How would you describe the city where you live?

United States
April 18, 2007 7:44am CST
How would you describe the city where you live? Is it quite and a small population ..rural..big city..busy, noisy, too big? What do you think of your city ..How would you describe it to a visitor? Our city is relatively small. The population was 4,637 at the 2000 census..I would say there are only 4 or 5 stoplights in the whole city.. Point Pleasant, WV is known for the legenday Mothman citings.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I live in a very, very small town. The population just went up to 78 people a couple of years ago. We don't have anything but a church in my town. A lot of pastures full of cattle, and a small farm that has goats and donkeys. I really like it, we have neighbors that are not too far away, but it is very peaceful. We have coyotes that come up in our front yard, and deer, too. I like living in a small community, we all seem to watch out for each other. tdbrower1969
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Wow, 78 people total, for your city population. That must be a very small city? I can't imagine living in a city where there are so few people. I would imagine that everyboday knows everyone there in your city.. Glad it is peaceful there and glad everyone looks after one another;)+
@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I live in the suburban party of my city and my city has grown so much over the years to the point of being overpopulated I think. Houses are always getting built though it seems like there is no more room. Traffic is much worse than years ago. I love the scenery and the fact most things are pretty close to me. It is pretty quiet where I live so I am happy about that. There are quite a few nice parks to go to as well as movies and shopping centers. Plenty of nice restaurants as well.
• United States
18 Apr 07
You have a very busy city...and yet you say you found quiet..Do you have sound proof walls to block off the traffic, Ken? Sounds like you must;)+
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@oriental (1051)
• Uruguay
18 Apr 07
I live in Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, in South America. It's a city of more than 1:300.000 inhabitants. It's located on the River Plate, with beaches all along the coast. The best times for Uruguay and for Montevideo, unluckily, were those when most of the world was at war, buying our commodities. From those times are the most beautiful buildings and monuments of Montevideo. In Montevideo, in 1930, was played de first soccer World Cup. And the winner was... Uruguay.
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• United States
18 Apr 07
Wow what a history Motevido has..and so many people there..I get shy around many people..Although here on mylot..it's easy to be friends.. I never knew that the first Soccer World Cup was played in Montevido in 1930 or that it was Uruguay who won. Thanks for sharing this beautiful written picture of your city;)+
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
18 Apr 07
I am living in sydney of australia, I think it should be considered as a big city with huge population, but the population density is not that high. It may be busy if it is in the urban areas but i can also be quiet in the rural areas. I would say sydney is a multicultural cith with great diversity of people, you can eat food from different countries, if you like food, you must like sydney pretty much. Sydney is also a safe city for living.
• United States
18 Apr 07
I knew a lady from Australia who was so very nice..I love the Australian english..You had a gem of person in "The Croccodile Hunter" I would love to visit Australia some day..:)+
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@dawnrm69 (1174)
• United States
18 Apr 07
your are in a small town right now where I live is big well everyone I think knows how big syracuse NY is. There is alot more than 5 stoplights here. Probably 400. I will have lived here a year soon and well I do like it. For wher I came from there was nothing and here there is alot! THere is alot to do and see. I love the fireworks too!
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• United States
18 Apr 07
I am so glad that you like New York..I am not much for the big crowds..I love to just disappear away from all the hustle and bustle and enjoy the sounds of birds chirping and listen to the silent wind as it hits the leaves on the Trees..One year is long enough to know whether you like a place or not..I hope you find much happiness there;)+
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18 Apr 07
I live in Birmingham, the Midlands of the UK. It is the second city of the country after London. It is an amazing city to live in, bright and vibrant, busy and exciting. We are in the middle of a transformation too, with some wonderful developments combined with green spaces and parks. A great transport network means that I can be in the heart of the city one moment and out in the English countryside the other moment.
• United States
18 Apr 07
I have actually heard of Birmingham but know very little of the city..Happy to meet someone from the uK here..Sounds like you do have a great transportation system if you can go from one place to another so quickly:)+
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@lanshang (139)
• China
18 Apr 07
the city i am living in is famous within China,even some people abord know it because of its special mode of economics in China.It is not very big,but people on average is wealthy and modern.
