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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 4:06am

Do you live in the city or the country ?

Do you have a preference ?

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 6:16am

City.

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Registered: 09-15-2003
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 6:33am
I live in the city. Have always preferred to live in the city. Although I grew up in the country. I did live "in town" but the town had only 300 people. It was two streets.

Still trying to figure out if I've gotten to a phase where i would prefer something more rural. I would like to be close to some other stuff though. Maybe near a little town. Not 25 minutes drive to anything.
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Registered: 02-12-2002
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 7:00am

I much prefer being close to "stuff" like Tracy and Candice.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 7:49am

Where I live, it doesn't feel like country living OR city living...

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Registered: 07-03-2008
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 8:58am

I live WAY out in the county. Takes me 20 miuets to get into town. And that "town has 2 stop lights; Wal-Mart, McDonalds, 2 Dollar Stores and a Foodland. So it's not a big town by any means. The town I work in, doesn't even have a stop light. LOL just a flashing caution light!!!

I have had a taste of city living being in Pittsburgh for 5 months, and it was ok. I still had to drive to get to a decent store to shop at. But we could walk to the park, and various other things.

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Registered: 07-23-1998
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 9:56am

I feel like Daisy does. It feels like country and city life. We live in a golf course community away from the city but they are building all around us. When I drive Kelsie to school we pass farmland with cows, horses, sheep, & goats. But I can get to the grocery store within 3 minutes. So, it's the best of both worlds for me too.

When we moved to Virginia when I was 18 my mom had a house built in the boondocks. It used to take me 45 mins. to an hour to get to work. The grocery store was 30 mins. I hated every second of it! Never again!

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 10:01am
I drive the 20 minutes to get to the store!! lol I don't mind it...used to it. We have a small grocery in the town closest to us (no stoplights) about 2 minutes away and then an IGA in my hometown about 5 minutes away. Kroger and Wal-Mart are 20-25 minutes. I graduated 100 in my hometown of about 2500 people. The girls school graduated about 30 in a town of 500.

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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 12:13pm
momof.3girls wrote:

Do you live in the city or the country ?

Do you have a preference ?


I live in the suburbs - my city has about 85,000 people, but if it weren't for the signs, you wouldn't know that you were changing towns around here, at least going north. There are still pockets of rural around, but they are gradually getting built up. I grew up in a town of about 200,000, but it was more isolated. Once you were out of the city limits, you were in rural territory. Apple and peach orchards, hay, alfalfa, etc. Some livestock. Logging. Now days there is a lot more commercial and suburban sprawl.

DH and I (and Tristan was born while we were there) lived in a small town for a couple of years, but it is still more of a suburb of Seattle/Tacoma. Lots more farm land. Daffodils and berries and various veggies. Our little duplex had a a big field behind it, then the levee road and the river. We drove by sheep every day. We were still less than five minutes from a big Fred Meyer, and downtown Puyallup. And it was only a 25 minute commute to my school. It only took that long because of the slow back roads most of the way there. I wouldn't mind living in that area again, but I love my short commute.

Whenever I visit home, or northern Idaho (where my folks grew up), I kind of wish we had a little more rural/nature where we live. It is a short drive to some great forested areas, but just never do it...

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Registered: 11-01-1999
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 1:53pm

Arlington is a city of 350,000 people, but it's really a suburb of Dallas and Fort Worth.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 1:57pm

We've had deer come to our field... I took a picture once from our big window in the living room and cropped it.

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