View Poll Results: If money were no object, in what type of area would you prefer to live?

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  • A nice roomy apartment, loft, or condo within the city

    19 30.16%
  • A good-sized apartment or house in the suburbs

    6 9.52%
  • A big house in the country on some land

    24 38.10%
  • An oceanfront house, condo, villa, or apartment

    9 14.29%
  • Other

    5 7.94%
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Thread: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

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    Re: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

    A biointensive, organic smallholding in the Westcountry of England, particularly within a community of such, no question. So I voted for the house on the land one.
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    Re: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

    Instead of having a big house somewhere, I would prefer having a nice old Cape Cod or Bungalow in an old neighborhood in the city or in an older close in established burb.

    Something like this in the city (with a nice garden around it):



    And a weekend home like this in the middle of the forest on a trout or smallmouth filled river:



    On a river like this:



    Now that would be living to me.
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    Re: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    And a weekend home like this in the middle of the forest on a small trout or smallmouth filled river:

    If you had a house like that, i'd be asking if I could come vacation for a few weekends at your place and do some fishing!

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    Re: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    If you had a house like that, i'd be asking if I could come vacation for a few weekends at your place and do some fishing!
    I have never cared at all about having a big home. Would much rather have the little cape cod we have now thats 10 minutes from work, and a weekend home on a river.

    As a side note, that bungalow pictured is in Kansas City, Missouri. The cabin is in the Missouri Ozarks, and the river is in Northern Arkansas.
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    Re: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

    I like my house. I live in the historic district of a tiny town about thirty minutes north of a small city (Wilmington, NC). My house is 104 years old, and its one of the few remaining original homes in town. Burgaw is also an antique town, meaning, we have 2 auction houses, 5 antique stores, and not much of anything else. Which goes along with my wife's decor.

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    Re: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    The choice is obvious to any submariner...

    Under the sea
    Under the sea
    Darling it's better
    Down where it's wetter
    Take it from me
    Up on the shore they work all day
    Out in the sun they slave away
    While we devotin'
    Full time to floatin'
    Under the sea

    I would go insane! I'm claustrophobic and a submarine is the worst possible place I could think of to live or even spend an afternoon.
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    Re: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    I grew up on a big farm and I live in the city now. I miss being able to see the stars the most. Then there's the privacy and the wildlife.
    That's exactly it, I value my privacy. I grew up in the suburbs where everyone is jammed together, all of your neighbors know your business, etc. I always wanted a place where I got to choose who I shared things with. Now, my closest neighbor is about a half mile away, I have wild rabbits and coyotes in my back yard and nobody bugs me.
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    Re: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

    I live in a small town that is only 5 miles from a much larger town, Logan, Utah. It is big enough to have a university, a Lowes AND a Home Depot, most of the resturaunts I prefer, and more than adequate shopping.

    Our house is more than big enough to sell someday to a large family, and there is a big shop out back. Half an acre is plenty for most people.
    Lots in big cities are very small, less than 10 feet from your window to your neighbors window.
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    Re: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

    I like my peace and quiet. I also want a Man Room(tm).

    A house in the country sounds like the perfect solution.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Our house is more than big enough to sell someday to a large family, and there is a big shop out back. Half an acre is plenty for most people.
    Half an acre isn't enough for me, I've got 10 and sometimes that feels a little small. Granted, it's not about the land for doing anything with particularly, it's a buffer zone to keep the rest of the world at arm's length that matters.
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