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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 11-29-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I'm 28 and prefer suburban style living in general. I have lived in both rural and extremely urban areas (NYC) and they all have their pros and cons. However, I could never live in an urban environment like NYC ever again. The quality and value of housing is TERRIBLE. I felt like I was paying $1,470 a month for a college dorm.

I love visiting and driving through rural areas, but I couldn't live in that environment unless I was partnered and settled with someone.

High density suburbs, on the other hand, provide for a quieter, lower stress environment, and higher quality of life. It's in between rural and urban. I love driving a car as opposed to using overcrowded public transportation.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Big city. I hate suburbs, don't like small towns for longer than a few days, and don't like rural settings unless I'm on vacation in a scenic area.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Small towns suck for younger people, no sense of adventure, cant meet many people for dating, closed minded attitudes, have to drive everywhere etc. I'd end up a methhead if i lived in some small town hellhole where everyone has nothing better to do than gossip about everyone else and drink
This.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I am 22 years old and live in the a suburban area of Corpus Christi, a city of just over 300,000 and just under 500,000 metro. I enjoy it and am here for the long haul. I just started my career with the City last year, and plan on retiring from here.

Corpus has everything a big city has:

Museums and libraries
Restaurants
Clubs
(Soon) amusement parks
Shopping
Sports
Outdoor activities
University
Plenty of parks
TRAFFIC!

I wouldn't mind living in an urban environment, but couldn't imagine living in the country or rural area. The only thing I wish Corpus did have was four seasons and some mountains.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:42 PM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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Biggest city i've ever lived in was 7,000 people. I prefer smaller towns than that, or less dense towns like those found in MD.
I plan on living in a more populated area to meet people for the time being, but ultimately settle down somewhere more rural.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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I'm about 29 and I'd prefer suburbs because they're a nice balance - halfway between city and country.
but some of that would depend on suburbs of what , of course...
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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I'm 29. I've lived in all four environments for at least a couple of years.

I believe that I needed to live in the big city in order to realize that I belong in the back of beyond. So I voted Rural Area.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
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I like small, outdoorsy-type cities, so between small town and big city. A place like Durango, CO for example. Perfection. 20 years old here.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:14 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I picked a small town.

I live in Alamo Heights, Texas population 8,000 but its smack dad in the middle of San Antonio a metro of 2.3 million. It functions like a small town and generally you will see the same people out and about. It takes me 7 minutes to be at the river walk in downtown San Antonio.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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My wife and I are in our 20s and we feel similarly. I tend to like cities because they provide greater vocational opportunities, and a greater choice of things in terms of churches, restaurants, etc. It's hard when there's just "one in town." Nevertheless, small towns themselves have so much more character than big cities. It might be tough if you're not married, but I do see a real draw to young families to small towns. In fact, we're considering a move from a big city to a smaller college town an hour or so away from here.
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