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Old 10-10-2007, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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This should be interesting.......

I pick a small town......I prefer wide open spaces instead of a concrete jungle.

I prefer local diner to a restaurant.

I prefer small local movie theaters to "The Theatah"

City noise give me a headache....I prefer the quiet.

Basically, I don't need the busyness of a city to keep me entertained.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:54 PM
 
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Big city...

The noise, the crowds of people, everything you need at arms length, walking everywhere and never owning a car, the diversity, museums, theaters, BYOB restaurants, city parks, unknown side streets with the most unique stores, food markets with great selections, etc, etc, etc!!
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:55 PM
j33
 
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Well, some people say that I live in a small town that thinks its a big city. So I guess I have the best of both worlds
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:03 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Well, some people say that I live in a small town that thinks its a big city. So I guess I have the best of both worlds
Yup , Chicago IS , used to be called "second City" , I always thought it should be first !
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:49 AM
 
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Both do have their advantages. I'm sure most of us here will answer big city, but it all depends on whatever floats your boat, I suppose!
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Miami
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I would like a to live in a deserted island and vacation in a big city once in a while. lol!
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Blackwater Park
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I think a city of 40-100,000 within an hour of a major MSA is ideal for me. I would like to live in a big city, but for the home I would want it would be too expensive.

I would love to walk and/or bike to work and eat at only local establishments. But for me to do that would probably mean more than double the price of a home.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:28 AM
 
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I don't think the size of a place is the most important feature. For example, I'd pick Carmel, California over Dallas Texas, but I'd pick Dallas, Texas over Bakersfield, California. Smaller towns in the mountains (Jackson Hole) or along the coast (Santa Cruz) can feel more cosmopolitan than some large cities (Indianapolis). For me, attractive natural features (Mountains or oceans) coupled with a highly educated, well-traveled, and interesting populace trumps size, but often (particularly in the middle of the country-college towns of course being the exception) the only places with a highly educated interesting populace are big cities. Smaller college towns are also appealing. But small industrial or farming towns? no thanks.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:32 AM
 
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When I was in my 20's, I would have loved to live in a big city. Now that I'm in my 40's, I'll take the small town every time. I prefer a quieter life now without the traffic hassles, noise, and general craziness of the city. I do, however, still enjoy a weekend in Boston from time to time.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:49 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I would like a to live in a deserted island and vacation in a big city once in a while. lol!
Sounds great ,.....however , been there done that, not all its cracked up to be..... very lonely, and , when you need a loaf of bread , or a gal. of milk.....
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