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Old 03-30-2015, 05:24 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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"red necks, white socks, and blue ribbon beer"
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:02 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Definitely hippyish compared to the other two choices ....... tiny Arcata CA would be one such place. Crazy, liberal, incredible redwood forests in the country's largest city park ....... low cost ganja for those who indulge ...... bagels for those who don't ........ ocean on one side, low mountains on the other ..... legally topless chicks in the town square, a university, elk herds not far north, etc.

Big box shopping is available down in nearby Eureka, just to the south.
Am very familiar with Arcata, so it's a good example how one person's 'paradise' might be another's 'poison'.

For example all that hippy "coolness" and "laissez-faire" attitude also attracts other elements as well.

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For the first time, the per capita number of violent crimes reported to the Arcata Police Department is greater than the national average.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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"red necks, white socks, and blue ribbon beer"
"ladies love country boys"
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:30 PM
 
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I'll say yuppies.

What can I say? Just give me a clean, quiet neighborhood, and that's the group most likely to have one, in my opinion.

I'm not looking for a big social life, so it's not the people that matter as much as the surroundings.
They're probably the ones must inclined to butt into your business though.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:39 PM
 
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Ordinary people with nice houses and normal to large sized yards, who walk and job and bike in the neighborhood. Those wouldn't be rednecks (believe me...I've seen redneck houses). Hippy houses would not be as nice, i would think. And I doubt they'd be into walking the dogs daily, biking for exercise, and such. So I guess yuppies, although I'm not one. But they would live in the neighborhoods I'd find nice.
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:48 AM
 
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Hippies are in tune with nature and walking dogs and biking is being with nature, so I'd say your perception on that is pretty wrong. I would find them the most inclined to be out and about like that. Yuppies will have to be dressed properly for the occasion lol
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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Hippies are proud of their pretentions.
Yuppies are proud of their overt success.
Rednecks are proud of their trucks and gun.


I've lived amongst all three (by way of California, New York and now North Carolina) in my life, and have to say I'll stick with the yuppies.

I don't aspire to be like them, but they are easiest to get along with.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Minnesota/ Las Vegas
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My feelings on life are:

Live and let live
Take pride in what you have and expect reasonable upkeep from your neighbors.
Be thoughtful of those who cannot help themselves, but expect able-bodied folks
to carry their own weight.
Live on less than you make
Don't infringe on the peace of others
Enjoy life along the way

So what category does this put me into?
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I'll say yuppies.

What can I say? Just give me a clean, quiet neighborhood, and that's the group most likely to have one, in my opinion.

I'm not looking for a big social life, so it's not the people that matter as much as the surroundings.
Ok, so if the yuppies have the manucured lawns, nice cars, keep their homes up, and care about having a nice neighborhood then I guess that would be my choice.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Utah
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They're probably the ones must inclined to butt into your business though.
The only reason I think yuppies would butt into my business would be if we weren't taking care of our house and yard, which we would be, so what else would they worry about? My dogs? They stay in a fenced yard if they're not indoors (which is most of the time) and are leashed whenever I leave the house with them, and they're well cared for, so one has any reason to butt into that. And I don't have a whole sled team of them...

What kind of car I drive isn't going to matter because I keep it in a garage.

I'd say my husband and I are the types who don't give people a reason to butt into our business.
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