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View Poll Results: Which lifestyle tends to make you feel most lonely?
Small town 15 20.83%
Suburbs 37 51.39%
Big city 20 27.78%
Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-09-2013, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I didn't say you did. You need to read the posts, unless you've suddenly become Komeht?

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Then you don't live in any kind of suburb that is being talked about here - which is generally understood to be autocentric suburbs of the latter half of the 20th century. An no, none of them just happened. They were meticulously planned, plotted, permitted, parceled, and promoted.
This is not Roseville. Roseville just happened. It was built as a stagecoach route. They didn't meticulously plan it, plot it, permit it, parcel it, and promote it. They needed a place for horses to stop and get some water and food before continuing on their way from the gold mines to Sacramento. No one on the Board of Real Estate Development of Roseville sat around in a room with a bunch of marketing guys and cooked up the gold rush and used that marketing material to sell them some real estate.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:11 PM
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Mine sure did just happen, started off as a village in the 1670's. Organically developed into a suburb after they put the rail line through in the 1800's.
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Then you don't live in any kind of suburb that is being talked about here - which is generally understood to be autocentric suburbs of the latter half of the 20th century. An no, none of them just happened. They were meticulously planned, plotted, permitted, parceled, and promoted.

Oh, so its your half-warm definition of suburb that is what is meant by "suburb". So someone will have to remove my vote from the poll because the suburb I live in isn't being talked about here.

Now I understand, just to clarify, the poll is really about the lonely-type suburbs versus the best non-dying cities - which is the loneliest? Can't wait to see the results on that one.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:36 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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None besides long visits, I've lived in multiple suburbs... Do my friends who grew up around me and moved to cities count, they tell me how much better it is and I've visited them first hand to see what they mean.
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That is what I thought. You have never lived in the city. Visiting is not the same.
I would tend to believe weetah. If he met lots of people from visiting and the people he knows have been able to meet people, what's wrong the observation? The fact many cities are transient can be a plus rather than a negative. A non-transisent population already has made their social circle or "settled down" in life. Many cities are full of young people who recently moved there after college. Easier to meet other similar young people looking to meet people.

On the Long Island forum, some 20 somethings moving posted for living suggestions, and many posters recommended living in the city instead most young people on Long Island are those that grew up here not so for the city. I have a friend who moved (originally from Washington) to Long Island and then got sick of it and moved to the city and deals with a remote commute. Finds it easier to be social.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:06 PM
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Living somewhere is not the same as visiting. Period. Observations are fine.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:07 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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This is bound to be subjective, and varies a lot depending on the specific location we're talking about, but according to you, do you find life in a typical rural small town, suburbia or the inner city or a major urban area the 'loneliest', in terms of social disconnect, lack of sense of a community, a general feeling isolation?
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