Would you prefer to live out in the country, or in/near a city?

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  1. BenWritings profile image63
    BenWritingsposted 11 years ago

    Would you prefer to live out in the country, or in/near a city?

    would you prefer to live near mountains, open fields, water, trees, or in a populated area?

  2. TimMEy profile image74
    TimMEyposted 11 years ago

    Living in a City for sure. Then I can still go to the Country side for the weekend

  3. profile image0
    Daniella Lopezposted 11 years ago

    Definitely out in the country. I'm not a big people person, and I love the outdoors. Therefore country life is was more appealing.

  4. Greensleeves Hubs profile image91
    Greensleeves Hubsposted 11 years ago

    The opposite to TimMEy - live in the countryside where you can look out of your window on to a peaceful, quiet, beautiful scene, yet live close enough to the big shops and the entertainments of the city

  5. phillip goodson profile image60
    phillip goodsonposted 11 years ago

    Both, sometimes I like the peace and quiet of the country, with all the fresh air, then again big cities have lot's of advantages as well, shopping, lots of business's and culture.

  6. freecampingaussie profile image57
    freecampingaussieposted 11 years ago


    Can't wait to get on the road again ,,,, all that country air , camping by the rivers exploring the countryside & the fire ban has lifted today !!
    the city is great for a visit tho & stock up on things ,etc but the best food is on the open fire !

  7. profile image0
    Giselle Maineposted 11 years ago

    In/near a city.  If I lived out in the country it would seem like too much of a big hassle to go all the way into the city for events/entertainment, so I'd probably just not bother to do those things if I lived in the country.  That's why I prefer to be in/near a city.

  8. keish_777 profile image58
    keish_777posted 11 years ago

    City offers more job options for those that are looking for a job. Overall it has more of everything including pollution.  I prefer living in the city but when its time to retire, i will sure got to the country side!

  9. nifty@50 profile image69
    nifty@50posted 11 years ago

    The country is more peaceful & less crime. The cost of living in the country is also lower. I have found that the more populated the area, the ruder the people become. The only draw back in the country is the long commute to the city to work.

  10. profile image55
    nabar468posted 11 years ago

    by a city, but in the country.
    somewhere relaxing where you can get the true country feel (mountains to be more exact), but close by to a smallish city where its not hard to get basic ammenities that you need.

  11. maria.rose profile image37
    maria.roseposted 11 years ago

    I prefer to live near the mountain  because here you can see the beauty of nature and feel relax. your mind become fresh so i prefer to live out in the country.........

  12. Tusitala Tom profile image63
    Tusitala Tomposted 11 years ago

    Both would be great.   If working in the city, then a luxurious apartment overlooking the harbour and right near to all the fabulous things a big, cosmopolitan city can offer.  Then, of course, the heli-port on the roof, so you can escape on your chopper to the delights of a secluded property - perhaps overlooking a the ocean.

    Yep!   I think most people could go for that!

  13. profile image55
    Wayne Wposted 11 years ago

    Can I choose both? Haha I believe in balance.

    In this context, it would mean I can't live without my computer, itouch and all the trappings of modern life. But I would love to just throw myself back into nature somewhat by being out in the country. That serene and tranquil feeling can never be bought anyway other than being in close proximity with Mother nature. It keeps me sane.

    Unfair to choose both ans I know, but I can't live without both smile

  14. what_say_you profile image60
    what_say_youposted 11 years ago

    Hi BenWritings, I just moved from Los Angeles are to a country environment in Louisiana. Since I now know the difference I can tell you that I miss the conveniences of living in the city such as being able to conquer an entire day's worth of errands in the same 5 mile proximity, great internet service, entertainment, friends/family, freeway access etc. I REALLY miss the BEACH. I don't miss the ghetto birds (police helicopters), traffic, noise pollution, air pollution, crowded areas, high prices, larger concentration of rude people lacking in manners, and giant parking lots/shopping centers where parks should be.

    With that being said, just the other night after the sun set the woods outisde of my country house were sparkling with fire flies, the stars were so bright and beautiful, deer, rabbits, raccoons, squirrels etc..just wander about. The environment was just so peaceful and happy I knew I could never have that feeling in the city. In the country people just wave at you when you drive by...people you don't even know...it's a friendlier, relaxed life. When I wake up in the morning I can walk down to the river and fish or just sit and listen/watch all of the amazing birds. The downside is that I have to drive much, much further to get the things I need and I must commute for work. I can't hollar for help because nobody would ever hear me, and internet service is HORRIBLE. Also, one of my pet peeves is that there are few street signs, and people really do give directions by landmarks even if they are trees, buildings and railroad tracks. Don't even bother with your GPS because most of the roads are not marked.

    In both environments you are trading something off but I am convinced my health and happiness has improved since I moved to the country. If I need my city fix, I can drive over to New Orleans and speed life back up again ;0).  So for me living in the country is better even with it's downfalls and beats the city hands down.

  15. mcbigmoji profile image61
    mcbigmojiposted 11 years ago

    I'd love to live in the middle of nowhere with mountains in the distance as i look over acres of open meadow whilst sitting in my garden fishing in the river that runs through it!!

  16. gfarmer profile image78
    gfarmerposted 11 years ago

    I would prefer to live in the suburbs. It's a location with privacy and nature, but also with the modern conveniences of public transport, strong signals for wifi and phones, and nearby shopping areas.

  17. joshhunt83 profile image61
    joshhunt83posted 11 years ago

    I'd like to be in the country but within easy commuting distance of a city. I want the best of both worlds, hahaha.

  18. Joan1 profile image61
    Joan1posted 11 years ago

    I've moved to Beijing, China a year ago.
    Used to live in one of the centers. That's a lot of fun.
    But also more expensive because it's hard to stay at home, if so much is happening around you.

    Now I live outside the 5th ring road.
    It's the outskirt of Beijing. But the area I live is very nice.
    Less stuff to do. But people are really nice.
    And the living is easy.
    But I live close to a subway station that can bring me anywhere I want to go. So I'm still connected.

    And as long as the taxis are cheap, I think it's perfect.

  19. Bootsmade4walkin profile image60
    Bootsmade4walkinposted 11 years ago

    I am from Washington, DC and love the diversity, food, arts and opportunities.  I have always envisioned myself in a city.  However, I have just moved to Leadville, CO population 2,700.  Well, two and half miles outside of Leadville down a dirt road.  I now have a well and a PO Box.  And, so far, I love it.  I love seeing the stars at night, the cool mountain air, the clear blue skies during the day and all of the outdoor activities available.  So, I guess, the jury's still out on where I would prefer to live... 

    I'll get back to you after I've lived for a year outside of a town that doesn't even have a movie theater!

  20. Allen Williams profile image74
    Allen Williamsposted 11 years ago

    The further away from a city, the better!  I am a country boy from head to toe!

  21. stephaniedas profile image75
    stephaniedasposted 11 years ago

    I want a little bit of both. I want to spend some time during my life in a big city to enjoy all of the people/events, but eventually, I'd like to settle in the country. I want to see wildlife, be surrounded by trees, hear the owls at night, etc.
    I also want to raise chickens and goats, and have a dog, which wouldn't work in the city.

  22. Canscorpion profile image59
    Canscorpionposted 9 years ago

    Ah! Countryside through and through!!! fields , water , trees, mountains,....love the nature! smile


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