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I live in the city 8 34.78%
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post #1 of 16 Old 10-10-2011, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Who's a city gal and who's a cowgirl?

Just curious to know how many of us here live in town and how many live with the cows? Lol, jokes. So you a city gal (with the heart of a country cowgirl of course.. or maybe not?) or a "cowgirl"?

I personally live in the city but I hope to move to the country side when I get older. Hopefully my career will permit it, because there is no way I'm driving an hour and a half to work if my job is in the city and my house in the middle of paradise, but none the less, in the middle of nowhere.

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post #2 of 16 Old 10-10-2011, 03:54 PM
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I'm both! I moved from urban south Florida to a small town of Waxhaw NC. I work an hour and a half away from home- because Charlotte is the biggest city near me and thats where I go to make money to afford my lifestyle. I would NEVER move back to the city though. Everyday my "breath of frsh air" is driving into my towns "downtown" and there is nothing better than southern hospitality.
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post #3 of 16 Old 10-10-2011, 03:55 PM
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You're severely limiting your options if, 'no way I'm driving an hour and a half to work' is your attitude.

I work in the city and live in the country. My commute takes about 45 minutes, but there was a time when it took me 2 hours or more to get to work.

You have to make compromises one way or the other, so if the idea of a long commute sticks in your craw then you're not very likely to ever own your own place out in the country.

The farther out you get, the less jobs there are. Of course, the lower the land/home prices, as well as property taxes. So I bought my 5 acre place out in the boondocks and commute. I think it's well worth it.
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post #4 of 16 Old 10-10-2011, 04:13 PM
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I live in the country. There's even cows in my front yard but I wouldn't consider myself a "Cowgirl". I've never roped a thing, never even tried swinging a rope, my horse is terrified of cows and the only Western saddle I owned, I gifted to a friend since my butt wasn't going to fit in a 12" saddle.

I have pigs, chickens, cows, goats, a dog and of course my horse. I live 45 minutes from a real town (10 from a town with one stoplight, 4 gas stations and a bar).
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post #5 of 16 Old 10-10-2011, 04:16 PM
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I live in the Capital of Finland :)
So city girl definitely. Always have been. But I wouldn't mind living in the country.
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post #6 of 16 Old 10-10-2011, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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I understand what you mean Speedracer. It's true my options are restricted by not wanting to drive for so long, but the fact is... I rather look hard for a place 45-60 min away from my job (or even less if I move to the Ottawa region), then spend 3-4 hours a day in a car going and coming back from work.

A 45-60 min drive without traffic is fine. But there is (not always, but often) traffic, so if I live an hour and a half away, it could become 2-3 hours commute... which is a lot of gas and time. I'll sacrifice a few acres to be close to other things. Anyways I don't plan on buying a place with 5-10 acres. That's for when I retire, and then I will be willing to be 2 hours away from civilization.

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post #7 of 16 Old 10-10-2011, 05:03 PM
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I live in the country on a little over 50 acres. I live about 10 miles from "civilization" if a town of less than 5,000 counts as such. I'm fortunate that my commute means walking a few hundred yards to the barn My hubby works a f/t job outside of the farm, but is on the road all day, every day pretty much. He is a mainline cable fiber optic tech, he covers a few counties in his area but in a company vehicle so there's no added expense due to where we live/commute.

Before I came back to training full time, I commuted 2 hrs one way to work at the brokerage office. All of the driving was a pain but I am not a city girl.

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post #8 of 16 Old 10-10-2011, 05:59 PM
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urg im not necessarily city but not really country lol I am desert!! haha :]versatile small town kinda girl right here haha

just a small town girl with a big town dream :]
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post #9 of 16 Old 10-10-2011, 06:12 PM
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I feel very fortunate to live on 280 acres in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. We have 8 horses and did have 80 head of cattle but sold out of the cattle business last winter. I am definetly a country girl! :)
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post #10 of 16 Old 10-10-2011, 06:18 PM
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We're in the middle. Drive 10 minutes and you're in the middle of nothing but farmland, drive 40 and you're in downtown Cleveland. I'd say our area is more country than city, though.
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