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        09-23-2009, 11:12 AM
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    I live out side of a town that has a poplation of 900-- I love where I live, People do stop and ask if you need a lift( if broke down on the side of the rode) they still wave at you when you drive by- people smile more, not as hurried as in a bigger city- I lived in a city of 3 million( San Antonio,Tx) before I moved out to the county. I have lived here 7 yrs now, you do have to make adjustments like planning you shopping all at once- or use internet shopping - but all in all I would NOT move back to the city unless I really, really had to.
         
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        09-23-2009, 04:46 PM
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    I live in a small town. (appx 75 people) I love living here. We have a grocery store, gas station, bar, grain elevator, and post office within 1 mile of where I live. If I want to go to a bigger city with malls, walmart, nice restaurants, I drive about an hr and I'm there. The cons are that everyone else knows your business or at least willing to make it up, lol. And not alot of job offers when it comes to such a small town. But I wouldn't trade it for the busy streets of the city. I love the quiet atmosphere. (I can go play pinchole with the older guys every morning around 9 a.m., I love that if I'm broke down anyone here would be willing to pitch in and help. I love walking down the street and knowing almost everyone I see. We all get together to play bingo on Saturdays and in the winter its pool and darts.) Life is good here.
         
        09-24-2009, 10:43 AM
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    Its a big decision, before where I live now, Dunedin (Pop 120,000) I lived in Canberra (Pop 350,000) and before that, like the middle of Sydney (Pop like 4 million).

    Its so impersonal living somewhere big, I feel. Its like everything and everyone is always in transit. In Sydney I could walk down George st at 3am on a Monday or Tuesday and go to a bakery for coffee - I find that sort of surreal. Now that I have a real choice to choose where I want to go and where I want to live the more I feel I want to go somewhere smaller, maybe where I can meet some people that are grounded a little. But maybe everyone is the same.

    I don't really care for going out clubbing much, and I am vegan so I don't do many restaurants, I think maybe Armidale (while not being very small - but for me it is) might be nice. I don't feel i've ever met 'real' people.
    I would suggest looking at towns on the outskirts of larger cities. Farther away than to be a suburb but close enough to not be a major outing if you want to experience the larger city life.
    We are a 30-45 minute drive so close, but not too close.
    I have found the suburbs to be a rather cold place to live. Most of the people are just there to sleep then head back into the city for work each day
         
        09-24-2009, 12:10 PM
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    Green Broke
    I guess it's all perspective, but to me 20,000 isn't really 'small' - of course I grew up in a town of 897 people, so that may be part of the problem, lol.
    I prefer smaller locations as I find large cities too crowded, impersonal and "busy" for me.
         

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