We have wonderful art exhibitions, music venues, cool little cafes, fantastic public transport, beach in one direction, mountains in another. I love the inner city parks and jogging tracks. I like that our city is health conscious. The varied cuisines and quality of produce is great. There's lots to do here. We can see the stars. And in the evening, bats do indeed fly over the city. It's something that I always stop to admire. I love their silhouette.
Golfergirl, sorry I forgot to include your city in my description my surroundiongs, for some reason that place just rarely registers in my mind, even though it is on the front step to some of the most amazing boreal forest on the planet.
RBE, the talk of mosquitoes must have thrown you off my track. Though I was originally spawned there
i love where i live..its a huge city, but it has a small towne feel. we live, work and shop all within 10 miles, we run into all the same people from work to the grocery store, to the public library, and parents from the school.
it big but nice...almost south but not, we just drive to get lost to find a new area of development.
we do take the bus, since everything is so close. it does snow...but just enough so the kids can have a snow day..then it gone. i live about a 10 minute car ride from the "downtown" area, but it quiet and when the sun drops...all these stars come out.
some nights its still warmish and we go out for a few hours to talk and catch up on our day....and star watch. there is a lot of things to do here..clubs, dinner, diners, LOTS of mom and pop eateries too.
I live in a rural area in the mid-southern area of the US. For one thing, I like that we get full seasonal changes; I don't think i would like to live somewhere that the weather was the same all the time. We get hot summers, cool autumns with beautiful foliage, cold winters with possibility of snow on Christmas, and a springtime full of blooms and warmer weather. So far, we don't have extremely severe weather like a lot of places. No crippling snows, etc.
I also like that people are friendly and neighborly. It's almost like a taste of Mayberry. Sometimes when people move here from urban areas, it takes a while to adjust. For example, a lady bought a farm up the road a few years back. There is a house across the road from her field, so the guy always mows a section there when he mows his lawn so it will look nice. the first time he did it after she bought, she had a fit with all the "why are you on my land??" type thing. She finally understood that the guy wasn't trying to claim her land, he was just making things look nice, no big deal here.
Although we have crime here just like everywhere else, I believe the general public feels safe. I assure you i could sleep on our park bench every night for a week and nobody would harm me. I might wake up covered with silly string, via my friends, after a week as a joke, but nobody would harm me.
I love that about where i live. Sadly, I realize that bad things will slowly creep in over the years.
I am in complete love with where I live. This Carolina girl was born and raised here. I love that I can experience all four seasons! What's even better is that I only have to hop in the car and a short drive (3 hrs) I can hit the beach on one side and the mountains on the other! Only bad thing? There are people here that hear "possible snow" in the forecast, freak out, and go raid the local Wal-Mart on all their milk, water, and bread. *shakes head*
Pretty soon though, we'll be moving completely cross country to the other coast. Not sure how I'm gonna like the weather out there, as I'm rather used to having all four seasons. Oh well, we'll only be like 10 minutes from the beach, so I might just work on my tan while we're there!
I enjoy the greenery, I enjoy that I'm relatively close to sports venues. I enjoy the beutiful snow capped volcano I can see from my house on days that it doesn't rain - I just hope it doesn't blow its top in my lifetime. The inlcimate weather doesn't even bother me.
Live in a suburb of Los Angeles in a city deep with history and tradition and love it here. Winters can get a little cold with temps around 40 at night and the worst days of summer can reach 100 degrees, but, overall, it is great weather, plenty of great restaurants and culture within the very city, just a short drive to Downtown L.A., Hollywood and the beach, and plenty of hiking trails around, but a nice neighborhood with no apartments, lower than average density and quiet day and night.
I live in a small City surrounded by farms and a emerging wine industry. It's small enough that you can't go somewhere with out running into some you know but big enough you don't really have to go out of town to shop. I'm 30mins to the river, 45-60 min to the mountains, an hour to the beach, and an hour to the big City. I like the 4 seasons we have but we don't much in the way of snow but we get plenty of rain.