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Where would you prefer to live?
Very Large City (10 million people or more) 9%  9%  [ 8 ]
Large City (3 million to ~9.9 million people) 16%  16%  [ 14 ]
Regular City (1 million to ~2.9 million people) 13%  13%  [ 12 ]
Small City (200,000 to 999,999 people) 10%  10%  [ 9 ]
Large Town (100,000 to 199,999 people) 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
Regular Town (40,000 to 99,999 people) 6%  6%  [ 5 ]
Small Town (20,000 to 39,999 people) 9%  9%  [ 8 ]
Village (less than 20,000 people) 11%  11%  [ 10 ]
Rural Area 22%  22%  [ 20 ]
Total votes : 90

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30 Dec 2010, 8:22 pm

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By the way, a city of over 1 million people isn't a "regular city", it is a large city. And a city of 900,000 people is far from being a "small city". Sorry to nitpick, but cities and populations have been special interests of mine for years and I had to point out that flaw.


It depends on where in the world you are, in say the PRC that is a regular city (city proper). I know a Latvian who considers a 1 million city pop f*****g huge, but he lives in a city of ~100,000 (is that a city :p) , grew up in a town of 33,000 and likes forests a LOT

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I bet I'd have a much easier time making friends and being accepted out in the country or in a small town.


Go to a rave or street festival or something in a city then

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The older I get, the smaller the town that I would prefer to live in. I was wondering how the rest of you feel.


Think my grandmother feels the same way in many places regarding wanting to return o rural missisippi....problem is there is drama with family members there,


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18 Dec 2014, 12:50 am

I live in a community of about 50 to 60 people covering an area of about 50 square miles. The population density drops off for for several miles in all directions around the community.



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18 Dec 2014, 3:39 am

The smaller the better! a village, because I need to buy groceries, otherwise it'd be rural. I want a hospital nearby in case something should happen, a dentist office, that kind of thing.

I love nature, love seeing occasional turtles and hedgehoges. I saw two jackels in the park last week. I want to see them from my window, not in the park. want to wake up to birds songs and leaves rustling as a turtle walks on them.

Dont want city noise, horns honking, people screaming, stamping their feet, blasting music. I hate crowds. I want empty spaces and the wonderful feeling of being alone in the world. It's magical and soothing.


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18 Dec 2014, 3:49 am

I went with small city, I live around Denver, Colorado and think that falls under the category of small city and I prefer to live here. I do like getting away from the city, it can be pretty awesome in the mountains and I enjoy things like camping...but would not want to live out in a rural area/small town, I don't drive so it would make it hard to get places, I don't mind walking but wouldn't want to have to walk miles to get anywhere either.



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18 Dec 2014, 8:40 pm

felinesaresuperior wrote:
The smaller the better! a village, because I need to buy groceries, otherwise it'd be rural. I want a hospital nearby in case something should happen, a dentist office, that kind of thing.
Where I live, there are no businesses in 20 miles. Mainly just farms and ranches. And one church.

Our grocery store (20 miles from my community) has been closed for more than a month. It should reopen in two or three weeks after an extensive renovation. Fortunately, there is another about that distance in another direction. The nearest hospital is twenty miles away but that doesn't normally cause much problems. The local dentist is only in town once or twice a month, but the dental technician who cleans teeth is here one day a week.

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I love nature, love seeing occasional turtles and hedgehoges. I saw two jackels in the park last week. I want to see them from my window, not in the park. want to wake up to birds songs and leaves rustling as a turtle walks on them.


One thing I would like is a turtle pond just for the turtles. What we do have, though, is turtles/tortoises that don't live in the water. You don't see them very often.

We have a pond by the house (about 600 feet away) and a creek that runs south of the house (about 200 feet away) but both are dry most of the year. When I was a kid, they always had water that was runoff from irrigating local fields. Now days people use sprinkler systems instead of flood irrigation and the runoff is minimal.

When I was a kid, I played by the pond very often. Ducks and geese in the fall. Turtles. We could fish for catfish in the pond. Skunks (I like skunks -- if it weren't for the danger of rabies, I'd love to catch one for a pet). One day just sitting by it doing nothing, I watched a wild ferret for a minute or two until it saw me and ran off. I've also seen foxes, too, on occasion. Now that it is dry, it isn't near as fun.

By the way, this afternoon I was over at someone's house for a half hour doing some work when the owner mentioned that he keeps the gate closed to keep the cattle and the deer out of the yard. The deer! I had never seen a deer get that closed to a house. When I was leaving, there was a young deer by the front gate! I guess they must have thrown some feed out for him when he was younger and he decided to hang around. He wasn't a pet, he just didn't have any fear at all of humans. I reached over and pet him on his head while I closed the gate.

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Dont want city noise, horns honking, people screaming, stamping their feet, blasting music. I hate crowds. I want empty spaces and the wonderful feeling of being alone in the world. It's magical and soothing.


What was amazing to me was the days immediately after 9/11. With the prohibition on all but military aircraft over the U.S., the skies were empty and had none of the usual jet trails across it. While I normally don't even notice air traffic (except when the Air Force regularly flew B-52s 300 feet above the ground in their training exercises), the difference for those few days was quite noticeable.