What do you like the most/least about where you live?

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
June 18, 2009 3:23am CST
Where I live it is ultra conservative and ultra quiet. And the old blue hairs around here like it that way. They roll up the streets virtually at around 9:30 pm. Palm Springs is definitely a retirement related community. if I had to put my finger on the thing I like the least it would have to be that. The thing that I like most is that it is almost always sunny and warm here with cool temperatures for a very brief part of the year.
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@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Space Needle - Space Needle in Seattle, Washington
I moved up to the Seattle area from Southern California about 2 1/2 years ago. What I love best about the area is the weather. I love that it's overcast a lot, I love the rain, I love that we have seasons and not just Summer all year round (I can't STAND the heat), and I love that we have pretty mild Summers. As in, not in the 90s and 100s the entire time. It's also VERY pretty here! Especially in the fall. Oh man!! And one of the things that drives me crazy is the street names. They don't really make much sense to me and there are streets that will change names multiple times. This drives me nuts because it forces me to go by landmarks and not street names.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Every big town has it's idiosyncracies. You sound happier than you are unhappy there so I guess you have just decided to deal with the screwy street names and learn to navigate the town like a native, by the landmarks. Doesn't Seattle get cold in the wintertime. I mean really cold though? If you like it I love it, I think I will stay down here in Sunny Southern California.
• United States
2 Jul 09
The winters do get cold, but not nearly as cold as it gets in other states. I'm definitely more happy than miserable here. I was TOTALLY miserable in Southern California, so to me, it's definitely no mistake that I moved. I think this is where I belong. :)
@ethan174 (21)
• United States
19 Jun 09
I love that my town is small enough where there are no traffic delays but big enough were all the big stores like wal mart and menards target are here! also we have the mississippi river in our back yard(figure of speach) my town is winona, mn its a town of about 3 colleges one is well known wsu and population 30,000 before college students with its about 45,000 with all 3 colleges
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
1 Jul 09
That sounds like a happening spot to be at. My mother is origionally from a place called Hattiesburg
@alexz003 (54)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Holy Crap! Do not even get me started on this topic. I'm going to seperate this post into four parts: 1) Immigrants 2) Sun 3) Salt 4) Sand Can you guess where i live yet? I will post it at the end because those four things are the biggest peves i have against this place. Immigrants ------------- Holy crap they are everywhere. To my left i see a spanish dude talking on the phone in a language that is so fast you can't even pick up a simple word like "hola". It just blows my mind. They are mainly from puerto rico or the dominican republic. When they talk they don't even know all english. What is wrong with their country anyways? Why can't they just stay there? It's not like they are being abused or anything. Maybe your thinking "What is wrong with this racist bas***d?" Well, nothing. Lets put it this way. You are working in a bank and you get a new spanish boss who is trying to kick all the white people out so his/her own race can have a job. So, you being the only white person left on the team does the greatest job in the world for your bank, and you lose your job. Better yet, you lose it to someone who just moved in from Puerto Rico. He has the education of a normal spanish person and knows little to no english. If you think that is fair then bite me. Sun ------------- When will the heat leave. Day after day it feels like it is over 100 degrees and you just can't get rid of it. Everyday you get up and it is a nice day. Until about 9:00 when the sun actually starts releasing his almighty power and Helios the sun god releases his terror and wreaks havok all over the state. When you do get a cool day how long does it really last? A day or two? It's like everyone is saying "Oh my gosh it feels so good out today!" Well i've got news for you buddy, it won't last long. Salt ------------- How many people here like the beach? Well i don't. The sun loves to burn salt. When you get in the water you have a blast. Until you find out that you just got your hair professionally straightened and you have all sorts of chemicals reacting to the salt. Then you have to get out of the water and wash it down with fresh water for about an hour. After the fresh water is out of your hair what next? Your entire body. Salt does not like to come off of the human body. It takes 3-4 showers just to get it all off. Tell me that doesn't absolutely suck. Sand ------------- Ah, the sand. In the early morning you want to go out and just put your feet in the sand. But 10 minutes later the sun is up and it is beating down on you. You try to put your feet in the sand and the next thing you know you have blisters from the heat and sand. When you try to go down to the water to cool off your feet there are shells everywhere. When you finally get down there. Whats the point right? You are about to go right back up to start the process all over again. Just do yourself a favor, STAY OUT OF THE SAND. It will save your time and you won't need to worry about going though hell on earth. If you haven't guessed where I live yet it is Florida. And do yourself another favor and stay away from it. It is the worst, hottest, racist place on earth. Don't believe me? Just look to see who our president is. Everyone in Florida voted for Obama because they can create Rap/Hip-Hop songs about him. Instead of whole-hearted patriotic country music for the United States of America.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Yep a place that sounds heavenly to a lot of peaople can be hell to others. Come on out to the west coast if you like. we have the Mexicans, the Cubans, and that indiscriminate race the idiots from God Knows Where, we also have a lot of Indians, Pakistanis, and Phillipinos here too. Welcome to the great American Melting Pot. If Florida sucks that much move somewhere where you will be more happy.
