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View Poll Results: What type of cities do you prefer. By Large bodies of water or not.
You prefer living by large body of water (Sea, Great Lakes, Ocean) 57 70.37%
You don't care for living by the water. 24 29.63%
Voters: 81. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-03-2012, 08:57 PM
 
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I agree with that, but I wouldn't live in a suburban city anywhere, so, that isn't really a factor to me. But thanks for your contribution, though you've obviously chosen to live somewhere coastal. Did you live inland before?
Yes. I've lived in Michigan and Indiana, and briefly Florida. It's funny, because two of those states borders a Great Lake and another borders the Atlantic Ocean.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Yes. I've lived in Michigan and Indiana, and briefly Florida. It's funny, because two of those states borders a Great Lake and another borders the Atlantic Ocean.
That is why I made the thread. I had the same idea, just thinking of where I have lived, and where I would want to live... And was just trying to force myself into the *idea* of *being* in one of the landlocked cities and it kind of made me queasy. I think there is some subliminal thing going on underneath. Like I said, I'm by no means a big "beach" person, I don't have a boat, I don't jet ski or do anything like that... but when I got to thinking I was like uhh...yeah I kind of like being by this whole large body of water thing. I like the view, the sounds, the smell. Even if it's just to be able to look at it, walk around there, sit out on a boardwalk and eat a sandwich, or just the fact that I *could* be over there in a short amount of time if I needed to. I've lived in Florida, California and Illinois myself. I could easily go live in NYC also. I was just trying to analyze why I have such a strong preference for certain places, and wondering if other people had the same thing. I know many won't, but I'm sure a lot of people will also.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: OH
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I never realized how important living near the ocean is to me until I moved here to Cincinnati, OH from Easton, MD. The Ohio River doesn't cut it. I go up to Lake Erie a couple times a year during the summer months and it gives me a temporary fix, but it's still not like going to an actual beach. The smell, feel, look (and sometimes even taste) of being near the Atlantic cannot be replicated. I also miss the small things such as the shipyards, tunnels, bridges, drawbridges, lighthouse, etc. Hopefully I'll be back on the east coast somewhere within the next 2-3 years.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:20 AM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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There are few things as purely spiritual as the vastness of an ocean to contemplate and even better to be able to swim or surf where dolphins, seals, rays and even sharks (mostly, harmless leopards) abound about you. Even though I grew up in beautiful mountains far away from an ocean it would drive me a little bit crazy now not to have that ocean close enough to see, smell and feel its presence and power around me often.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:40 AM
 
Location: IE CA.
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I feel the same about being landlocked. I am not a beach person however, I very much enjoy being around the salt water in the air and the sounds that come with it. (Terrified of tidal waves!) A nice clean big lake is my favorite.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Atlanta the Beautiful
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It doesn't matter to me I'd I am landlocked or on the coast, I like either.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:08 AM
 
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Pretty restrictive choices in your poll. I like being by the water but a lake/ river is fine. In order to live by the ocean or a great lake it would be flat, expensive and/or cold. Not going to happen.

I like going to the beach once a year or so but if I can't get to the mountains every week or two I get antsy.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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I'm a deserts/mountains person and have been to the coastal areas enough times to where the thrill of it has been extinguished.

That said, the only reason I would bother even trying to live next to a body of water is if I had a good-sized sailboat and lived on it.
Apartments and houses along any coastlines are obviously high in rent/ownership prices.
But dock-space, I often wonder if the same would go for it.

I mean if the area's beginning to blow, then you've got the option to cast off the lines and sail to a better place!!
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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Meh, I'd rather be near mountains, but I don't mind having water nearby either way.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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i haven't lived by the water (lake, river, coast) so it's not a major concern for me
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