HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » DU POLL: I'm just curious...

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:28 PM

DU POLL: I'm just curious, do DUers live in an urban area, suburban or rural area?


169 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Urban
55 (33%)
Suburban
49 (29%)
Rural
64 (38%)
Isn't it past your bedtime again?
1 (1%)
Show usernames
Disclaimer: This is an Internet poll

135 replies, 6401 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 135 replies Author Time Post
Reply DU POLL: I'm just curious, do DUers live in an urban area, suburban or rural area? (Original post)
RKP5637 Feb 2013 OP
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #1
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #2
babylonsister Feb 2013 #3
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #24
babylonsister Feb 2013 #58
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #89
Tikki Feb 2013 #98
BDavinciNY Feb 2013 #28
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #29
BDavinciNY Feb 2013 #56
PotatoChip Feb 2013 #118
markpkessinger Feb 2013 #30
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #33
Smarmie Doofus Feb 2013 #132
markpkessinger Feb 2013 #134
Jenoch Feb 2013 #4
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #11
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #5
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #20
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #46
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #48
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #51
DreamGypsy Feb 2013 #6
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #10
DreamGypsy Feb 2013 #54
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #68
Blue_In_AK Feb 2013 #7
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #14
onehandle Feb 2013 #8
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #13
etherealtruth Feb 2013 #62
Earth_First Feb 2013 #9
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #12
rurallib Feb 2013 #110
Silver Swan Feb 2013 #15
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #18
bluedigger Feb 2013 #16
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #17
bluedigger Feb 2013 #23
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #25
union_maid Feb 2013 #19
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #21
yewberry Feb 2013 #22
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #26
yewberry Feb 2013 #34
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #27
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #36
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #31
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #37
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #32
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #38
busterbrown Feb 2013 #35
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #40
busterbrown Feb 2013 #43
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #39
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #42
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #101
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #102
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #122
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #124
PasadenaTrudy Feb 2013 #96
Lizzie Poppet Feb 2013 #41
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #45
Justitia Feb 2013 #44
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #47
2naSalit Feb 2013 #49
truebluegreen Feb 2013 #66
Tikki Feb 2013 #50
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #52
Coyotl Feb 2013 #53
Smilo Feb 2013 #55
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #71
rppper Feb 2013 #57
cbrer Feb 2013 #59
cali Feb 2013 #60
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #74
Raine Feb 2013 #61
FreeJoe Feb 2013 #63
newfie11 Feb 2013 #64
sorefeet Feb 2013 #67
newfie11 Feb 2013 #121
Mz Pip Feb 2013 #78
newfie11 Feb 2013 #120
CTyankee Feb 2013 #65
Jennicut Feb 2013 #72
CTyankee Feb 2013 #76
Jennicut Feb 2013 #93
CTyankee Feb 2013 #97
ananda Feb 2013 #69
SammyWinstonJack Feb 2013 #70
appleannie1 Feb 2013 #81
SWTORFanatic Feb 2013 #73
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #77
SWTORFanatic Feb 2013 #79
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #83
KG Feb 2013 #75
Faux pas Feb 2013 #80
Benton D Struckcheon Feb 2013 #82
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #85
livetohike Feb 2013 #84
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #86
livetohike Feb 2013 #109
Lydia Leftcoast Feb 2013 #87
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #112
patrice Feb 2013 #88
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #91
bettyellen Feb 2013 #105
gollygee Feb 2013 #90
BlueJazz Feb 2013 #92
Left2Tackle Feb 2013 #94
Jokerman Feb 2013 #95
SteveG Feb 2013 #99
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #100
PennsylvaniaMatt Feb 2013 #129
raidert05 Feb 2013 #103
undeterred Feb 2013 #104
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #114
godai Feb 2013 #106
Raine1967 Feb 2013 #107
tammywammy Feb 2013 #108
YoungDemCA Feb 2013 #111
bluestate10 Feb 2013 #113
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #115
sakabatou Feb 2013 #116
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #117
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #119
jayfox122 Feb 2013 #123
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #125
womanofthehills Feb 2013 #126
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #127
riderinthestorm Feb 2013 #128
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #130
PennsylvaniaMatt Feb 2013 #131
dog_lovin_dem Feb 2013 #133
davidpdx Feb 2013 #135

Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:30 PM

1. Manhattan NY, the rural part.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:35 PM

2. Cool!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:41 PM

3. Ha! And what borough would that be? :) nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:04 AM

24. No I joke, because my building has no elevator and I live on the 4th floor in a 5 story building.

60 steps to my door. At least twice a day. Every day. There's been a rumor for the past 2yrs that we may get an elevator. But so far its only a rumor.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaneyVee (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:11 AM

58. You must be in great shape!!! nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to babylonsister (Reply #58)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:22 AM

89. I am for now but I'm always one broken leg away from being confined inside. Crutches + stairs = No.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaneyVee (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:59 PM

98. We live in the ultimate bedroom community..every housing tract has sidewalks and...

is walled off ...BUT in our part of town, up the hill, there are no sidewalks or street lights.