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• United States
18 Apr 07
Wonderful, I am so happy to hear of people even from our friends in China on here!! Glad you live in a popular city. How is the weather over there today?:)+
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• United States
18 Apr 07
I am not sure what the population of the city is but it is not a large city but a small city. It is a quiet place and not a lot goes on around here. There is not a lot for the children to do. The teenagers there is nothing for them to do. What I would say to a visitor is that we have nice picnic areas, the city is quiet and that for adults there is a few things to do. There are four restaurants in the city. All on main street. So I would not know of anything to say to entice a visitor to stay around. I do love the city here but I am a quiet kind of person who doesn't go to parties, bars, or dances.
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• United States
18 Apr 07
Yes..I love the quiet here..but I think you carry your solitude where ever you go;) It is just a matter of knowing when to open up the doors so that others can draw from the spring you drink from too..I love my quiet and solitude but I believe that somehow we get from our silent moments we are meant to share..I am glad that writing doesn't interrupt our silence..aren't you..I am glad also that you love your city..it would be hard to live where you don't want to live;)+
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• United States
18 Apr 07
I agree with all that you said. And it would be hard to live in a place if you did not like it. Over the years my husband and I have had to live in places that we didn't particularly like it but put up with it until we could come up with something better. We now live in a place that we both like and what makes it better is we both work in the city we live in. Both of us it doesn't even take five minutes to get to work.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I believe in my situation and in my life I always end up where God wants I have always tried to abandon myself to His will in my life...Even my poor health which brought me back home to America was a blessing in disguise..God has His way of making none His Will..Sometimes through suffering and tears we don't realize how what we are doing good be of any good; but in God's plan "all things work out for the good of those who love God"+
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Population: 1,895 Hawaiian 48% Caucasian 39% Filipino 4% Chinese 3% Japanese 3% Other 3% ....... Banking Hours: Mon-Thur: 3:00-4:30 Friday: 3:00-6.00p.m. ....... only one ATM is located at The General Store. ....... Eating Places: Tutu's Snack Bar Bill's Lunch Wagon-local style lunches Gardenland Cafe-salads & sandwiches Aunty Jane's Lunch Wagon-local style lunches Ranch Restaurant-buffet lunch & snack bar Hotel -gourmet dining, Pacific Rim cuisine .............................. 3000 Acres / 2,200 Head of Cattle. ............. Economy: Tourism/Agriculture .................... Annual Rainfall: 83" ............... no traffic lights anywhere in town
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• United States
19 Apr 07
So what is the name of the city you are in.. I see you have a very good description of your city ..it's populaton and apparent census gathering of information;)+
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Hana,Maui :) (Have you ever heard of the road to Hana?).... There is no land of Oz awaiting you at the end of the Road to Hana -- the little hamlet of Hana is a rather quiet, sleepy town. It is the road to Hana itself that is the real attraction. This circuitous, 55-mile road literally carved in the side of the Island of Maui offers some of the world’s most breathtaking ocean-front scenery. There are over two hundred curves and corners on the road to Hana.
@impaktita (966)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
I'd say it's the night life here. Plenty of places to go to. Lots of tourist attractions. A huge population for a small country. Spotlights are Ocean Park, Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island and the best place to be hanging out is Wanchai haha. I live in Hong Kong =)
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Hong Kong is really well known here in America and glad that there are many tourist attractions there. Is English spoken much there in Hong Kong? Is it considered the second language there?:)+
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
Yes actually it is. Many chinese people are already improving in english haha. Also there are plenty of internation school here where they teach english as the main language.
