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View Poll Results: Urban or Rural?
City / Urban 70 64.22%
Country / Rural 39 35.78%
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Unread 02-03-2008, 10:43 AM
 
Location: moving again
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definently an urban area! i love the culture of big cities and the events that go on and the food you can get and everything about it amazes me. However i think this poll may be slightly biased because this is 'city-data.com'
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Unread 02-03-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Outer Space
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Same for me. I prefer the city, or at least close enough (10-ish miles) to a major city. Heck, for me a city/town with 25k is the country.
Really. I can't imagine living outside a major metro area (500k+). No real job opportunities for me or my husband. Isolation. Schools don't offer the programs I want for my daughter. Insular townsfolk. Nah. I am sure for some people, it is great, but just not for me.
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Unread 02-03-2008, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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The largest city Ive lived in had only 150K people, and I enjoyed it. Ive lived both near large cities (currently in a metro with 9 million people) and have lived in the country (between Dixon, IL and Oregon, IL) and I prefer the urban/suburban lifestyle MUCH more.
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Unread 02-03-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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I am a person of extremes. I live in the city but I also love the country. Either would be fine but no middle for me--I never want to live in the suburbs boxed in by strip malls.
My position also! Cities and rural areas both have their strengths and charms as well as their problems. Suburbs offer the problems of the city combined with the problems of the country!
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Unread 02-03-2008, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Coast of MS
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I'm from a big city and have lived in other big cities. I hate traffic mostly. High crime, yes. I like little city with big city qualities.

I lived in Gulfport, MS and loved it. Population about 71k. If I needed something that I couldn't get, I'd drive to New Orleans, which I never had to do unless I wanted a hand grenade from the french quarter lol.
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Unread 02-04-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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I can't imagine living in a rural area, DRIVING through rural areas of central CA was enough to bore me. Needless to say, I prefer the lifestyle large cities have to offer..
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Unread 02-04-2008, 12:10 AM
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We have lived in Charlotte, N. C., Denver, CO and Fayetteville, N. C. etc. but I never liked living so close to other people. I can go out in my yard and work for hours and never get close enough to speak to another person. I see traffic go by and see the neighbors in their yards, but thank goodness I am far enough away to have my privacy. I really hated to go outside my home in Charlotte and the neighbor was so close as to comment on what I was doing. Sometimes it is nice to just work in the dirt, privately.
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Unread 02-05-2008, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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We have lived in Charlotte, N. C., Denver, CO and Fayetteville, N. C. etc. but I never liked living so close to other people. I can go out in my yard and work for hours and never get close enough to speak to another person. I see traffic go by and see the neighbors in their yards, but thank goodness I am far enough away to have my privacy. I really hated to go outside my home in Charlotte and the neighbor was so close as to comment on what I was doing. Sometimes it is nice to just work in the dirt, privately.
Yes, I too value my privacy. I don't want to be close to neighbors - it just seems to bring more problems. I mind my own business and would like the same in return. I don't personally care what my neighbors do and I wish they wouldn't take an interest in what I do.
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Unread 02-05-2008, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I hauled my ass out of the suburbs at 18 and I'm not going back. The city is where I was meant to be.
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Unread 02-05-2008, 11:05 AM
 
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I hauled my ass out of the suburbs at 18 and I'm not going back. The city is where I was meant to be.
My parents hauled my ass INTO the suburbs (From the city) at age 13, and I realized immediately that as soon as I was self-supporting I would always live in the city!
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