We pretty much get free reign around here..land use, and all...because the city has never
honored their so-called commitment to give us sidewalks or even street lights and we
call them on it if the city complains about something here.

Hope you, at least, have lights in your hallways and up the stairs.

Tikki

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:15 AM

28. All the way north in Rural Manhattan

in very quiet and bucolic Washington Heights!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BDavinciNY (Reply #28)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:18 AM

29. Howdy fellow NY'er! I'm down south in rural East Village closer to Alphabet City.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaneyVee (Reply #29)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:27 AM

56. Well Buddy

I love coming on Down South to the Village! Its a very artsy, interesting rural area that I visit quite often unlike the real South (Except Hampton Roads Area in Virginia!) You should come up North some time we got some good things here!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaneyVee (Reply #29)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:46 PM

118. You must be somewhere near my daughter.



She's very close to St Mark's in the E. Village... not far from NYU and Astor. Looking forward to visiting her in April. Fun area for young people like her!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:19 AM

30. I used to live on Indian Road in extreme upper Manhattan . . .

. . . right near the Columbia University rowing team's boathouse. Funny thing is, even most Manhattanites have no idea there even IS an Indian Road in Manhattan!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to markpkessinger (Reply #30)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:25 AM

33. That is EXTREME upper Manhattan. Very interesting area. Like part of the city that lies in a forest.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to markpkessinger (Reply #30)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:46 AM

132. Right opposite the prettiest spot in NYC.

Inwood Hill Pk. Where the East River meets the Hudson with the big blue Henry Hudson Bridge in the foreground and the Palisades and NJ in the distance.

Love that spot.

Edit.... oops. That's the HARLEM River at that point. Or Spuyten Duyvil , as the purists would call it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #132)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:35 AM

134. Indeed!

And Inwood Park is probably the only spot in the five boroughs that still has original, old-growth forest remaining. I enjoyed living up there in many ways. I didn't always enjoy the rather long walk to the subway or to a supermarket, however! I live in Hell's Kitchen these days.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:41 PM

4. Sometimes these kinds of polls are ambiguous.

My wife and I both grew up rural. Her parents are still rural, my father is now suburban. We own rural property with a rustic cabin (ie. no electricity or running water.) Our sensibilities are still rural, however. (And I work in the city.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jenoch (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:48 PM

11. Yep, agree!!! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:42 PM

5. Extreme rural

30 minutes from the cops, miles from neighbors.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:57 PM

20. It must be very peaceful!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:58 AM

46. Its also a tad dangerous

Neighborhood dogs are coyotes and the cats cougars with some snakes thrown in.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #46)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:00 AM

48. Sure sounds it! Some of the people here live way out and tell me

similar. I can see where you really have to be careful.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Reply #48)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:04 AM

51. We bought it when we moved back to California after retiring from Federal service

Backs onto BLM land and has a private dirt road to get there. Its out in the middle of nowhere. Prior owner brought in phone and power so its not off the grid.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:43 PM

6. The best of all possible worlds ...

...6 miles out of town, 60 acres, fields, trees, & wildlife.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DreamGypsy (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:47 PM

10. Sounds beautiful!!! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:12 AM

54. We like it...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DreamGypsy (Reply #54)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:20 AM

68. That is beautiful and gives one a really peaceful feeling just looking at the picture. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:44 PM

7. Five minutes from downtown Anchorage

if you consider a city of 290,000 or so urban.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:50 PM

14. That should do it! lol n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:45 PM

8. The Philly suburbs can be a little of all three. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:50 PM

13. Yep, that's an interesting area! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:03 AM

62. So are the Detroit suburbs

I chose urban because (it is urban) ... the inner ring "suburbs" are urban areas.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:45 PM

9. Semi-rural community...

Town/Village of 3500 that's 15 minutes from the essentials...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Earth_First (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:49 PM

12. Kind of like where I grew up. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Earth_First (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:17 PM

110. almost exactly my setup.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:51 PM

15. I grew up on a farm.

I moved to a big city after college. I lived in the city for four years.

