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.

    Glinda, can I come live with you? lol. Love your place
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    Re: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    For the city folks, honest question here... don't you ever get tired of living elbow-to-elbow with so many people? Noise? Lack of privacy? The whole 24/7 lifestyle doesn't get old after awhile?

    I grew up in the country on a farm. Moved to a fairly big city in my early 20's. Got tired of it within a year or so, moved back to the farm, been here another 20 years and glad of it. I see deer, raccoons, foxes and squirrels in my front yard. I can sit at my picnic table and can't see the neighbor's house. It's quiet and peaceful. I love it.

    I live a couple hour's drive from a semi-major city, and do go visit there on occasion to enjoy what it has to offer; so I do get the attraction. But living there? Not for me.

    To each his own, of course.

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    I grew up in the country and my parents live on a farm. I came to ny at 17 and shudder at the thought of moving back upstate.

    There's absolutely no noise or lack of privacy in my apartment, as the building has thick walls and I can't hear the street. While the streets are elbow to elbow near work, they're a lot more sparse where I live, as they are in most neighborhoods.

    I have a great appreciation for the porch, the backyard, the grill, the grass, etc. I love all that stuff and enjoy visiting it, but as great as it is, it just can't match what the city has to offer.

    Furthermore, the type of jobs that are available in the country are very different from the type of jobs that are available in the city.

    edit: Of course the best response to this thread is to have an apt on central park west, a house in martha's vineyard, a condo in south beach, and a little getaway in maine
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    Re: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

    I like cities but I need a really green city with a view... and so far the West Coast has been the only place that satisfies this. No matter what city I live in, I also need to access to nature... for hiking, camping, etc.

    I lived in the suburbs growing up and I hated it. Most major cities cannot get the suburbs right. They are just sprawling, character-less housing districts... with some strip malls and shopping centres.

    My ideal setup would be a self-sustaining farm, with access to the city. But I can't have my cake and eat it too... so a city with access to nature is perfect for me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Glinda, can I come live with you? lol. Love your place
    Ok, but you gotta help with the yardwork and the chicken poo.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Ok, but you gotta help with the yardwork and the chicken poo.
    Oh I hated raising chickens,

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Intransigent Atheist View Post
    I definitely like being in the thick of it. A condo in the heart of the city is ideal for me.
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    Re: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Oh I hated raising chickens,
    Oh sure, they require some work, but I really like chickens. I've got two "pet" chickens who, for various chickeny reasons, do not play well with the others, so they get the run of the yard. Here they are pooping at my front door...



    That little guy, Marlon, is a purebred Araucana banty - he follows me around the yard like a dog - and his co-hort Butch, is an Ameracauna hen that crows. No, really!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Oh sure, they require some work, but I really like chickens. I've got two "pet" chickens who, for various chickeny reasons, do not play well with the others, so they get the run of the yard. Here they are pooping at my front door...



    That little guy, Marlon, is a purebred Araucana banty - he follows me around the yard like a dog - and his co-hort Butch, is an Ameracauna hen that crows. No, really!
    Guard chickens eh?
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    Re: The city, the suburbs, or the country - your preferred place to live.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Ok, but you gotta help with the yardwork and the chicken poo.
    I will! Promise.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I wish I was a rich man so that I could just build a cabin out in the woods away from everything/everybody and never have to leave my cabin but to fish, explore and be one with Nature.
    There ya go!

    But for me I'd want cordwood delivered and broadband and a consistent electrical supply. Satellite service is desired but not required. There's nothing on TV anyway. Proximity to competent medical treatment is a must. Mail delivery for all the stuff I buy on the internet...hum. Probably should live in a remote cabin near a substantial city.
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