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What Do You Like About Where You Live?  
User currently offlinegosimeon From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 668 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4636 times:

I noticed a few posters on the thread about the worst place in the world listed their home towns!

So, lets get a thread started on the things you actually like about your current town.

I'm living in Frankfurt right now and love living in an urban area (I come from rural-ish Ireland). I like the entertainment options and have found the people here to be pretty friendly and accommodating. Of course, one bonus here, is the massive airport! So some Sundays have been spent watching planes from all around the world come and go from the observation area in the airport.

One other thing I like is how liberal it is here. I'm gay and, whilst Ireland is certainly not a bad place to be for gays, I'd never feel like I'm turning heads here if on a date or whatever. I like that aspect big time. I guess it's a sign of German culture.

Finally, the transport. Man, they have it right here. Trains, trams, underground system, buses. You are never far from where you want to get to with the system here and I love it.

So, what do you like about your town or city?

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User currently offlinethegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2326 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

Raleigh, NC

Traffic is not that bad here there's hardly any at all....
Lot's of colleges/universities so when I'm in the mood to party I can hit up my friends
When we had Midway Airlines hub(JI) those were the days I too would go to the airport and watch the sea of yellow....
This area known as the Triangle, it keeps growing......

Our Returning Champion
User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4610 times:

Close to work. I can get from home to work, in 12 minutes. Including locking mu front door; starting my truck, driving, parking at work and clocking in.

Going back home, the reverse process will apply. Same amount of time.

User currently offlineskidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4591 times:

Norway is beautiful. The people are friendly and helpful. The work is interesting and exciting.

One big downer - I have to live apart from my wife, leaving her in England in order to try and earn a living.

But, the job allows flights home so another plus.


Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4577 times:

What do I like about where I live??

Sheffield is pretty cool - home to one of the biggest malls in the UK - Meadowhall. Its a "university" city - so students galore, and the trains at work are ALWAYS busy - even on Sundays.

Also, about my 'place'.....

1) There's a pub (new - Wetherspoons!) on the ground floor of my 6 floor apartment building.  

2) Most nights of the week it's filled to the brim with sexy college girls (the pub is, not my Apt)  

3) The walk to work is under 20 minutes  

[Edited 2010-12-17 07:17:27]

Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineUNCRDU From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 195 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

Fayetteville, NC

Solid economy, rapidly growing. 90 mins from some of the best beaches on the East Coast. Low cost of living.

User currently offlineSevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1465 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4536 times:

I actually live in two places, Amsterdam, the Netherlands & St Petersburg, Russia.

What I love about Amsterdam and the Netherlands in general is the vivid liberal atmosphere hanging around here, the tiny size of the country in general (heck, you can't travel for more than 4 hours maximum without crossing the border ). Having AMS close is from aviation-perspective very nice. I love the weather here, it's never too hot, or too cold (except for maybe a few days). We've got here also a great powerful economy for the small size of the country with enough opportunities for everyone to find a job. What I don't like is that some neighborhoods (West & South-East) are becoming (and are already) dangerous for certain types of beliefs/sexual preferences. Oh and about night-life, nothing to complain with a bar/restaurant/cinema/theater located on every corner of the streets. Did you know that there is no city in the world with more different nationalities living on its territory than Amsterdam?

Petersburg has actually 5 million citizens, so nothing to complain culture/nightlife wise. I however hate the cold weather during the long winters. The metro (subway) is an extremely good way of transporting yourself if you live close to one of the many stations and the ring road (KAD) opened some years ago around the city has relieved the center from some of its congestion. The city center is simply one of the most beautiful centers of the world and it still sometimes makes me stand still at one of the buildings.
The summers are very nice in Petersburg, the Neva river which floats through the city is a large river with beautiful bridges that are all opened in the nights (so be sure to be on the good side) and together with the long midsummer white-nights it is simply B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L to go out in summer and enjoy the city. Also it's very nice to have the Karelia peninsula close with splendid nature and lakes.

Всяк глядит, да не всяк видит.
User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3186 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4523 times:

Suburb of Dublin, Ireland

Not too far from an amazing city..or the countryside...or beaches...or incredible mountains...all compact and easy to reach!

Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlineDanTaylor2006 From UK - England, joined Feb 2006, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 4):
trains at work are ALWAYS busy

Sometimes too busy...   

Well... Sheffield here as well. What do I like about it?

When they're working, the transport links can be very good... I can go North, South, East and West from Sheffield by train, bus, car etc. It's very well placed.

The city is small, but has everything you need (especially when you take into consideration Meadowhell down the road) so it doesn't feel like some big cities can - lacking a certain friendliness.

