Small town or big city?

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    May 19, 2009 6:45 PM GMT
    I'm from a tiny little town in Texas (near austin) but now live in NYC. And I love them both. I hear a lot of people "flee" small towns to come to the big cities, but I didn't feel like I fled. I just like having the best of both worlds.

    Are y'all from small towns? Big cities? Both?

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    Thanks!
  • Bunjamon

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    May 19, 2009 9:20 PM GMT
    I grew up in a town of 2,000 people, but for the last 3 years I've lived in a city of almost 2 million people and in August I'm moving to a city of 17,000,000 people. I love visiting my home town, and I really think it's one of the prettiest places I've ever lived, but I could never LIVE there again. There's just nothing for me there, apart from my family.
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    May 19, 2009 10:37 PM GMT
    Since I was to grow up on a farm. I was never a townie, nor a City kid. But I know live in a semi rules suburb of the City I live, and feel more like I'm in the bush than the City. So I get the benefits of both worlds.icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 19, 2009 10:41 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidI grew up in a town of 2,000 people, but for the last 3 years I've lived in a city of almost 2 million people and in August I'm moving to a city of 17,000,000 people. I love visiting my home town, and I really think it's one of the prettiest places I've ever lived, but I could never LIVE there again. There's just nothing for me there, apart from my family.


    17 MILLION! WHERE? WHERE? WHERE?
  • Melo11

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    Dec 23, 2015 3:42 PM GMT
    Big city - more opportunities
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 23, 2015 4:33 PM GMT
    Depends on what you need. And depends on the small town. I hear stories all the time from big city guys saying how hard it is to find a guy to date (or more) and also how hard it is to afford some big cities and make a career. But I hear the same from guys from small towns. I've lived in big and small and in between, though nothing under about 150,000. My career moved me to some small towns as part of the corporate ladder but since I was a corporate guy, it was easy to meet people and immediately get involved in the community. I wasn't out at the time so can't comment on that (I wasn't even looking). But it seems a big percentage of guys meet online now. I'm in a small town now but it is a resort area with great restaurants, great shopping (Brooks, Saks, Polo, Whole Foods, etc). I like it. And I'm now partnered so not trying to meet my forever guy (got him). So from my perspective, I hate the tiny, ugly, expensive apartments of big cities, I hate not having an easy way of walking the dogs, I hate the difficulty of owning a car. But I love visiting big cities, staying in great hotels, taking cabs, eating in new, fun restaurants, enjoying the best of the best. And I love walking out my back door to my boat, having beaches, friendly neighbors.
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    Dec 23, 2015 5:00 PM GMT
    I was born and grew up in a town , which has grown to 170.000 in 2015 , overgrowing Cairns population by 30.000 .Tourism in North Queensland has for sure helped a lot .
    Growing up in Townsville , for sure didn't prepare me for big city living ...lol...
    Because of my field of work , i frequently visit big city , in the U.S and Australia , and i am not too keen about it .
    Give me some space and wildlife and i am an happy bloke icon_smile.gif