Where would you prefer to live? A urban, suburban, or rural area?

@cristi12 (378)
Romania
January 6, 2008 8:14am CST
I'm asking this because i'm planning on moving in the next few months. I've lived all of my life in the city, and now I'm going to move, about 5 miles outside of town, to a bigger house, with some land, and everything. It's only a 15 min. drive away from town, so it won't be a problem. I'm mainly moving for the peace and quiet, a bigger place, and more space around the house. Are you happy with where you live? If not, where would you like to move, and why?
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@deserve40 (1643)
• India
6 Jan 08
I would prefer to live in suburban area. This is because suburban area is quite near to the main urban area and still not so croweded as the main urban area is. Here you can afford to have bigger house, little more comfortable house and the average cost of living is comparatively lower. Rural area is good for a change. Here you can taste the nature. You can get the real view of the natural things. The air is generally free from pollution. Life is quite easy. However, the rural area lack the facilities that urban or suburban area provide.
@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
6 Jan 08
Well I've been waiting, and as of last year, three major ISP's are offering FO broadband in the area I'm moving in. A couple of years ago people started to invest, and now the real estate value has more than doubled. Lucky me I had some land out there, so basically I can't wait to move in to my big new house. :D
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
7 Jan 08
i am happy where i live, as i live on a farm (700 acres) and its nice and quiet, i could not possibly live in a big city, i just cant handle busy places, i sometimes like going to visit places e.g. sydney but not for very long.
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@nkhanna (925)
• India
7 Jan 08
well my partner and me have just started our life now so for us we are about to move in Singapore,since my partner has got a job and i will also get one over there.its very tough living over there,but we need to work so that we can make a good savings for our future.however during my forties i would like to live in suburban or rural areas since one needs peace that point of life and one can get peace only in these areas.so i think your decision is perfectly okay.all the best to you.
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• United States
7 Jan 08
I prefer to live in a small town. I think they are the best of both worlds. In a small town you have grocery stores, doctor offices, convenience stores and other things nearby that you might need, just like you would have in the city. You also have peace and quiet, a peaceful layed back lifestyle, big yards and things like that just like you would get in the country.
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• Malaysia
7 Jan 08
I guess it is all depending on your preferences. I have a similar thought as yours. I loved to work in a big city, mostly because I grew up in big cities like Singapore and Sydney. I love all the ammenties you can find and the fast paced life. However, I am from a suburban. Therefore, I love taking days off from my work every two months for relaxation in my own sub urb. I bought a house there too, a bigger place than my city's place, which is just an apartment.
@4000pm (25)
• Morocco
7 Jan 08
for me i cannot live outside urban zones the reason is simple : everything is near the civilisation the technology . but i have to say , the best holidays are in the countryside.
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@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
6 Jan 08
My favorite place to live is in the countryside or by the sea. I like rural areas because they are quiet and peaceful with lovely scenery like fields and many trees. I like the coast because looking at the sea is enjoyable. I would hate to live in a loud and busy city. I like to live in a house and this is possible in the countryside or a coastal town but it is not likely in a large city. I bought my house in 2005. It is on the edge of a coastal town overlooking fields at the back of it. I like the path behind my house that goes along past a little river, beyond this are fields that I love to take my dogs on a run on. I am happy with the locality of my home, it seems I have the best of both worlds countryside peace and the convenience of shops that are nearby. I haven't got the money to move. If I did have I would like a larger house. I know that it would be challenging to find a location as lovely as where I already live. I used to live in a tiny old cottage in a village and I still like old properties but the house I live in now is modern. My dream house would be a thatched cottage with a sea view in the countryside.
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@mensab (4206)
• Philippines
6 Jan 08
my preference goes with my age. if i am young, i want to live in urban area where things and events are happening. if i get to middle age, i will prefer a suburban where i will live close to my work and away from the buzz and noise of the metropolis. if i get to retirement age, i will choose to live in a rural area where i can enjoy every moment without rushing things.
@Wario_1 (969)
• Sweden
6 Jan 08
I live in a suburban area, around 30 kilometres from the nearest largest city. I like living there i live because its very close to nature, its more of a large town with around 8000 people living there. Not to large or small, quite quiet and peacefull. Sometimes i think of moving to an appartment in the nearest town because it happens more stuff there, but i don't think i will do that. Id rather get a nice house where i live.
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• Kottayam, India
6 Jan 08
working in urban area and live in rural ?
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