• United States
18 Jun 09
What I like least... The winters. I know I'm supposed to be used to it after living in Michigan for almost 25 years, but I'm a true summer baby. I despise the frigid winters here. I'm all about sweltering in the sun. =) I like that there is a lot to do around here. I live on the outskirts of a major city, and even in this township area, there are plenty of things going on. We have a public lake close by that I always go to in the summer. I love that it is so near to me. I'd say that this area is still fairly conservative, but the city itself seems to be branching out more and more as the younger generations expand. Even at my Catholic college, which is local, things are pretty diverse. The majority of the student body isn't Catholic, and even many of the conservatives are somewhat open-minded.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Sounds great if you like city or suburbia lifestyles. And anytime that the snow weighs on you too much you're welcome to come out here to Southern California a nd backe with me! It is 103 degrees today. Hot and dry and cold and dry are the only two types of weather we get. And where we are right in the San Gorgonio pass the wind is always blowing, and almost always blowing in the same direction and the blow varies day by day but there is always some wind. Ocassionally gusts up to 70mph and it tips over tractor trailers and high profile vehicles. The happens year round though hot or cold. The beauty of the desert is that Summer ends usually at the beginning of December and starts the first week in April here. And it hasn't snowed on Palm Springs in over 20 years.
• United States
18 Jun 09
I LOVE Hawaii! I've been living here for 6 years and have lived on the both sides of the island; Windward and Leeward! I live on the Leeward side now and I love it because it doesn't rain nearly as much as it does on the Windward side. At the same time, it's really hot and some days you just look at the sky and wonder why the heck it's not raining! Where I live it's kind of busy but not nearly as busy as Honolulu! I'm surprised my community is as quiet as it is! I haven't heard about a single robbery or anything. Hawaii is gorgeous and a lot of people piss and moan about living here because your on a rock in the middle of the pacific. OH WELL! How can you hate the beach and the aloha spirit? Sometimes my husband wants to get out of the military so we can stay here forever but then he shakes his head and says ' No, the economy is still too awful'. The only thing that sucks about Hawaii is the gas prices! Absolutely RIDICULOUS!!!!
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
1 Jul 09
It sounds great! I have some friends who have gone there for extended periods but the construction jobs or whatever ended and they had to come back. They hated to leave though.The one complaint all my friends had though was that everything is expensive in hawaii because almost everything has to be imported. You are indeed on a lava rock in the middle of the Pacific. Having the PX and the Commissary though you probably pay less for the stuff that you buy the most. And just look at how much you save on not purchasing winter wear and not having to store all that bulky junk when the weather finally warms up. You guys really don't get seasons at that latitude other than spring and perpetual summer.
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
I like where I live right now.. It's located in the southern part of metro manila.. Las Pinas is accessible to big establishments like SM Southmall, Alabang Town Center and Festival Supermall.. There are many bars and restaurants around that you can visit anytime of the day.. Crime Rate is lower compared to other places/cities in Metro Manila.. The only thing I hate about this place is the traffic.. yay! I hope the local government would do something to solve this problem..
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Manila is not likely to do much about the traffic as the city grew up along the streets when they were much narrower. Now for them to widen the streets they would have to demolish a lot of buildings, houses, and budinesses. Either that or they need to build a freeway through and around the city like they have in American cities. This would help take the pressure off of the city streets because more people would use the freeway.