The people. Honestly, some of the people I've met/worked with here are great! Great sense of humour... and they get on with everything.

It's a pretty green city around the centre, although mainly on the outskirts - the peak district is a mile or two away (and less than a mile from where I live) so you can just go out whenever you want and find somewhere to walk or do whatever.

Having said that the peak district is less than a mile from where I live, similarly the city centre is only a 30 minute walk. So it's nice to be able to go in whenever I want for no cost at all.

All in all... not a bad little city, given it's my home away from home!

Flown: A319-21, A346, A380, B733-4, B738, B744, B752, B762-4, B77W, CR2, CR9, DH4, E190-95, F70-100, MD-11, MD-88, MD-90
User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 14156 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

Santa Rosa CA: NO SNOW!!!! Close to the beaches. NO SNOW!!!! Close to San Francisco. NO SNOW!!!! Different transit agencies. NO SNOW!!!!

Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineMasterBean From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4520 times:

Cricklade and surrounding area. Um, there's some prettyful countryside. Swindon is far enough away so you can say you're not from there but close enough so you can buy stuff and go clubbing. There's the Cotswold waterpark which is great in the summer and there's the proximity to RAF Fairford and Kemble which is good for flying displays.

The weather's good, there's good rail links to Bristol and London, and there's a nice pub in Cricklade which has 9 different beers on pump each week. So basically, everything is good.

User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4501 times:

Hermosillo, Mexico, for now, moving back to the states shortly.

-It's very warm. Last few days the highs have been just over 90/32C, lows in the mid 50F/10Cs. Summer gets over 120F/48C at times but I don't mind it.

-Best beef and carne asada in the world by far.

-Gorgeous women (just don't ask about their personalities    )

-Two nice beaches less than an hour drive away

-It's safe and quiet.

-Close to the US border

That's about it really. The list of stuff I don't like however is much much longer.  

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29179 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4490 times:

Southern California.

Absolutely love the general sunshine and warm/mild temperatures we enjoy here. Quite meaningful when I have colleagues in Midwest and East Coast sitting in snow storms, and I’m down at the beach.

Love the fact we have an incredibly diverse ethnic base which results in a very varied food and restaurant market. You name it you can eat it.

Love the variety of and access to lots outdoor actives. From riding bikes, hiking mountains, swimming at the beach or diving in the Pacific, to skiing in the winters a couple hours away. This is much thanks to a diverse geography with ocean on one side, desert on the other with various mountains in between.

Being a relative young city compared to East Coast, much of the infrastructure and community set up it modern and clean. Things are not falling apart much, nor as dirty or grimey as what I see in many older and Eastern cities.

Love the uniqueness that with a metro area of over 4,000sq miles which contains over 100 local municipalities, virtually each one has its own character and diversity.

Lots of entertainment options, from local sports teams, world class museums, all the theme parks, movies, night clubs.

Lots and lots of shopping options.

Areas certain wealth and affluence being a major global center for commerce and home for many global shakers and movers from business leaders, educators, inventors and science to off course entertainment industry.

Oh and did I say the weather was great   

From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlinelewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3797 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4487 times:

Before: S. Suburbs of Athens. Quiet, close to the beach, not very crowded or densely built, 20' drive from the city center.

Now: W. Los Angeles, CA: I am very close to the beach (S.Monica & Venice), good access to freeways - I can be downtown for work in 15-30', supermarkets and bars within walking distance from my house. The weather is also great in general.

User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4487 times:

Long Island, NY

I was born and raised here and I couldn't have asked for a better place to be brought up. As a kid I had a good size house with a yard and pool, safe streets to ride my bike on, and very good schools.

Weather is something nice. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and lovely in the spring and fall. Four seasons, that's not something I'm NOT willing to give up very easily!

Lifestyle. Talk about a mixed bag!! From the ultra-rich in places like the Hamptons or even along the north shore, to the hard working blue collar folks, Long Island has it all, and things for everyone to do. Some of the highest rated beaches in the country (http://www.drbeach.org/top10beaches.htm), vineyards, quaint harbor towns and villages, tons of parks, easy to get on a train to head into NYC to do everything there, festivals for each season, strong sense of community, and for folks here on airliners.net...a very rich history in aviation. As much as NYC people hate to admit it, Queens and Brooklyn IS part of Long Island (there is no river or canal that runs down the border of Nassau/Queens...get over it) so you can add the rich cultural history of many of the communities in those two counties too.

