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Old 02-04-2017, 11:45 PM
 
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Personally I like the ease and slow pace of city life. Walking to work in seven minutes and being able to grab groceries or coffee in three minutes are awesome perks.
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:09 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Personally I like the ease and slow pace of city life. Walking to work in seven minutes and being able to grab groceries or coffee in three minutes are awesome perks.
Exactly! Although we have to drive about six miles to work, we can walk to everything else. Three to seven minutes away are several restaurants, pubs, coffee houses and shopping. 35 minutes walk puts us right in the heart of downtown for concerts, theater, museums, entertainment districts, conventions (Comic-Con, yeah, we definitely go- it's a blast!), professional sports and the bay. If we feel like we've walked enough, a cheap Uber/Lyft or transit puts us where we need to be in minutes.

Living in the city is way easier for older- we're 55 - than in the suburbs or rural areas if you actually like to get out and experience life, although we are way beyond our clubbing days buts that's about it.
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Inland FL
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I'm 24 and will never live in a big city.
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I think maybe the OP meant city life for the things that attract many young people rather than just city life. City life can mean different things to different people. Cities can have quiet neighborhoods with homes and backyards as well as bustling downtown areas. When I lived in Chicago, I lived in a quiet tree lined residential area that was kind of suburban looking but I could also take a bus or subway downtown to all kinds of entertainment.

To me, the best thing about a city is the variety it offers. Not everyone's cup of tea but a city can satisfy all kinds lifestyles no matter what age.
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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I don't think you're ever too old for urban living. I do think that if you want to raise children there may be some challenges of urban living. Mostly quality of public schools, potentially lack of space i.e. no backyard, and issues of safety (both crime and just traffic wise).
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:22 PM
 
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For me? Never. I've lived in a city for over 70% of my time on earth. The other 30% drove me nuts.
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Old 04-27-2017, 11:26 AM
 
Location: 01945
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Never. I am apart of an eclectic group.
Ages vary from 18-71.
We all come from a very diverse lifestyle yet we all get along quite well.
I for one don't ignore the elders. For even in their age they possess knowledge of which I've yet to learn
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Old 04-27-2017, 12:40 PM
 
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When you have grade school kids.
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Old 04-27-2017, 03:29 PM
 
Location: DC
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Never, especially if you are child free. Seriously city life just changes. You end up going to more jazz clubs and classical concerts. You mellow out, but you still dine out and go out. You may party less, but you still have fun. The suburbs remain boring and unappealing if you are a city person. Too steeped in child-centric family culture. If you never want kids, the city and its amenities remains the ideal place to be.
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Old 04-27-2017, 03:33 PM
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Over 85.
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