Nobody I've ever known who actually lived in Boston (and this doesn't include Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, etc, I'm talking about the high-rent districts) is actually FROM Boston. It's funny. Even my wife, when I met her, was living on Beacon Hill, but is from Queens (but went to Emerson for college and stayed here, like many do).
I grew up in MA, lived in NH for a long time, and am back in MA, and I hate going into the city. Hate it. I will avoid it like the plague. I'm less than an hour away and I'm there maybe twice a year. More like once.