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View Poll Results: What Size City/Area do you prefer?
Very Large (5 million+) 32 25.81%
Large (2 million-5 million) 19 15.32%
Mid-Sized (750k-2 million) 30 24.19%
Average (200k-750k) 19 15.32%
Small (40k-200k) 13 10.48%
Very Small/Rural (<40k) 11 8.87%
Voters: 124. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-23-2008, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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What size city/area do you prefer?

Personally I like larger metro areas with 1.5 million at least. Im talking about places like St. Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, etc. Where its a major city and there is enough going on to keep you busy if you want to be. I dont really like really large metro areas like NYC, Chicago, LA, but I would still live in one. I dont think I would ever live in a small metro area or a rural area. I have to be kind of in the middle of things, I dont like being in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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I like Metros over/around 3 million. Its big and it feels big, but not too big where it gets very inconvenient. Seattle(with around 3.5 mil) and San Diego(with around 3 mil) are perfect.
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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What size city/area do you prefer?

Personally I like larger metro areas with 1.5 million at least. Im talking about places like St. Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, etc. Where its a major city and there is enough going on to keep you busy if you want to be. I dont really like really large metro areas like NYC, Chicago, LA, but I would still live in one. I dont think I would ever live in a small metro area or a rural area. I have to be kind of in the middle of things, I dont like being in the middle of nowhere.
I prefer being in the middle of nowhere. I can make my own entertainment. I also like to read, which only means going into "town" once every couple of weeks to get to the public library. Cities are too noisy, too congested, and there's typically a "crime problem" although I must admit I've never PERSONALLY experienced any. I guess I just don't seem like a "victim" to the predators out there.
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Im not saying that I wouldnt live in a different size are but right now I prefer large metro areas. Also by the population I was mostly talking about the CSA (combined statistical area) population, but there is an exception for some cities/areas.

Currently I live in the Cleveland/Akron area (3 million) and I think the size of the metro is perfect for me. There is a lot of entertainment, people, diversity, things to do, but its not as busy and the larger metro areas like NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Ridgway/Saint Marys, PS
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I checked Very Small/Rural with less then 40,000 but that is not Verysmall by most people standards.

If I could, I would live in a town, somewhere between about 2,000 and 15,000 people as long as I have a good grocery store, basic needs store (clothes, medicine, paper/pen/stationery stuff) and decent telecommunications ervices.

I am more concerned with the quality of the land and life around me then how many people are aorund me.

I have lived in a town of 25K+ with a major college nearby along the New Hampshire Seacoast. I've lived in a town of 15,000 people along Florida's Sapce Coast. I've lived in a town of 13,500 people in "rural" Western North Dakota... I've gone to school in the fastest growing town in COnnecticut with a population of 13,000 people and I currently live in a Semi rural South Carolina town of 5850 people.

I liked North Dakota the best, almost more so then the state of Connecticut.. where I was born. North Dakota was beautiful, the people were wonderful, low cost of living and I felt so safe there.

Where you live is what you make of it.
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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I like any area from 2,000,000 people+.My top two favorite areas in the country are Greater Cleveland and Chicagoland.Cleveland has 450,000 people in the city and around 3,000,000 people in the CSA.Chicago has more then 2,800,000 people in the city and around 10,000,000 people in the metro.I like where I live now too,Colorado Springs.It has a population of more then 370,000 and the metro has around 600,000 people.And its 60 miles from Denver.So add Denver's and Colorado Springs's MSAs together and the population is around 3,000,000.I definetly like living in areas where there is a couple million people in the MSA.
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I checked Very Small/Rural with less then 40,000 but that is not Verysmall by most people standards.

If I could, I would live in a town, somewhere between about 2,000 and 15,000 people as long as I have a good grocery store, basic needs store (clothes, medicine, paper/pen/stationery stuff) and decent telecommunications ervices.

I am more concerned with the quality of the land and life around me then how many people are aorund me.
I checked the same one while thinking that 40,000 isn't really that small. I guess it all depends on your perspective. I have lived in towns with less than 500 people, to the outskirts of Dallas, Texas. I like the smaller areas myself. My county is 6,600 square miles and has a population of just over 73,000. The second largest city in the state is just 35K people. We are moving to a town of 1200 people in June and cannot wait. Nice town, nice people with great schools and actually in a few hours drive time I can be in Chicago. Best of both worlds really.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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I stop where the skyscrapers stop.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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I checked mid sized but thats not quite accurate. I hate East Coast-dense population- old cities. My Purgatory would be living in NYC. I like San Diego, around 2 million in the city but lower density. I never felt I was living on top of another person or on a noisy road. Philly is like a mini-NYC so I dislike it immensely.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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40K people isn't small, isn't particularly rural. There's 70 something people per sq. mile here, and that's too much for me. 0.10 per sq. mile is the closest I've found to having a low enough population for me...
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