(Closed) City or suburb?

posted 7 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 # 47
    1094 posts
    Bumble bee

    Our condo now is right downtown but we just bought a house which I suppose could be considered “suburb” though it is just 7-10 minutes from downtown. For us, it was a question of space/price. We would have loved to stay in the city but we couldnt find anything comparable in our price range.

    Post # 48
    1019 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have lived in the suburbs my whole life, and I dislike my particular suburb, at least. The entire area is mainly 5 bedroom houses, and there aren’t even many businesses. Plus, I generally think urban sprawl is very wasteful…I don’t want to destroy a wooded lot just so my future children can have a backyard to play in.

    That being said, DBF has expressed interest in suburban living because of the extra space and because you can actually store guns, so I have a feeling I’ll end up eating my words.

    Post # 49
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Neither.  I’d prefer to live in the country. Far away from the city and far away from any idea of a “suburb”.

    Post # 50
    153 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I would ideally like to be close to a major city but maybe not central. Say, about half an hour away. I don’t drive right now and am finding rural USA too cut off, whereas in the UK where I’m from, public transport is pretty good so even if you’re rural it’s quick and easy to go to a city, and often you have a choice of several quite close.

    My fiance loves the countryside and has inherited a lot of land deep in the woods of Maine, he intends to build us a house there soon which I am very grateful for, however I am worried it will be too cut off for me. I guess once we start a family though my priorities will change a bit. 

    Post # 51
    1359 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    City all the way. Right now we live in a dense urban neighborhood near the city center. We can walk everywhere. I like falling asleep to the sounds of the city and the sense that there is always energy surrounding us, something is always happening, there are always people about. I wouldn’t mind “trading up” for an even bigger city. My favorite places to live are always the artsy, hipster, semi-residential neighborhoods with old historic houses and apartments and boutiques and trendy restaurants all around that tend to be in the first or second ring around a downtown area. I never want to live more than 15-20 minutes from downtown/wherever the action is, and if that means a townhouse or duplex or condo than so be it. 

    Post # 52
    140 posts
    Blushing bee

    I hate the city.. Everytime I go up to NYC i feel like I immediately have to come home and take a shower. It smells, it’s pulluted, just nasty. I like the suburbs without the sound of car horns, traffic, people screaming, partying, etc. Oh and the fact that I’d have to rely on public transportation..ugh! I like  nice backyard and seeing grass.

    I wouldn’t live too far away from a city either though, there are times when it’s nice to go shopping, or a girls night out at a club, but living in the city. NO WAY IN HELL.

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