Do you live in a small town or a city?

@Bd200789 (2994)
United States
July 14, 2008 2:14pm CST
I live in a small town. I;ve been thinking about moving to a bigger city, and I was wondering which one was best. I've always lived in the same town, and have rarely left it. Which one do you prefer?
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I live in a very small town. I am not sure what the population is here though. We have lived here for ten years. We have never lived in a major city but we have lived in the suburbs of one. I like living in the country but we live far away now from malls and major stores. The gas prices kill us to travel to many places that are not available here.
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
15 Jul 08
We live in both and go back and forth between them. Each has its advantages. To a certain extent, I prefer the small town and hubby prefers the city, but in truth when we get tired of one place we just go to the other. That is the best!
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@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I prefer living in a small town or city. Why? The traffic is better. The cost of living is better. I don’t have to spend my all of my time at work and traffic. It takes me 30 minute to drive 10miles. Where as If I lived in a smaller town, it would probably take me less than 5 minutes. Traffic is horrible in this big city. Not to mention the school system is overcrowded.
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• India
15 Jul 08
Well i can say im living in one of the mahor cities of my country. I donno the benifits about a small town, but if thats an emotional attachment, its okay. But personally i think big city is beter with all the facilities available in every way.
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@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
15 Jul 08
I live in a smallish town but we are three hours away from a major capital city. It's the best of both worlds! The city is far too expensive to live in, but we can go there whenever we like on the train or by car. I wouldn't have wanted to bring up my children there.
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@dmcollie (218)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Growing up I live in a big City near St. Louis on the IL side. There was over 9 thousand people. I did not like the elbow to elbow living. When I moved out I moved over 4 hours away to KY. I love living in the country and a in a small community. No smog, not very much pollution. And every body knows everyone. This comes in handy because when you need something you have friends and family right there to help. I can lay out on my back porch and watch the stars. My daughter can have as many animals as she wants. In a large city they have leash laws, strict parking laws, and Curfews for teens. In a large city some nights when fog is bad you can not see the stars. All people have there differences. You have to try it yourself to see which one is good for you. Since you are only 18?. I would say look career wise what do you want to do? Small towns have a lot But Big Cities offer more to some positions of careers.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I wanted to move to a city because there aren't many jobs where I live. Thanks for responding.
• India
14 Jul 08
Well which country are you referring to?In my country its better to stay in villages than in towns or cities because of the pollution in these cities and towns also i suggest you to stay in country side than in the cities.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I live in the United States. Thanks for the response.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
15 Jul 08
Hi Bd200789! I do live in a city for the longest time now and when I do get to vacation in small towns or provinces where some of our relatives live, I do like it in a way. But I will still prefer living in the city because of the modern amenities that it offers. Take care and God Bless!
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@paid2write (5204)
15 Jul 08
I have lived in several towns and cities. I enjoyed living in London, which is a big capital city of more than seven million people. Now I live in a small provincial city of around 100,000 people. I find life here is less rushed and people are more polite than in London, but I do sometimes miss the big city life. I enjoyed the cultural mix of people there, and the feeling that there is always something exciting happening. It really is a personal choice. Many people think city life can be lonely and it's difficult to find new friends, but I have found people in a small city are more ready to chat but don't seem to want to find friendship outside their own circle. In London I could meet new people and make friends more easily.
14 Jul 08
Hi Bd200789, Oh I really prefer small town, I don't like all the hustle and bustle of big city. I used to livr in a big place so I' m all for the quiet life. Tamara
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@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I used to live in a suburb. All the houses were the same, and you could see all of them from your front yard. Now I live in a small town. My next door neighbors are cows and horses. I can't see anyone from my front yard. The lady in the post office knows my name and is glad to see me. I really like it here.
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• United States
14 Jul 08
Breckenridge, CO - Mountains of Breckenridge, CO
I currently live in a small town, Breckenridge, CO. The population is small during the summer but in the winter I'm sure its packed with skiers, snowboarders and those who love the winter months. I'm a summer person so I hate the cold weather. It has a nice appeal to it but we move every three months so we get to experience a new place at least 4 times a year. I would rather live in a big city, more to do, but living in a small town is nice too.
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@yungcub (20)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 08
If you want to maintain the atmosphere of serenity and peacefulness the small town is the choice - You want to talk about endless possibilities and a change in life then go to the city.
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• Malaysia
16 Jul 08
Well, wheather big or small town you are living now, if you living in it for long time you will feeling boring at the town you are living. I am living in the town that is quite small, nothing much at my town i am living now accept got many house. Entertainment place like supermarket or shopping complex or even hypermarket is got only few only in my town. Luckily got many restaurant but dosen't contain even one cinema in my town i am living now. It almost 10 years i living in my town, and i starting to feel boring about my town now.
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
15 Jul 08
I actually live on a far near a small town right now. I grew up on a farm about 10 min from the house i live in (the one i'm in now was my grandparents home). I moved away for 1 year to a large city (hated it) and 3 years to a smaller city (it wasn't as bad but i prefer living in the country)
• Canada
14 Jul 08
I live in a city with a population of about 300,000 people. It's got a good public transit system, and all o the onveienes that I ould possibly want. Anything smaller would drive me crazy. I like knowing that I can easily travel, considering the fact that I don't drive, and that I can get what I need when I need it.