Do you like where you live?

@thyst07 (2091)
United States
May 29, 2009 5:49pm CST
Why or why not? This can relate to what city or country you live in, or your house/apartment/etc. I like that I have a nice view of the Rocky Mountains from where I live, but I don't care for the city itself because it's just too big for me. I also don't much like the dry climate, although I do appreciate that it means fewer mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks than other places. My apartment is ok for the price. It's fairly large and in a good neighborhood. There are always troubles when sharing a building with other families, though, mostly related to noise. Overall I would say it's a decent place to live.
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@Rakshas (223)
• India
30 May 09
Yes i like where i live because i live in India.India is really a very good place n where i stay is also a good place n the environment is also good
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• India
30 May 09
If you dont mind plz I want say u that dont mention the name of your country because every country is good and beautiful for whome who reside their.So for i am concern the world is beautiful because it has been made by God Himself for us .
@Rakshas (223)
• India
30 May 09
thanx for ur advice.But I m an honest person n what i feel i have written it
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
31 May 09
What's wrong with mentioning that you like the country you live in?
• United States
30 May 09
Wow, how to answer this question. As you can tell by the name I am originally from Jersey and I like Jersey, close to the city and all. I now live in NC ugh! I hate it. I love the house we live in, no way you could find a 4 bedroom with a big yard in Jersey for the amount we pay. But it is to hot here, my winter jacket kept my hanger warm all winter. I don't like the fact that everything closes around 9/10pm. And that the closest thing is usually about 10/15 minutes away, as to were I was located in NJ 24hr 7/11, Dunkin Donuts, etc. and usually anything 5 minutes away. :( I miss Jersey. (Can you tell? LOL)
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
30 May 09
The city I live in is really spread out, too. It takes at least 10-15 minutes to get anywhere, and 20-30 if you have to go somewhere on the other side of town. Plus, the public transit is useless.
• United States
30 May 09
Oh you have public transportation besides a taxi? You are so lucky! Luckily I have my license but it is good to know you can take a bus or a train when you have to. Where I live now, there is no public transportation besides a taxi. The closest thing to me is my kids school 15 min walk but next year it a 4 mile drive one way, cause there school is closing cause they built a bigger one.
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
31 May 09
Just because the public transit exists doesn't mean it's any use. The buses are rarely on schedule, and on average it takes around 3 hours to get somewhere you could probably walk to in 1 hour. The routes are stupid and they don't actually go near schools or most workplaces. And apparently, they're cutting the budget, so we can only expect it to get worse.
30 May 09
very nice topic.
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30 May 09
Karachi is the lovely place to live
@Archie0 (4669)
30 May 09
no i dont like i live isn a place which is very messy i would like to live in a peace full area im sarching for the same
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• India
30 May 09
Dear ArchieO . The place you are going to search is no where .In short i can say it is grave in graveyard where u can get the peace and no where in the world.
• Philippines
30 May 09
I love where I live, in the middle of a busy city. Everything I need is just a 5-minute walk from the apartment. And office is just 10 minutes of walk, so I can go home every lunch and take a nap in my own bed. Plus, I love being independent!
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
31 May 09
That's awesome. That's the kind of place I'd like to live. Here, it takes forever to walk anywhere, and most of the streets don't have sidewalks, so it can be iffy.
• United States
30 May 09
I like my home. It's large and it's in the country. We have several acres of land and we're far from neighbors so we never have to worry about bothering someone or being bothered by some either. I'm not big on apartment living but may be moving into one in a week or two if things work out so I can finish school and try to find a job doing what my degree is for. Then I'll be around other people again.
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
30 May 09
Moving from the country into an apartment will be a big change for you. I hope you're able to get a good place without too much noise and disturbance. When you look for an apartment, ask them if they've ever had any problems with noise and what their policy is. If they say "we've never had any problems with noise," they're probably lying. If they tell you exactly how they have dealt with noise problems, then they might be more likely to actually back that up.
• United States
30 May 09
As I get older I like where I live less and less. I live in a mid-size city in Massachusetts, better known as Taxachusetts.The winters can be tiring, often lasting for 5-6 months.The housing prices are sky high, it is overpopulated, and in my town jobs are hard to find. We have more retail shops that hardly pay a decent wage. When I was younger, it was so much nicer, quieter, less people, everyone knew each other... but then the idea of builiding Condos came to life, and we quadrupled the size we once were. Now we have more Bostonian people moving here, since it is less expensive than Boston; They sleep here, but comute to work, and enjoy their social life in Boston. They only come back here to sleep at night. We have basically become a bedroom town.
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
30 May 09
I took a class on urban sociology, and we talked about bedroom communities a lot. I agree that they can be a pretty frustrating place to live. If you have a really great, high-paying job in the big city, then commuting to a bedroom community might not seem so bad. But for most people, the commute to the industry center is too expensive, and there aren't enough jobs close to home. I guess that's what we get for building suburbia.
• United States
30 May 09
I like where I live although most other teenagers don't because they feel it is a small town, but that's why I like it. I'm not really a big city type of person, and my city isn't even really that small. It's like in the middle between big and small. I love being so close to the country region, and there are big cities within 45 minutes away. It's fun to load up my friends and take a day trip to another city on the weekends.
