Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
Mr. Bee grew up in the suburbs, so he hates the suburbs and wants to live in the city. I grew up in the city so I love the suburbs and definitely want to move to the suburbs one day. I have a theory that you don’t want to live where you grew up.
Are you a suburb gal or city gal? What about your FI?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Haha, right now, I’m suburbs — but only because I wouldn’t be able to afford living in the city the way I’d want to!
I had a TEENY TINY studio apartment during grad school in Boston — and totally loved that city big time. I crush majorly on Philly too, of course.
Mr. Bruschetta is a total city guy, and that inclination’s made all the worse by the fact that he hasn’t yet had the chance to experience living in the city! I told him we’ll retire to a penthouse.
Post # 4
We’re neither! We’re both small town folks. I grew up in a VERY small town (less than 3,000) and Fi grew up in a small town, too (about 50,000). We now live in a town of about 35,000, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I love visting big cities, but I just couldn’t imagine leaving the trees, lake, and mountains for concrete and buildings. I’m a small town girl all the way. 😉
Post # 5
well my hubby and I both grew up in suburbs. We currently live in a suburb. And we still love suburbs! We can’t stand the hustle and bustle of city life, although it can be fun sometimes. We like that suburbs are quieter than the city, but not as isolated as being in a rural area. It’s a good compromise 🙂
Post # 6
I grew up in the suburbs, but I always wanted to live in the city. I went to a college that’s smack in the middle of a major city and stayed in that area afterward. I want to live in the city for as long as possible. I am a total city girl.
My FI is okay with either one. Technically, he grew up within the city limits of Boston but he lived in a very suburb-esque residential neighborhood. However, he went to school in a more central area of the city from 6-12th grade as well as college. He’s a little bit sick of Boston at this point, because he’s lived here all his life, and he doesn’t really understand why I love it so much, but if we move to another city, he might like it more.
Post # 7
We both grew up in the city so we are all about suburban living now. We love the convenience of driving everywhere!
There are times that I miss NYC (where I grew up)…the good restaurants, convenient transportation, unique shops, etc…I could go on and on! But I don’t think I’m built for city living anymore.
Post # 8
Definitely suburbs. I need space.
Post # 9
We both grew up in the suburbs. We currently live in downtown Chicago but plan on moving out to the suburbs in a few years. I can’t wait to have a HOUSE and a YARD and a grocery store I can easily drive to! 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
We both grew up in the burbs and are pretty confident we’ll end up back there some day, although we highly enjoy a more urban life right now. I never really want a big house… i look at all the huge houses in my parents neigborhoods occupied by just 2-3 people and it makes me kind of sick. I guess thats the hippie in me. I always want a small house and a small yard that we can afford to decorate to the nines, rather than a huge house with too many rooms. But I think we both feel like we had nice upbringings in the suburbs so we want that for our kids. If we never have kids, we’ll totally stay in an urban area forever, though. So i guess it comes down to a school district thing, rather than a "what kind of lifestyle we prefer" thing. We just want to live where there are good schools 🙂
Post # 11
FI and I both grew up in the berbs and love the urban life!!
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2018 - The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia
Ha! That’s an interesting theory…and it might be correct! Mr. P and I grew up in the suburbs and prefer not to move back after living in the city. However, if we have a family, it could get difficult and too expensive to stay. 🙁
Post # 13
I grew up in the suburbs (and hated it) and have lived in the city ever since I started college. My FI grew up in a town of 600 but has also been living in the city since college. We’re both of the opinion that we’d rather live in an urban area or a small town but never a suburb. I base my urban love on Mpls, and we’ve got tons of lakes, parks, bike rails, nature centers, etc. It’s so green…unless it’s winter. I don’t know how I’ll EVER part with being able to walk/bike/bus everywhere.
Post # 14
I grew up in a small town (40,000) and went to college in a city about the same size, moved to Boston for a year (and LOVED it) then moved to downtown Chicago. I love this city! All the food, shopping, entertainment. After living here, you don’t notice the ‘hustle and bustle’ anymore, it is just everyday life! But when we have kids, we will move out to the burbs. I grew up with a yard, I want my kids to have one, too. But until then…I WILL LIVE IT UP IN CHI-TOWN!
Post # 15
Move to Queens Nassau border. You’ll be in the middle. LOL
Post # 16
We are small town folk all the way! I grew up in a town with about 1,000 people. I’ve also lived in the ‘burbs for a couple of periods of time. My FI grew up in a town of about 15,000 people and then went off to college in the big city (Go Buckeyes!). We now live at a small lake, with probably about 1,000/1,500 people living around it. We love it and plan on staying to raise our future kids. The schools are great, and there’s a lot of outdoorsy stuff to do, which we both love.
We do love to visit the city though and can quickly be in Pittsburgh or Cleveland. And Columbus and Cincinnatti are still within a four or five hour drive. In fact, we just spent a weekend in Cincinnatti visiting friends!