Where?

@dfollin (17332)
United States
August 8, 2007 1:41am CST
Where would you prefer to live in the city,suburb or out in the country? I mostly have lived in suburbs all my life.But,everywhere keeps growing and the place get's too city like.But,I don't want to live far out in the country.If I need to get someone to the hospital, I want one not too far away.If my car breaks down or I don't have enough gas I want to be able to walk to the store,bank,church or wherever I need to go.What about you?
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@joshboz (1214)
• Australia
8 Aug 07
yes your right i guess but there are also advantages of staying in a rural place such as if you want a quiet place and you dont want polluted air i think a rural place is a good place. most people in the urban areas are imagining to live in a rural areas while on the other hand, most rural people will also wish they are also in the urban areas. but for me aside from what i have stated, in the rural area you have no bosses to give you sermon, shout or command you because most often you are in charge such as farming, raising livestocks, etc..but of course you will only like it for a period of time because believe me not long enough ,you will prefer to go to urban areas and when you dislike urban areas for a period of time, again you like to go back to the rural areas. that's what i think my friend....
@dfollin (17332)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I thank you for your opinion and yep' we always want what we don't have.People in rural area's want to be in the city and people in the city want to be in rural area's.Your right there.But,some people still have boses that lecture them.I have known and still know people that live all the way out in a nice rural area(cheaper rent,utilities,food,etc.)and drive to the suburbs or city to work to get higher pay.But,they burn that higher pay up,with the gas they are using and wear and tear on the car.And now some places are having toll roads to pay for the roads.So,what's the point? My uncle bought a mobile home and moved to the "country".By the time he drove to his job in the city,worked all day then drove home in time to eat and go to bed.When did he have time to enjoy the "country" ?
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@dfollin (17332)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Oh yeah,after my uncle had lived there for about nine years.There's a traffic light at his street,store's,shopping malls,lot's of house's,car lot's and so on.Now he cannot afford to sell and move farther out.
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@avs189 (1030)
• India
8 Aug 07
Evrything has its own advantages and disadvantages,some benefits are provided by the city life which arent provided by the rural life and vice -versa.As far as i think , one should have occasional change of surroundings and environment just to ensure that u dont get tired of surroundings and change serves as refreshment for you and your body!!!!
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@dfollin (17332)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I totally agree.If I could afford two home's I would love it.And I homeschool my daughter,so it would not disrupt her.Great opinion.I have to agree with you.
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@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I have always lived in the country, So I am basically a country girl! I have stayed a few nights in the city and hated it actually... It was just to loud for me to sleep.. Country is so peaceful that I am able to sleep and just relax...
@dfollin (17332)
• United States
8 Aug 07
What ever is comfortable for you and make's you happy is what is right for you.
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• United States
8 Aug 07
I live in the city right now. Luckily I have a sizable backyard. I grew up mostly on my grandma and grandpa's farm, so I would prefer to live in the country. I would love to be able to let my dogs run around. I would love to have a couple of chickens and a horse. For some reason the city doesn't like those things in a backyard!! LOL :o)
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@dfollin (17332)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Lol,I know, bummer isn't it? I remember here in the suburbs a few of my friends had horse's in their backyards.But,now it is not legal to have a horse in your yard.Matter of fact most of those people's houses are torn down and there's 4 or 5 house's sitting there.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I've lived in the suburbs all my life. HOwever, I'm only about 20 minutes from the city. That's what I like. There are some great perks to living in the city. But I love driving and the city just doesn't allow much for driving. You don't have many places to park and overall it's just not all that great for driving. I love living close to the city though so I have the option to easily go to the city but the niceness of living in the suburbs. Having bars within walking distance though...that'd be swell.
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@ssh123 (31096)
• India
8 Aug 07
I have been living in a cosmopolitan city for the past 45 years and I am not in a mood to change my place of residence.
