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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer: Suburban, Urban or Rural?
Suburban 22 27.85%
Urban 22 27.85%
Rural 28 35.44%
Other (if I missed a designation) 7 8.86%
Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-16-2007, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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College towns are so much better than big cities, less expensive and more interesting. Nothing worse than a city with just the very rich and the poor. But when I look for an area I look for space, NO zoning and little to no infastructure. Just want to be 10 miles from a major highway and ideally have a stream, gas or oil well for power. Urban is like communism, suburban is taking urban control and lack of freedom and adding some space and greenery. Rural is and always will be the best way to live, nothing else even comes close. Although I only lived in a rural setting a few years before it was destroyed, that's how I want to live again.
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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you got it right tallrick !! its the old red state blue state, urban vs rural
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I don't know about red and blue = cause that's purple in my colouring book,
but Rural just hit the top of the chart!

And frankly, I am pleased for the moment.

So thanks to Tallrick and mayeagley!
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:40 PM
 
Location: At work
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I can see why Rural hit the top. If you were in an urban setting you would have better things to do (maybe a nice meal and entertainment) then be on this board on the Internet!
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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Default Good thread!

1-rural-This is where i truly feel home!

2-urban-I actually like "city-living", it's just a little too fast for me. It's not a good place to be living while poor or mired in poverty.

3-suburb-Never, ever want to be in the suburbs again! Living there is like living out a "Edward Scissorhands" movie!
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Rural does allow more autonomy and in some cases more security and less crime.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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It looks like the yearning for peace is equating to rural.

If we take the 3 other votes, we might get another tie for urban.

Wouldn't be lovely if we could have it all, a purple ribbon so to speak.

I'm here in rural wanting urban and whilst I was in total urban I longed for those open spaces where I could see the constellation(s).
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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I"m with Cil. I chose other because I like that small town but not too isolated environment.
Where I am now I'm far enough away where unless someone tells me what's going on by phone or I see it on the local evening news, I haven't a clue what's going on in town. But I'm not more than 25 minutes from a Taco Bell which is very important to me
But I know my neighbors in the immediate area and I can go out on my deck starkers and not worry about offending anyone when I want a bit of sun on a warmer day, and I have my own well for water and don't pay for sewer services. To me, except for the inability to get high-speed internet, it's almost perfect
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:36 PM
 
Location: N.H.
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I must say Rural. Well Within an HR of a city but my closest neighbor I want at least 1/2 mile away. If I look outside I don't want to see windows ANYMORE.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Definitely rural for me, I'm an outdoor person and love nature. I like where I live, I'm within 30 minutes of 3 cities. A nice country setting with more space than I really need. I don't have any restrictions here on what I can build,my neighbors are not close but yet not far away.Actually I could jump in my back yard pool nude and no one could see me...ain't life great...best be careful doing that though...lots of squirrels around here.
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