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Old 08-03-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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It's because I have no access to a big city at all. This is why I came here to vent and let all of you who live within at least two hours of a big city know how boring small town living really is and how you should count your blessings to be near excitement. I was gonna move to atl in september but with a family crisis I am gonna have to postpone my big move. Now I am stuck here with no life and nothing that is fun to entertain mature adults. I am not selfish I just wish I had more oppurtunities around me like those that you usually find in big cities like new york, LA, or atlanta. This post may not make any sense to you all but I those of us who are stuck in small town america will understand my frustrations lol.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I live in a town of 400 3 1/2 hours from the nearest city, St. Louis.

We have a couple gas stations, a few churches, and 2 restaurants.

Trust me, I know how you feel.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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So, please tell us all what a big city has that a small town doesn't, besides more people and places to indulge in the consumerism lifestyle.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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So, please tell us all what a big city has that a small town doesn't, besides more people and places to indulge in the consumerism lifestyle.

Well let's start with clubs. My city only has two and one is for hardcore rap fans and the other is for country heads and I am neither. So I am leftout of social clubs because I do not relate to either of these type of crowds.

And then there is the job market which sucks bad. If you don't have a degree you only other options are walmart or burger king basically. But when I live in nyc Iwas a csr in phone sales and made good money. But I don't have that option here. Because the jobs market is limited and sucks.

There is just so much more culture, diversity , and excitement in the larger cities that I am missing so bad. Many people love the slow pace life of small town living but not me.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:02 PM
 
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Most big cities aren't all that great. Take Chicago for instance, huge traffic, high cost of living, rude people, endless ghettos, high crime, childish behavior among adults, and congestion. And for what? Just so you can be "entertained" by nightclubs and sports. People act as if you can't find that stuff in some small cities or some small towns. Also, many big cities have crappy job markets. Portland, Oregon and Vegas come to mind.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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^^Well my choice was gonna be atlanta due to low cost of living and me already having a few friends there. I lived in nyc and I loved every second of it but it really was too expensive for me. The crowds didn't bother me that much because I saw it as me having more options to meet different types of people. IN my city there really isn't too much sport stuff to attend outside of highschool games and since I hate kids I would not enjoy those events lol.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Nashville
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If you want a large city [25th largest in the US] that is close to you with plenty of night life, a good economy and a reasonable cost of living you can't do better than Music City USA! [Nashville]

Last year Nashville was voted the 'Smartest place to live'.

50 Smart Places to Live - Kiplinger.com
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Gringolandia
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Most big cities aren't all that great. Take Chicago for instance, huge traffic, high cost of living, rude people, endless ghettos, high crime, childish behavior among adults, and congestion. And for what? Just so you can be "entertained" by nightclubs and sports. People act as if you can't find that stuff in some small cities or some small towns. Also, many big cities have crappy job markets. Portland, Oregon and Vegas come to mind.

I don't want to be rude, but I think this comment is just ignorant. First of all the idea that the job market isn't generally better in large cities than in small towns a long way from anywhere is just wrong, wrong, wrong.

Second, the idea that there aren't neighborhoods in almost all cities that aren't full of rude childish criminally minded people is just stupid. There are wonderful areas in most cities.

Also surprisingly, traffic is not all that bad in some neighborhoods. If a person can find a job not so far from where they live, traffic doesn't have to be bad at all.

And last, you seem to think there is something wrong with someone wanting to spend their money on having a good time. Personally, I'm a very thrifty person, but I see no problem with other people wanting to spend money on entertainment.

I'm sure lots of people love little towns with nothing to do except things that center around church or family. But to think that is the only way people should be living is kind of dumb.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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I hear you! I live in a small town with nothing but a skate park ive outgrown and i movie theatre. I drive 40 minutes to the biggest city nearby and all that there is is two gay night clubs, one of which has been closed, and a mall. First of all, im not gay and i dont enjoy shopping ALL the time. Bigger cities have clubs for people older than 21, big concert halls, pro sports stadiums, and some even have access to open water. lol. stuck in the desert with nothing to amuse myself. You are not alone!!! : ) : )
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:03 PM
 
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So, please tell us all what a big city has that a small town doesn't, besides more people and places to indulge in the consumerism lifestyle.
OK I'll tell you.
1) Opportunity
2) Opportunity
3) Opportunity
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