(Closed) City mouse turned country mouse, anyone?

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Post # 3
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have lived in town and out of town, but I prefer the country.  I lived on 8 acres on a lake and I hate the fact now that we live in the city.  3 more years and we are moving back to the lake and I can’t wait.  I actually feel younger living in the country, I am so much more active and I much prefer sitting on the deck overlooking the water, and having a beer with friends.  Sitting around a fire, shoot, there is so much more to do, IMO. 

Post # 4
6014 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I currently live in a city/suburbs … there are like 10 malls within 20 miles… I’m moving to a small college town with Fiance, nearest mall is 30 miles away … I’m a bit excited and terrified.  I’ve lived in the Bronx  & Baltimore City … i’ve also lived in WV and i’m kind of looking forward to NO rush hour traffic, no neighbors that I have to talk to every single time i walk outside my house for fear they think i’m rude … 

2acres sounds like heaven … and you’re right it could be cause we’re all older now and appreciate our space.

Post # 6
1543 posts
Bumble bee

You can take the girl outta the country, but ya can’t take the country outta the girl. (country=honky tonk, Brooks and Dunn, anyone??)  I grew up in ‘the sticks’ too, and I now live in the city, and while I loooooove the convenience of all things citified, I hate the feeling of always having an audience too. And the noise. I much prefer the country. More peaceful, and I used to be able to sit out on the front porch in my skivvies if I wanted to in the boonies. Not so much in the concrete jungle. Plus, I just feel more ‘alive’ in the middle of nowhere. Beer, bonfire, tailgates and friends equals a paaaartay in my book. (But I still love gettin’ all dressed up to the nines and goin’ for drinks and dancin’ w/ my girls) *Sigh, I’m so conflicted, lol! 

I suppose all that rambling means that if given a choice to only live my life in one place or the other FOREVER, it’d be the country. (But I’d live vicariously through SATC reruns ad nauseum) 

Post # 7
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have a lot of friends that went to NYC after college, and some have stayed there.  I used to be a bit envious.  Now, I can’t believe people actually want to live there!  Well, maybe if I were a millionaire it might not be so bad.  I really understand the whole “concrete jungle” thing now lol.  It feels so claustrophobic or something.

I still live in a metro area that has traffic, but it is close enough to some pretty rural areas. and there are a few state parks within a 10 minute drive.  If I could afford it and work was available, I would definitely choose the country over the city or suburbs.

Post # 9
998 posts
Busy bee

I had lived in the city all my life until 11 years ago when we moved to the country. I am ready to go back to the city living. But what I hate the most about city living sometimes is that some things can be so spread out that even if you are still in the same city, it can still take 30 minutes to get to. But I like being in close proximity to everything. So in the next couple years, I will be going back to big city living. No more small towns for this girl unless it is very close to wherever it is that I will be working in.

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