I lived in a close suburb for thirty years.

Now I live in a far suburb.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Silver Swan (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:55 PM

18. I've pretty much always lived in suburbs. I like cities, but some are a bit too intense for me. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:51 PM

16. Kind of ambiguous.

I'm three blocks from the center of town, but there are only 25,000 people in the whole county (2,000 sq. miles) so it doesn't feel very "urban".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluedigger (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:54 PM

17. Ohhhh

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:03 AM

23. Quit laughing.

We got a Denny's.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluedigger (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:10 AM

25. That's great! I love Denny's!!! Always have had a great meal at Denny's!

Now, I just need a gas station too!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:56 PM

19. Suburban

Been living in the burbs since I was 11. Was born urban, though, and the older I get the more I wish I could get back to a more urban place to live.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to union_maid (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:59 PM

21. I've always been concerned as I get older of being too far out. There's always something to

do in the city. Often I wish I could just flip a switch and be one place or the other. lol

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:03 AM

22. Just moved back to the city.

Very mixed feelings about it!

We were living on a fairly rural island in Puget Sound but recently moved back to Seattle. Whew, huge change.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yewberry (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:12 AM

26. I haven't been to Seattle in about 15 years. I hear it's changed some, more built up. Puget Sound, I

loved it there!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:28 AM

34. Oh, yes, Seattle has indeed changed.

It's a wonderful place but all of the gentrification is squeezing out the authentic Seattle-ism in most neighborhoods. Criminy, I used to love it here. Now we're bowing to the condo overlords!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:15 AM

27. A block from Boston

So, almost urban-ish.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #27)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:42 AM

36. I lived there for years! Loved it! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:21 AM

31. I don't know how to answer that.

I live in a city of half a million surrounded by farming communities so we very much have the rural mindset.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #31)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:43 AM

37. Interesting! The US is so varied, makes it nice! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:21 AM

32. South Philadelphia.

 

Inner city rowhouse.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MrSlayer (Reply #32)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:45 AM

38. Yep, a familiar area. Haven't been there in years, but Phila was our destination for some shopping.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:34 AM

35. Studio City.......Not a city, but close to a city.....the city, Los Angeles..

Never was in love with L.A. but downtown L.A.is beginning to surge into one of coolest places in the country. On a scale of 10 its at a 4 as to where it is at developmentally. They are keeping the facades of all the old banking institutions and businesses and slowly converting them into the coolest Condos, Restaurants, indie
stores etc.. I swear Id move there in a second if I had the money.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to busterbrown (Reply #35)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:50 AM

40. Interesting area. It always seems sooo expensive to me. I used to go to Manhattan Beach for

business ... was in downtown LA a couple of times, but that was about it ... That's nice to hear about the development being done. It's great IMO when the old facades are kept.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Reply #40)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:53 AM

43. Beach communities are nice, but very cocomo Jos like. But then I guess its all about the water....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:46 AM

39. Suburban, but in the City of Los Angeles. My area is

fully developed and has been for many decades. Homes built in the late 40s are still found in abundance (they make great litle fixer-uppers), and apartment buildings tend to date from the 60s and 70s.

It's more urban than suburban, probably, but we don't have any office buildings over 10 stories anywhere nearby, and not many of those.

It's not NYC, it's not downtown LA, but I think of it as urban anyway. Technically it's suburban.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #39)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:52 AM

42. Sounds like an interesting area!!! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Reply #42)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:36 PM

101. It's not. It's the San Fernando Valley, lol.

Nothing interesting happens here, though it got a bit dicey a couple of years ago with my apartment neighbor running around threatening people with a knife.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #101)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:38 PM

102. Now that sure livens things up a bit!!! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Reply #102)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:53 PM

122. Oh and then there was the time that the underground electrical vault

not 20 ft from my apartment bedroom exploded - but fortunately the manhole cover stayed put. If it had gone up and come down, it would have blown through my roof and could have killed me or my cats (manhole covers are 150lb+ of cast iron.

