(Closed) City or suburb?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you prefer city or suburb?
    I would love to live in the city for the rest of my life : (40 votes)
    23 %
    I like being close to the city but like the idea of a suburb : (97 votes)
    55 %
    I prefer to be as far from the city as possible : (30 votes)
    17 %
    depends (explain) : (9 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I wouldn’t live in the city if someone paid me. I love living in the country and I will be in the country for the rest of my life.

    Post # 4
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    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m not a fan of the city. We live about 30 minutes from Kansas City and that is close enough for me. I like to be able to drive in for shopping or a nice dinner but i don’t want to deal with the craziness that comes from city life every day.

    Post # 5
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    1069 posts
    Bumble bee

    I work downtown so living in the city would be easier for work for me but we live in a suburb and I actually really like it. We got a way nicer house for a lot cheaper, it’s quiet, there’s nice places to walk the dogs and we have everything we need nice and close.

    If/when the time comes for kids I’m happier in the suburbs than downtown.

    We go downtown for dinners, etc. because it’s not a far drive so I think we’re in a good location.

    Post # 6
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    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I work in the city but live in the suburbs.  For a nice night out on the town its fun to go into the city – but I prefer to be able to drive my car to the grocery store or anywhere and be able to find free parking. Plus, everything in the city is so much more expensive. 

    Post # 7
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    2163 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I live about an hour & 15 minute train ride from NYC, and that’s fine for me. I will always want a backyard, a pool, the ability to BBQ, a street where my future kids will be able to ride their bikes. I really, really dislike going into NYC, or any city really. I don’t like the rushing around, the smell, garbage everywhere…and I want to be close to a beach! Definitely a suburb girl forever.

    Post # 8
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    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I live in Chicago, and at this point in my life love living in the city (my SO and I are mid-late 20’s).  Right now I wouldn’t want to be anywere else.  Once we’re married we plan on buying a small starter home/condo in the city, and once we’re ready for kids will go for a larger home in the suburbs.  We both grew up in suburbs that were close to the city, so we got the big back yard suburban childhood but were able to easily access all the city had to offer (museums, theater, concerts, sports, etc.)

    Post # 9
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    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I have always lived 10-20 minutes from Boston. I would hate to get a house where getting into the city would become a hassel. Unfortunately, buying a home close to Boston is very $$$ so I might have to venture further away 🙁

    Post # 10
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    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We can’t afford to buy in the nicer places to live in the city (Seattle) but we bought in an immediate suburb so downtown is only 10-20m away depending on traffic. If we could afford $600k+ for a house and then private school and everything else, we’d live in Seattle proper.

    Post # 11
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    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I voted city, but I actually much prefer a small city to a big one. I live in NYC now, in Manhattan, and def would not want to live here in the long run. I like living in areas that have mixed-use zoning–ie, you don’t need a car to get to public transportation, grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, etc–but with more green space, and rather than high rises, town houses or small homes with yards, etc. I grew up in what I consider the ideal small city–it’s a really small, Midwestern college town where the campus and downtown area is integrated into more residential areas as well–like, campus/downtown was only a 10 min walk from my house, and I lived next to a park and had my own yard. I hate suburbs where everything is far apart or in strip malls so that you have to drive everywhere.

    Post # 12
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    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @arsing89:  Same here! We live in the country and don’t even have another house next to us! I couldn’t imagine living in a city or even a suburb!

    Post # 13
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    1470 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You couldn’t pay me to live in a suburb. I’ve always lived in cities. I would hate to have to drive a car everywhere. American suburbs depress me with their giant parking lots and big box stores. I love walking to the corner store to get groceries, riding my bike to work, being in a diverse community, great food, things to do, etc. We will need to move to a cheaper city soon though to afford a house.

    Post # 14
    Bee
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    NYC was nice for a while, but I’m done with the smells and the crowds. Darling Husband and I are ready for the suburbs and maybe even the country! 😀

    Post # 15
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    4521 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I love the city and I love the country…just spare me the suburbs!

    I either want to be in the heart of it or as far from it as I can get.

    Post # 16
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    2961 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would hate the city most of all. Surburbs are too dang crowded for me as well. I am a rural gal. I am upset because we moved last year and I can actually see neighbors from my house. Only 4 acres of land is NOT enough!

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