Living in the City vs living in the Country (rural setting)
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Let me know why you would want to live in a cramped 500 sq ft condo in a big city with noise, crime and crowds and traffic jams, no thank you
The suburbs suck because, houses are next to each other, you have to watch the noise level because some neighbor will call the cops, you have a limit of parking spaces, parking on the street will get you a ticket, bylaws to follow like having your lawn not over certain height, no bonfires in the suburbs, the cinders might catch your neighbors house on fire and he will call the fire department and you will get a $500 fine for burning in the burbs. No privacy, hope you have good blinds because all the neighbors will be gawking when they walk their dog past your house. And the big issue we can't forget, leaving for work in the morning and being stuck in a heard of traffic at the first light from your subdivision because every other Tom, Dick and Harry are on their way to work also, so it essentially takes you 20 minutes just to get to the highway which is 2 minutes away from your house.
2. "You have a limit of parking spaces." Not really. Depending on the size of your garage and your driveway. Most people can fit two cars in the garage and two in the driveway if they had the money. Considering you aren't exactly "rich enough" to buy more than 4 cars, it shouldn't be a problem.
3. "Parking on the street will get you a ticket." Parking on the street will not get you a ticket. I don't know where you heard this, but it's definitely not true. You'll only get a ticket if you park in front of a fire hydrant, if you're blocking someone's driveway, or if there's one of those special reasons for bus pick up and drop off near schools or by the street. Other than that, you can park wherever you want.
4. "No bonfires in the suburbs, the cinders might catch your neighbors house on fire and he will call the fire department and you will get a $500 fine for burning in the burbs." Again, I don't know where you got this from. You can have bonfires if you want. Nobody cares if you have a bonfire in your yard. The cinders cant catch your neighbors' house on fire unless you make the fire a foot away from their house. The sparks from the fire die out about 2 seconds after they leave the base of the fire, and a spark or an ember wouldn't be enough to set a brick house on fire anyways.
5. "Leaving for work in the morning and being stuck in a heard of traffic at the first light from your subdivision because every other Tom, Dick and Harry are on their way to work also, so it essentially takes you 20 minutes just to get to the highway which is 2 minutes away from your house." If you want to avoid a traffic jam, just leave your house earlier. You leave your house late, get stuck in traffic, and expect to get to work on time. Just leave your house early and you'll have all the time in the world to get to work. Even if you do get stuck in traffic, you'll have lots of time to spare. Then again, the likelihood of getting stuck in traffic isn't very high anyways.
The points I brought up are for suburbs of a city of 3.5 million people, space is very limited and all the points relate to myself living there. I have had cops show up in the afternoon because my music was too loud, I have had the fire department show up at my neighbors because he had a fire in the back and the by-law states no fires unless you are cooking something. There is no parking on the street over 5 hours or you get a ticket, houses have a single driveway so you can't fit a second car. Traffic is 24 hours a day, like L.A. and for these reasons I say living in the country is better.
I grew up in the country and moved to the city because of a job but I'm planning on returning to the country eventually because of the points I made about living in the country. Hey, I can run naked if I want in the country and the people are way nicer and more genuine in the country as opposed to the rat race, everyone for themselves in the city.
"There is no parking on the street over 5 hours or you get a ticket." Unless you live near a hospital, school, police department, etc, that rule wouldn't apply. If you live somewhere farther away from places like that, you can park there as long as you want. I always see people with parked cars outside of their houses 24/7 in the city. There are only parking meters and limits on time in front of those designated places.
"If I want to run around naked in the field I can because nobody will see me and complain or call the cops."
"Hey, I can run naked if I want in the country-" I'm not sure why you keep bringing up this point. Maybe the reason you actually want to move to the country is so you can run around naked. But hey, that's none of my business.
"The people are way nicer and more genuine in the country as opposed to the rat race, everyone for themselves in the city." Again, this is a biased opinion. Not all people in the city are mean, grouchy, terrible people. There are a lot of nice people in the city. Like I said before, it just depends on what city you live in and what the conditions are in that area.
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