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View Poll Results: 18-29 year olds only please: Where is your ideal place to live?
Big City 49 55.68%
Suburb 12 13.64%
Small Town 11 12.50%
Rural Area 16 18.18%
Voters: 88. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:46 PM
 
Location: IN
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Upstate NY is one of those places I hear about and read about, but since I've never been, I wonder what it would be like for me to go up there, and see it for myself.
Glenns Falls, NY is very similar to the towns on the other side of the border in Vermont. It has much more of a New England feel. Saranac Lake, NY, on the other hand, is a North Country town because it is geologically part of the Canadian Shield. Therefore, it has next to no agriculture and mostly woods, lakes, and marshes. It is the coldest reporting station for temperatures in New York state as well as the entire eastern US.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:50 PM
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Glenns Falls, NY is very similar to the towns on the other side of the border in Vermont. It has much more of a New England feel. Saranac Lake, NY, on the other hand, is a North Country town because it is geologically part of the Canadian Shield. Therefore, it has next to no agriculture and mostly woods, lakes, and marshes. It is the coldest reporting station for temperatures in New York state as well as the entire eastern US.
When I read this, it makes me think of Vermont/Minnesota put together.

I thought the coldest reporting station in the eastern USA was Mt. Washington,NH.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:05 PM
 
Location: IN
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When I read this, it makes me think of Vermont/Minnesota put together.

I thought the coldest reporting station in the eastern USA was Mt. Washington,NH.
Yes, at elevation Mt. Washington is the coldest reporting station in the East at 6,288ft so you are correct on that point. Saranac Lake, NY is one of the coldest reporting stations in the East Coast at 1,700ft elevation. Northern Maine might be a touch colder occasionally. East of the Mississippi River, the Northwoods of Wisconsin is the coldest area in the US, and that area is also part of the Canadian Shield geologically. Couderay, WI in Sawyer county has recorded an air temperature of -60F with that record occurring in 1996.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:09 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I don't like small towns, and any town that has less than 500,000 is too small for me....
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:11 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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I plan on living out in the country with a decent amount of property. I'm in my early 20's. I figure that if I wasn't going to be in a rural area then I might as well just live in a big city. Even though I'm not a city person, a suburb/subdivision is the worst of the worst. You can't have acreage and there isn't much to do.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:25 PM
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Yes, at elevation Mt. Washington is the coldest reporting station in the East at 6,288ft so you are correct on that point. Saranac Lake, NY is one of the coldest reporting stations in the East Coast at 1,700ft elevation. Northern Maine might be a touch colder occasionally. East of the Mississippi River, the Northwoods of Wisconsin is the coldest area in the US, and that area is also part of the Canadian Shield geologically. Couderay, WI in Sawyer county has recorded an air temperature of -60F with that record occurring in 1996.
That cleared up, I have this to say. Along with the Pacific Northwest, the Northwoods areas are some of the most beautiful places in the nation. Something about birch and spruce trees next to natural lakes dotting the landscape(boreal and hemiboreal forests) just, I can't describe it, something majestic.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:50 AM
 
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I'm 27 and don't mind living in a small town. I don't care for the congestion and traffic of a large city.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I like smaller towns to me a small town is 6000-25000 population. I grew up in smaller towns and to me even living in Stockton that was too big for me. But I know the smaller the town the less chance of finding a job. So I cant go rural to me rural is 6,000 or less with no walmart, bank of america, and no mcd's burger king etc. Big cities are nice though to visit, but not to live there imo.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Rural area but near a large city for close access to "modern amenities". I'm 21.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I chose big city but prefer a medium sized city as I live in now.
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