What would you change about the area in which you live?

@rocketj1 (6957)
United States
October 20, 2008 9:44am CST
Maybe you really love your town. Maybe you've lived there all your life. Maybe you just recently moved there. Is there something about it though that you would change? What would it be and why?
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• United States
20 Oct 08
If there was one thing I could change about where I live it would be to have more businesses in the neighborhood. I live in the city in a relatively poor neighborhood. There are a few locally run businesses here, but none of them are doing too well. If I could change it, I would open more businesses and help the ones that are struggling. You know, make people go to the corner store instead of Super Target in another city. Make the neighborhood more, self relient.
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Small businesses are struggling everywhere, aren't they? I wondered about the high price of gas. I thought maybe that would help small businesses as people wouldn't want to drive so far and would stick closer to home. But now I see the prices have gone down again. Thanks:)
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
20 Oct 08
i do love my town, have lived here most all my life.i would change the boy network if i could.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
20 Oct 08
good ol' boy network is what i thought i wrote. words are disappearing. whooooo!
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I guess that's better than words appearin' ! That could be creepy!
@Humbug25 (12552)
20 Oct 08
Hello rocketj1 I would definately change a couple of my neighbours - didn't see that one coming did you!! Apart from that I wish they would resurface the road leading up to my middle son's school as it is full of pitholes and doesn't do wonders for your suspension on your car! They are going to be working on the children's park soon so I can't complain about that either.
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
20 Oct 08
AHHHH...........yes. The trampoline discussion, right? Every neighborhood's got a few of those. We have one who feels it's his duty to call us and tell us when our dog is barking. Here's where the "rubber meets the road" with my Christianity. Do I jump all over him about his dog who runs free (we have leash laws) and start a war? Nope. Gotta just let it go. Oh, maaaaaan! Sometimes the temptation is reeeeeallllly strong to let him have it though!
@savypat (20248)
• United States
20 Oct 08
No much of anything, we have a wonderful part of the country in which to live and very good medical care. I do wish we had a good natural food grocery store closer to us.
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
20 Oct 08
It's nice to see that so far most people have been saying positive things about where they live! Thanks:)
@VE3IYB (209)
• Canada
20 Oct 08
Infrastructure changes, to be sure! I don't know about your city but in ours transit is just not up to par. Mind you they charge $2.25CDN here to use transit like the big cities do, but the level of service just is not there. The transit system does not go to the industrial areas of the city so you really need a car or a ride. Even with the iExpress (fewer stops) it still takes 1H to get to the next nearest town like 5 miles away! There are also way too many traffic lights and a train crossing across a major highway of the city that is troublesome at best. These infrastructure changes should have happened 30+ years ago but I guess the city planners did not have the foresight. They have been talking about light rail transit for years but nothing has ever come of it.
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Hi rocketj1. I've lived in FL for almost 30 years. I love it where I'm living except for the ants. My Mom used to say that FL was like a giant ant bed, now I know what she means. LOL. There isn't too much else I would change except the crime in the poorer sections of our city. It seems like everyday we here about another shooting. It's sad to hear about all the young people shooting other young people. What a waste of young lives. Other than that (and the ants lol) I love our city.
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• United States
20 Oct 08
I would have more things for the kids to do. More parks. More children activities. There is really not much for a city of 200000+.
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@bbsr13 (4199)
• India
20 Oct 08
Hello! In our area of the city we felt the need of a park and we suggested the Municipal corporation to organise a park which they accepted and provided the area with a well organised park after thirty years of our demand.Not only that they constructed our roads and provided with drainage facilities so that during rainy seasons we have no problems of water logging.United we stood and achieved every thing for us.thanx.