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Old 12-14-2006, 03:17 PM
 
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Personally, I'm not into Raleigh shopping and lights much. Give me a good acre away from the hustle and bustle - someplace nice and quiet and I'm happy.

How 'bout you?
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I am definitely a city girl who likes the bright lights and big city amenities. But at the same time I cherish time to step away from all the hooha and just be alone in the quiet of the country. I don't think they have to be mutually exclusive.
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:43 PM
 
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I agree. I was born and raised in the stix but now live in the city. I can appreciate both although the older I get the more bored I get in the country.
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I like the country for living and the city for shopping and dining. So give me both.
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:02 PM
 
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I guess I'm with the rest of you. I was born and raised in the country and prefer to live there. I do however, enjoy all the things a city has to offer. I guess my ideal situation is to be no more than 20-30 minutes outside a small to medium sized city. I hope to be able to that somewhere near Asheville. My visits seem to indicate that I will find that happy medium. I enjoy that now only looking for milder winters and lower taxes.
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:02 PM
 
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I didn't make my post clear enough. I like both places too, but I wanted to know which place you prefer living in? As in having your house in?

Do you like a city house with smaller yard maybe - or a country house with space around you?
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:10 PM
 
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I prefer a country house with land and privacy, a view is a plus , but privacy is a must!
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:46 PM
 
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I want a small craftsman or bungalow home in the city. I don't really want a large yard but a small one to tinker on would be nice.
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:03 PM
 
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Although I stated I want a piece of land and privacy, I care not to have too much lawn. We presently own three properties two side by side in the village ( Deb's gallery and our home next door, plus our cabin). The one lawn is almost 3/4 of an acre. Way too much work. Seems like I can barely keep up most of the time. I'm looking for a hillside property this time. Something I can leave mostly natural.
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:21 PM
 
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City Slicker, 100%. Was born and raised in the suburbs and escaped 11 years ago. Yahoo!
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