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
30 May 09
When I was a teenager I really thought that I'd prefer to live in a bigger city, but once I actually moved to a bigger city I didn't like it so much. I think I'm a smaller-town sort of person, too.
• United States
30 May 09
I live in Ohio and personally I'd love to relocate. Ohio winters are just not for me. I want somewhere warm all year round and with plenty of water for awimming or surfing. We stay here mostly due to having family close by and the summer's aren't too bad, but I'd still eventually like to wave good bye to ohio.
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
30 May 09
I can definitely understand how you feel. I lived in Michigan most of my life. I loved the state most of the year, but winters were pretty awful. The Great Lakes were really awesome, though.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
29 May 09
I love the house I live in and the area. Its very quiet and the weather is dry and sunny for the most part. Neighbors are very nice and there is really never any type of noise unless someone is starting their truck or motorcycle. However, the one thing I don't like about living here is that well paying jobs are hard to come by. If you come from New York its a big change and yes I knew that before I moved here but didn't realize how big of a change.
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
29 May 09
I think that jobs are harder to come by everywhere, but there are certainly some cities that are doing better than others. The city I live in is doing better than many, but low-range jobs for college students or people without a lot of experience seem to be really hard to find.
@kykidd (6820)
• United States
29 May 09
I enjoy the area that I am living in now for the summer. It isn't as hot as some areas and there is a lot of wildlife. I have even started a folder on my computer of photographs that I have taken of the wildlife. I always lived somewhat in the country, but I guess I am just appreciating it a little more this Spring. I also have a friend, not too far away, who has a heated swimming pool where I can go and cool off when summer gets here. That is very nice of her, and I hope she knows how much I appreciate it.
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
29 May 09
Even though I'm in the city, there's still quite a bit of wildlife here, too. If I could find my camera, I'd be taking photographs as well.
• United States
29 May 09
i love where I live. I just wish I can take and put some place like myrtle beach or miami and put it where i live instead of the city of knoxville. Cause i love being in the mountains, but I love the beach too. if I could have both worlds I'd be complete. I only about an hour from Gatlburg and the great Smoky Mountains national park so there is a lot to do up there since Dolly wood is there and everything, but I like the beach too. if i could take and mush the two together I would.
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
29 May 09
I grew up in a beach town, and that's the one thing I miss most here. The mountains are really beautiful, but I wish there were some real lakes that you could actually go swimming in.
@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
30 May 09
I like where I live. This house and our patch of propery and the surrounding country roads. It's peaceful, and pretty, and holds so much for us. I love my country, as well. Though not the state it's in, who's running it, most of its history, or even the peoplem here most of the time. I like it for the principles it was founded on...which are so incredibly ideal and beautiful to me that I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. My blood is rooted here. WHether I have a place to call home or not, this country will always be my home.
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• United States
30 May 09
i absolutely LOVE where i live! like you, i live near mountains--and there's nothing better that a beautiful view out your window! my town is in wyoming, but i go to college out of state... & i cry every single time i have to go back to school! (i'm a huge homebody.) i love small town life and everything that goes along with it: running into people you know EVERY time you leave the house, being forced to come up with creative activities, & of course a complete sense of security. :)
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• Indonesia
30 May 09
Well, why wouldn't we like the place where we live? Of course I do and so do most people in the world. If I didn't like the place where we live I would move to a better place by now. Anyway it's a good question if we take a closer look at it. Every body has their own preferences and the thing that I like the most about the place where I live is the atmosphere. Some people in my country (Indonesia) say that my city (Yogyakarta) is not a good place to make money but they all agree that this city is a nice place to live in. The people are friendly and the city is full of tolerant people. The public facilities are also good although they are not as good as those of what so called megapolitan cities. Anyway don't take my words... Just drop by if you have the time and you will see what I mean. Cheers!
• India
30 May 09
i love the place where i live but still i want to shift on iced mountains of switzerland.. wanna have a big house there in a silent place and wanna do all the adventerous sport available
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• Finland
30 May 09
I live in Finland and I'm pretty happy about it. Finland is a very nice place to live, not as pollution as in China, finnish people are usually very friendly, we have fresh water, about 99% of the population has food and a place to live, school is free and almost everything's fine. However, I'd like to move to England some day but Finland is also a VERY good place to live.
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• Philippines
30 May 09
Honestly though, i don't like where we live today. Boring. Were just renting in a medium sized apartment. It has good ambiance tough but still I'm wishing to be in another much more comfortable place and somewhere wherein I could meet new people..the nicer one! =]
@dreamr802 (987)
• United States
30 May 09
I live in West Palm Beach, I am honestly not a huge fan of Florida anymore. It's too hot. I think Florida is a great place to visit and not live. Our apartment that we have down here is a nice roomy apartment but we don't have it decorated that well. It's not homey or anything like that. The reason we did that is because we are planning on moving up to Illinois soon so we don't want to have to bring all of our furniture. So we just have cheap stuff to last us until we move.
@lisan23 (444)
• United States
30 May 09
I do not like where I live, unfortunately there's not much I can do about it right now. We moved here for a job that my husband had for just over a year, then was laid off. It's too small for me (the WalMart isn't even open 24 hours a day), and the prices are too high. However, when our lease is up we'll be moving back over the Rockies to Utah. Prices were much more reasonable there and it was nicer.
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