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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 04-14-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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The closest grocery store to us is a 30 mile roundtrip.

The County Sheriff has told us that if we call for help, it would take 20 to 30 minutes to get to us.

We have no fire Department.

And, we love it.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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I like them,not going to lie.
Not more than the city but there is something nice about the suburbs as well,it's nice to have the slower pace once in awhile and sometimes the suburbs are in great areas with lots to offer.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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The closest grocery store to us is a 30 mile roundtrip.

The County Sheriff has told us that if we call for help, it would take 20 to 30 minutes to get to us.

We have no fire Department.

And, we love it.
Whaddya do when you want a pizza delivered or take-out Chinese?
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Whaddya do when you want a pizza delivered or take-out Chinese?
Doesn't happen.

We had a Pizza Oven put in - so we do our own pizza
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Earth at the moment
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Here in Sweden, example Gothenburg, the suburs can destroy the reputation a bit...
In other places like the US my way of seeing the suburbs is like a town that increses the house amount around the city, and to me the suburbs seems like towns that mostly consists houses.
But I don't really know anything about the suburbs to be honest.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Here in Sweden, example Gothenburg, the suburs can destroy the reputation a bit...
In other places like the US my way of seeing the suburbs is like a town that increses the house amount around the city, and to me the suburbs seems like towns that mostly consists houses.
But I don't really know anything about the suburbs to be honest.

Interesting...I had heard from foreigners that suburbs mean something completely different in other countries. What exactly are they over there?
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Does the NYC metro area have any of that new urbanist stuff? It looks like a pretty awesome place to call home.

I'm at a stage in my life where the suburbs offer nothing for me. Maybe when I have kids I will reconsider them.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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What do you consider new urbanist stuff?
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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Interesting...I had heard from foreigners that suburbs mean something completely different in other countries. What exactly are they over there?
In Europe, a lot of suburbs are considered slums. The suburbs of Paris for example is where all the various Arab and African immigrants are concentrated while the city is more wealthy and homogeneous. America is heading in that direction as well.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Generally suburbs offers a cleaner, safer environment to those that don't want to live in the city. Not to mention suburbs usually have better schools and better shopping. Therefore, I see nothing wrong with suburbs.
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