Rural or city living??

@Rosekitty (19387)
San Marcos, Texas
April 5, 2008 3:57pm CST
When I lived in California i always lived in a town of some sort..then about 22 years moved to texas and started living in a rural area..what a shock to my life! Not able to walk anywhere unless i want to walk for miles LOL to get somewhere..so after 15 years of that i decided to move to an area in town by my store..and feel a bit better but now miss the quietness of the country life. What is your preference??
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@bdugas (3580)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I perfer city living as to rural, we have lived the last 17 years in a small town in south east Louisiana and it was nice for the fact no traffic, only one traffic light and peaceful. Except if I wanted a McDonald's hamburger or to go to Wal-Mart I had to drive 60 miles.Since Hurricane Katrina and we was relocated to a city in Ohio, we are about 2 miles from all the stores and food places. It is so nice to just get up even at 1am and go get a hamburger if that is what I choose to do. I take city life over rural.
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@Rosekitty (19387)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Apr 08
Morning bdugas Thats the problem of getting whatever you need..the driving...Its a shame though most corner markets aren't on the corner lol. And i do what something to eat and not wait. With gas as it is, probably will bring alot to the cities to save.
@bdugas (3580)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Yes by the time I drove all the way to new orleans and shopped half the day and loaded groceries it was horrible driving all the way back. And at the price of gas now adays to expensive to go into town many times a week, Also if you want to go tot he show or out to eat it is a long way to drive home late at night, and not safe sometimes to be on the road late by your self
• India
6 Apr 08
from my point of view rural living is very good but for carrier u have to switch to city(for better earnings) after settling there & earning enough money switch to rural area for living
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@Rosekitty (19387)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Apr 08
Hi creative king I never thought of that before but i can understand since they have a farther route in between people's mailboxes...shame the pay isn't the same though
@luvstochat (6911)
• United States
6 Apr 08
My husband wants to move out in the country he likes the peace and quiet and not having to worry about what your neighbors think. I don't like it because you have to drive into town to get anything and if it has rained the roads are muddy, the kids don't have anyone to play with and I would feel like I was in isolation out there.
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@Rosekitty (19387)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Apr 08
Hi Luvstochat tell your husband the gossip is the same and sometimes worse cause the neighbors get bored and want to know whats going on LOL..thats another reason i moved in town..muddy roads and my children were bored.
• Philippines
6 Apr 08
currently i'm living in an urban. but i live here just to study. i miss my hometown in the sense that i can move freely, even without budgeting my money. but here in the city i need to save and work just to compensate my daily necessity.
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@Rosekitty (19387)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Apr 08
Morning dimarkitekt Know what you mean about the saving money cause of the cost of things, where in the country it seems cheaper but then you have to drive most places.I like the farmers markets!
@Elven13 (25)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I rather live in a small country area. We live by the northern california cost with the ocean and redwoods, such a beautiful combo! Before my Mom and I moved here we lived in the majove desert, although it was beautiful. We were READY for new surroundings and I do love the cooler weather and being by water. I feel VERY blessed and couldnt think of living any where else :D Love and BIG HUGS!!
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@Rosekitty (19387)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Apr 08
Morning Babygirl! I wouldn't have expected you to say anything else than what you said..no city life for you lol..Didn't know about the Mojave desert you both living there...bet it was beautiful! Love you!
@Calais (10898)
• Australia
6 Apr 08
Give me the country life anytime..I live in the country and absolutely love it, I would never go back to the city, too noisy, too many people its a stressful life...
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@Rosekitty (19387)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Apr 08
Morning Calais! Glad you enjoy the quiet, stressfree life in the country and i bet alot of people wish they did too!
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
5 Apr 08
We moved to a rural area about 10 yrs ago when we bought our house.. I used to think that I really loved the city and would not like to live anywhere else, now I know for sure that I love the city and have taken the 10 yrs to get used to the rural area.. I have worked in the city and walked all over the downtown area on my lunch hour.. My utility company, my telephone company and my bank was located there.. I paid my bills and done my banking on my lunch hour and enjoyed it so very much.. We also had a library and a park located in the middle of the downtown area.. I was there for every parade and for every year that the Dogwood Arts Festival was there, since I worked on the main street.. Anytime, there was something going on, I was there.. I know for a fact that I would love to live in a loft apartment, when I quit my job, all of the old building were being renovated into loft apartments.. My hubby loves where we are at now and would move further into the country, but not me, I love the city life..
@Rosekitty (19387)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Apr 08
Morning Donna! You sound like that show where the couple moved to a farm..Green acres..but were really city people LOL.. I know what you mean about getting around and doing things easier in the city...but for quiet, its the rural area.
• United States
5 Apr 08
Hi Rose. I love my country home and I don't think I could or would trade it for the world. I love to get up in the morning, walk outside, hearing the birds chirping, the sun rising and the world waking up. Its so quiet, it smells so nice.. I can't really compare it to anything other than heaven. Life is good in the country.
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@Rosekitty (19387)
• San Marcos, Texas
5 Apr 08
Hi Enchantedleppard! You sound like someone who lives in a fairyland! And I would love to have that everyday too..Where i lived in the country was all rock on the ground and i wanted to live in a yard with dirt to plant things..so i compromised living in the town but on the outskirts of it.
@sisco100 (2343)
• United States
5 Apr 08
i like small towns but not to far from a big citie
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@Rosekitty (19387)
• San Marcos, Texas
5 Apr 08
Hi Sisco I agree to the small towns but don't like big cities anymore.
@Breath (1297)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I have always lived in a small town.So i guess i ma use to the peace in wuiet.I would love to one day to move to a bigger area where i can experience the city life and see which suits me better.
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@Rosekitty (19387)
• San Marcos, Texas
5 Apr 08
Hi Breath I Love the peace and quiet too and Hopefully someday you will be able to see the city life and decide then.
@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
5 Apr 08
About six months I moved to the country to live with my fiance. I love the country and don't think I could ever move back to the city!
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@Rosekitty (19387)
• San Marcos, Texas
5 Apr 08
Hi SomeCowgirl! I'm sure anywhere with your fiance would be fine with you right LOL! yes the Country is fun!
@naseefu (1607)
• India
11 Apr 08
Now I am living in rural area.But Not exatly a complete rural.But I am working in an urban area.I think the rural life is very intersting and refreshing.Thanks Rosekitty
@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I grew up in the country and I prefer it. Right now I live in the suburbs and I long to be able to move back to a rural area. I just don't like the noise and pollution let alone how close everyone is to their neighbors. I like the space and quietness I had when my closest neighbor was several acres away. If I ever get the chance to move I will do so in a heartbeat.
@Carolyn63 (1403)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I'm kinda in between. Shopping is just a few miles up the road as far as groceries and Walmart. There is a mall only about 20 minutes away as well. There are some really nice places with ponds and acreage not 5 minutes the other way and sub divisions all about. I live on a corner lot with about 2 acres. There are woods to the side of me. So, it's nice. I have convenience and the comfort of nature. If I had to choose between the country and the city, I would choose the country. I would love for the dogs to be able to run and play on acres of land. To be able to fish in our own small lake. To just enjoy walking through the woods. We don't get out to go shopping till the weekends anyhow so that wouldn't be an issue. And to have a garden. Yes, I know I have a black thumb, but Barry doesn't. And I would love a horse. Okay, time to stop daydreaming. I have a shop full of customers.