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There are certainly pros and cons to both rural and urban living. Of course on the flip side services in rural areas are hard to come by if you get sick theirs not a clinic down the street. If you don't want to drive your outta luck. Not to mention when you live in a city you have more opportunities to make money and you are helping save the environment due to using less energy.


What are you talking about? I live in suburban New Jersey, and I have at least five hospitals in a 20 minute radius. Sure in no-man's land like in Wyoming or Nebraska it isn't like that, but not a lot of people live in those areas to BEGIN with, so it really doesn't matter.

Also, saving the environment in urban areas? Then why is there so much smog in big-ass cities compared to suburbs? Why is there endless traffic jams all hours in the day? Cities are more a drain on "energy" than any single suburb, that is for sure since the city is pretty much active almost all hours of the day. :/

Not only that, many people who WORK in a City don't always LIVE in a city. They commute there, so the "money" opportunity is not out of reach for anybody. Also, money opportunities? Do you know how much it costs to live in a big city? I know I couldn't afford even a basic apartment in non-horrible areas.

Are you sure you thought this all out?
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Walking? Biking? WTF, this is America.


There is almost a thousand foot elevation change from where I work to where I live. Otherwise between the snow and heat, you have a point.
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biscuitnote wrote:

There are certainly pros and cons to both rural and urban living. Of course on the flip side services in rural areas are hard to come by if you get sick theirs not a clinic down the street. If you don't want to drive your outta luck. Not to mention when you live in a city you have more opportunities to make money and you are helping save the environment due to using less energy.


What are you talking about? I live in rural New Jersey, and I have at least five hospitals in a 20 minute radius. Sure in no-man's land like in Wyoming or Nebraska it isn't like that, but not a lot of people live in those areas to BEGIN with, so it really doesn't matter.

Also, saving the environment in urban areas? Then why is there so much smog in big-ass cities compared to suburbs? Why is there endless traffic jams all hours in the day? Cities are more a drain on "energy" than any single suburb, that is for sure since the city is pretty much active almost all hours of the day. :/

Not only that, many people who WORK in a City don't always LIVE in a city. They commute there, so the "money" opportunity is not out of reach for anybody. Also, money opportunities? Do you know how much it costs to live in a big city? I know I couldn't afford even a basic apartment in non-horrible areas.

Are you sure you thought this all out?



Hush! They'll figure out living in the sticks isn't bad! :P
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Orga777 wrote:

Are you sure you thought this all out?


lol, you went ham on him
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Also, for those who love cities, here is a nice video for ya. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=326RcOeSPGs
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Out in my area of the sticks ur pretty much stuck to walking, its a six mile walk to the nearest bus station, and I don't see a greyhound station anywhere with a hundred miles. Kinda need a car. Arizona is bigger than some countries.
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Many Americans feel the need to use private transportation over public transportation for security and independence issues.
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Suburban area = ample and free parking for my car.

Parking meters, parallel parking? Fts.

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I'm doing fine without a car. mind you I live in a city with good transit
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

I'm doing fine without a car. mind you I live in a city with good transit


I envy you I wish I could do the same.
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biscuitnote wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

I'm doing fine without a car. mind you I live in a city with good transit


I envy you I wish I could do the same.


Transit Rocks.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


biscuitnote wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

I'm doing fine without a car. mind you I live in a city with good transit


I envy you I wish I could do the same.


Transit Rocks.



It really does and you don't have to worry about driving at all
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As someone who's lived in a "city" (pretty obvious where I live if you know USA) all their life and has had to deal with car issues in their family, I'd rather live in a suburbs like area because of space and perceived freedom, also suburbs can be cheaper than living in a city. Cities feel awfully cramped and mind numbing, and I also feel trapped most of the time and pathetically enough where I live isn't the most "urban" city in the world, even though it's quite international imo. I feel like having a car gives more freedom, but if I ever moved to another city I wouldn't feel that I need one., but in the city I live in currently you do need a car...
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biscuitnote wrote:

There are certainly pros and cons to both rural and urban living. Of course on the flip side services in rural areas are hard to come by if you get sick theirs not a clinic down the street. If you don't want to drive your outta luck. Not to mention when you live in a city you have more opportunities to make money and you are helping save the environment due to using less energy.


What are you talking about? I live in suburban New Jersey, and I have at least five hospitals in a 20 minute radius. Sure in no-man's land like in Wyoming or Nebraska it isn't like that, but not a lot of people live in those areas to BEGIN with, so it really doesn't matter.

Also, saving the environment in urban areas? Then why is there so much smog in big-ass cities compared to suburbs? Why is there endless traffic jams all hours in the day? Cities are more a drain on "energy" than any single suburb, that is for sure since the city is pretty much active almost all hours of the day. :/

Not only that, many people who WORK in a City don't always LIVE in a city. They commute there, so the "money" opportunity is not out of reach for anybody. Also, money opportunities? Do you know how much it costs to live in a big city? I know I couldn't afford even a basic apartment in non-horrible areas.

Are you sure you thought this all out?


You use less energy living in a large city due to gas and electcity. Smog is the result of the car fetish Americans have if we focused more on public transit we would see less pollution in large metro areas. If you really think living in a sprawled out suburb is better than a city you need to do some research on energy usage.
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I use to walk or jog 5 miles each way to work, I commute to work by train or bus, I love bike riding.If I had a choice, I'd ditch my car in a heartbeat to live in a city with mass transit.
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