Do you like the place you live in?

The town I live in is pretty blech. The buildings are ugly, the roads are covered in pot holes, the people are loud and trashy, and almost everyone here is broke and doing something shady to pay rent. The rent here on average is 1,200-2000 dollars because the town is by the water and apparently being close to large bodies of water in NY will do that. I don't like my town. My boyfriend and I want to leave NY as soon as we save enough money and we tie a few loose ends here. It'll take a few years.

How about you guys? Do you like the place you live in?

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  • I love it. Cheap housing, high payin jobs, low crime, really nice people, beautiful scenery, polite cops that dont bother you like my last town.

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    • *everyone wants to know your location*

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    • The complete opposite of my place: Expensive rent, no jobs, high crime, gang activity, ugly scenery, and the cops here stink.

      I have a few online friends who live in southern states who work for the same company as me. They have the same pay and same hours as me and yet their pay can cover rent, car insurance, internet, phone, and housing utilities. Their towns aren't even crap like mine, their towns are beautiful. Why is there such a huge difference in costs from state to state? Lol

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      • I think the high housing cost is probably a supply and demand thing. In Cali and NY there's a high demand and a small supply. In the south theres a huge supply and low demand. The problem with less jobs is probably related too. Why would a corporation put there warehouse in Cali when the cost of property will be more and then on top of that higher taxes?

        A lot of states subsidize businesses for that reason and even give them free rent to build in their areas so they can employ their ppl. They are doing this especially now in innercities with high crime. Under a new law they get tax exemption for 10 years if they place their factory in an innercity area. Thats federally too.
        Thats probably gonna clean up alot of poverty.

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    • i got all that except the jobs

      theres little industry in this area

      a bita specialty manufacturin a ahitloada retail due to tax law quirks and tourism

      course i travel and work outta state so that dont matter

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      • Since I drive a truck I notice a few things, like when you are way out in the sticks you'll see a lot of poverty but there will usually be like 1 or 2 factories out in the middle of no where and those 1 or 2 factories will employ almost the entire town. I bet if we manufactured our own shit in America instead of doing it in China there would be more of those factories and less of the poverty. Because in the sticks you'll see ppl living in RVs that appear to be 100 years old.

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  • It's nice if we kick all the Californians and liberals out.

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  • No, not really, the president don't really pay families money for what happening in the world right now, I mean there are literally families who don't have money because the work place the parent's work in is closed due to covid, he gave a ONE TIME grant of about 350 USD to every family in the country, he is living like a king and all this, happens when the country works on democracy, he's living like a dictator.

    btw I live in Israel.

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  • I’ve been in lockdown for 5 months and lost all sense of reality and my surroundings. I think it used to be considered a nice place.

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  • Whay do you mean?, contry, state, county, city????

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  • On the whole, I'm pretty content with where I now live. While I know there are some truly shitty places I would never want to live, I'm also convinced that nowhere is perfect in every way, and constantly chasing the dream of trying to find such a place is bound to end in disappointment.

    I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, lived in Scotland for 30 years, in central Italy for nearly a decade and now live in Wales. There were positive aspects and things I found less enjoyable about all those places. One thing everywhere I've lived has had in common was that it wasn't a big city or very close to one. The thought of being forced to live in someplace like NYC, London or Rome fills me with horror.

    Where I live now is a small village (something like a couple hundred residents) near the Atlantic coast of Wales. The good things about it are that it's quiet, house prices are pretty low by UK standards and it never gets really hot or really cold. The less good things about it are the gales that seem to howl in off the Atlantic for much of the winter, the shortage of sunny days through the year and the shortage of employment opportunities in the area. This means there are some fairly deprived neighbourhoods in the towns nearby, and that results in the usual low-level crime, drug use and poor standards of education in the local schools.

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  • Sure.

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  • Being a contract engineer I worked all over the place, wherever the contract was. After a long contract in Switzerland (the most boring country on Earth) I came to Pattaya in Thailand and decided to base myself here. Retired three years ago, bought a condo and now live in the tropics, great.

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    • What makes Switzerland that boring?

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      • Just all the rules and regulations, it's a very religious country. You can't do laundry on a Sunday and unless you live near a city with an international airport or hotel you can't buy dinner or a drink.

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  • Idk what its like to live in a valley with some rivers. Anyone got some insight into living in those area's cause I like to fantasize about living in that kind of place.