For more info on Long Island, you can go to http://long-island.newsday.com/

It may be expensive as all hell to live here, but I do love it here (except the freakin' people that don't know how to drive but insist on doing so...get out of my way!!! LOL!).


"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4460 times:

Hometown - Adelaide. Don't like anything about it. So backward, populated with equally backward thinking people. Guess the only good thing about it is there are some facilities available (like an international airport) and we don't have traffic jams like Melbourne or Sydney and its quite easy to get from one place to another.

Currently living in Geelong, Victoria: only thing good about it is that its close to Melbourne - the most awesome city in this country (though I think a few Sydneysiders would disagree!)

אני תומך בישראל
User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 9289 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4450 times:

Honolulu, HI

Weather, weather, and oh, did I say, weather??

Aside from the fantastic weather, the place is the living definition of melting pot. Even in the Bay Area or LA, you don't have to look far to find neighborhoods that are pretty heavily identified with one ethnicity or income level. Within the city limits of Honolulu, things are just all over the map and it certainly makes things interesting. There are visiting German college professors, new immigrants from Sri Lanka, the Samoan owner of a local fishing company, and a retired Japanese couple in my building - just for starters.

Farmers' markets all over town every day of the week, several great beaches within city limits, a decent bus system, and plenty of decent dining options - though the lack of authentic Mexican is a big problem. I also love that the office I work in overlooks the airport and harbor simultaneously.

There's the usual complaints that come with any American city, but the low violent crime rate, constant sunshine, and changing cloudscapes looking mauka every day are just wonderful - not to mention the rainbows.

Oops, think I just mentioned the weather again.

If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty
User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 3030 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4435 times:

Barcelona, Spain...

Where do I start, amazing city, nice weather (although now is bitterly cold and summers are unbearably hot)

Beaches within the city are not so nice, but in less than 25 minutes you can reach some nice ones

BCN Airport.

Futbol Club Barcelona  

Very international, lots of different cultures.

Easy and compact city to get around, public transport is good.

There's always something going on around the city (local fiestas, events, etc)

Friendly bunch of people (although you can find the usual a**holes)

Only thing I don't like are the stupid Catalan independentists.


I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlinemidcon385 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4428 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 14):
Weather is something nice. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and lovely in the spring and fall. Four seasons, that's not something I'm NOT willing to give up very easily!

Same here in Pennsylvania. Four wonderful seasons to enjoy, lots of open spaces, mountains, farms, and everything in between. Farmer's markets for the best produce and baked goods you could ever have, good PA Dutch cooking, just a beautiful area with easy access to the cities such as NYC, Baltimore, Philly, and DC within a few hours drive, as well as easy access also to the Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland beaches.

Also, for me, it's the benefit of family as I've lived here all my life and so has most of my family.

And although it's not that big a deal for me, Hershey has the big draw of being the home of a large candy manufacturer.

Hershey, Pennsylvania

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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4425 times:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

-The weather is pretty mild throughout the year (I say this with an inch of snow outside right now)
-It's really easy to get around town.
-Family is nearby.
-Relatively safe
-Plenty of activities if you know where to look.
-Non-stop flights to most of the US major cities.

User currently offlinenoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4422 times:

I live in a small village near to Mansfield. We love it here, there is a real small community spirit, it is so peaceful and quiet, and within a 5 minute walk we are in beautiful countryside. Our bedroom overlooks open countryside with cows and horses a regular fixture. If I open my front door I hear nothing but silence - bliss!

We are a 10 minute drive from the bright lights of Mansfield, and within 45 minutes of both Sheffield and Nottingham, so we are always able to get to shops. I am a 20 minute drive, or 40 minute cycle, from work. The M1 motorway is less than 10 minutes away, and Chesterfield railway station just 20 minutes, so we can be anywhere in the country relatively easily.

When the weather is bad like we had recently, the whole village was snowed in under 3ft of snow for 3 days. Not a problem, we all pulled together, cleared the roads, helped our neighbours etc. For 3 days we enjoyed each other's company.

The only downside is that out here the weather is always worse than everywhere else, but it is still nice and in the summer it is beautiful.

Quoting skidmarks (Reply 3):
One big downer - I have to live apart from my wife, leaving her in England in order to try and earn a living.

Some may call that a bonus.....   

User currently onlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 3087 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4403 times:

Seattle area -

Proximity to the mountains - I can drive less than an hour and be on a hiking trail into pristine wilderness. The Alpine Lakes area is filled with crystal clear lakes surrounded by great big old trees and snow-capped peaks. It's a designated wilderness so no dirt bikes, ORV's etc and in lots of places no cell phone coverage, so true solitude can be had if you go to some of the lesser-known destinations. Yeah, Snow Lake is about as crowded as Yosemite Valley but there are literally hundreds of others to choose from. Mt. Rainier is only about 60 miles away and it doesn't get any better than that if you're a climber or back country camper.

