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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 04-15-2009, 03:53 PM
 
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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.
Not all of the suburbs of Paris are slums, some are quite nice and quaint and have little town centers with main amenities. To get to them you might have to ride a train through some not so good areas, but middle class suburban living in Europe is not something unheard of. It's just not "the only way" of life for the families like it it in the US, so the population is not segregated by age-group, family status, etc, like it is between US cities and suburbs with families mainly living in suburbs and young adults, 'empty-nesters', gays and the poor occupying the cities.
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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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.
That's because Paris and other European cities didn't buy wholesale into the car culture the way the US did. Their prime residential locations are those that are closest to the center of town. The business, commercial, cultural and recreational amenities are much more accessible when you live in the middle of it.
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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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.
Doesn't have to be this way. Wasn't that way in the past, and isn't that way in other industrialized nations.
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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An unnatural attempt to capture the qualities of the city with that of the villages and rural communities, which just results in an unholy bastardization. The suburbs, being completely planned and manufactured, are obviously not fit for natural human existence without an aid like a car.
Yeah, because urban settings are nature made. Are you a bunch of keebler elves living in trees?
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Yeah, because urban settings are nature made. Are you a bunch of keebler elves living in trees?
People have been living "in the city" or "in the country" for thousands of years. The suburbs, where you need a car to live, are a modern invention.
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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People have been living "in the city" or "in the country" for thousands of years. The suburbs, where you need a car to live, are a modern invention.
yeah you don't have access to the farm, AND you don't have access to a grocery store... just residential havens for the most part. Maybe it is a biological reason why I hate them . I feel at ease in the city or the country though.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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What is the general feeling you have about "the suburbs?"

I live in a very affluent suburb and love it. I wouldnt trade living here for the world.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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Yeah, because urban settings are nature made. Are you a bunch of keebler elves living in trees?
Urban settings have developed since human populations first began to grow, and they were first developed to accommodate humans as opposed to machines.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Urban settings have developed since human populations first began to grow, and they were first developed to accommodate humans as opposed to machines.
So, no Keebler Elves then?
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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I live in a very affluent suburb and love it. I wouldnt trade living here for the world.
Fair enough, but more to the question: If you lived in an affluent city neirghborhood would you love it just as much? Why / why not?
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