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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 03-05-2012, 05:33 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Not always. We have to deal with the morons from Chicagoland who seem to enjoy spending their weekends on the west coast of Michigan.
Yeah, but few of them actually move here full-time. They just spread their brand of "sunshine" during the summers.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:37 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Awww...did I hit a nerve? LOL I'm sure there's no club of people waiting to annoy me, but they do anyway.
Nope didn't hit a nerve here.
just pointing out your perceptions are mostly false. Somehow I am sure most people annoy you they way you come across here.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:37 AM
 
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Nope didn't hit a nerve here.
just pointing out your perceptions are mostly false. Somehow I am sure most people annoy you they way you come across here.
I didn't say anything about where you live, except for there being too many people for my taste. That's a fact. I posted the things I like about where I live. My perceptions are no more false than yours.

A lot of people do annnoy me, especially in this forum. I suspect that has a lot to do with the demographic and the fact that humor and sarcasm don't seem to be allowed here.

No matter.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I'm not anti-water, but I'd take mountains & forest over the ocean any day. I could never see myself living right on the coast due to the fact that you normally pay a premium and I have some irrational anxiety about tsunamis, hurricanes, floods, etc. It would be nice to be within a day's drive of a nice lake or the coast though.
I like water and mountains and forests. That's one reason I moved here.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:26 PM
 
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Definitely water. Cities like New York, SF, Toronto, Chicago etc that sit by large lakes, oceans etc are more my cup of tea and my preference for a city to live in. Cities like Denver, Atlanta, Las Vegas etc that don't sit by any large bodies of water...no thanks.

Exceptions: Pittsburgh and Minneapolis don't exactly sit on large bodies of water but have large rivers that pass through them. In the case for Minneapolis, not only does a large river pass through, but the city has various lakes as well. So these cities I can add to my "like" list for sure.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:44 PM
 
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I get really claustrophopic around too much land. Glad to hear I'm not the only one. I live in Arizona and sometimes feel really panicky driving around, like no matter how far I go it's just never ending land.

The ocean is 6 hours away and I go as much as possible, though not nearly enough. I don't understand because it's not like you can go anywhere on water. Even if you have a boat, land offers much more mobility. Whatever the case the ocean makes me feel free.

Lakes and rivers are ok, but there's really no substitute for the ocean. I'm moving by one as soon as possible, hopefully within the next 2 years.
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Old 07-20-2014, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Trieste
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I don't particularly care
unless the city has very nearby something that breaks the boreness of a flat scenery i.e. a tall mountain, a lake, a decent river etc
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