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View Poll Results: Which one would you rather live in?
Big City 36 48.65%
Small Town 17 22.97%
Rural Area 13 17.57%
ANOTHER PLANET! 8 10.81%
Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-30-2015, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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A perfect size city for me is with a population of 500,000 to 2.5 million.

I wouldn't shy away from cities with a population of 200,000 to 500,000 as long as they have a good amount of vibrancy, amenities, interesting culture(s), decent/reasonable COL, and a growing economy.

Btw, I picked big city. If there were more options along with a multiple vote, I would've also chosen inner suburb too.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:52 PM
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A perfect size city for me is with a population of 500,000 to 2.5 million.

I wouldn't shy away from cities with a population of 200,000 to 500,000 as long as they have a good amount of vibrancy, amenities, interesting culture(s), decent/reasonable COL, and a growing economy.

Btw, I picked big city. If there were more options along with a multiple vote, I would've also chosen inner suburb too.
I prefer big cities like NYC and LA. Big and vast. But as far as mid-size cities ranging from 200-500k, even those can be incredibly vibrant. Which I like.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:04 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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My vote, small town thats closeby to a big city. Its just what im use to. I enjoy the small town pace but have the option of dining, entertainment, nightlife ect within 40 minute drive or less. Perfect for me!

by small town, I mean $30k pop or less.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:47 AM
 
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If money was no hinderance a big city easily.
Grew up in a big city, would love to move back to the city (in my old neighborhood which is like a town
in itself) but the COL sky-rocketed. We always thought that as we reached retirement, we wanted
the amenities and excellent health care that a big city had to offer.
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Old 05-02-2015, 04:52 PM
 
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Grew up in a small town which has been a great experience. Formed strong bonds with friends and family.
But since my work is in the city, I'm young and single..the city has seemed more and more attractive.

I'm glad i've stayed in the burbs for the time that I have...but think its time to try something new!
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Small town! We live in a town of about 4.000 people in Michigan that is within a 40 minute drive to more urban, cosmopolitan, areas so it's just perfect. Safe, quiet, everyone knows everyone and looks out for each other...just some of the benefits of small town living. I also grew up in a small town in Ohio, so it's kind of in my blood, I guess.

We visited Chicago last weekend and had a great time enjoying all of the amenities. I think I could do the high rise, urban condo in the sky routine for about a year, just for something different, but then the idea of never being alone unless i was in my own little space would start to wear on me, I think, not to mention the lack of wide open nature areas for walking.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:58 PM
 
Location: The Middle of Nowhere
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Small town! We live in a town of about 4.000 people in Michigan that is within a 40 minute drive to more urban, cosmopolitan, areas so it's just perfect. Safe, quiet, everyone knows everyone and looks out for each other...just some of the benefits of small town living. I also grew up in a small town in Ohio, so it's kind of in my blood, I guess.

We visited Chicago last weekend and had a great time enjoying all of the amenities. I think I could do the high rise, urban condo in the sky routine for about a year, just for something different, but then the idea of never being alone unless i was in my own little space would start to wear on me, I think, not to mention the lack of wide open nature areas for walking.
I hate everybody knowing who I am.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I'd choose a small city, large town and live just outside. I'd like that small city to be a reasonable distance from a large(er) city.
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:55 PM
 
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Big cities or at least mid-sized cities. I grew up in a mid sized city (population around 600 000) and it had everything I needed. I can visit small towns for a short while but there's now way I can live in a small town permanently, it would be torture for me. But I love the entertainment, dining, shopping, and other convenient amenities and options in big cities. So I prefer big cities the most. But I voted for another planet because let's face it, our world is not a pretty place, at least with humans on it.
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