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Old 03-10-2018, 08:47 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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These days, I live on the threshold of exurban and rural, and it's grown on me. There's less crime, noise and traffic, and more space and privacy. I have all the basics nearby. One mile to my north is the nearest traffic signal, with a gas station, a dollar store and two restaurants at the intersection. Three miles to my south is another traffic signal at the intersection of a major arterial highway, with a supermarket, pharmacy, and several more restaurants and gas stations in the vicinity of the intersection. Two miles further south is full-blown suburbia, with several residential subdivisions and condo complexes centered on a large commercial development. In spite of all that, just two miles to my east is where all suburban and exurban development ends, and the landscape becomes completely rural. It's very easy for me to "get out of town" and take a Sunday drive down on the backroads in rural Georgia. As for the city, Atlanta is close enough for a day trip, but far enough away that the rural areas nearby will remain rural for a long time to come.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:56 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I don't necessarily want more friends my age. It's nice to have a few, since if you're around the same age as someone else you're more likely to be in a similar career stage and have more time to hang out, but for me, having similar interests and being able to hold intellectual conversations is a lot more important.
That all sounds very nice, but the reality is somewhat different. Most of us have friends near our own ages, so it seems.
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:48 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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These days, I live on the threshold of exurban and rural, and it's grown on me. There's less crime, noise and traffic, and more space and privacy. I have all the basics nearby. One mile to my north is the nearest traffic signal, with a gas station, a dollar store and two restaurants at the intersection. Three miles to my south is another traffic signal at the intersection of a major arterial highway, with a supermarket, pharmacy, and several more restaurants and gas stations in the vicinity of the intersection. Two miles further south is full-blown suburbia, with several residential subdivisions and condo complexes centered on a large commercial development. In spite of all that, just two miles to my east is where all suburban and exurban development ends, and the landscape becomes completely rural. It's very easy for me to "get out of town" and take a Sunday drive down on the backroads in rural Georgia. As for the city, Atlanta is close enough for a day trip, but far enough away that the rural areas nearby will remain rural for a long time to come.

The type of area you live in sounds perfect for me. Hopefully it's cheap to live in that kind of area. I like exurban areas with a suburb close by. I like space, privacy, less crime, and less noise. I hope living in somewhat of a exurban/rural threshold suits a young person like me.
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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That all sounds very nice, but the reality is somewhat different. Most of us have friends near our own ages, so it seems.
Yep. I know my position is an unpopular one, but I've always had friends of a variety of ages and I like it that way.
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:12 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Yeah Glendale, and Pasadena both are very perfect for me. The only thing is the fact that I lived in the Mojave in San Bernardino County, so I was just tired of the summers, so I moved to Santa Monica,winch is perfect for me as well. Many larger cities do not have all that Santa Monica has. I never have to leave the city, or drive. Those are the type of suburbs I like. the ones that are cities within themselves.
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:17 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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The thing I do not like about California is that every piece of civilization is a big city and suburban like the suburbs in NJ. California has a lot more open space and yet they have more crowded civilizations than NJ does. That is a reason why I would not prefer California as a first choice dream to live in. Also it is not worth the expensiveness of it either.
What makes things so crowded in California is how mountanous things are here. On paper there's a lot of land, but in reality its all bisected by mountains going any kind of way. it's not like the east coast where development can go unlimited, and makes it feel like things aren't so crowded.
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:17 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Yep. I know my position is an unpopular one, but I've always had friends of a variety of ages and I like it that way.
I don't find anything wrong with your position. Where ever did you get that idea?
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I don't find anything wrong with your position. Where ever did you get that idea?
Oh, I was interpreting "that all sounds very nice" as a polite way of saying "that's unrealistic". My mistake.
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Cities or at worst inner ring suburbs for me. I live in a lowrise in Downtown Phoenix right on the light rail and 3 bus lines and love it
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:44 AM
 
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Maybe you should look into a sunbelt city, they tend to be very suburban in layout but still have the amenities you'd expect of a city.
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