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  • I'm only living in Germany for the money. I don't like my neighbors (old folks that rummage through your garbage and call the police if you don't recycle properly), I don't like the low quality food in the supermarket (meat and veggies taste like cardboard), I hate the high taxes, I hate the car eco-taxes, I hate all the police and speed cameras. I hate the obscenely slow internet and traffic jams and I abhor the mandatory tv tax I have to pay for 2 German channels I've never even watched. I pay for Bulgarian satellite tv.
    On the plus side... heating bills are cheap, electricity is cheap, beer is fantastic and I have good friends in my town.

    I'd love to be back home, where I can be completely free.
    If you got the cash, you can live like a king in Bulgaria.
    One day I'll make that dream a reality, but for now all I can do is suck it up and keep soldiering on.

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    • I wonder how much it would cost to get an ounce of good rose otto in Bulgaria?

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      • Rose otto? I assume you mean rose oil...

        10 milliliters of pure, certified rose oil cost around 100-150 Euro. Add shipping and tax and it would be even more expensive... they don't call it the BIO gold of Bulgaria for nothing.

        It's very expensive and in recent years has gotten even more expensive, cause very few people want to farm it. Making rose oil requires lots of roses, hard labor, expensive machinery for steam distilation, so it's an all-round big investment and with lots of legislation troubles.

        An ounce would cost anywhere between 300-400 Euro. But it's very potent stuff. They recommend a maximum of 3 droplets for stuff like aroma therapy, or massage oils. I imagine beauty salons use only the smallest dosages, cause of the price.

        Cheaper rose body oils, face creams and rose water with a much smaller, thinned out dosage of rose oil in them are much more reasonably priced.

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  • Its ok. i dont love it or hate it.

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  • I love it here. I've lived here all my life, and it's home.

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  • I love where I live. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

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  • Nice countryside, cheap living, bars every few miles, hearty stock of friends and neighbors.

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  • I like it enough. Rebt is 440 for a studio in the good part if town thats were im at. Electric bill has yet to peak 23. I dont pay water. My neighbors are ok. A y complaints I have are very petty. Overall I'm happy enough. Lots of job opportunities if you ain't scared if retail, restaurants or production. You can make alot easily. Not much to do though. There's a zoo nearby and a gun range as well so thats pretty dope. Overall it suffices. 8ts safe and cheap cant ask for much more than that

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  • I looovvve where I live. I pay nothing in rent (after housing benefit is taken off), there's a park really near by, public transport is really close, and one of my crazy mates lives on the same road. The only thing I don't like is that it's a bit of a dodgy area, so you have to look out for the crack heads if you go for a midnight walk.

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  • I live next door to my elderly parents in small town that I had previously never given much thought to for the majority of my life.

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    • Is it nice living next to your parents?

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      • It's alright.

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        • sounds like a sitcom

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          • We've been dealing with some family tragedy over here in the past couple of weeks. My sister's toy poodle was recently diagnosed with diabetes, he's lost a good bit of his eyesight, and he has to get two insulin shots a day.

            We all love this gentle, little dog very much. I will probably need to learn how to administer an insulin shot so I will be able to do so whenever my sister has to leave town, and I have to babysit. Needles kinda freak me out to be completely honest.

            My sister didn't catch the signs, and I'm not sure if their old vet ever recommended the necessary bloodwork. The poor, sweet dog is twelve years old. Yes, he's a senior dog, but things could have been so much better had it been caught earlier!

            My sister didn't notice the fact that he ate like a pig, never gained weight and drank lots of water, because he was fairly active, and athletic. She really didn't start to get actively concerned about his health until he started developing skin problems.

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          • You know it probably could be.

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  • No.

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  • I live in the suburbs. It’s really expensive and I’m house poor so my kids can go to the best schools. Over the years, every patch of woods has been tore down for new housing developments. I hate it.

    I’m hoping to move to one of the surrounding cities bc they're cheaper and much cooler.

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  • Mine is nice, but there's not much stuff going on here. There's no clubs or nightclubs. Everything is in the city which is a half hour train/bus ride away.

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  • No. I moved here and I don’t like it and I am stuck.

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    • Yeah, atm I'm stuck where I live too. Everything is too expensive. I'm slowly saving money to get out. When it gets to a certain amount, I'm getting out of this place. XD

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