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Where Do You Like To Live?  
User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

Hello,

I'm bored and wondered where you like to live. For me it has to be in the countryside. I can lie in bed and hear only birds and go for nice long bike rides through lots of hidden tracks. The brilliant thing about my location is I can be in a major town in 10-15 minutes so I can still go out and have a good time but enjoy the country lifestyle. Lots of my friends are city people and would never swap it, how about you? An added bonus is living just off the flightpath of a busy international airport, when they're landing this way you don't hear them but get some impressive views and when they're taking off it's heavies galore then 757's a plenty,

Sam Smile


Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

I'm a city guy personally. I like to go out to the country on the weekends sometimes to relax but that's it. When I go for a run in the mornings I need to be dodging traffic and people otherwise it just wouldn't be the same.

User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

I'm a big-city guy, no question. I was raised in NYC and have always felt in my element in huge conurbations. The smallest city I've ever lived in was Luxembourg (pop. 120,000). A beautiful place but way too small and provincial. Brussels with slightly more than a million inhabitants is just about right, not big but not a backwater, either.

I can't stand the countryside, at least here in NW Europe. The huge plain extending all the way from Normandy to Russia is an excruciatingly boring landscape. It's full of stinking livestock, potatoes, rednecks, and conservatives.

Not all large cities are to my liking (Glasgow, Warsaw, Rotterdam...  yuck  ), but I've yet to see any village where I would voluntarily live for any significant time.


User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2071 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

City for now. I realize that might change when I get older.


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Quoting A340600 (Thread starter):
I'm bored and wondered where you like to live. For me it has to be in the countryside. I can lie in bed and hear only birds and go for nice long bike rides through lots of hidden tracks. The brilliant thing about my location is I can be in a major town in 10-15 minutes so I can still go out and have a good time but enjoy the country lifestyle.

Likewise! I leave my front door at home, walk across the village green and before me there are fields and then Dartmoor; miles and miles of nothing but open moorland and the occasional sheep, cow or pony. The other way though and, in half an hour I'm in Plymouth city centre. I love going out on long walks, or taking my mountain bike off over the hills; you can be out all day and not see another person, it's beautiful.

Currently I'm spending the majority of my time in North Birmingham due to University. Here I look out of my windows and see nothing but roof tops, tower blocks and the droll roar of the M6 vaguely in the breeze. It's not me, I would go mad if I had to spend all my time here - it's so nice to get back to Devon for some fresh air and peace. Another thing is the light - it never gets dark here, there is so much light pollution which also means that you hardly ever get to see the stars as you would from the country.


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

While I'm really enjoying living in Seattle right now, I think in the long-term I'm more of a small college town type. The culture of the big city in a more manageable and less chaotic setting is where it's at for me. Gotta be close to outdoor stuff too...


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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Quoting Toast (Reply 2):
I'm a big-city guy, no question

Yes. My ideal place would be to live within a 6-8 mile distance from a major airport

Quoting Toast (Reply 2):
It's full of stinking livestock, potatoes, rednecks, and conservatives.

my exact complaint about living in the Suburbs, save the potatoes. I must escape this misery

Quoting A340600 (Thread starter):
An added bonus is living just off the flightpath of a busy international airport,

yep, one of the reason why I like the city. The city has a vibe to it, it doesnt feel boring, I could care less about the peaceful, solitude cliche. The rural areas/suburbs just suck.



"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Quoting A340600 (Thread starter):
An added bonus is living just off the flightpath of a busy international airport

Definitely one of the reasons I enjoy living in the big city right now--I can see just about everything approaching SEA from my bedroom windows when the traffic flow is to the south. If I've got nothing to do, I just throw on liveatc.net and have myself a nerdy afternoon.



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 7):
If I've got nothing to do, I just throw on liveatc.net and have myself a nerdy afternoon.

that sounds like my regular day. I would think since most of us are aviation enthusiasts we would appreciate living in a large area so we could see some aircraft.



"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 8):
I would think since most of us are aviation enthusiasts we would appreciate living in a large area so we could see some aircraft.

