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View Poll Results: What are your feelings towards "the suburbs?"
I hate them very much. I hate almost everything about them. 26 16.35%
I don't care for them, but thats just my personality. No biggie. 65 40.88%
I like them. 44 27.67%
I love them, and could never live in a rural/urban area. 10 6.29%
Other. 14 8.81%
Voters: 159. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-03-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I just moved to a suburb like 10 miles outside the city. It's as dense as some areas of Queens here, except people are a lot friendlier here than where I've lived in the city. I can still drive less than a mile and have Mediterranean food, Indian, italian, german food, etc. My fiance's father calls it Manhattan here because of the density lol.
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:45 AM
 
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Suburbs are fine, but I was rather amused last year when gas prices spiked, and so many people living in suburbs began to whine about the cost of driving so much between their homes and jobs and schools and whatever else.

Look, if you live in an area where you rely upon using a lot of fuel to get around, you voluntarily subject yourself to whatever price spikes might happen. Don't whine about it.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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Not all suburbs are car-dependent places with new houses; we once lived in a place that was technically a suburb in the sense that it was outside of the core city limits, but most of the houses and buildings were built between 1900 and 1920 (with some earlier and some later), public transportation was great, and we could walk to everything we needed, groceries included. It was far more urban than some neighborhoods technically located within city limits. There are a range of suburbs out there.
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Not all suburbs are car-dependent places with new houses; we once lived in a place that was technically a suburb in the sense that it was outside of the core city limits, but most of the houses and buildings were built between 1900 and 1920 (with some earlier and some later), public transportation was great, and we could walk to everything we needed, groceries included. It was far more urban than some neighborhoods technically located within city limits. There are a range of suburbs out there.
Yeah, you even have suburbs that tend to be completely surrounded by the city itself. For example, Houston has Bellaire and West University.
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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I love my suburbs!! Where I live the people are very friendly and open minded. The traffic here is very light compared to most suburbs. We have great schools, excellent greenways, very diverse, the weather is perfect! and things aren't crowded at all.
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