his death. Chris has said nothing else about this trip.
Chris and Barb visited Red Oak again in April 2012 (shortly after Chris lost his virginity) to plant flowers at her father's and Corrina's graves, but they did not visit their living family members as they were all "busy". Instead Chris and Barb stayed at a hotel in nearby Clarksville.
Confusingly, Chris once claimed in a conversation with a fan from the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia that he had passed through his hometown, which is nowhere near Red Oak, on the way to Corrina's house "a few times". He may have been confusing it with Petersburg, which is on the way to Red Oak, or he may have simply been bullshitting in an effort to impress a fan.
Chris and the rest of the world
For most of his life, Chris rarely left Virginia, save for a trip to San Francisco, California for his half-brother's birthday circa July 1989, his ill-fated road trip to Ohio to visit Julie in 2009 and the occasional day trip to Washington, D.C. Since 2017, however, he has attended several conventions outside of his home state, including BronyCon and MAGfest in Maryland and TooManyGames in Pennsylvania.
The California trip was the farthest Chris has traveled and the only time that Chris has flown on an airplane. Barb described the flight as "painful", but it is not clear if she was referring to the ordinary discomforts of air travel or to some traumatic event which she would rather not recall. Chris has expressed an interest in returning to the San Francisco Bay Area for BABSCon, but so far financial circumstances and the COVID-19 pandemic have prevented him from doing so.
To this day, Chris hasn't left the United States. He does ship internationally, and he sent a lock of his hair to a fan in Mexico, but that's the closest he has ever gotten to traveling abroad.
|The places of Chris's life|
Chris's education: Greene County Primary School | James Madison University | Providence Middle School | Nathanael Greene Elementary School | Manchester High School | Piedmont Virginia Community College (not to be confused with Private Villa of Corrupted Citizens)
Other attraction locations: University of Virginia | Charlottesville Fashion Square (Abercrombie & Fitch | Chick-fil-A | Pac Sun | Starbucks) | Wal-Mart (McDonald's) | Target | The GAMe PLACe | Impulse Gay Social-Club | Fridays After Five
Other places Chris has visited: Anytime Fitness | Best Buy | Burger King | Country Cookin | "Create-a-Crear Workshop" | Cville Pride | The End Games | GameStop | Golden Corral | McIntire Park | Region Ten | Snooky's Pawn Shop | Taco Bell