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Old 12-27-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Bright lights and late hours and better job opportunities with upward mobility and looser sexual mores and further from mom and/or dad, just to name a few that jump out at me.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:03 PM
 
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Because many of them care about stupid things like "diversity", "nightlife" etc. I never understood why some people, especially people on here care about things like but each to their own.

However, I'm 21 and couldn't care less about these things. Most people also stick with their own kinds anyway.
Um, I have a middle eastern friend who is Muslim and I'm Catholic and Caucasian. I have a Hispanic friend and other Caucasian friends with different beliefs.

Plus I hang out with different people to see how it goes.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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Its not just young people who are attracted to big cities. Many people are now retiring to big cities as well - I myself live in one, and I'm in my late 50s. I think features like public transportation, hospitals, concerts and the like play a big part.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Its not just young people who are attracted to big cities. Many people are now retiring to big cities as well - I myself live in one, and I'm in my late 50s. I think features like public transportation, hospitals, concerts and the like play a big part.
This. I am 66 years old and have always lived in a city and always will.

If you take a look at the retierment forum, there is a discussion going on about older people retiring to cities. I personally dislike stereotypes as in "Why do all these or those people do this or that?"

Contratry to popular belief, many young people do have minds of their own. Some like small towns and some even like suburbs. I have young nieces and nephews who have always lived in them and prefer them to cities.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:09 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Because many of them care about stupid things like "diversity", "nightlife" etc. I never understood why some people, especially people on here care about things like but each to their own.

However, I'm 21 and couldn't care less about these things. Most people also stick with their own kinds anyway.
There's that phrase again....
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Personally, its all about the money for me. More job choices and upward mobility. Nobody stays at a company for more than a few years now unless you are really moving up quickly. If you stay too long and you aren't advancing, people are going to think something is wrong with you. I am middle of the way politically but I do like a good party, I also like the giant social distance. In a small town, everyone knows and apparently cares about every detail of your life. Bigger cities nobody cares you exist, this isn't really a bad thing in my opinion.

Though at 21, I'd prefer a "midsize city" to a top 10 city by a pretty long shot.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Bright lights and late hours and better job opportunities with upward mobility and looser sexual mores and further from mom and/or dad, just to name a few that jump out at me.
^This.

It doesn't have to be so complicated folks.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Though at 21, I'd prefer a "midsize city" to a top 10 city by a pretty long shot.
Same here. Most midsized cities have the same things to offer as the largest cities, without suffering from things such as extreme traffic congestion, through the roof cost of living, etc. I find the general vibe I get from many people in the biggest cities to be off-putting, to say the least. Of course I don't like making generalizations, but that is just what I have personally observed.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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I like feeling like a fly on the wall. I don't like living in towns small enough where everybody gets to know each other, I prefer the anonymous feel. I get exhausted saying 'hi' and waving at every single person who walks by, I want to be left alone except within my social circle to be honest. I suppose that's that "off putting" thing the above poster described.

Most people enjoy the big cities because they want stuff to do... the more variety the better, and not have to travel a long ways to get to that variety. Most of it is stated pretty plainly in the OP's post.

Plus people seem to love clubbing. It's not my thing but to each their own. I do prefer midsized cities that are easy to drive in versus a huge city where traffic comes to a crawl... but there's always ways to avoid that by taking side roads and using a GPS.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:21 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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^This.

It doesn't have to be so complicated folks.
I'm shocked this has gone past 5 posts, to be honest...
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