Do You Live In A Small Town Or A Big City?

United States
December 13, 2008 11:46pm CST
I live in a small town in the state of Missouri, USA. I really don't like living in a small town, but I don't really like the big city either. I'd rather live in maybe a small city. There is a saying that I read one time, "The nice part about living in a small town is that when I don't know what I'm doing...someone else ALWAYS does". I think that pretty much sums up life in a small town. So do you live in a small town or a big city?
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@Porcospino (19623)
• Denmark
14 Dec 08
I just moved from a town to a village. I used to live in the 3rd largest town in my country and it is definately is big change. So far I like living here, it is very quiet compared to the town and people seem very friendly, but they are more curious than I am used to. Everyone knows eachother and I still have to get used to that. I have never lived in a village before. It is also a bit strange that there is only one shop, because I am used to lots of shops, schools and other activities.
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• United States
14 Dec 08
I'm sure it is a big change for you. What country do you live in?
@Porcospino (19623)
• Denmark
14 Dec 08
I live in Europe (Denmark)
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@tarachand (3895)
• India
17 Dec 08
I was born, bought up and educated in India's financial capital-Mumbai (or Bombay). Nine years ago I moved to another city, which though smaller than Mumbai, is no less important and well known globally. I have as a part of my training as well as part of my business lived in small cities, towns and villages for months at a time sometimes. It's exciting to live in a big city, and things get done much faster here than in smaller places. I also find the people in big cities coming quickly to the point, trying to find a solution to a problem quickly. In smaller cities, people tend to wonder about discussing various things rather than about the problem at hand. I wouldn't mind living for a while in a small city town or village, but maybe not for the rest of my life. No offense intended, just sharing an opinion.
@shonali (1286)
• India
17 Dec 08
i actually live in a twin city here in india.... and its the south of india actually.... its not as crowded as the other states here in india but its on its way soon.... its a nice city..... really lazy one though and maybe thats why i like it so much cos im lazy too.... :P the people here open their shops and business only around 11 am..... there are very few coffee shops and tea shops that open real early but other wise they are all late to open their shops
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
15 Dec 08
Hi there Single Mommy. I live in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, so i think i qualify for the Big City living. I think that i prefer living here because i have or can get anything i need while in a small town i could hardly get anything i need, and probably they would have higher prices.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
15 Dec 08
I grew up in a small town and lived there till I was about 26. I lived in the big city(St. Louis) for almost 4 years. Now I am living in the country about 7 miles outside the nearest town. I like where I live now for the most part, but there are times where I miss being in a town at least.
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@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
15 Dec 08
I live in a small town, but work in a big city. At last, it's big in in comparison to the town I live in .
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
I lived in a city but in the area of small brgy. My place is aomewhat isolatd from the city because we use to go up from the town proper passing by the other town before to reach the plca where I live now. In other way I like to live here never to reach up by floods and away from the pollutions made by the smoke belcher. I like too the climate not too hot because of those tress around my house.
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@nchap36 (556)
• United States
15 Dec 08
I live in a very small town in the state of Alabama. I like it. No noise, no high crime, and its not crowded. Just so peaceful.
• China
15 Dec 08
i lived in a big city.beijing....wow it's too nosie. the airpollution.....is an grave problem. but it's very convient
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@glords (2615)
• United States
15 Dec 08
I live in a small city. I've lived in small towns and big cities, and I think there is something positive about both. I loved the small town feeling of safety. You could go jogging at one in the morning and feel safe. I also liked how on the fourth of july you could just walk to the park, no parking, no crowds. In the big city I loved all the arts and entertainment that was available. Sadly now I live in a little city now.
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• United States
15 Dec 08
I live in a small town in New Hampshire I have always liked it to for I am not the one for big cities. I like semi quite mellow laid back life style that I live in now and will live for the rest of my life.
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@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
14 Dec 08
Hello! I am an Indian and you know that India is a big country of villages where as much as 73 % of its population live in villages.But I have come from a town and now living in a big city where so many facilities are available.In a city you will find job for you and there is educational and medical facilities are available which you can't get in smaal towns and villages.These are the reasons which attracted me to settle up in the city.thanx.
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
14 Dec 08
i live in the country on the outskirts of a small town that is growing. That small town is on the outskirts of a big city, so when we need to go anywhere we have to go to the city.
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• India
14 Dec 08
As for me, initially I had lived in Small Town but now as for my job have moved to a big city. A think both of them have their merits and demerits. If you live in one you miss the other. If you live in big city you miss the silence and quiet life of the small town and when you are in small town you miss the convienience of big city.
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