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View Poll Results: which do you prefer?
big city 24 35.82%
small city 15 22.39%
suburb 18 26.87%
small town 12 17.91%
rural area 11 16.42%
country 16 23.88%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 04-03-2012, 10:50 PM
 
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Safe rural/small town area, not too isolated for convenience, although self-sufficiency seems appealing.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Suburb next to a medium to large city. Rural living is not for me.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:20 AM
 
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My ideal is an upscale cabin in the mountains, but in an area within a close drive to town. So basically live near a ski resort town. Heaven on earth.

Most of the other locations I could adapt to, but would have hard time with pure rural living. The absolute last would be 'big city.' Been there, done that; never again.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:41 AM
 
Location: In bed with Madonna
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Big big city.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Location: IN
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I don't like being stressed and having everything around me paved, so I don't prefer cities. I would choose to live closer to a greenbelt or park if it was the only option. Another negative about living in a city is the fact that they are so much hotter (especially low temperatures) during summer. This is a big negative for much of the southern tier of the US. I really don't know how I put up with lows in the 70s or 80s for as long as I did when lived further south (Kansas City area).
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:46 AM
 
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Large, but not too large city. No bigger than Philly (so no NYC, LA, Chicago, Houston for me). Something like Denver, SF, Seattle, San Diego.

Or big town very close to a large city (i.e. Berkeley, CA, Arlington, VA, etc.)
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