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Old 05-15-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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Hi all! I'm interested, what's better in your opinion, living downtown or living in a suberb or in a small town? I mean prices, job opportunity, overall situation and spirit condition.

thanks!
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:50 PM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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All depends: could be any of the above for me, though I generally despise suburbs. If it is full of cookie cutter neighborhoods, alot of congestion, too many kids, a preponderance of strip malls and chains that make up the businesses, and heavy traffic (which I have zero tolerance for if it isn't coming to/out of an urban center), then I'll just as well prefer living in the tundra. There are exceptions, as some suburbs have character, but then again those are generally for the very affluent.
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:09 PM
 
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are suburbs of big cities and small towns located nearby alike? or they are completely different?
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I enjoyed living in the city (Chicago) when I was single and childless. Though I did miss having a lawn to cut and the privacy of a home.

Since having a son, I could never EVER again live in the city. It's such a different world to me now. Things that mattered to me then, such as going to concerts and the nightlife scene are no longer important. I now look for dog parks, safe streets with sidewalks, and a little space!

In this area, everything is expensive. City Condos are just as expensive as suburban houses, and job opportunities are plentiful in both. My family is currently looking for the right mix of city/country. A good size city with houses that have a bit of land not more then 25-30 min away. And affordable. Does this place exist???
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:32 AM
 
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I enjoyed living in the city (Chicago) when I was single and childless. Though I did miss having a lawn to cut and the privacy of a home.
Hey, dsv, come on over to my house, you can mow my lawn! I live in a city neighborhood with mostly 44' lots, but my lot is 66' for some reason. I was disappointed because I hate to care for lawns, but we liked the rest of the place so we bought it anyway! Meanwhile, I've taken up about 1/3 of the lawn and replaced it with trees, shrubs, and groundcover. Hope to take up some more this summer!
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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A cupcake city like Charlotte is probably just like a suburb. A ballsy suburb like Tonawanda is probably just like a city, except nicer.

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