And then another time somebody drove over the fire hydrant, also just 20 ft from my bedroom, and we had Old Faithful going here for an hour.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #122)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:09 AM

124. Wow, never a dull moment! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #39)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:45 PM

96. Pasadena here! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:51 AM

41. Downtown Portland

<Eric Cartman voice> Hipsters! Hipsters all around me!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #41)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:54 AM

45. Hippies?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:54 AM

44. Houston - 4th largest city in the US

I've lived urban & suburban, prefer city life these days.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Justitia (Reply #44)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:58 AM

47. I've never been to Houston ... no reason why not, it somehow just

never happened. I'm suburban now, but probably going to move in a little more urban.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:02 AM

49. Ummm up on the continental divide

10 miles to the nearest town of about 1200 and 100 miles one way, 75 miles another to get to a hospital or city. Love it, got bears and elk and all of almost everything you could imagine in the wild mountains... except a lot of people, that's the part I like best. And I ain't scared of the dark neither!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 2naSalit (Reply #49)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:15 AM

66. That sounds just right.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:03 AM

50. We laugh and say we are semi~rural because we have acreage...we are suburban..

in a neighborhood with really big yards and smaller homes.


The Tikkis

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:04 AM

52. Urban, my area of coverage is city hall...and the sticks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:08 AM

53. In a National Forest, 30 miles to the store and a town.

The air is very clean here.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Coyotl (Reply #53)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:14 AM

55. I'm jealous!!!!!!!!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Coyotl (Reply #53)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:35 AM

71. Beautiful!!! Sounds wonderful!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:09 AM

57. Working class in holly hill Florida...I guess that's an...

....urban area....part of the Daytona Beach metroplex!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:58 AM

59. Across from a Pakistani refugee camp in Kabul.

 

So you need a category for diseased filth combined with abject poverty.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:07 AM

60. Rural. The Northeast Kingdom

The Kingdom encompasses 55 towns and gores, with a land area of 2,027 square miles (5,250 km2), about 21% of the state of Vermont. The city of Newport is the single incorporated city in the tri-county area.

As of 1997, 80% of the Northeast Kingdom was covered by forest. 59% was northern hardwood, 29% spruce or fir.

The Northeast Kingdom has been listed in the North American and international editions of "1,000 Places to See Before You Die", the New York Times best-selling book by Patricia Schultz. In 2006, the National Geographic Society named the Northeast Kingdom as the most desirable place to visit in the country and the ninth most desirable place to visit in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_Kingdom

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cali (Reply #60)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:48 AM

74. Thanks for the info. and the link. It must be just incredibly beautiful and peaceful. I loved

Vermont when I used to be there visiting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:10 AM

61. The 'burbs of coastal Los Angeles County. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:18 AM

63. Extreme Suburbs

I live and work in a 100,000 person master planned community. Where I work is a little faux urban area with a dozen 10 story buildings and one 30 story building.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:16 AM

64. On a farm

In Nebraska panhandle. 60 miles from WY border, 30 miles from CO border. Yep we are very rural.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to newfie11 (Reply #64)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:53 AM

67. I find Nebraska interesting

I worked at the power plant in Sutherland for a few months. I have been checking on realestate there and there are some really nice rural places for unbeleivable cheap prices. Lots of fixer uppers. I'm in rural Montana, only a post office and they are going to shut it down soon. I love it here but real estate is high. There are hundres or thousands of old farmsteads all over this state but the long time owners refuse to sell or rent. So the mice and elements just erode perfectly good homes. But that is just the mentallity of old school Montanans who there great grand daddy homesteaded the ground from the gov. for free.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sorefeet (Reply #67)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:21 PM

121. Yes things are cheaper here. Go right across to WY or CO and things go up

We retired here from the Black Hills (SD).
We wanted more land and loved the friendly people in this area. We traveled through often going to CO for dog shows and that's how we discovered this area.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to newfie11 (Reply #64)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:54 AM

78. I lived in NE when I was a child

The first farm had no indoor plumbing except for a pump. It did have electricity though.

My dad farmed a couple of smallish family farms. After 7 years of drought he gave it up and we moved to Chicago.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mz Pip (Reply #78)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:14 PM

120. Well we do have indoor plumbing but

The drought situation here is bad. We have had maybe 4 inches of snow total for the winter. Summer will be interesting

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:04 AM

65. The People's Republic of New Haven

in a quiet middle/working class section called Westville, on a street with great diversity of ages, religions, ethnicity and sexual orientation. I would never leave but alas my house is getting difficult as we age so we will probably sell and try to find an apt. nearby.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CTyankee (Reply #65)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:41 AM

72. My father grew up in Westville. His parents moved to Cheshire

when he was about 9. He met my Mom in elementary school and they dated in high school. By 1970 they were married and then had my brother in '72 and me in '75. I got married and moved to Terryville. But Westville holds a special place in my heart...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jennicut (Reply #72)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:51 AM

76. what was his street?

