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Poll: Which best describes where you live?

Urban center (downtown) 5 (8%)
Urban residential 21 (33%)
Suburbs 23 (36%)
Small Town 9 (14%)
Rural 3 (5%)
Other 3 (5%)
   Discussion: Which best describes where you live?
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 17 years, 7 months ago
I guess it is part of other but still...
nate... · 17 years, 7 months ago
technically, noho is a city... but..... yeah, small town. :)
sheryls · 17 years, 7 months ago
i kinda went with "other" because i have a City address, but i live in a named "area" (actually on the cusp between two) and i'm inside the "loop" of highway, but i'm far away enough from downtown that i cant walk to everything. so i think i border between urban residential and suburb. i'm only 6 miles from True Downtown, but i have to go another 5 out to, say, find a wal-mart :D
Andrea Krause · 17 years, 7 months ago
I put suburbs but it's also small townish. It's hard in a state like Connecticut because it's so small and densely populated that a lot of it, at least along the river, is pretty burby.
100% dainty! · 17 years, 7 months ago
Tucson is a strange city. We have one little "downtown" section, that has all the business offices and tall buildings. But most of the cool places *aren't* in downtown. Tucson is spread out, with cute little neighborhoods and university-town streets with boutiques, and also really ugly stripmalls and, farther out, even uglier urban sprawl and Big Box stores. I live a stone's throw from campus, so I guess I'm in the residential area, but it is pretty much the center of town. I'm not far removed from much.
iPauley · 17 years, 7 months ago
I'm in "urban residential," barely. The eastern property line of the apartment complex is the Rochester city limit, its boundary with the suburban Town of Brighton.

-- Pauley
Michelle · 17 years, 7 months ago
Definately the 'burbs...

According to Environics everyone in my 6 digit postal code is a "kids and computers"

Anyone else know what their neighbourhood pshcyosocial demographic is? Honestly this is pretty funny stuff...scary stuff, how much Big Brother knows about you.
Songbill Back · 17 years, 7 months ago
It's true-- I guess I was thinking in a very Midwestern perspective when I wrote this poll, where these distinctions are more defined. Back east, of course, there's so much population that these categories get muddled. I'm always impressed with how "urban" small towns are in the east.
Songbill · 17 years, 7 months ago
I live pretty close to downtown in a neighborhood that's seen a lot of redevelopment over the past twenty years (dare I say, gentrification.) See thumbnail pic to left :)
A girl named Becca Back · 17 years, 7 months ago
Funny how much my standards have changed - from where I am now, Noho is unquestionably a thriving urban metropolis. A "small town" means "an area with a gas station and maybe a post office where the speed limit drops to 35 MPH for a quarter mile or so."
Misch · 17 years, 7 months ago
What about those of us who live in fourth-generation castles in swamps?
Nik Chaikin Back · 17 years, 7 months ago
Bah, there are none of those left. They all burnt down, fell over, and/or sank into the swamp.
Cali Back · 17 years, 7 months ago
...i live in a small town, we have 2 gas stations and a pizza place. :-P
Cali Back · 17 years, 7 months ago
you live in rochester? i live in spencerport. gotta love tiny towns.
*joolee* · 17 years, 7 months ago
I am in the suburbs of Philly. Still can't decide whether I love it or not. I'm kinda missing living in my "urban residential" area...
nate... Back · 17 years, 7 months ago
Yeah, compared to that I suppose it is. :)
sheryls Back · 17 years, 7 months ago
we have quite a few places like that in my state. i ran out of gas in one of them. Mt. Victory, OH - one gas station was 1 pump attached to someone's house and was full-serve. the other was attached to a car dealership and DID NOT HAVE PAY AT THE PUMP OMG. it's been a long time since i had to walk into a gas station to pay.
Andrea Krause Back · 17 years, 7 months ago
I would wig. I'll, like, go to a way more expensive station if it has pay at the pump and the cheap one doesn't. BEcause people are scary, and while I CAN interact with them when I have to, I'll pay for the privelege to not have to, much of the time. :)
sheryls Back · 17 years, 7 months ago

i didnt really have a choice. my car has a little screen that flips thru stats and i had like 3 miles till empty. and in an SUV, it MEANS it. you dont run long on fumes. and on the long stretch of rt kinda have to stop where you can. and the kid working it was just a kid. *shrug* not scary.

all the scary people are in Lima. *ducks and runs*

ChrisChin is Getting Old Back · 17 years, 7 months ago
The AmeriCorps team that I was on had a project in Springdale Farms in Spencerport and stayed at SUNY Brockport. Small towns indeed.
A girl named Becca · 17 years, 7 months ago
I'm definitely going to go with rural. Apparently what I now think of as "small town" is "rural" to most people, but the area I live in is not even what I would call a town. It is on a lake, though, so that's awesome. But on my 18-mile commute to work, I go through precisely one traffic light, past 2 gas stations, 1 post office, and a bunch of run-down houses and cotton or tobacco fields. That's it.

If that sounds like a complaint, it's not. I love almost everything about my current living situation.

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