But in the less populated areas the military come out to play with their latest expensive toys. Now that can be interesting  Wink



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

I like where I'm living right now...in ADL. It has all the big city conveniences, an airport (which I can see from my front door) and very few traffic jams. I live 11 kms from the city centre, and it takes me around 15 minutes to get there...in rush hour. The city centre is also very nice with many parks and gardens. We also have a great public transport system, though it can be improved a bit.
The cost of living is also cheaper compared to other Australian cities like SYD, PER and MEL. So yeah, I love this place. Now if only they bring back the F1 grand prix..this place will have it all Big grin



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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

I currently live in the suburbs-it's a good place to live, but other than the landscaping and water, there isn't a whole lot of natural beauty. When i get older I'll probably initially live in a city-I love NYC, my hometown, but there is no way its doable on a regional salary. Eventually when I settle down I want a nice piece of land in the Pacific northwest (read:PAE/BFI/RNT). A private airstrip in the back has always been a fantasy of mine.


"Reality is wrong, dreams are for real." -Tupac
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 8):

that sounds like my regular day.

Hah! It's good fun to be sure, I'm just much more interested in music than I am in aviation, so it's pretty much a "less talk, more rock" policy around here as far as my speakers are concerned. It is pretty cool listening to ATC when you can see the planes being flown by the pilots you're listening to online though.



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User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

When I was younger I'd love the story The Wind in the Willows. I always imagined what it would be like in my mind so many times. So, I guess I'd really love to live in the countryside somewhere. I love to be around animals (goats, ducks, chickens, lambs). I also live the wide open spaces and the vastness that one gets to experience.


Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

I like the 303 (DEN) but I'm having 030 (TXL) withdrawls.

Advantages of Denver:
Big city and big mountains
Lots of bars
Great flight connections
Sunshine
Boulder

Why Denver sucks:
Too much driving and not enough light rail
Cultural events lacking at times


Why Berlin rules:
Bigger city
Tons of bars
No car needed
Culturally rich

Why Berlin sucks:
It's flatter than KS
No Snow and plenty of overcast days

I'll be back soon enough though!


User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

I will admit it - I like rural surburbia. We live far enough out of the city that we get all kinds of birdies and critters in our yard. Our neighbourhood owns 300 acres and much of it is protected greenbelt. I have 70 year old trees in my yard. It's pretty quiet too. I really like it.

We are about 30-45 minutes out of downtown Seattle. The closest reasonable shopping is about 15 minutes' drive away. There's no public transportation near me - I'd have to go into town and get a bus from there.

Occasionally I think I'd like to live in a city. I lived right downtown Toronto for a while and it was neat to be able to walk anywhere. And so many shops and restaurants so close! But I don't like the big city. I find crowds intimidating.



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User currently offlineSiren From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 313 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

I enjoy the suburbs of San Francisco. They're pretty old (about 50 years), and not much development has taken place since then on the Peninsula. As a result, lot sizes are pretty small, things aren't as spread out as they would be in Los Angeles, or Phoenix for example. Especially if you live near the downtown areas of the suburb cities, everything is easily accessible, parking is not abundant but obtainable, and there are more BMWs per capita here than any other part of the United States... and my benchmark for civilization is the presence of BMWs.

Now, if I had to choose between suburb or downtown city if it was any other metropolitan area, I'd go for the downtown big city, no question.


User currently offlineOzair From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 846 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 10):
I like where I'm living right now...in ADL

Moved to ADL in June and have been pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoy the place. I lived here when I was a lot younger and it still has the big town small city feel.

Overall best place though would be in England about an hour south of London. My brother in law lived there for a couple of years and it was the perfect location! Quiet rural area but still close to I think the greatest city in the world.


User currently onlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26426 posts, RR: 76
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 6):

my exact complaint about living in the Suburbs, save the potatoes. I must escape this misery

Well, it doesn't help that Redlands is really f'ing hot.

As I have gotten older, I appreciate more the suburbs I grew up in. Great weather all year round, not crowded and close enough to Los Angeles to not feel isolate. Still, I have always felt more comfortable in big cities. Having lived in Los Angeles, London, Boston and New Orleans, I have gotten the run of different types of big cities and L.A. is the one that kept a hold of me. Great weather, lots of things to do, close to everything. The only downside is the crap public transport.



