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Saint Billinge

The city or countryside!

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Although I like visiting cities and what they have to offer, it's the countryside and coast that pulls the heartstrings for me. I do know of people who hate the countryside and wouldn't dream of living anywhere else other than in a city. Some city dwellers have never even seen farm animals apart from on TV.

What's your preference and what attractions do you enjoy?

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I would like more or less everyone to live in the city. There are a number of advantages

- all services within a short distance

- reduced nee for personal transport except bikes

- generally three or four degrees warmer than the surrounding countryside

I prefer living in the country, though

- largely because most others live in the city! :)

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I would like more or less everyone to live in the city. There are a number of advantages

- all services within a short distance

- reduced nee for personal transport except bikes

- generally three or four degrees warmer than the surrounding countryside

I prefer living in the country, though

- largely because most others live in the city! :)

John, just wondering if you own a beach hut that are now very popular. I'm sure I saw some very colourful ones on TV in your neck of the woods.

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I grew up in the South Wales countryside and will go back when I retire.

Till then there's so much more to do in the city.

One thing I regret is that, because I got divorced, my kids went to school in the city. I think it's far better for kids to be educated in a more rural and quieter environment. They grow up and can get disillusioned too soon in the city.

Having said that, Bradford is the world's biggest village; it's very friendly and there is countryside surrounding the city to the north, south and west. Beyond the ring road, most of its suburbs have also managed to retain their individual character. I live three miles from the city centre and there are fields on my road ... with grazing cows, horses, a donkey and two llamas.

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I think my daughter summed it up perfectly when we were in the country. She said "I hate being somewhere where I don't know the name of anything"

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City. This country has some of, if not the best, countryside/green views in the world. For me, walking around somewhere like Bath with its richness of history and architecture, amazes me far more than the countryside ever could.

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I grew up in the countryside. It was alright but not a lot going on. I now live not far from a city centre and in 15 minutes can be in the countryside. Work is what dictates were most people live. I am not going to spend a few hours each day commuting into work just so that I can live in the countryside.

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John, just wondering if you own a beach hut that are now very popular. I'm sure I saw some very colourful ones on TV in your neck of the woods.

I'll steer away from getting one Someone has got into the habit of torching them. Something like 20 have been burnt down in the last 5 years. . We live only 700 yards from the beach in any case.

The local council ran a competition to find some innovative beach huts eg.http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/small-projects-2010/-a-hut-for-gazing-and-canoodling-lincolnshire-by-we-made-that/5212829.article

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Like someone once said - I don't really like the countryside, but I know it's necessary to keep all the towns apart.

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lived in the countryside for over 30 years, but always handy for the city-Norwich and Leeds.

Woiuldn't want it any different.

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I was born and brought up in Leeds, I have lived in Philadelphia,now I live about 20 munites from "center"city Philly. I love the country side,but living where I live now I am thankful for a mall just close by,so we can go and see and be among people

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I grew up in the South Wales countryside and will go back when I retire.

Till then there's so much more to do in the city.

One thing I regret is that, because I got divorced, my kids went to school in the city. I think it's far better for kids to be educated in a more rural and quieter environment. They grow up and can get disillusioned too soon in the city.

Having said that, Bradford is the world's biggest village; it's very friendly and there is countryside surrounding the city to the north, south and west. Beyond the ring road, most of its suburbs have also managed to retain their individual character. I live three miles from the city centre and there are fields on my road ... with grazing cows, horses, a donkey and two llamas.

I enjoyed a memorable holiday walking the coastline in St David's, South Wales. For me, the peacefulness and beauty of the countryside is so uplifting.

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Live in the centre of Swindon, well in an SN1 postcode, but within 5mins walk of the countryside so not too bad.

Want to live within a 5min walk of a good surf break so my order of preferance is

Coast

Countryside

City

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Live in the centre of Swindon, well in an SN1 postcode, but within 5mins walk of the countryside so not too bad.