I'm 3 blocks away from the Yale Golf Course...

As you probably know, Westville has its more affluent section, which is where Joe Lieberman lived. A lot of bigger homes, very pretty. My neighborhood has smaller homes, mine built in 1940, colonial style, a nice starter home nowadays but back in the day a family of four would typically live there. We have a significant number of city workers who live there since some of them have to live in New Haven. So my neighbors typically include teachers, school administrators, police. AND the mayor, which kinda helps in getting snow removal by the city done efficiently...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CTyankee (Reply #76)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:27 PM

93. I need to ask him, his family lived in an apartment.

My mom's family came from NYC so Cheshire was very different for them both. Just lots of farmland back in ths 50's.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jennicut (Reply #93)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:57 PM

97. interesting history here in New Haven...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:21 AM

69. I put urban but..

.. I'm seven miles northwest of downtown. It doesn't feel suburban, but it might be.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:33 AM

70. Coos Bay, Oregon!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #70)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:01 AM

81. I have a friend that lives there. Her hubby taught art and now just paints and sells his work.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:45 AM

73. Depends how you define rural. I'd say borderline suburban/rural

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SWTORFanatic (Reply #73)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:53 AM

77. Yep, I should have had that as a catagory. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Reply #77)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:56 AM

79. There are lots of farms around but I live 5 minutes away from a town with 10k people. Also the

street I live on has a school and all houses (no farms).

On the other hand, some people in rural areas may live in the middle of Montana with nothing but a pitch black sky at night off a dirt road :p

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SWTORFanatic (Reply #79)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:07 AM

83. I grew up in a semi-rural area. There were lots of farms around, but then where we lived had about

10k people, but go out aways and it was all farms with some houses sprinkled in between. It's too late for me to add that category now, but it definitely should have been there.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:50 AM

75. the cold cruel city.

ok, it's in florida so it's not very cold, and it seems to be pleasant enuff, but it is a city within a sort of 'metroplex'.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:00 AM

80. Rural pocket on the Oregon coast.

Funny, at this moment in time this poll is almost an even 3 way tie.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:06 AM

82. North Joisey...

...which makes it the NYC 'burbs, in a house that's a survivalist's dream when I look at it: wood stove where you can get heat & cook if there's no power, a reservoir a couple blocks away so that if even the running water goes you can bring that stuff back and boil it on the woodstove if necessary to make it drinkable. And woods surrounding my development so we've got plenty of fuel. Kinda neat.
The only thing left would be to teach the dog to actually catch those squirrels it's always chasing if we actually have to live this way. That might be tough...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Benton D Struckcheon (Reply #82)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:10 AM

85. Yep!!! So many think NJ is all built up and everyone lives on the Turnpike, and that is just so

far from reality. There are lots of really neat places in NJ to live!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:09 AM

84. Rural....in northern PA. The Pennsylvania Wilds

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to livetohike (Reply #84)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:12 AM

86. Absolutely beautiful!!! When I was a kid I used to love it when my day used to take us on day trips

driving around Pennsylvania. It's a place I've always liked.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Reply #86)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:51 PM

109. Good memories! There is a lot to see and do. If our Governor Corbett manages not to

totally ruin everything before we vote him out of office.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:18 AM

87. An urban village-type area within the Minneapolis city limits

I can walk to anything I absolutely need, including a food co-op, a hardware store, two coffee shops, a library, a bakery, an organic/local meat market, an ice cream parlor, a liquor store, and six restaurants. OK, I can walk to the drugstore only if the weather is nice and I'm feeling ambitious, but if I'm in the mood for walking that much (30 minutes), I can also walk to the bank and a movie theater and a bunch of other stores and restaurants.

When I was planning to leave Portland (everyone I was close to had either moved away or died), my relatives urged me to come back to Minneapolis. When I found out that Tokyo (my first choice) was out of the question, due to visa restrictions, I told the relatives that I would move back if and only if I found a walkable neighborhood with affordable apartments.

