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Old 04-03-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Probably, where we grow up has a big effect on our lives. Though some people grow up in suburbia and prefer suburbia when they grow up, I was not one of those people. I never fit in with that suburbia lifestyle. I recently took my wife to where I grew up and she was able to see why I was happy to move away from where I grew up.
What was the suburbia lifestyle?
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:53 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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What was the suburbia lifestyle?
Oh, you know. . Drive to work, drive home from work, swill beer, watch DWTS, rinse, lather, repeat! Go out to eat at Chili's once a week, go to the local cineplex, wife swapping, etc. While the urban lifestyle is walk or take transit to work, walk or take transit home, stopping by several businesses/coffee shops along the way, eating dinner at some bistro accompanied by some frou-frou wine from the south of France, then going to volunteer at the soup kitchen for the rest of the evening. Rinse, lather, repeat. Go out to upscale Ethiopian restaurant every two days, go to local indy theater four times a week after soup kitchen, etc.

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Old 04-03-2014, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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What was the suburbia lifestyle?
Virginia Beach is the suburbia lifestyle. Drive to do anything, transit doesn't exist. Chain restaurants are considered fine dining. And the mall is the closest you get to having a shopping area to walk around at.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Virginia Beach is the suburbia lifestyle. Drive to do anything, transit doesn't exist. Chain restaurants are considered fine dining. And the mall is the closest you get to having a shopping area to walk around at.
I grew up in a big city. My lifestyle was largely...

-8 hours of school
-Practice/school clubs
-Homework
-TV
-Bed
-Riding bikes
-Nickelodeon on weekends
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:00 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Virginia Beach is the suburbia lifestyle. Drive to do anything, transit doesn't exist. Chain restaurants are considered fine dining. And the mall is the closest you get to having a shopping area to walk around at.
Odd. I don't remember many chain restaurants in suburbia. Maybe it's a southern thing?
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I grew up in a big city. My lifestyle was largely...

-8 hours of school
-Practice/school clubs
-Homework
-TV
-Bed
-Riding bikes
-Nickelodeon on weekends
That's cool, that sounds like quite an active day schedule.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Odd. I don't remember many chain restaurants in suburbia. Maybe it's a southern thing?
There's no shortage of Outbacks, Red Lobsters and Applebee's in the Philadelphia suburbs.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Odd. I don't remember many chain restaurants in suburbia. Maybe it's a southern thing?
In Virginia Beach, they are everywhere. Throughout the Southeast it is loaded with chain restaurants and fast food places.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:10 AM
 
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That's cool, that sounds like quite an active day schedule.
I think the point is that those are things kids do both in City and in Burb. About the only thing an City might offer is that teenagers are less stranded at home that the burbs due to public transit, but most people get cars as soon as they can afford them.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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In Virginia Beach, they are everywhere. Throughout the Southeast it is loaded with chain restaurants and fast food places.
That's most of America, not just the Southeast. Most Americans are working to working middle class and eat at places that cater to families. Saturday night dinner at Applebee's may set a family of 5 back, say, $70 or $80 (dessert included). That's easily an alcohol budget for a lot of white collar professionals in Manhattan per outing.
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