@jaisundar (216)
18 Jun 09
I love the beach near my home. Its really very nice to spend time on the sea shore. I collect very beautiful shells. There is also a big play ground where one can watch all sports together. Also an open air theatre in our township.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
1 Jul 09
It sounds like you like where you live. The pace and the surroundings fit you. That is a good thing I think.
18 Jun 09
I live in a tiny sailing town on the south coast of england. I like the fact that there is so much country side; the beach, forest, and heathland are all 15 minutes drive away. i like the fact that there are so many tiny undiscovered places to make our mark on, or make our own. I hate the fact that there is nothing to do other than that!! only a handful of shops and nothing else, it gets very tedious when you dont have the money to get to a city occasionally.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Your almost buried in the back woods is what you seem to be saying. It is all quite picturesque and quaint and tourists come and go from there but for local there really isn't much entertainment or attraction. Unless you like long walks on the beach, in the heathlands, or the woods and lots of them I believe life there could get very boring very quickly.
@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
18 Jun 09
what ilike most about where i live is the faxct that it is a multicultural and multinational region where one can find people from different countries of the world including Indians, americans australians, africans and dutch, it is an amazing place but what i hate most is the fact that some bad people don't want some others to live in peace here
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
29 Jun 09
Unfortunately no matter where you go if there are more than two people there ther is likely to be factions of haters who want to destroy the peace for those who have the ability that they do not have. The ability to live in peace with other people. I am a big people person so such a place sounds great to me! Don't let the haters (that's what we call them here)steal your joy in your place called home. Try to ignore them and to pass beneath their notice.
@nashlix (186)
• Singapore
18 Jun 09
i live in singapore. the area in which i live is very quiet and it is not the kind of "this place is not safe" quiet but rather the peaceful anf tranquil kind of quiet. i find it very relaxing to venture around where i live and its always a pleasure. i cannot think of anything which i do not like about this place!
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
29 Jun 09
that is both rare and wonderful to love living your life right where you are rather than pining to be elsewhere. Many people pine for locales and picturesque settings that on a postcard or a painting appear ideal but when they actually move to such a place, if they were city dwellers it is normally the crashing boredom that causes them to become dissatisfied with their little 1/2 acre of "heaven" Singapore has such a diverse and multi cultural heritage though that it must be like living at the collission of the old and new age worlds. What an exotic place to be able to call home. Thank you for responding to this discussion!
@rushil92 (145)
• India
18 Jun 09
well im in mumbai.theres so much to like here.i like the street food ,the night life, the beaches.also i like the fact that the city is developing at a dizzying pace.what i dont like is the traffic jams and the occasional floods in the monsoon.overall mumbai is a great place to live and i love it. i intend on staying here all my life
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
26 Jun 09
It sounds nice for now but it sounds like civilization and all of the incumbent problems with it are moving into your little Eden. Where is Mumbai?
@klw5000 (214)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I love where I live!! I'm about 45minutes from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I have the Albemarle Sound for fishing and then the ocean for swimming. I live in a very rural area and there is pretty much nothing but farming around me. I have to drive 10 miles just to get to a store for anything. But it is well worth it. The peace and quiet is wonderful.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
26 Jun 09
That sounds enchanting for anyone who likes to get out of the hustle and nbustle of the city life and take it a little slower. To live out there you must like your own company, like the ocean and ocean air, and like fishing, in addition to enjoying the smell of working farms, cause when your talking farms your talking cow or steer manure one way or the other.
• Netherlands
18 Jun 09
I am living in Netherlands right now and I am so loving the country. What I like most about it is that people doesnt meddle with each other's business and privacy is a strongly guarded thing here. People respect your space. I also like the fact that the Dutch are liberal thinkers and that you are allowed to speak your mind no matter how brute or direct your opinion and they will still respect you. They dont hold grudges with words that you said if its true. What I dont like about this country is the language. I am currently learning Dutch and it is very difficult, German-like language that is full of consonants. Also the bureaucracy is crazy here and with an immigrant like me, things can be hard sometimes.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
21 Jun 09
I feel for you. Dutch and German as well as most of the Russian and Germanic tongues are rasping, consonant, and spit laden languages. I assumed that people over there stood shoulder to shoulder when they were talking rather than face to face spitting all over one another until I was about 20 years old and met my first Dutch person. I hear the Netherlands is beautiful in every season, although it is extremely cold in the winter time. Buracracy everywhere is crazy. Believe me when I tell you that the Dutch have not "cornered the market" on buracracy especially as the laws pertain to resident aliens or naturalized citizens. However if remaining there is your goal andc you're happy there then I am happy for you and wish you all the best with your naturalization.
