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    Question What size city do you most prefer to live in?

    I will soon move from a relatively smallish city (pop. 95k) to a far bigger one (pop. 580k), which led me to spend some time lately pondering the pros and cons of cities of different sizes.

    So, I was wondering, what size city do you live in? What do you like about it, what do you wish was better? Is there anything that bugs you about it? Is there anything you couldn't live without? What size city would you like to live in the most, and why?

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    I grew up in a really small northern town until I moved when I was about 12-13. On the one hand, if you're in a very small town your privacy is less and there's not as much to do. On the other hand, if you're near nature and there's less pollution the air quality is way better and you can really enjoy it with much less people around. Also growing up in that environment you're a lot more sheltered from the world (was especially true in the pre-internet days) but you also don't have as much perspective on what an actual city is like, and in some cases don't get a sense of the higher competition in a work/education environment in a city.

    Living in a city I tend to dislike more, even if I'm nearer a green space in the suburbs. The plus side is a lot more services are available and more diversity in terms of people to meet/education etc.

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    I love my city of Columbus, OH. IT's growing, it's thriving. It's still affordable. I own my own space in downtown, and there's a ton of opportunity in the tech sector popping up.

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    My city is like 300k people. Has a small town feel but it's a city large enough to have all of the amenities a city has to offer. Public transportation, entertainment, multiple options for any sort of business you might need to utilize, such as a grocery store. You could name any street and if I haven't heard of it I can probably still guess what neighborhood it's in. Perfect!

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    I'm a country boy at heart, so it's got to be a small city for me. I like to visit big cities, but I could never see myself living in one.

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    city i live in has a couple-three ethnic supermarkets, and i love to cook, so thats really useful for me. my hometown just did not have the demographic for anything more than a couple Big Three supermarkets with not much choice of food ingredients.

    i dont drive so being in a city generally gives me more freedom (more "stuff" in walking distance, more public transport)

    rent is high and i miss nature though. however some good nature not too far to travel.

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