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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, 01:43 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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What you rather live in the main central city or the suburbs?

New York City or Yonkers. Los Angeles or Glendale. Chicago or Elgin. Dallas or Plano. Philadelphia or Norristown.
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:59 PM
 
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'Burbs yo. Get all the amenities of the city but a bigger and quieter living space, less crime, lower taxes and plenty of open areas to run/bike without having to dodge traffic/pedestrians.

Plus driving/parking is much easier. I love my cars.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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City for sure except for Detroit, St.Louis, Memphis and Houston.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:20 PM
 
Location: The City
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Def Philly over Norristown - but people will prefer the city and the burbs

to me a lot is neighborhood to neighborhood and burb to burb
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:26 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Suburbs for me. Lived 2/3rd of my life in NYC but have been living in the LI suburbs for the past 15 years.

IMHO, for the majority of people the QOL is definitely better in the suburbs.
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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'Burbs yo. Get all the amenities of the city but a bigger and quieter living space, less crime, lower taxes and plenty of open areas to run/bike without having to dodge traffic/pedestrians.
I agree.
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:58 PM
 
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Definitely 'burbs. And if your commute wouldn't be miserable and there's some decent restaurants/pubs nearby, I'd even say exurbs.
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:16 PM
 
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What you rather live in the main central city or the suburbs?

New York City or Yonkers. Los Angeles or Glendale. Chicago or Elgin. Dallas or Plano. Philadelphia or Norristown.
A lot of those suburban examples have highly urban qualities. So, some suburbs could fulfill the needs of people, whether they like an urban or suburban environment.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:27 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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I would chose one of those rare, somewhat idyllic (and usually exclusive) hideaway neighborhoods right in the city core- walking distance to the heart of downtown- yet also in a quiet corner with a nice garden, beautiful architecture, trees and parkland nearby.

Of course that would be unobtainable in many cities unless you won the lottery but we are fortunate to have exactly that here, and it's a mighty fine city for us. We can keep our car parked and still easily access and enjoy everything that a big, safe and beautiful city has.

I will admit I'm not much of an apartment or high rise kind of guy- or at least have little experience with it, but a fine townhouse in a more urban location would suit me fine as well. I just gotta be able to walk or easily access transit to city/urban village amenities or I'm not feeling like I'm really living the kind of lifestyle that makes me happy.

Whenever I find myself in outlying suburbs dozens of miles from a city center I feel uncomfortable and it creeps me out- I always breath a sigh of relief when the skyline come into view upon our return home and we enter right into downtown to loop a mile away to our house.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:29 PM
 
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Depends on cost versus services. There is no way I would pay the current prices to live in the city of New York and downtown Manhattan. You get more for your money outside of the city. Plus New York actually makes it easier for people to live outside it's central core and take advantage of transit options not available in suburban areas in most other parts of the US.
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