• Argentina
18 Jun 09
Where I live is almost the contrary place of where you live!(except for the weather) Living in a big city has pro and cons, but mainly cons (for me) What I like the most: the weather, free education, free hospitals, lots of lovely old buildings. What I like the least: lots of smog , people are really filthy (throwing garbage everywhere), lots of cars..things are quite expensive right now, most of the time people just do what they please and don't care about others, too many poor people.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
21 Jun 09
You listed all of the things that I love and hate about living in a big city. Don't get me wrong I am a city girl to my heart. I was born in Indianapolis and raised in LV, NV, Yokota, Japan, Charleston,SC and then Lv,NV again for 9 years nb4 I moved to Los Angeles. With all that traveling I have grown to dislike the same things about city dwelling as you seem to have. However you have to give credit where credit is do, having shows, and restaraunts, and a lively bustling city, beats the heck out of sitting around watching the grass gfrow or paint dry in the heat, in Iowa, or Wisconsins rural spots!
18 Jun 09
omg iowa blows...there are no professional sports teams or major tourist attractions..and there is corn everywhere!
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
21 Jun 09
Apparently you must have a good job there in Iowa to make you stay, either that or you're from there and are loathe to move elsewhere. On the real though, you sound about like your corn choked hat hanger as I do about the dusty hot sandy valley that I hang my hat in. Or I would hang my hat if the hook hadn't melted from the extreme heat out here. Literally a plastic hook that I had put outside my home for hanging towels and stuff on, melted and twisted out there last summer. Our summers are normally into the hundreds in March or April and from June through September it stays in the triple digits.118,120,121 etc. with cooler temperatures in November and December. Enjoy your corn, if we tried to grow it here we would be the worlds largest exporter of prepopped popcorn!
@larish (2195)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
I like the peacefulness of the place where I live. The neighbores are very warm and friendly. It relaxes me whenever I am at home. It has a lot of trees so we have fresh air to breathe. What I didn't like is that I have to spend 2 hours of travel to go to my work (vise versa)
@raj_gupta (312)
• India
1 Jul 09
Hi. If I start counting the "not so good" things about this place (where I am right now), I won't be able to complete before tomorrow morning. So to shorten the list, let me suggest only few top things that I hate about this place. - The temperature here is either this or that extreme, and hence we always pray for rain. - When it rains here, every single inch of roads (if you can call them roads) get laden with heaps of mud. - People go to there houses at 8 in the evening and everything is closed after 7:45. - There is no cinema halls in the vicinity (in a circle of about 55 kilometers). I really wonder at times....Why am I living here!
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
21 Jun 09
Hi Sharone, The best thing I like about this region is it is relatively less polluted and populous, which is clearly not the case for most areas in Indian cities. The climate has always been satisfactory, that's one great benefit of living in India. The worst thing about the are I live in is the lack of amenities typical of a city life, like we don't have a proper restaurant that can fit in a family lunch/dinner - we have a ton of bakeries and some fast-food outlets with mediocre hygiene, but talk of a well furnished, full-fledged restaurant that can cater to a variety of tastes, there's hardly one. Then there's this nagging problem of consistently erratic, untimely power cuts occurring with no beforehand information to the public and which could last from anything about a minute to a day or further. Overall, although it is a mundane area progressing at a snail's pace, I suppose I'm ensconced in living my life here despite all the shortcomings.
@vivianchen (2648)
• China
19 Jun 09
Hi Sharone, I am here in China, and the thing that i like here the most it's there are many places to visit. I like hiking, and there are many people like hiking too. I think no matter where we live, a good weather, good natural environment and good relationship with neighbors are the most important element to enjoy the place.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
19 Jun 09
I thing that I like about where I live is that I live out the country and live on a lot of land. The things I don't like is all the traffic (I live next to the main road) and the smog during the summer months.