City life or a calm cool countryside
Is city life better than living in the countryside? Or is it the other way around? Why do you prefer your choice over the other?
Give me the countryside any time. I like peace and quiet, to see beautiful views and hear the birds sing, but most of all it is to get away from people and their stupid mobile phones.
I have done both...Lived in the country for a few years back in the 70's...now I live in a residential area in the village.
I loved living in the country. Had a terrific view, it was awesome. Planted my "dream" flower garden.
However, now that I live in the triple cities area in New York State, if I had a choice now, I would not live in the country. I do not like sulpher water, and this is what we would have in this area. Also, power outages are a big thing here, and septic is an issue.
We have had many storms over the years but have lost power only once or twice. So, right now, the countryside would be second place for me.
I've lived in both rural and urban settings, and I currently live eight miles from a very small town in New York - Belmont, population 969. We moved here in February from Buffalo, population 1,215,826 in the Buffalo–Niagara–Cattaraugus Combined Statistical Area (thanks, Wikipedia).
I think there are many advantages to both. The country is nice and quiet, we don't have to worry about high crime, traffic, pollution or the ridiculous cost of living in the city. We also have to travel eight miles for a gallon of milk as opposed to being able to walk across the street to get it, live with the worry of coyotes and some even bigger critters and snakes, bugs, gigantic spiders and virtually every other creepy crawly on the planet.
I guess that any place we live would have it's drawbacks. Though I could live just about anywhere, I think I'm happier in the country, though, for what it's worth.
I have also lived in both. I prefer living in the city. I like the convenience of living in the city, and I like to have more things going on. I now live close enough to the mountains that I can drive a short distance to enjoy the pleasures of country living. Which for me are enjoying the great outdoors.
I lived in the country when I was growing up in Scotland. I moved to England four years ago, and live in the city. It is my dream to move back to the countryside. I love the peace, calm and tranquility of the country, not to mention the abundance of nature which is not as plentiful in the city. My partner and I have a plan that in 6 years time, we should be able to move to the country and live the life that we both want.
The city is too fast paced, and everyone seems to be in such a rush to get from one place to the other. My partner and I love wildlife, birds and countryside walks and scenery. Our dream is to live in a little cottage in a rural location surrounded by woodland. We want to have a little land and keep some chickens for eggs and grow our own vegetables. It sounds idyllic, and we are both working hard towards our dream.
As long as I could provide for myself, I would prefer living in the country over living in the city. I like to take things easy and avoid feeling rushed. I like beautiful, panoramic views. I like to see and experience nature. I do like architecture, and the ease of having everything I could want close at hand. But city life is something that I would rather partake of in small amounts. "Green Acres is the place for me!"
I agree. I've lived in cities all my life, and hear people going on about how countryside would not be the best choice for today's fast paced metro life. Personally though, I'd prefer a small house in the country, beside a lake or stream, preferably.
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