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@AmbiePam (51573)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Well, I really would like to be able to walk to the grocery store, or my church. So the city is appealing to me, but right now I am content to live in the suburbs. I would rather be living somewhere besides my current living space, but I still prefer the suburbs. But I think if I couldn't live in the suburbs, I'd choose the country. I love the peace it provides, and you can't beat the nature. As long as I still get to use bug spray. : )
@dfollin (17332)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Bug spray,yuk! There are a few time's that I have gone to the country or country like suburb and I breath better.Then when I go back to the city like suburb I get headaches right away.
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• United States
8 Aug 07
I prefer to live in the country. I hate cities.
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• Australia
9 Aug 07
We owned and worked a sugar cane farm until we sold it and retired about ten years ago. This farm was only 7 miles from town, along a straight main road, so I guess we had the best of both worlds. We enjoyed country living, the children went to a country school, but we were only 15-20 minutes from town. Now I am in the suburbs and like it here, but I do believe the children had a better childhood than town kids. Society has changed considerably since my children were young and I think that now, more than ever, country living would be better with a young family.
@dfollin (17332)
• United States
9 Aug 07
Sound's like the location of the farm was ideal.Wish I could live their now.Yes,you are right,soceity has changed alot.I went to public school and trouble started in my high school years,1970's.My boys (now 27 and 23) went to public school,due to me not able to work to pay for them being in christian school.So,unfortunatly they got exposed to soceity falling apart.I have a ten year old girl that I homeschool.
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@suspenseful (40313)
• Canada
8 Aug 07
I am a city girl myself. I always loved living in the city, not downtown where there is no grass but in the residential area where you can have a nice yard, enough to have a tree and grow a few flowers and vegetables. I want to be able to walk to where I want to get to. I live in a city now and it is all right in the spring, summer, and fall, but in the winter, it is hard to walk the almost two kilometers or almost a mile to the shopping centers in the snow. There is another shopping center in the opposite direction, the same amount of distance, so we are stuck in the middle. I would get lonely in the country and I do not drive.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
9 Aug 07
I love the country, its peaceful and quiet..I hate the hustle and bustle of the city and the cas and people, it drives me insane..
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@dfollin (17332)
• United States
9 Aug 07
I think that if I had to live in a city.It would be an "Old Town" where you can walk and go into the old shop's,churches and nice park's.
• United States
9 Aug 07
I have lived in New York City all of my life and cannot imagine living in a suburd. Even when I visit family out on Staten Island, I go crazy after the first day or two. I am so used to simply walking to a train station or hopping on a bus to go where ever I want, and do as I please. I feel as though needing a car to get any place, to the store to get a gallon of milk, have to walk half a block to the community mail box is a waste of time, energy and effort. Where I live (on Roosevelt Island) to me is perfect, we are able to have a suburban experiece as far as it being quiet and community like but there is the hustle and bustle of NYC 1 train stop away.
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@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
9 Aug 07
I think I like suburbs best too. you get a lot of the advantages of living in the city, with the neighbourhood feel of the suburbs. I think it's nice. That said, right now we live pretty close to downtown in a large city because it's more convenient for our work.
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@barehugs (8984)
• Canada
9 Aug 07
I was born on the farm where I am living now, 73 years ago. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. I can't understand why anyone would, or could, live in the City, or even the suburbs. Cities are Dirty, Congested and Noisy. There's No privacy and the Crime rate keeps going up every year. Our farmhouse sits in a secluded area surrounded By trees, and Woodlots. Wild birds and animals are abundant. We see wild turkeys, deer, racoons, and the occasional Black Bear, sometimes in our front yard.The grocery store is 8 miles away, and we plan our shopping carefully to maximaze each trip. Its only a matter of minutes away because traffic is never a problem. Emergency response can be quicker in the country, than in the City, because there are no traffic problems, and no red lights to contend with.
• United States
9 Aug 07
I am a 100 percent country girl. I have lived in the city, burbs and I always come back to the country. I am high strung personality but I hate the high strung lifestyle. Slow and easy is the way for me.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
12 Aug 07
I have always lived in suburbs too and only once in the city. Too crowded when living in the city and I prefer the suburbs. Feels more like home when you live in an area that has everything.