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7992 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

Quoting gosimeon (Thread starter):
I'm living in Frankfurt right now and love living in an urban area

I had been to Frankfurt for a job interview recently, so perhaps I'm actually going to move there. At the same time ... I don't mean to offend you, but I while I generally like cities, I still think Frankfurt sucks. It must be one of the most expensive *and* one of the ugliest cities in Germany. Sorry.
I have another account open in Berlin so to speak, and really hope they are going to accept me.

If not, I am just going to stay here for a litle longer. What I like here, being a little south of Munich, is nature. I was born in north-west Germany and basically grew up with dunes, North Sea and playing sagulls. But seeing Isartal (Isar Valley) or Walchensee (just google for some pics), makes you think you're in Norway.

In winter, you actually have 10 or more inches of fluffy white snow, not this gray mud that sticks to shoes. I think I saw my first really beautiful winter here, and I am above 40 now.

Then there is Munich, and while I still prefer Berlin, it is a pretty city that has a lot to offer.

[Edited 2010-12-17 13:21:55]

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User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1864 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4366 times:

Mexico City:
Lots of services. Health, education, sports, concerts...
Public transport can be improved but I can go by subway mostly wherever I need to go.
Direct flights to anywhere I have needed or plan to go. (Except for Anytown, USA for work reasons)

User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4281 times:

Quoting midcon385 (Reply 18):
Hershey, Pennsylvania

...not just where chocolate is made, but Hershey Park!!! I love Hershey Park!!! I've been there a bunch of times.

"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
25 midcon385 : That's true. Hershey Park is here...right across town. Glad you've had fun here! Tim
26 Post contains images JetBlue777 : New York, NY Very diverse. All the world's cuisines can be found here. So many places to eat, hang out and shop. I love Manhattan, especially Central
27 Superfly : Bangkok, Thailand. I love just about everything here. So much going on, never a dull moment. Excellent food everywhere, friendly people, many unconven
28 ImperialEagle : Roanoke, Virginia Coming from Atlanta, I enjoy the lack of traffic and especially the lack of crime! Beautiful mountain scenery everywhere, that is ev
29 charles79 : Washington, DC here for 2.5 years now and still like it a lot...so much so that I bought a house here! We moved to DC from Los Angeles (Westchester, n
30 YVRLTN : Richmond BC Just south of the city of Vancouver and home to YVR. We have all the amenities we could possibly need and lots of nice eating places. The
31 Superfly : I agree about Richmond, BC. Loved the place very much. My favorite part of Vancouver metro was Lynn Canyon and North Vancouver. If I had to move back
32 Fly2HMO : The women, what about the women!?!? Somebody remember the women!
33 Aaron747 : They're not all women dude...be forewarned!
34 Post contains images Superfly : LOL! Glad I'm a chubby-chaser. No BBW ladyboys. The ladyboys are pretty easy to spot. Now if you're a guy that like 'tall' & 'slim' women, you'll
35 Dazed767 : Orlando, FL. .. ..... ........... If anything, I like our winters.
36 Post contains images Fly2HMO : Oh yeah, I've heard of more than a few disturbing stories.
37 Post contains images Superfly : ...and they can kick your arse too!
38 Post contains images Fly2HMO : Speaking from experience?
39 Superfly : No. Military service is compulsory for young men here. Many learn martial arts in the military. Don't let the small frame fool you. I've seen ladyboy
40 Post contains images Aaron747 : You know it's funny you mention that - I saw a couple of katoeys duking it out with some big Aussie dudes last time we were in town and I don't have
41 hka098 : Not much to like really... Some of the cheapest gas in the U.S. Far enough out of the city to be "rural", but fifteen minutes away from civilization.
42 Whappeh : rofl, I was about to say: "Orlando, FL... uh, nothing?" This town is awful.
43 HAWK21M : I live in Mumbai [Bombay],West coast of India. Its a 24x7 city.Lots of traffic.Very cosmopolitin.Like a world in its self. Great music & Great Foo
44 CplKlinger : Franklin, IN, just south of Indianapolis, IN. Close enough to Indy to get there, but far enough away to feel rural. No crime to speak of, decent weath
45 Superfly : I got gas in Franklin, Indiana way back in 1983. John Cougar Mellencamp was King! I'm a fan BTW.
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