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Old 04-27-2017, 03:41 PM
Status: "Be yourself. What's the alternative?" (set 19 days ago)
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I like cities so I don't care much about living in a natural setting. I grew up in a smaller city, but it was still a real city. We had access to a lot, but we had nature close by, a short trip to the country or river, etc. I guess that's been my ideal, having both at some level.
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:58 PM
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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The natural setting of my surroundings is important to me, and as one who appreciates trees and water, Atlanta delivers very well. Visiting arid places out west is interesting and enjoyable for short durations, but coming back to the lush green vegetation of the South is a pleasure.

Many of the most spectacular settings in this country, however, are in locations that are not so practical for everyday living for most people. They often have few jobs, a high cost of living, or both. Atlanta and similar cities in the Southeast Piedmont are not generally spectacular, but they are visually appealing with significant outdoor opportunities and decent enough weather to enjoy these the majority of the year. I would concur with other posts that many western cities such as Denver are often not quite as attractive on a micro level, due to the more arid environment.
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:46 PM
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I'm proud to not be an outdoors type. I'm a born and bred New Yorker in exile, so I don't care if I'm driving past the 14000 foot mountains out here or across the flat dreariness of the neighboring states. You've seen one mountain, you've seen em all.
Good. If everybody were outdoorsy, the trails would be more crowded.
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