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Old 03-28-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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Anyone who lives in the city can call themselves an urbanite no matter where they were born.
I live in the city but do not call myself an urbanite simply because I do not care.
Wow, I am in awe of your careless attitude.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:08 AM
 
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Wow, I am in awe of your careless attitude.
I have an attitude about the carelessness of your awe...

I was born in the city; rode the "white flight" wave to the suburbs until I was 18; went back to the city for college to an urban university; have lived in an urban area since graduation.

Like some have stated before, it doesn't really matter where you are born because that doesn't involve a personal choice. The more important factor is the type of environment you choose as an adult - urban, suburban, or rural.
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:41 AM
 
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I have an attitude about the carelessness of your awe...

I was born in the city; rode the "white flight" wave to the suburbs until I was 18; went back to the city for college to an urban university; have lived in an urban area since graduation.

Like some have stated before, it doesn't really matter where you are born because that doesn't involve a personal choice. The more important factor is the type of environment you choose as an adult - urban, suburban, or rural.
Well-said. I don't know why some people act like your birthplace should dictate your lifestyle when you're older.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Wow, I am in awe of your careless attitude.
I am in awe of your dumb thread.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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Well, I've been raised in the suburbs, but without an SUV and within walking distance of a railroad station. I was born right in the old heart of the city, at Pennsylvania Hospital, the oldest in America!
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'd bet most people raised in the 'burbs were also born in the city. The hospitals in the city are typically better than their suburban counterparts. So, if they're born in the city but raised in the 'burbs, are they urbanites or suburbanites?

This thread is dumb.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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An absolutely true urbanite was born, raised, lives, loves and plans on dying in the same city.

Sorry to Newark.. i didn't feel the same way
But I did live there my whole life until I was 18. Then I went to college in Newark living in Jersey City until i was 27 (graduated at 22). But i lived there for an extra 5 years after my graduation because my daughter was born a week before my graduation and I had to get married and all that jazz... and the rent in JC is pretty good!
But i was 27 until i was out of a city because i wanted my daughter to go to a good public school.

I say i was a pretty big urbanite for a big chunk of my life.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I was born, raised, and live for 28 years in NYC. We raised our kids on LI and lived there for 20 years. I am pretty much torn between the two because I liked both, but either would be fine right now.

I don't consider Naples, Florida, to be a real "city".
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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I was born and raised in the city of Newark, NJ. A very urban Northeast city in the NYC metro.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I'd bet most people raised in the 'burbs were also born in the city. The hospitals in the city are typically better than their suburban counterparts. So, if they're born in the city but raised in the 'burbs, are they urbanites or suburbanites?

This thread is dumb.
I think he just means where you where raised.
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