City, Suburbs, Country (Living)

  1. what area do you live in [city, suburb, country]and what do you live in [house, mobile home, condo, apartment, dorm, etc?] what are your pros and cons regarding the area in which you live?

    we live in a house in the city. i miss the "country" [suburbs] atmosphere and its "low key" living. although i like having the hospitals, doctor offices, schools, universities, malls, grocers, libraries, the variety of activities for my children, various churches, etc., within a few miles of me, i don't like living so close to my neighbor.

    being closer to my family and for the children to have more opportunities/schools to choose from etc., and more jobs to choose from [for me and husband], were the factor in moving here over two years ago.

    air pollution is worst here than the smaller town we moved from.

    the thing i missed the most about a small community is the sense of "family".

    care to share?
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  2. 39 Comments

  3. by   kaycee
    Live in a house in the burbs. Would prefer country with lots of land and animals around.
    Not a city person at all.
  4. by   BadBird
    Brick house in the suburbs here, close to everything, downside is the taxes!!!
  5. by   Beach_RN
    Live in a house in the suburbs..... I have woods across the street from my house and live on a dead end... with more woods!

    We are 70 miles from NYC.....we moved here 3 years ago.. from a house in northern NJ.... which was city-like!

    I love it here.... great schools! close enough to NYC for culture, I can see the stars at night from my deck, This is a big tourist area in the summer..... so we have lots of restaurants and shops...I can find what ever need without having to travel to far..very little crime.....the town sponsors lots of organized sports for the kids....taxes are lower than northern NJ...and we are 5 miles from the beach and boardwalk and 20 minutes for 6 flags!

    I really don't forsee moving back north in my future....I just love it in the suburbs... and when I finally graduate....I have 4 hospital all within a 20 mile radius that I can work for!
  6. by   GPatty
    We live in our own home in the city. Nice neighborhood, but a little noisy...insulation factory is almost in our back yard....
    would like to go to the country, but by the time we could afford it...the kids would be almost grown!
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    House in the city. Suits me fine! Sometimes I think I'd like a big old house out in the country, but I know I'd just feel too far away from everything.

    Heather
  8. by   delirium
    I live in the country, woods everywhere... Chesapeake Bay almost in the backyard.

    Live in a modest 3 bedroom rambler.

    The good thing about the country is the peace... its nice, quiet, most of the people are friendly. The pace is definitely slower.

    The bad thing is the inconvenience. It takes an hour to get to a mall. Everytime I have tickets to a show it takes between 1.5 and 3 hours to get to the venue. Most places close early in the evening and are closed on Sundays, the nearest Sams club is an hour away, you simply cannot get what you want whenever you want it. So its a convenience factor. Also, the country has a very limited gay community (imagine that), so I feel a bit isolated.

    If I move again, it will be to a more urban environment. I like the freedom of having my own home and not living in an apartment/condo/townhouse situation, so I don't think I'd ever move to the center of a city, but I could easily move to the outskirts or suburbs around a city. Now which city....
  9. by   cactus wren
    Live in the "Boonies", 6 miles from town(15,000), go to sleep with the coyotes singing to me, have trouble with a garden because of the javelina( atype of wildpig, to you Easterners), they especially love to root out my bulbs, have trouble with basil,too, the rabbits seem to prefer it to grass.
    Yup an hours drive to Phoenix, but wouldn`t trade the boonies for anything. Also a 7 minute drive to work, on a slow day..... , beats fighting the traffic. Raised a city girl, am now an old country dame
  10. by   delirium
    That's nice. I'd kill for a short commute.

    I drive 18 miles to work, takes me 30-35 minutes with traffic, stoplights, yada yada yada. That's in a speedy car.

    The other close hospital is almost exactly the same distance, but in the other direction (north). Would take about the same.

    The hospital I am looking at for employment after graduation is in a suburb of DC and takes about 45 minutes to get to.
  11. by   Furball
    B Matt

    Are you close to where that black bear snatched the baby? The news said it was approx 70 miles from NYC....how horrible
  12. by   studentOH
    The burbs..i HATE it. I've lived everywhere. Prefer big city or out in the country, none of this in-between crap. Still have the commute but not the quiet. New house is out a bit farther...not country but will be quiet. Hope to be in NYC eventually with a deluxe apartment in the sky!! (Brian HATES yardwork).

    Bri
  13. by   Beach_RN
    B Matt - where that black bear snatched the baby? The news said it was approx 70 miles from NYC....how horrible
    No Furball..... I am no where near there.... That was the Catskills, NY.... I am in New Jersey... but thank you for your concern... and yes that was so horrible and tragic... I can't even begin to imagine that horror!

    Brenda
  14. by   shygirl
    I live in the city, but I wish I lived on an old farm!
    Shygirl

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