Want to live within a 5min walk of a good surf break so my order of preferance is

Coast

Countryside

City

But its still Swindon :P

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I was born and brought up in Leeds, I have lived in Philadelphia,now I live about 20 munites from "center"city Philly. I love the country side,but living where I live now I am thankful for a mall just close by,so we can go and see and be among people

Even though those "people" are Yanks? :blink:

Drove through Philadelphia once, it's an interesting place of extremities, probably like most big American cities. Centre is very modern, clean and well looked after. The rest isn't.

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Urban or rural? I've lived in both and it has to be the countryside for me.

I need the space for both my mind and body to roam, and I have that in abundance here. I can be out of the village within a couple of minutes and them I've got practically unlimited terrain to explore and exercise in. Farmland, forestry plantations, tracks, footpaths, hills, valleys - space! And the great thing is that it feels as though it is there just for my enjoyment. Although stunningly beautiful in parts, the area around Methven remains unvisited by tourists, and even largely unknown by locals. I could visit one of my 'special places' - a particular spot by the River Almond, the woodland at Keillour, Methven Loch - sit all day and not see another soul.

Cities and towns are fine for some things, but then I've got Perth and Dundee just down the road, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen just a bit further out, so I don't feel as though I'm missing out.

No, give me the open spaces any day.

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Even though those "people" are Yanks? :blink:

Drove through Philadelphia once, it's an interesting place of extremities, probably like most big American cities. Centre is very modern, clean and well looked after. The rest isn't.

yes from centre city just go down 19th street you will go throu an area worse than any estate you see in Britain.Yes I am gregarious even if there are some annoying yanks.Ive started going to the bar at a different time to avoid one of em,but there are ok ones

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Even though those "people" are Yanks? :blink:

Drove through Philadelphia once, it's an interesting place of extremities, probably like most big American cities. Centre is very modern, clean and well looked after. The rest isn't.

Do you live in Hull?

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Do you live in Hull?

"Live" is probably too strong a word.

I survive in Hull.

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My perspective is about the people. Cities are full of feral, anonymous people looking to make a quick buck. They are great places for people to hide.

In the country you can't hide and it makes for a more integrated place particularly regarding age, sexual orientation and colour. Bigots stand out just as much as thieves and it creates more tolerance and good behaviour.

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Urban or rural? I've lived in both and it has to be the countryside for me.

I need the space for both my mind and body to roam, and I have that in abundance here. I can be out of the village within a couple of minutes and them I've got practically unlimited terrain to explore and exercise in. Farmland, forestry plantations, tracks, footpaths, hills, valleys - space! And the great thing is that it feels as though it is there just for my enjoyment. Although stunningly beautiful in parts, the area around Methven remains unvisited by tourists, and even largely unknown by locals. I could visit one of my 'special places' - a particular spot by the River Almond, the woodland at Keillour, Methven Loch - sit all day and not see another soul.

Cities and towns are fine for some things, but then I've got Perth and Dundee just down the road, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen just a bit further out, so I don't feel as though I'm missing out.

No, give me the open spaces any day.

Heavenly!

I must admit to having a soft spot for Chester and its history. One of my favourite places is Llandudno in North Wales. Roaming about on the Great Orme or relaxing on the South Shore is sheer delight.

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I live in the sticks and work in the city - best of both worlds. I can hang with the hipsters in the Northern Quarter, then go home and not be intimidated by cows and sheep.

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Heavenly!

I must admit to having a soft spot for Chester and its history. One of my favourite places is Llandudno in North Wales. Roaming about on the Great Orme or relaxing on the South Shore is sheer delight.

When I was a student, my wife and I had a week's holiday in Llandudno. Money was very tight so we spent most of what we had on a B&B (with evening meal included) so at least we were guaranteed food and accommodation. With little spending money we seemed to spend much of our time wandering around the various parts of the Great Orme. It is still the place we make for when we are there.

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