Did You Ever Want To Live In A Large City?

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  1. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Very Well-Known Member
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    Depending on their age group, and degree of education, people mainly congregate where work suiting their background is plentiful. For the majority of them, that means "city". I grew up in a "city" of 55,000 which offered not a wee bit of manufacturing of any kind, which provides jobs. Some service-oriented jobs available, sure, but the great majority of residents left that city daily, bound for work in Chicago; we were in the 2nd. suburb away.
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    I never had any desire to live in a large city. The city I was born and raised in ( probably less than 50,000 then and 80,000 now), Fort Smith, is far bigger than I like. I first moved to a town of 500 population which was great. Now I live outside of the city limits of Clarksville which has a population of less than 10,000.
     
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    I didn't really have the desire to live in a big City but my ex's job took us to Houston, TX for a few years and although I thought I would hate it...the way it was developed with each district having supermarkets, Medical Offices, Schools, etc. right around you it was kind of like living in a small City within a big City.

    Although I did have to go through downtown to take the kids to the Zoo or to go back to Lafayette to visit my family overall my big City living experience was not bad at all.
     
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    I have lived in cities like Anaheim, Cypress, Buena Park, Pasadena, and Long Beach, California, as well as in Brownsville, Texas, and Fayetteville, North Carolina; of those, Anaheim was the only one that I sort of like, and that was because I lived in a neighborhood that was sort of like a smaller town. Plus, the availability of Disneyland and Major League Baseball was nice.

    I wouldn't mind spending perhaps a year in a very large city like Boston or New York, but only if I knew that I had somewhere much smaller to go back to.
     
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    Just look at what Silicon Valley did to a whole area of California. While many are making really good money and can afford it, many others are trapped in these ridiculous real estate and rent prices. Or making long commutes to buy in an area that is a little less expensive. No wonder people leave California. Quality of life.
     
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    Serious things I sometime wonder about, such as, is a small city larger or smaller than a large town? I'm sure there is a competent answer somewhere. In my mind of minds, the one that instantly telegraphs answers to me in the flick of an eye blink, small cities should be larger than large towns. I have not examined the definations of towns and cities but on the surface a town is a small cluster of people and a city would be the larger population concentration, or something like that.

    I suppose in the scheme of big and small things that matter it really doesn't matter at all. Except sometime where we live or would like to live, as previously stated, is outweighed by our needs and likes regarding employment. And after all, as also was previously stated, large cities are collections of many smaller communities and living in one of those communities may not be too different from living in a small town unless of course you wanted to go out and watch the cows being milked or feed the chickens in the barnyard. I must retreat and say good bye now because I ramble.
     
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    That's how I feel, I don't live in all of Fresno just my small area of it and everything I need or want is contained there.
     
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  8. Ken Anderson

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    That's because it differs from state to state, and country to country. In most states, a city is one that has incorporated as such, and they might specify a minimum population number in order to qualify as such. Some states have incorporated villages, towns, and cities, generally in that order, by size. In others, an unincorporated settlement, such as a dot on the map, is known as a village, and in others, it might be a town. North Dakota once had villages, towns, and cities but the ND legislature incorporated them all as cities in the 1970s, including some with populations less than 100. Maine has towns and cities, but the difference is in whatever type of incorporation they chose.
     
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    Thanks for the info, that I didn't know.
     
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    No I would not want to live in a large city. My past experiences in cities like Chicago, Atlanta, Raleigh, NC, D.C. and a few others proved that big city living isn't for me. Even though I enjoyed my stays there all were overwhelming compared to where I live now. Hey I still get lost here:oops:. I'm fine with just visiting big cities for a few days.
     
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