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View Poll Results: Urban, rural, or suburban?
Urban 25 43.86%
Rural 18 31.58%
Suburban 14 24.56%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-29-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Default Urban, rural, or suburban?

Do you like urban, rural, or suburban areas best? Why?

Texas has a variety of each of these. I would like to see everyone's opinion.

In my opinion, rural areas are the best. I love the seclusion from the hustle and bustle of city life. Although I have lived in urban and suburban areas my entire life, my dream is to one day move to a small rural area. The only disadvantage to rural areas is lack of amenities and lack of employment opportunities.
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Derby, KS
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I voted rural too. Like I've said many times on this board, I grew up in a place where you could just leave your doors unlocked and your keys in your car. Why? Because you just didn't have to worry about it.

That just ain't the way it is here in DFW.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I grew up and currently live in suburbia. Once our kids are grown and out of the excellent schools they're in, I'd love to live in a condo or townhouse in urban Uptown Dallas. We shop and eat in the area and it's something I know I'd like. I don't think I'd like living out in a rural area - as bucolic as it all sounds, I think I'd go nuts living in the middle of no-where.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:44 PM
 
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I think it is true that you don't miss what you have until you loose it. I grew up rural and couldn't wait to go urban. Then spent way too long in suburbia (any time is too long to me), and been back to central city urban for 15+ years. I will drop down and kiss the ground when I can live in a small town/rural area again. But when that time comes, I'll know better how to appreciate it this time.
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:26 PM
 
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I think a smaller suburb is best. I've lived in suburbs and rural and I don't like rural. It's nice because you can kindof take it easy and not worry about crazy traffic and crime and people breaking into your car or house but it's so far away from everything and really pretty boring. I also think a huge big urban city can be bad too because you go from no crime or no traffic to heavy crime and heavy traffic... A small suburb maybe 30,000-40,000 population would be best IMO. I don't know, it just seems like everywhere you look it seems like things are going downhill... More traffic, more pollution, more crime, etc. Almost everywhere. Even here in Southern Indiana my high school that I just graduated from a little over a year ago is now supposively being over taken by thugs and trouble makers and a lot of the teachers are actually requesting to be sent somewhere else. I don't know if it's really THAT bad or what I haven't been back since but there were obviously some trouble makers around when I went there but it wasn't terrible. It makes you wonder how things are going to be in 20 years.
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Urban. I don't care for suburban areas at all much unless it's one of those older suburbs.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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No doubt about it, RURAL RULES!!!
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:25 PM
 
Location: New York City
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So far, it's exactly tied. All three -- urban, rural, and suburban -- have 7 votes.
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Old 09-02-2007, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by The Texan View Post
Do you like urban, rural, or suburban areas best? Why?

Texas has a variety of each of these. I would like to see everyone's opinion.

In my opinion, rural areas are the best. I love the seclusion from the hustle and bustle of city life. Although I have lived in urban and suburban areas my entire life, my dream is to one day move to a small rural area. The only disadvantage to rural areas is lack of amenities and lack of employment opportunities.

Without question, Texan, rural. I have travelled many of the "backroads" and FM roads (Farm to Market Roads, defined for non-Texans! LOL) and all else, and some of those little communities far off the beaten path are so full of a Texas/Southern ambiance that it almost makes one want to just thank God they live here. If that makes sense. *smiles*
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Old 09-02-2007, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Tetons, WY
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Glad to see not everyone picked rural...good...more land for me (right Kewgee??)
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