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Poll: How would you describe where you live?

Rural 11 (13%)
Exurban 4 (5%)
Suburban 34 (41%)
urban 34 (41%)
   Discussion: How would you describe where you live?
Nik Chaikin · 16 years, 3 months ago
iPauley · 16 years, 3 months ago
Next time, I look up the definitions of all the choices before I choose. I voted "suburban" but I think "exurban" better applies.

-- Pauley
dirty life & times Back · 16 years, 3 months ago
aw, i was hoping exurban would mean between urban & suburban. i guess i'm urban, then. i'm not downtown, but it is all apartments & stores where i am.
Starfox · 16 years, 3 months ago
Definitely Suburbia, especially judging by the number of subdivisions going up around here. Ah, I can't wait to buy some real land away from the city where I can see my neighbor's house, but need binoculars to see what they are doing inside. :)
nate... · 16 years, 3 months ago

Main Entry: ex·urb
Pronunciation: 'ek-"s&rb, 'eg-"z&rb
Function: noun
Etymology: ex- + suburb
: a region or settlement that lies outside a city and usually beyond its suburbs and that often is inhabited chiefly by well-to-do families
iPauley Back · 16 years, 3 months ago
Too bad most people are going to vote first, and then read the forums. :-P

Not much we can do about that. :-/

-- Pauley
nate... · 16 years, 3 months ago
Even though I live right in the center of the city... I'd consider myself "suburban".

Andrea Krause · 16 years, 3 months ago
There's precious little along the 91 corridor in CT that isn't suburban. Besides the actual urbans places. :) I'm one of the last CT exits off said highway and I'd definitely call us the suburbs. But not the cold soulless cookie cutter houses kind.
sheryls · 16 years, 3 months ago
but in 18 days (holy crap, i have to start packing!) i'll be totally suburban.

right now i live in what toledoans call the "kenwood ghetto" :P i believe it sucks so bad, not because it's a "ghetto" (because the people who call it that have never actually been in a ghetto) but because it's full of UT students who destroy it. it's cheap living.

true, there are some people who take care of their places, but for the most part, the place is full of people who dont know what the lines are for in the parking lots, that think bottles of jack daniel's coolers belong on the lawn, that think music and television should be at a minimum of 400db at all times, but mostly at 4am, and most of all, 3 sticks of nag champa SO TOTALLY COVERS UP POT. :P

it's actually on the border of a very nice but old suburban neighborhood (Old Orchard, which is trendy but still not super-expensive) and 1 neighborhood away from a small non-toledo suburb called Ottowa Hills. if you head east, however, you start getting into some more urban areas leading to downtown.

so, while i put urban, i'm on the border at the moment.
A girl named Becca · 16 years, 3 months ago
But I answered by where I go to school, not by where my parents' house is. That would be a suburb. I guess it's kind of like an exurb. But I think it's still sub-.

Middlebury, however, where I've been spending most of my time these past couple years, is definitely rural. And we hearts it, precious.
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 16 years, 3 months ago
I live in NYC and said urban.  OlderThanI'veEverBeen calls it rural.
danced with Lazlo Back · 16 years, 3 months ago
that's cause it's QUEENS!
rufus t firefly · 16 years, 3 months ago
Cape Cod, MA. A totally cool place to live year-round, but hard to place in these categories.
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 16 years, 3 months ago
I live in Brooklyn, home of 2.46 million I guess that makes it urban.
Kris 'engaged' Bedient · 16 years, 3 months ago
I live in about the 4th wealthiest county in the US. Many people from here commute all the way up to NYC. I consider it central Jersey, but some call it north based on the answer to the question: Where do you think of first when you hear the words "The City." Choices being Philly and NYC. I ask people which one they mean, so that makes me central. :) Basedon all of that, I chose exurban (second time voting, I love that you can do that.)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 16 years, 3 months ago
People in Chicago have been voting twice for years :-)
Melinda J. Beasi · 16 years, 3 months ago
I don't feel like small towns in New England really fit into these choices. In my mind, small towns are not necessarily suburban. I think of the suburbs as residential communities that grew up outside of cities to house the people who worked in those cities. I feel like the small towns in this part of the country are not necessarily the same thing.
Andrea Krause Back · 16 years, 3 months ago

Yeah, I know what you mean. I was kinda torn like that because I'm definitely not rural, though it's roomy and open and just doesn't feel like an extension of a city.  It's a town full of old New England houses....woods and open spaces but close to a's just...I doesn't really feel like "the suburbs", but it certainly doesn't feel like the boonies like where I used to live. Definitely not urban. *shrug*

I think maybe part of it is in lots of parts of the country, small towns would probably be "rural". But New England is such a densely clustered place sometimes that even small towns can't really feel rural because they're 5 minutes off the highway...:)

Doktor Pepski, kommie · 16 years, 3 months ago
Nashua, NH. tries to call itself a city, but it is deinitely more or less, if anything, a village, with a lot of retail surounding it, so i don't know.

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