everybody seems to be down on the fact that big cities feel lonely, but I love that! I want to live in a high apartment where I can just watch the world go by - all these people…I can just be myself because no-one cares.
That said I love nature and the outdoors, so maybe when I'm older I'll settle down somewhere idyllic and rural
I live 40-60 minutes outside of the city, but rarely have a reason to go there. I think I'd prefer living somewhere where like that where everything is so much closer together and I wouldn't need a car to do everything.
my hometown can be cozy, particularly in the autumn and spring. but I've grown weary of being in the same place for so long
I, aclually, love this aspect of city life. This and accessibility of stuff and people and work. But there's nothing else worthwhile.
I live in the suburbs outside the city. It's a 10-15 minute drive to the city. As a kid I only went downtown to visit my cousin or for some event the city was having (they had the science museum with a bunch of cool stuff, Chinese new years, and food truck events). The city is kind of a mess because it's getting a 'rich people' boom, or how ever you would say it. The city's major railway is still being built along with a hundred other random things. it's not really comfy, but sleek, modern, and hip. It's not bad, but the place is getting some of it's soul sucked out by modernization.
I live in a big city but it's extremely spread out and not very 'urban' for most of it. I don't really like that, but even though the public transit isn't good because of that it's still livable (1 hr commute to my work about 10 miles away). I honestly don't like most of the city very much, because most of the living spaces have that suburban, exclusive, alien feel or I wouldn't fit in. Anywhere with character is super poor or totally unaffordable, and there's unofficial but real segregation. Most places that are 'nice' feel fake and corporate. But there are still some good old neighborhoods, nice libraries and stuff, and at least the areas i live are very international, and you can find any kind of thing or person somewhere.
I wouldn't mind living in a small city or town if I knew i had friends there, but I'd be scared to move out and hope it worked out socially - that's the most important factor for me. I'm not really interested in living either in the suburbs or way out in the country, though… I want to be able to walk to things.