Just for fun! What kind of area do you live in?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
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Busy bee

I live in a small city in east TN- most would consider it the country. We have livestock all around us (yay for fresh eggs), big fields of hay, can fish in the ponds all around, & you can shoot your gun any time you’d like in your own back yard. Our cell phone reception is spotty & wireless internet just made it to our road about 4 years ago. We are what the “country folks” call city kids & what kids from the city call country. That type of stuff is very relative around here. When I went to college an hour away, people were amazed at my southern accent but I think it’s negligible compared to many others because I still speak grammatically correct for the most part & I know others that have their own country dialect. 

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee

On the outskirts of a small town in the Midwest. We can see our neighbors across the street, but our land is surrounded by fields. The chunk we rent has the old farmhouse, a large shed, a barn, and enough pasture for several larger animals. The other side of town is a 3’ish mile walk one-way. We’ve got a river running through the center of town, and a few years back they finally put in a Dollar General, otherwise you had to drive 10 miles to the closest grocery store a few towns over. We’re about 35 miles south of the Capital city where I work, and it’s nothing but backroads and farm scenery my whole 40 minute drive. It’s quiet, it’s friendly, and it’s a welcoming sight after spending the last 14 years 20 minutes south of Washington, DC. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

City in the south! We actually live in a little neighborhood area of our city, you can walk to bars, restaurants, etc. Its fun but sometimes a little crowded feeling. 

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I live in the Southwestern US in a small town right next to 3 other small towns, all about 30 minutes from a larger city.  By “larger” I mean its about 150,000 people lol.  But there is a Costco and a Target (real civilization compared to other places I’ve lived!) We have about a third of an acre, pasture behind our house and the whole other side of the street is apricot orchards. We have chickens and 2 horses live in the pasture behind us. I love being in a small town!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Vineyard Lake

A very small town in a rural area. It’s a great mix of country farms, wooded forests & lake houses.

It’s absolutely perfect for my little family!

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

We live in what I would consider the suburb of a suburb of a large city. We live in an HOA cookie cutter neighborhood, but in the middle of a rural town surrounded by farms. As they continue to build more and more neighborhoods around us (people trying to escape the higher costs of the main suburb), it’s becoming more and more suburb-y. We’re about 40 mins from the big city. 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

In a suburb outside Mexico City (20km). Unfortunately this place is listed as the worst place to live in the country, but we can’t leave it.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We live in a big west coast city and love it here!

Post # 24
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Sugar bee

We live in the ‘burbs of a capital city. We’re both over the traffic and every second house is being demolished to make way for apartments or townhouses. We can’t wait to get out into the country – that’s where we plan to buy. I grew up in a rural area and would love to give our future kids a similar upbringing… awaaaay from the city.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We live in a small Midwestern city where everyone eats, sleeps, and breathes our NFL football team. We’re in a larger apartment complex close to the edge of town – there are farms just a few miles down the road and we’re within walking distance from the bay. It’s our dream to move out to the country since we both grew up in a rural community with “more cows than people” lol.

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We live in an unincorporated part of the county, but very close to a large city in Colorado. Kind of best of both worlds 🙂 

Post # 27
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Busy bee

ksn1219 :  sadly, heroin is everywhere. And human problems cut across all socioeconomic, race and gender groupings. My neighbors just do a better job of denying, sweeping under the rug or packaging it better.  I truly wish that we would share our struggles, support each other and encourage each other. Nope. Instead we put forward these fake images of how “great” our lives are on the sidelines of our kids’ soccer games. It’s disingenuous, exhausting and makes everyone feel inadequate. Life is damn hard, I wish we could do better at being real and supporting each other. 

Post # 28
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Helper bee

We live in Chicago in a quieter NW neighborhood that has mostly couples and young families. There is a mix of condos and SFH. There is a huge park two blocks east which is great for our two dogs. We are a ten-minute walk from the “El” train and can get downtown in ~35 minutes by train. We both work in the city and are close to both our jobs. We love it and plan on staying a few more years until our Dear Daughter is 3ish (due in October) and we will then move outside the city to an actual house. 

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

jewellight :  We live in the suburbs. It’s quiet, boring, predictable and just the way I like it. Lol

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017 - France

I live in a small commune in France which I suppose is the same as a town in the US. When I say small it’s so small we don’t even have a supermarket, we have to drive into the next town to shop for food. There is a tiny Mom & Pop shop but they just got bought out and the prices are higher than the next town now. Luckily we have a preschool and “elementary” school in our tiny town where I can walk my son to and from school. 

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