• United States
19 Apr 07
I live in a little rinky dink town where nothin' much happens and everyone seems to know everyone's business. The small clusters of nearby towns all coincide with people who know one another though.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Sometimes rinky dink towns can make a great pitstop for vacationers and site seers. Sounds like your residents must be very close. I wonder how welcoming they would be to outsiders or visitors to your area?:)+
• United States
19 Apr 07
i dunno. i think a lot of us okies are friendly. (i was born in texas, but raised in oklahoma) so i guess that means i am a transplanted okie...lmao yeah our biggest vacation spot around these parts are places like turner falls, lake murray, lake texoma
• Portugal
19 Apr 07
Well I don't live in a city, is more like an small village. It is very calm village and there isn't really nothing to do in here. If you want to, for example, go to a cinema you have to travel about 15km to the nearest cinema. But since I like quite places, I really don't mind living in here.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Glad you are happy living there in your little village. Sometimes great people are born in small, unnoticed locations:)+
19 Apr 07
I live in beijing China, it's a big and noisy city full of persons,and every one knows that the 2008 Olympic will hold here.But i do not like here. I just live here because my boyfriend is here.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Wow, another friend from China ..and from the city of Beijing. I am sorry to hear you don't like the city noisy and activity that much and glad that you have the consolation of having your boyfriend there with you:)+
• Australia
19 Apr 07
I live in the biggest city in Australia. the city is beautiful with large population, more business, more nice building, nice coast,~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It is heaven.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
The biggest city in Australia..I wonder what that could be;) Glad you love your city..that is proper. And that you consider it like Heaven means visitors to your town would find much to see;)+
• China
19 Apr 07
I havenot special feeling to my hometown.Maybe i always go outside and havennot really know my city.my only feeling is "loudly,dirty~~~
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Sorry to hear that your city is no so attractive in your eyes. Surely there is something there for visitors to your hometown to take note of. Every city has something special about it;)+
@sunniek (286)
• China
19 Apr 07
i live in a big city of china,it's kinda crowded and has the traffic problem,but i like it all the same.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
You have many people there in China..Do many people ride scooters there in China? I have heard this to be true.. I am so glad to see that people from China are permitted to access the world wide web and type there thoughts here on Mylot..Greetings to your good President there in the Republic of China;)+
@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Where we live is not really a big town but is compared to some places. For the most part I think everything is scattered too far a part, and there are not enough sidewalks so walking anywhere is dangerous. I would like to live either in a smaller town or some place with plenty of sidewalks and bus transportation, but for now we live where we do. And its. not all bad its pretty quiet here at the moment. Hopefully it will stay that way.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Well I hope someday you can find a home in your ideal place to live. Thanks for sharing a description of your home town. I am sorry to hear that you don't have enough side-walks to walk on. Has this issue ever been brought up in a council meeting? Sometimes if residents work together and get a petition signed they can get things done themselves;)+
• United States
19 Apr 07
Well I live in a pretty large city in Florida. Panama city Beach. It is a great place to work, live and visit. We have the most beautiful beaches. We have great shopping and the best thing is that it stays fairly warm here. During spring break and the summer there are so many graet events that go on. Seafood festivials and much much more. One Friday of every month they throw a party in a beautiful park near the water with music, food and fun. There are great party clubs, the biggest in the us, Club LaVela, Come party with thousands, you've probably hear of it. Come visit sometime, its great you'll love it.
• United States
19 Apr 07
Sounds like a wonderful place to live. If I were looking for a vacation in Florida, I would definitely look up Panama City Beach; since your description of it is so very inviting! First hand description of a city is better then any brochure then travel agencies can put out there..Thanks for sharing some of the beauty you see each day there in Panama City Beach, Florida;)+
@Acts238girl (2088)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I'm not real sure about the population.If I were guessing I would say about 600 people.It's a little small town were everybody knows everybody.We have no red lights.We don't have any department stores or grocery stores in our town.Although we do have that stuff close by(in the next town).Basically all we have is farmland and two gas stations.lol
• United States
19 Apr 07
Well isnt that something ..Only 600 people . I would say everyone must know everything going on there as well right;)_+
@cikedo (3486)
• United States
20 Apr 07
My city is overpopulated. The schools are too crowded and the government is having a hard time building new schools quick enough to keep the overcrowding down.