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Urban/Suburban/Rural

Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:40 pm

So what type are you?

The urban individual: Concrete, tall buildings, pretty neon lights, bars, apartment high rises, a park that everyone shares, public transportation, rich culture and noise noise noise!

The suburban individual: Quiet street, quaint house with a picket fence, the sound of birds chirping, lawnmowers running, down the road on the main avenue is an endless series of strip malls with all the necesities, mini-vans, running children from one side of town to another, developments with everything tucked right inside

The rural individual: A home set out on an acre and a half, next neighbor is a quarter of a mile each way, a lone car comes down the street every 20-30 minutes, the crickets chirp, the stars are visible, it gets cool and damp at night, and there is a bonfire pit roaring in the back yard. You drive to meet friends at the Dew Drop Inn maybe 15 minutes down the county road, but its a comforting honky tonk bar, where everyone knows you and you can just have a great time.
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RE: Urban/Suburban/Rural

Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:45 pm

The urban individual: Concrete, tall buildings, pretty neon lights, bars, apartment high rises, a park that everyone shares, public transportation, rich culture and noise noise noise!

Growing up in New York City and then moving to the suburbs of Denver, I kind of miss all that New York had. I mean wish I still lived in New York instead of this cow town called "Denver."
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RE: Urban/Suburban/Rural

Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:53 pm

Suburban with rural very close by.
 
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RE: Urban/Suburban/Rural

Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:56 pm

The inner city of Denver isn't that bad, I like it down there. It's these damn suburbs that kill me. Everyone here save for a few people are really bland and boring. I see them everyday. They don't care about anybody but themselves, and their own agenda.

If I had a choice, I would have a house both out secluded in the rural booneys, a nice peaceful place, and maybe start a farm, somewhere out in the Northeast Arkansas Ozarks.

I would also have myself a nice little apartment on Manhattan. And you know what? If my musician gig works out, I'll get them both.

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RE: Urban/Suburban/Rural

Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:58 pm

I like both urban and rural. I can't stand most suburbs.
Ideally I like a place within a big city that still has lots of trees, hills and old homes very much like the part of San Francisco I live. There are only a handful of suburban communities I like such as; Marin County, Sierra Madre and Pasadena (near L.A.), Lake Minnetonka, MN and north suburbs of Chicago.
Most suburbs today are souless track home developments, strip malls, chain stores and just total bordom. Suburbs are the worst of both worlds. It's still conjested, noisy, expensive yet you still have to drive everywhare, stores close early and there is no nightlife nor is there much peace and tranquility.

I love the rural countryside. I love to go camping and I also have friends that cabins up in the Sierra Nevada foothills and up in the isolated hippie communes in Humboldt County (northern California) and in rural British Columbia, Canada.


At this stage of my life, I like living in the city.
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RE: Urban/Suburban/Rural

Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:46 pm

I think you forgot to include the "small town in the middle of nowhere" option. That's where I live, from a European point of view - driving five hours to F R A is considered a long time over here.  Big grin
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RE: Urban/Suburban/Rural

Sat Jun 26, 2004 8:46 pm

I think I'm going to have to vote for something in between suburban and rural. I like having quick access to shopping, but I also like my wide open spaces. Nightlife beyond a good movie theatre is unneccesary....

Maybe a suburban neighborhood with 1/2 acre lots vs. 1/4 or 1/8... I LOVE the sound of lawnmowers running and the smell of fresh cut grass. I have a lot of home improvement type knowledge--that's just how I was raised.

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RE: Urban/Suburban/Rural

Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:53 pm

The rural individual: A home set out on an acre and a half, next neighbor is a quarter of a mile each way, a lone car comes down the street every 20-30 minutes, the crickets chirp, the stars are visible, it gets cool and damp at night, and there is a bonfire pit roaring in the back yard. You drive to meet friends at the Dew Drop Inn maybe 15 minutes down the county road, but its a comforting honky tonk bar, where everyone knows you and you can just have a great time.

Might I modify this for some people I know of:

The rural individual (Australia): A home set out on several thousand acres. Next neighbour is a hundred miles away. A lone road train comes down the road a couple of times a day, the odd eagle sweeps over, the stars are visible. You drive to meet friends at the town pub, maybe 2 hours down the road, but it is a true man's pub, where everyone knows you, you can just have a great time, and XXXX is on tap.

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RE: Urban/Suburban/Rural

Sat Jun 26, 2004 11:20 pm

South Suburb of Chicago right here. Eh, its ok. I'd rather be living in the city though....
 
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RE: Urban/Suburban/Rural

Sun Jun 27, 2004 3:19 am

Definitely not urban for me, I've never liked big cities and probably never will, and have no desire to ever live in one, so...

... also going to have to vote for somewheres between suburban and rural...I've lived in suburbia for my entire life and I'm kind of sick of it, but at the same time I enjoy the easy access to creature comforts here...I'd love the wide-open spaces of ruralness but access to other things there is harder...


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RE: Urban/Suburban/Rural

Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:17 am

Rural, if I had my choice. Exurbs actually.

Urban? Well, like the cliche' "It's a nice place to visit, but............"

Subrban needs generally require auto trips for anything, so with rural living we're just talking longer auto trips and one does not have to deal with the strip-malled congested suburban hell to raise blood pressure.

 
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RE: Urban/Suburban/Rural

Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:25 am

This is funny, I was just discussing this with my best friend the other day. A year ago, I lived in a small town in the middle of nowhere (Nebraska), now I live in Omaha. I'm not sure if Omaha NE classifies as Urban (Concrete, tall buildings, pretty neon lights, bars, apartment high rises, a park that everyone shares, public transportation, rich culture and noise noise noise), as the public transport is seriously lacking, and rich culture is almost absent. but I love it for now.
 
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RE: Urban/Suburban/Rural

Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:59 am

Suburban with an Urban center nearby.

I like the liveliness and diversity of urban life. But 4 years in LA have made me sick to death of traffic issues, cramped parking lots, etc.
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RE: Urban/Suburban/Rural

Wed Jun 30, 2004 7:09 am

new york. london. exclusively. i would say urban, but Mdsh00 made me realize what i hate about urban centers and that is traffic. clearly in nyc and london, a car is not requisite. i would be content to never drive again.

i grew up in a suburb in colorado, then an urban center in singapore, then to school in a rural area, and now my parents live in a rural area with an [sub]urban center close by. so i can say with confidence it is the convenience, arts, culture, and travel opportunities of the urban life for me!

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