And here I am.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #87)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:45 PM

112. We were thinking of moving to the Minneapolis / St. Paul area. We were up there this past summer

looking around the Battle Creek area of St. Paul ... but decided the winters would be too cold. It's a really nice area and we liked the people. It felt very comfortable.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:22 AM

88. What if you sleep in a suburb & spend most of the rest of your time in the city? nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to patrice (Reply #88)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:28 AM

91. LOL ... Maybe a "Sleep-burb Work-burb." n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to patrice (Reply #88)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:50 PM

105. then you reside in a suburb and commute to the city

isn't that what a lot of of suburbanites do?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:27 AM

90. It's hard to find a good answer for me based on that

I guess suburban would come closest, but I'm not near any big cities so not quite. I'm certainly not rural or urban.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:07 PM

92. Actually, I live in a van down by the river.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:39 PM

94. Rural now,

but I used to be a city dweller. And I don't wanna ever go back!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:39 PM

95. A small town that was a suburb 100 years ago.

Since the city completely surrounds us now, we are technically an urban enclave.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:27 PM

99. Bethany Beach,DE

Small city urban. Town goes from about 1500 in the winter to 23 thousand during the summer.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SteveG (Reply #99)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:34 PM

100. That's a really nice area! We were thinking of moving there at one time. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SteveG (Reply #99)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:35 AM

129. We vacation there!

In 2010, we stayed in Sea Colony and we loved it! It was just as nice this year when we stayed "in town", across from the Bethany Arms Motel.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:46 PM

103. Virginia Beach, Virginia

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:49 PM

104. You can ask to have your trial moved to another location if its gotten too much publicity.

No, wait, that's in real life.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to undeterred (Reply #104)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:47 PM

114. LOL !!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:58 PM

106. NOVA n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:00 PM

107. Del Ray, Alexandria -- Virginia I can't really vote in the poll, here is why:

Having lived on Long Island and the Hudson Valley as my *growing up* thing... Suburban and Rural the epitome of both imo.

I've lived in NYC and Atlanta and I can say that where we live is perfect blend of Urban and Rural-- Some call it suburbia, but it doesn't feel that way. Long Island was suburbia.

Everything is right here, including the peace and quiet that rural living can provide but also diversity that urban living is inclined to provide. I like the quiet, but I also love hearing the planes taking off from National Airport.

I consider this area a hybrid. I see the Washington Monument from my house, but we have a butcher in the neighborhood. It's the best of all worlds.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:03 PM

108. Urban/Suburban

I technically live in a suburb of Dallas & Ft Worth, but the city has 300k+ residents. I live in an ethically diverse area of the town.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to tammywammy (Reply #108)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:18 PM

111. Same here.

I live in a suburb of San Jose, CA, but it's got over 100,000 residents and is a city in its own right. (And it's very ethnically diverse).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:45 PM

113. Nice mix. No group is dominant. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluestate10 (Reply #113)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:52 PM

115. I was surprised. I didn't know quite what to expect, but it's

roughly in thirds. Also interesting is it's almost 1/3 rural too! And not all urban like the R's want people to think. The areas are interesting as are the comments ... Yep, it's a very nice mix.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:59 PM

116. Suburb of SF

Go 'Niners.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sakabatou (Reply #116)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:13 PM

117. K&R !!! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:07 PM

119. I passed, While on DU. I have lived in Manhattan, NY. Alamogordo NM, and now New Orleans...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)


Response to jayfox122 (Reply #123)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:10 AM

125. I like rural areas, much of my family grew up in rural areas. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:27 AM

126. Rural in the middle of N.M.

I'm 11 miles from a small town of under 2 thousand people. I have a great view of the Manzano Mts. and lots of pinyon, cedar and cactus on 40 acres. I've been off grid for 10 yrs but just connected my system to the grid. Clean, clean air - I love it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to womanofthehills (Reply #126)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:30 AM

127. It sounds very peaceful and calming! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:34 AM

128. I marked rural but I'm actually only 3 miles out of the local town, 40 miles from Chicago.

I'm in a most excellent area of rural outskirt within commuting distance of a major metropolitan area. I love it.





(well, maybe not the weather so much but the location IS perfect).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #128)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:39 AM

130. Yep, that's nice when you can have both!!! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:42 AM

131. Rural - Cambria County, Pennsylvania

Not a big fan of the town I currently live in, but there are other towns in the county that are pretty nice!

On the plus side, Cambria County is really the only part of PA between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh that is remotely Democratic. President Obama carried the county in 2008, but lost by 17% in 2012 because of the "War on Coal" propaganda. Despite that, Democrats hold all of the local positions.

Now we just have to work to get rid of Governor Corbett in 2014!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:32 AM

133. I live 12 miles from the nearest town

and at least three hours from the nearest city on the 42 acres where I grew up in Crawford County, Illinois. It's a blue county, but there are quite a few liberal minded democrats in the area as well.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:43 AM

135. Urban overseas

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread