Post # 17
We are definitely mountain/country people…..though currently we live on the Jersey shore in suburbia only an hour away from NYC.
Eventually we’ll make it back to the mountains. I am from the Adirondacks, my family lives in VT and he spent 10 years in Boulder, Co. Which mountains we end up in, i’m not sure, but it’s definitely in our future 🙂
Post # 18
I love the suburbs!! I’m near enough to a big city that I get all the benefits, but I still get to live in a house. It’s the commute I could do without…
Post # 19
I’m a country girl through and through–I need fresh air and space or I’d wither up and die! Most cities I’ve visited are ugly, dirty, stressful, and only suited for brief visits, haha. Even the suburbs make me feel claustraphobic…all those creepy, nearly identical houses with desert-like expanses of empty lawn and uniform street names…*shudders* I’ll take the country and all of its quirks and driving any day.
My fiance grew up in an older suburb of a relatively small town, which was more spacious and had established, trees, etc., so he’s happy in that setting. He lived in urban sprawl for a while and didn’t like it. I don’t expect us to live anywhere with a high population, haha.
Post # 20
I think we both prefer to live in the suburbs. Once we have a good chunk of money saved we plan to build a home on a bit of land though, but not be more than 15-20. I’m a city girl through and through (raised in a city of about 90,000), so I have to be at least a short drive from the major stores, entertainment, etc.
Right now we live in a town with a population of 18,000 and it kills me to have no good shopping malls. lol.
Post # 21
I was born and raised in the city. i’ve always been able to walk out of my residential street and get a streetcar/bus/subway (some sort of transportation). I definitely love all the conveniences of the city. My hubby on the other hand grew up in a much smaller city 1.5 hours away from Toronto. He enjoyed growing up there but after going to school in the city, he knew he didn’t want to go back to live there.
So when we bought (one year ago today actually!) we bought in the city. We realized we aren’t up for commuting everyday between the city and the suburbs. our area is very residential just like the suburbs with a park, playground, dog parks, but walking out onto the main streets you have restaurants, stores, transit, etc. so we love it.
Post # 22
I picked “We both love the city way of life” but more accurately, I love it and SO is growing to love it. We both grew up in small towns. His was more of a suburb of a major city (not in the US though) and mine was more of a small beach town that is mobbed in the summer and quiet in the winter.
He thought he was a suburban boy through and through but since he’s moved into the city with me, he is loving it more and more. Now we live in one of the busiest parts of town with 24-hour delis and pharmacies, shopping, and restaurants right downstairs.
The house we are buying (settlement is TODAY!!!) is in the city, but in more of a residential neighborhood about a mile from downtown. He can still park his car on the street but I can still walk up the street and take the bus or walk home from work. We have our own back yard/patio but we can also go to the park a few blocks away. So the way I see it, we will have the best of both worlds!
I do miss trees; ideally I’d like to move to my favorite neighborhood of the city someday, which has tons of 100-yr old houses and tree-lined streets, but is just a trolley ride away from downtown. I’d also enjoy an older suburb with “character” in a house close to the commuter train stop. I have to be able to walk around!
Post # 23
We live in the city and we both love it. However, I do tend to romanticize living in the country, surrounded by fresh air and lots of land to own horses and other animals, living in a small town where everyone knows each o ther and is friendly…not that it actually ends up being like that all the time, but that’s my dream of the country lol. Hopefully we’ll have a 2nd home in the country one day, so we’ll get the best of both worlds.
Post # 24
I love the city! I love being able to take public transit everywhere, walking from one neighborhood to another, and walking out my door to go shopping. I start getting bored in cities if they’re too small. I’ve lived in NYC and loved the big city. Right now I’m in Beijing and I’m excited to explore!
Post # 25
We are sorta of in the middle? We lived in Boston for years and enjoyed it then. But now we live in the burbs with a lot of land and a very quiet neighborhood (and farms not too far away). But we are still 20 min. from the city which we like.
so I guess we like being near the city, but like living in the burbs better.
Post # 26
My husband and I live in the city and are very much city people. He used to be more into the suburbs, but in the time we have been together he has come to embrace the city. We plan on buying in the city and do not plan on moving to the suburbs of the city we live in. I especially love being able to walk to fun things, accessibility to public transportation, not having to drive, and having a relatively short commute to work (for the DC metro area, anyway—I’m sure that people in other parts of the country would think my commute is long!).
Post # 27
You would have to drag me KICKING and SCREAMING and BITING to make me live in a suburb.
City for life!
Post # 28
We have recently come to the realization that we are total ‘burbs people. We currently live in a nice neighborhood that is about 10 miles from downtown DC. We are close to the metro, but we are also further out so its less crowded. I think ideally we would love to be country people because we dream of having a beautiful house on a ton of land but we hate being that removed from everything! At least at this point in our lives thats how we feel!