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User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 814 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

I NEED to live in a big city. I thought trying out a rural place would be nice but this is trying me insane. I can't stand Davis and its quietness. San Diego is fun but I also need to live near a MAJOR airport so I can travel easier. Lived in Taipei for quite some time then moved to San Francisco for a year and down to Los Angeles then back up to Davis for college.  Smile List of cities I've been and I like: Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, Tokyo, and finally, I really wanna live in Auckland, NZBig grin



Peace,
foppish bum



I'm a Taiwanese-American living in NYC and LA.
User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9191 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Suburbs to a major city, but I would not mind living downtown or within a residential district within a city. Although... I would like to have a nice big house on a decent tract of land just outside the city  Smile

As far as cities to live near, I am looking towards Philly, Baltimore or DC (Maryland side).



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

Somewhere that isn't known JUST known for it's 9 mile street of casinos...


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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2244 times:

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 21):
JUST known for it's 9 mile street of casinos...

Reno  duck 

Quoting N1120A (Reply 18):
gotten older, I appreciate more the suburbs I grew up in.

Suburbs suck, I hate em



"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2232 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 22):

Suburbs suck, I hate em

I agree. I'm grateful that I've been fortunate enough to be raised in an area that is safe and provides so many opportunities, but overall its boring and way too high-strung.



"Reality is wrong, dreams are for real." -Tupac
User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2224 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
But in the less populated areas the military come out to play with their latest expensive toys. Now that can be interesting {Wink}

Where I live, I can watch CV-22s practice touch-n-goes from my back porch.  cloudnine 



I like peace and quiet. So for me, its a rural type environment.


25 Asuflyer05 : I really enjoy living in a big city. However I'm getting a little tired of living in an apartment and think I might be due for a few years in suburbia
26 Jpax : Suburbs all the way throughout my life. I could never live in the city. Ever.
27 SkyGirl : It's kind of a toss up for me. I spent my life in a smaller city in the mountains but I just recently moved to DC. Although I miss AVL very badly, I w
28 Banco : I've lived in towns, I've lived in cities, I've lived in the centre, I've lived in suburbs, I've lived in the countryside. Living in the countryside i
29 LH423 : I know what you mean. I occasionally go back to the suburb that I grew up in and part of me misses it and wishes my family still lived there. I think
30 YYZAeroEng : Well currently I live in New Westminster BC, but I'm originally from Toronto. As much as I love being out here I miss living in Toronto a lot. There w
31 LTU932 : I'm a big city guy after having lived in Hamburg for almost 9 years, and if I leave from Costa Rica, I'll make sure to settle down in a big city again
32 AirframeAS : Im a bit of both: Countryside and City. With that in mind, I am still trying to find my final place to settle. It may very well be Colorado. But we wi
33 Flipdewaf : Its the countryside for me, born on the north yorkshire moors and intend to live there when I graduate. I don't get any airliners going over any lower
34 Bwest : I love the town where I live now. It has a rich history, beautifull monuments, but at the same time offers a lot of activity, The population is around
35 Post contains images Cedars747 : Rio de Janeiro Alex!!!
36 FlyMIA : City for me. My home Miami FL I live in a private suburbia type community but it is right in midtown Miami. About 5 minutes from Downtown, right near
37 Post contains images Steeler83 : I just might be moving to Philadelphia!!! I submitted my resume to SEPTA for their job opening for their transit operations planner position. Wish me
38 MadameConcorde : I am happy where I live right now but at some point later I will have to move to a cheaper place as my pension won't be able to afford me Monaco and t
39 HUYguy : I live in a village and I hate it. My nearest city is 10 miles away, and even then, its only small (pop. 100,000). My nearest big cities are probably
40 SW733 : I like the big city or the suburbs of a big city. Grew up in the City of Windhoek, Namibia and currently live for a little in the suburbs of Kansas Ci
41 AirframeAS : Visited Butternut and Park Falls, WI. Both places very, very close...yet beautiful. Expecially in the winter. I miss visiting Butternut!
42 SW733 : Awesome. My family is more due north of Green Bay about 30-40 miles, in Oconto County. All of Northern Wisconin is gorgeous though, I love it.
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