City or Country?

by Jesse on June 23, 2011

I grew up on 100 acres and loved it when I was little, however the older I got the less I liked it. So far from friends and town to do things. I am finding the older I get the more I appreciate the space being outside of town offer. As Josh and I discuss our future and make plans we contemplate…

City or Country?

There isn’t anything quite as peaceful as driving along a country road with freshly bailed pasture. Pulling up to your home to see the kids having a ball outside. All of the places to run and explore. I can remember my sister and I spending hours outside. Down at the pond or in the barn. We were all over that place! It makes me really want that for my kids.

On the other hand…

There is the city,

all of the conveniences of being close to town.” Oops I forgot to get cheese at the store”, and your 5 minutes away. Close to the kids activities. Which I am sure the older they get will become more and more. I love being able to run here and there, but still being minutes from home. We are goers around here. Out and about quite a bit.

So the question city or country as we plan.

We’ll see where God leads.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

xx

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SharstinNo Gravatar June 24, 2011 at 1:02 am

That is a toughie for sure! So many wonderful things about both! Happy weekend friend:)

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LindsayNo Gravatar June 24, 2011 at 7:14 am

Im a city girl but I like to think one day I’d be ok in the country. Can we have both?? ๐Ÿ™‚

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TatianaNo Gravatar June 24, 2011 at 1:43 pm

the suberbs are is my fave place to live, because I’m still close by most store, but it’s not as crazy as the city. There is something so great and peaceful about the country that draws you in, too though.

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Eddie RossNo Gravatar June 24, 2011 at 5:44 pm

We have loved living in the country – so much space to garden and entertain. But there’s still nothing like a trip into the city. Hope you find a place you love!! Have a great weekend.
xo E + J

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KateNo Gravatar June 24, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Tis the constant struggle sister!

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ElisaNo Gravatar June 25, 2011 at 12:40 am

Hmmmm. I hear you. I have to admit I am not a country girl myself, I get bored, I prefer to be around people. But I like having space for the girls to run around, and going for walks, and breathing fresh air, and sitting outside in summer without hearing all the noise from the traffic nearby.

If I was single, I’d say city. As a mom, I say… suburbs. We live so close to the city that in a 15-minute train ride I’m in the center, but we are just outside and I have a view of the hills, and we can go for walks in the forest, or hike on the hills, and the girls have space to play and ride their bikes.

Suburbs get a bad rep, they sound like places for bored housewives nowadays. But they can be perfect for city girls who want more green for their tots!

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EmilyNo Gravatar June 25, 2011 at 10:54 am

Tough call! In a perfect world, you could have a place in both! ๐Ÿ™‚

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ErinNo Gravatar June 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I grew up on Long Island, New York. My hubby and I moved to Orlando in 2003 for a year. Both places are too congested for my taste at this time in my life. However, not having kids, but pigs, a dog, tortoises, and too many other animals to count, the more rural setting we live in now is perfect for us. It still has stores close by, but our entire neighborhood has horses, roosters and who knows what else, so we fit in. I would like to go even more rural, but if I don’t have a Target somewhere close, I would have a panic attack. lol I guess the Long Island girl is still in there somewhere.

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KrystleNo Gravatar June 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I’m a total city girl but I do like visiting the country for a peaceful timeout from the city =) Good luck!

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ValNo Gravatar June 27, 2011 at 9:28 am

I’m a city kinda gal. There is something about having everything right at your fingertips. The country although very peaceful is just not for me…I get bored so easy. Maybe one day I will retire to Napa on a Vineyard. ; )) How about the beach?? lol

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BromeliadNo Gravatar June 29, 2011 at 8:02 am

I’m in the city but spent the day in the country yesterday. It was a’right. Immediately relaxed and everybody was weirdly friendly.

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www.StarHughes.comNo Gravatar July 2, 2011 at 3:45 am

That’s a hard decision!!! I personally love the country – it’s always been my fantasy to move out to the middle of nowhere and live on a big farm! I think there are ways to have a happy medium too though ๐Ÿ™‚

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BriNo Gravatar July 2, 2011 at 4:48 am

Oh I love this question!! I grew up in a very small town surrounded by the country. The closest big city was 2 hours away (Washington D.C.). In my 20’s I couldn’t wait to live in the city and have that kind of energy all around me. But now I am so incredibly happy living in the suburbs! We have horse farms all around us, rolling hills, a 1.5 acre lot with woods behind us. But we’re only 15 minutes away from pretty much anything that we would need. And Philly is only a 45 minute drive. So I think I have the best of both worlds at the moment. I don’t think I could truly go way into the country. I like the in between.

This was so fun to contemplate and read others comments!

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