Are you a rural or urban person?

#1 Posted by Behardy24 (4758 posts) -

Growing up in the suburbans with a couple farms here and there, I would much more prefer living in the rural area. I wouldn't mind working in the city, but living there is a no-go for me.

What about you, are you a rural or urban person?

#2 Edited by mindstorm (15247 posts) -

I prefer a mix of the two: living in the rural but within distance of the urban.

#3 Edited by Solarplex (52 posts) -

Rural 100%, grew up on a small farm in Pennsylvania, I can do cities, i enjoy the city but see myself in the country. Currently working towards moving to Colorado, have family there and just love waking up and hitting the river with kayak.

#4 Edited by LJS9502_basic (151908 posts) -

City all the way.....

#5 Edited by foxhound_fox (89887 posts) -

Rural.

I prefer the solitude of the open country to the hustle and bustle of the city. I can work in an energetic environment, but need to have somewhere to go and relax afterwards.

#6 Edited by deeliman (2541 posts) -

Urban definately

#7 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (8844 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

City all the way.....

@deeliman said:

Urban definately

#8 Edited by plageus900 (1179 posts) -

A healthy balance of both.

Living on my own property out in the countryside, but within reasonable distance to the city is just right for me.

#9 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (16838 posts) -

Definitely rural. Everything is cheaper, food, gas, etc. It's more quiet too.

#10 Edited by Aljosa23 (25645 posts) -

Urban because I'm in my early 20's. Maybe when I get older and become boring I'll move somewhere quieter.

#11 Edited by plageus900 (1179 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

Urban because I'm in my early 20's. Maybe when I get older and become boring I'll move somewhere quieter.

You don't have to be old an boring to enjoy what the rural countryside has to offer. It can be just as exciting as frantic atmosphere of the city life. It just depends what you as a person find interesting. Rural people prefer hunting, fishing, hiking, out-door sports, etc. Urban people tend to prefer a large social life and atmosphere. Clubs, bars, huge social gatherings, concerts, etc. Then of course, people like me like aspects of both.

#12 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

I was born and raised in New York city. However, I spent a few years in Potsdam, a very rural town, while attending university. I have to say that even though I'm antisocial, I prefer the city, because there are more things to do. Potsdam was depressing.

#13 Posted by Master_Live (15304 posts) -

Urban.

#14 Posted by lamprey263 (24717 posts) -

Used to be urban, liked a lot of things about being closer to the city, more reliable buses, rents not that much different, walk out the door and you're already a block from restaurants, bars, coffee houses, book stores, bus lines, theaters, grocery stores. Having a car though is a complication with living in the city though, mostly because of parking. Suburbs are quieter, you have to drive everywhere though. Beyond the suburbs though, like really rural, not for me.

#15 Posted by Aljosa23 (25645 posts) -

@plageus900 said:

@Aljosa23 said:

Urban because I'm in my early 20's. Maybe when I get older and become boring I'll move somewhere quieter.

You don't have to be old an boring to enjoy what the rural countryside has to offer. It can be just as exciting as frantic atmosphere of the city life. It just depends what you as a person find interesting. Rural people prefer hunting, fishing, hiking, out-door sports, etc. Urban people tend to prefer a large social life and atmosphere. Clubs, bars, huge social gatherings, concerts, etc. Then of course, people like me like aspects of both.

lol yeah I know I was just being a dick.

All of stuff is really cool.

#16 Edited by Serraph105 (28354 posts) -

Some of both, 4th grade through college I grew up living in the country, lived up in Indianapolis for over a year, and now I live in a town called Evansville. Both have their merits, but living in a city is far more convenient than living a half hour away from the nearest grocery store.

#17 Posted by blangenakker (2500 posts) -

Both? I live in a big town but its nothing like a city.

#18 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (16838 posts) -

@plageus900 said:

You don't have to be old an boring to enjoy what the rural countryside has to offer. It can be just as exciting as frantic atmosphere of the city life. It just depends what you as a person find interesting. Rural people prefer hunting, fishing, hiking, out-door sports, etc. Urban people tend to prefer a large social life and atmosphere. Clubs, bars, huge social gatherings, concerts, etc. Then of course, people like me like aspects of both.

There's also plenty of social gatherings in rural areas. Lakeside beach parties for one. During the summer, several families and us would go to the beach. There would be several beach parties going on with other families plus a bunch of HS and college kids.

There's also Drive-In theaters, water parks, and local ice scream shops. If we need malls, there are the suburbs. No need to go to the big city. Heck, we get plenty of concerts too at the fairgrounds.

I know my kids aren't lacking for a social life.

#19 Edited by Boddicker (2923 posts) -

I'm living in a rural area now (out of necessity) but very much would prefer to live in an urban environment.

When they make satellite internet that is just as fast as DSL, etc I'll consider moving back out to the sticks.

SATELLITE INTERNET IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!

#20 Edited by indzman (19148 posts) -

mixed

#21 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

I live in the city and it sucks. So many depressing people. I would much rather live away from the city, but at the same time, close enough to go shopping and for entertainment. I don't have the yard I want living in the city.

#22 Posted by jasean79 (2375 posts) -

I live in the city and it's not my first choice. I prefer a rural area, maybe a development where neighbors respect each other and you feel safe leaving your stuff out on your lawn for a few hours without having it stolen. My next house will most definitely be out of the city.

#23 Edited by vl4d_l3nin (971 posts) -

Rural, but I miss the city.

People are much more well connected in the city. In the more modern cities, you don't need to drive, since it's intuitively planned on a grid, rather than sprawl.

I live rurally for the sake of my son. Cities aren't the best place to raise a family if both parents work, since there is a lot of bad influence and crime there, but they are just all around more resourceful places.

#24 Edited by Assassin_87 (2314 posts) -

I think I'm probably a rural person. Though it's hard to say whether the idea of it is what I'm really attracted to as opposed to the reality, because I've spent my life in satellite towns/edge cities near much larger metropolitan areas.