A340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4108 posts, RR: 49 Posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3429 times:
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,
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NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 3416 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.
Toast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 3415 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... ), but I've yet to see any village where I would voluntarily live for any significant time.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12152 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 3409 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.
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Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3542 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 3407 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...
Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3542 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 3386 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.
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 3372 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
Bok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3350 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.
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.
TUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3339 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.
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ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3329 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.
Siren From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 505 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3314 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.
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.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 29208 posts, RR: 73
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3293 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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Foppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 892 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3289 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. 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, NZ!
Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9406 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3286 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
As far as cities to live near, I am looking towards Philly, Baltimore or DC (Maryland side).
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