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View Poll Results: What you rather live in the central city or the suburbs?
Central city 32 44.44%
Suburbs 40 55.56%
Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-21-2015, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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I will take the small town in cow country option.

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Old 04-22-2015, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Id like to live in Oak Park if i could afford it. have a nice big beautiful house and still be close to and "urbanish" street
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:05 AM
 
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I prefer the city over the suburbs as usually city centers have plenty of amenities and one can get around either by walking or public transportation.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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City. Though I wouldn't mind living in the inner 'burbs especially since I grew up in them and they can be a happy medium between city life and outer suburban life.

With the city though, I'm not interested in living downtown. For example in DC's case, I'd much rather live in Adams Morgan, U Street, Bloomingdale, Shaw, or Brookland over anywhere Downtown. I'm fine with either a nice modern apartment or an idyllic townhouse.
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:44 PM
 
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City for sure.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Living in the suburbs is depression inducing. Living anywhere else but Philly is even more depression inducing.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:33 PM
 
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Living anywhere else but Philly is even more depression inducing.
Must be a ton of depressed people in Maui then.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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For most of my life I would have voted for the city but no more. In my last city my wonderful city neighborhoods have become or are becoming over run by yuppies and hipsters and way too overpriced. Their friendliness and character are gone replaced by sterility and overcrowding. I fear that is taking place in cities all across the country.

I now live in an inner ring suburb of a different city that is just like my once great former city neighborhood; walking distance to everything, friendly people, close to public transportation and a sense of community. And the parks and trees are not going to be demolished to make way for ugly giant buildings so there is plenty of green space.

If I want city entertainment I am just five to ten minutes away.
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Old 04-25-2015, 04:27 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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City limits. Most specifically downtown through da parish. The people are more laid back imo.
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:41 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I think I would rather live in the city, where I can even walk to work, restaurants, and entertainment venues. As far from the traffic-infested Interstate that I can.
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