Living in the country vs. Living in a town


#1

Do you:

  • Live in a town
  • Live in the country
  • Live in the suburbs

0 voters

Do you want to:

  • Live in a town
  • Live in the country
  • Live in the suburbs

0 voters

See I grew up in the country, and I always feel drawn back there, but as I’m getting older and more aware of other people…rural areas just appear to be full of massive tories. I was reading something by Jon McGregor recently…who said that in the Peak district the well-off lived in the rural areas and commuted to Sheffield…whereas the harder up did the opposite. Alongside where I lived as a child…central Nottingham has actually been the least stressful place to live for me, so far.

I wonder if anyone votes for wanting to live in the suburbs.


#2

Grew up in a small country village, it’s fucking shit. I have literally no affinity for rural England.


#3

I don’t want to live in London for a bit, but my worst nightmare is turning into one of those posh ex-city country wankers that sit around rural pubs in wellies drinking London Pride.

Clarkson types, you know.


#4

what are we classing as suburbs?

i.e how far out on a bus from the centre does it stop being living in the town and start being the suburbs?


#5

I have this fear…but then I think I’d have to also morph into a cunt, as well as move to the country, so I’m hoping the risk is low.


#6

I’d class suburbs as you wouldn’t regularly walk into town as it’s too far.


#7

The worst.

“Made shedloads when I sold the house, and I bought this old place!”

slaps hand on bar


#8

tend to think that country life suits sociopathic types - don’t really see or interact with anyone for vast periods of time, plenty of white rich people to talk to when it suits etc.


#9

Put suburbs as I’m envisioning the American suburbs. Basically going to live in the Home Alone house.


#10

15 minutes on a bus


#11

Lived in a semi-rural commuter town for a year and even as a deeply boring person it was the most boring experience of my life. Couldn’t wait to get away from it.

I’d go potty if I lived in the country.


#12

dreams of running a small country pub with a few rooms upstairs. cunts.


#13

Guy I worked for briefly was like that. Thought London had become too dangerous. Lived in Chelsea.


#14

Which is clearly true…I also think it suits reclusive millenials who like their small circle of friends and posting on drownedinsound.com


#15

Living in the country: Looks “pretty” but stinks of shit lots of the time, you have to drive, full of fucking tories, absolutely zero cultural diversity

It’s properly shite.


#16

Grew up in a backwater village. So Brexit, so boring and there’s no way I’m going back to that.


#17

BUT JOSHUA JONES


#18

75% of the DiS workforce lives in Harringay, which is probably as bad as rural England.


#19

Been kind of blessed to have only ever lived in Lancaster and Sheffield. Both relatviely small Towns/Cities with some lovely countryside right on the doorstep. I live about a mile from the City Centre in Sheffield and about two miles from what’s basically the Peaks. Ideal tbh.

Think I’d go a bit mad living somewhere like London. But I’d like to do it at some point if the opportunity arises.


#20

Paddy Mcguinness is coming to the corn exchange, with his joke.