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Haven't had a boring, pointless and annoying poll for a while, so here one is.

 

What sort of surrounds do you live in? Are you in a big city or a small town, and are you content there or would you prefer the other? Speak to me.

 

As noted to the left, I live in Sydney, which is about the biggest city in Australia. I don't actually live in Sydney city, but you get the picture. I think we live approx 20km outside the CBD, which when I look at it like that it's not a lot at all, is it? :(

 

As far as cities go I have no doubt it's probably one of the nicest in the world, but every year when I do my coastal road trip, or the weekends when I visit my brothers up the north coast in their tiny little towns... yes, I'll admit it, I could blow up my car and never return to Sydney... assuming the wife and pugs were there with me, lol.

 

I understand the appeal of being close to "everything" and all my friends are here as are any job opportunities... but that small town coastal lifestyle, I just don't think there's anything more pleasant. Maybe one day if money ever is not an issue and if I can ever talk the wife into it we'll move up the coast, but for now I'm in the 'burbs... and the crowds. All these filthy, filthy people... yuckus! Anyway, you?

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I live in a small town. And I'm talking small town. Population 210. Not thousand....just 210.

 

Six streets paved. Seven if you count Pine Circle Alley.

 

Small town.

 

 

Wouldn't have it any other way. :)

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I was born in suburbia, I've lived my whole life in suburbia and I'm gonna die in suburbia.

 

City is too busy, small town/country life is too slow. Where I'm at is somewhere in the middle, which is fine by me.

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I live in a small town. And I'm talking small town. Population 210. Not thousand....just 210.

 

Six streets paved. Seven if you count Pine Circle Alley.

 

Small town.

 

 

Wouldn't have it any other way. :)

Holy wowserballs! Now that is a small town. I've never even seen a town that small. :lol: Must be so nice, though.

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If I had my c.d. collection, stereo, electricity, unlimited amount of Pabst Blue Ribbon, T.V., and DVD player, and my DVD's, I'd live in a cave... :beerbang:

:lol: Nice.

 

Yeah, I have to admit that remoteness really appeals to me.

 

The thing about my life in the city is that everything I do for fun involves me trying to get away from the city and it's crowds. I could never get bored in a small coastal town because everything I enjoy in the city is still there, but much nicer and less crowded. Nicer beaches, better surf, less people out there, nicer walks through bushland, better photo opportunities everywhere you look, pubs without dress codes, nicer places to hang out with the wife and pugs. And nowadays when every single CD I buy is online there's no issue there anymore either. All my CDs and most my DVDs come in the post so I don't need (almost extinct anyway) CD shops anymore.

 

The only one single "negative" I can possibly think of is missing out on bands/concerts. But whenever I look at that realistically, I probably see, on average, 10 concerts a year, if even that, so making the trip down to Sydney 10 times a year to see a band (or Soundwave) would be no hassle whatsoever.

 

Now... if I could only convince the wife. :lol:

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I'm in a little town now. I built my cabin on a river on the side of a mountain thinking it was my dream home. I also figured it was a better place to raise my son. I moved here from Las Vegas before he started school.

 

WORST mistake I ever made was moving away from Las Vegas. I regret it every day of my life. As soon as he is out of high school I'll be going back.

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I live in the burbs. I'm about 20 minutes from Tulsa. I must say I wouldn't mind living there. Of course, Tulsa isn't a big city. If it were a bigger place I would feel trapped. When I lived in Texas I wasn't even in Dallas, but it felt like I was in a huge city. Lewisville, Flower Mound, Coppell and the other surrounding towns grew together. It was like one massive city. I was not a fan of that. I like the ability to get away from it all on occassion. In a densely populated area such as that there is nowhere to go.

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I live in a village (quite a big village, the size of a small town really, but some locals are really anal about retaining "village status"). Always the countryside for me. Love the peace, the wildlife, the fresh air. There's hardly any countryside left in the South East of England, but we live in a bit of it. :tumbsup:

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If I had my c.d. collection, stereo, electricity, unlimited amount of Pabst Blue Ribbon, T.V., and DVD player, and my DVD's, I'd live in a cave... :beerbang:

 

You forgot pornography.

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I'm stuck living in the big shitty but I was brought up in the country about a 10 minute drive outside of a small town....and I wanna go back ASAP!! After 23 years of too many people , too much noise, too much smog ,so much light everywhere that you can barely make out the moon let alone stars I've had enough....can hardly wait until I can move out of this f**king place....

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I wasn't sure how to answer that. I grew up in a town of 20,000 and the town we live in now is about 2000 people but it's connected to Sioux Falls that has a population of 150,000 people. Is that considered a small town, because I certainly wouldn't consider Sioux Falls a "big city". There is only one large city I have ever been in where I haven't wanted to get the hell out of and that was Las Vegas. If I was single I would move there in a heartbeat. Other than that, every time I'm in a big city, usually Minneapolis or Omaha, I just can't wait to get the fuck out of there and get back to a slow pace and no standing in lines.

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San Antonio Texas, the big city that feels like a small town :)

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I'm in a little town now. I built my cabin on a river on the side of a mountain thinking it was my dream home. I also figured it was a better place to raise my son. I moved here from Las Vegas before he started school.

 

WORST mistake I ever made was moving away from Las Vegas. I regret it every day of my life. As soon as he is out of high school I'll be going back.

 

Whoah! Elaborate more please Dave. A cabin by the river on the side of a mountain? That DOES sound like a dream home. Can you post a picture? I've been to Vegas a few times and while fun and all, unless you are single and want to party like a rock star, I think it is a place to visit, not live. But I await your response to tell me why I could be wrong....and a picture of your really cool sounding house...or a view from your house.

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Whoah! Elaborate more please Dave. A cabin by the river on the side of a mountain? That DOES sound like a dream home. Can you post a picture?

 

:agree:

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If I had my c.d. collection, stereo, electricity, unlimited amount of Pabst Blue Ribbon, T.V., and DVD player, and my DVD's, I'd live in a cave... :beerbang:

 

You forgot pornography.

 

I'll get a sheep.. :quagmire:

 

Instead of "B-A-A-A-A" it'll go "D-O-M-M-M-M"

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How do you define a large city? Square miles, population, or both? Compared to places like LA Tulsa isn't a big city, but it has a larger population than many cities listed so far. A city around it's size is big enough for me. As long as a town has 30,000+ residents I will be fine. If I find myself in a place with less than 10,000 people I have a problem. I can't stand extremely small towns.

 

I find myself wanting to check out Kansas City. It sounds like a swell place. It's not really that much bigger than Tulsa, but they have professional sports. Anyone been to or lived in KC, MO?

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If I had my c.d. collection, stereo, electricity, unlimited amount of Pabst Blue Ribbon, T.V., and DVD player, and my DVD's, I'd live in a cave... :beerbang:

 

You forgot pornography.

 

I'll get a sheep.. :quagmire:

 

Instead of "B-A-A-A-A" it'll go "D-O-M-M-M-M"

 

Keef!

Don't knock it, til ya tried it...

 

I'm goin' to hell, aren't I? :unsure:

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I live in a small town, about a mile from cannock chase! which is 40 square mile's of woodland.

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How do you define a large city? Square miles, population, or both?

If you've spent time in both you know one from the other. :)

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