(Closed) What is the thing you love most and the thing you hate most about where you live

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Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I live in Coventry, UK.

I love the city centre, which is pretty much all made for pedestrians. Despite the newer architecture, it reminds me of going back in time to when we didn’t take cars everywhere since everyone is forced to walk from shop to shop. There are also some really great people here, and if you go to the right areas (because there are some good ones amongst the tripe), it is really beautiful.

I hate that I live across the world from my family, not at the fault of Coventry. Otherwise, I don’t like the restaurants available – pretty much all the takeaway is either Chinese or Indian food. Since I’m not a huge fan of either, it bums me out that there isn’t really much else available. Also, some of the areas of the city are beyond sketchy at night.

Post # 47
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016 - 1950s themed bar

I live in Auckland, New Zealand. 

I love that even though we’re at the bottom of the world, we have/get everything that a big metropolitan city would get (music tours, art, stage shows etc) but an hour out of the city you could be on a rugged west coast beach that is untouched. It’s very multicultural and diverse.

I HATE the traffic. Our public transport system is ok, but driving is just more convenient. Also, the cost of housing is ridiculously high and it’s really hard to find rentals as well. We’re experiencing a massive boom at the moment; houses get sold within a week or two and for three or more times the value of the property. I don’t know if I will ever be able to buy here in my home city. 

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

SeaOfLove:  I live in Pittsburgh, too!

I love the low cost of living and relatively affordable housing. Being the up and coming food scene in the US has its advantages, too!

I hate the winter weather. In a month or so everything will be gray and dirty until at least April.

Post # 49
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I hate how the university runs EVERYTHING ins my city. The entire city governs itself around it and the students are there own population. It’s one of the top universities in Canada and it has the attitude to go with it. 

What I love is how I used to be apart of that university life, haha. Now I’m old and I just look at all these spiled brats and want to relive my youth. There are SO many attractive people here (it’s like a music video) and now that I’m getting older i’m not one of them. I miss being apart of that clique.

 

Post # 50
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I LOVE the amount of festivals we have here (including Summerfest – the world’s largest annual outdoor music festival spanning 11 days over June/July); in fact, there’s so many festivals and events going on here during the summer months, it’s hard to take advantage of all of them. We have some AMAZING museums, theatres and a thriving foodie scene (I’ve lived in Boston and NY and Milwaukee restaurants rival some of the best in these cities). We’re 90 minutes from Chicago, have an expansive lakefront, low cost of living, great diversity, some excellent schools (UW, Marquette, among others), friendly people, home of Miller Beer, Harley-Davidson, Pabst and the most loyal sports fans you’ll ever meet in your life – GO PACK!!

What do I HATE? Cold. 

Post # 51
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Sugar bee

I live in the Raleigh, NC area.

I love the cheap cost of living most of all.  My husband and I purchased our first house at age 25 with plenty of savings left over.  Jobs in certain fields are abundant (especially if you’re in tech), and if you want to continue studying there are three excellent universities in the area.

On the down side, the area is so spread out that you have to drive to do anything.  Public transit is nonexistant and walking can only be done in certain areas.  Traffic isn’t too bad, at least.  

Post # 52
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

KC-2722:  Construction and winter is exactly right. I was going to say construction isn’t too bad where I live in the east end but nope – it’s bad. I want to add: traffic everywhere in the city and long commutes (but I brought that on myself). Living costs are definitely high.
But Toronto is home ♥

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I live in Southern California.

I love that I am a fairly close driving distance to practically everything (mountains, beach, Disney, multiple sports events, etc.). I also love the weather!!

I hate that we’re in a drought and that traffic practically always sucks in LA/OC ..like even on a random Sunday at noon or whatever bleh!

Post # 54
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6732 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

mandaluv1119:  Eew… Yes, the springtime.

Pittsburgh still had a huge littering problem.

Post # 55
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I also live in Southern California, just north of San Diego

Love: Weather, close to EVERYTHING (beach, mountains, desert, you name it) Plenty of professional sports, did I mention the weather?! Concerts, restaurants. I live in a small enough town that I feel connected to people but big enough to not run into the same people over and over again, which is nice

Dislikes: the drought (I jump for joy when it rains) and cost of living. It’s not cheap to live in SoCal, but I don’t know any different since I’ve lived here since birth and have never moved more than 60 miles from my birth place.

 

Post # 56
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

San Diego, CA

Love: I can go to the desert, mountains, and beach all in the same day. 

Hate: EVERYTHING IS SO EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!!!!!

Post # 57
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592 posts
Busy bee

stephanie091512:  x2. 

Same region. Same reasons for both loving and hating the area. 

Driving from LA to San Diego on a Saturday afternoon is the absolute WORST. 

Post # 58
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714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The beautiful state of Alabama!

Hate: The humidity! For my wedding my hair went flat the second I walked outside. lol

Love: Absolutely everything else. We are 3 hours from the beach and 3 hours from the mountains. I just love living in the south!

Post # 59
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Bumble bee

SoonAsYouCan:  Jersey girl here also, Im curious to where you are (sounds like my home area) 

Send me a PM. 

Post # 60
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m in the Four Corners region of the southwest US

I love how much easy access there is – BLM roads, mountains, desert, national forest, reservoirs.  Whatever I want is there except the beach.

I hate how uncaring many people in the area are (it’s a ridiculously high number) – they can’t or don’t take care of their houses/properties, leave dead trees in the yards, piles of old cars and such.  It looks so trashy in many places.  It could be such a hot spot for tourism but who wants to see that crap?

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