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Onyma Report This Comment
Date: November 29, 2009 04:50PM

My personal nightmare smiling
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90130_ Report This Comment
Date: November 29, 2009 07:22PM

Ugly sprawl... Thanks to greedy developers and their lapdog pals in your city council.
FrostedApe Report This Comment
Date: November 29, 2009 08:57PM

Some people can tolerate being jammed together in a city, some even thrive. I am not one of them. I would rather have an ugly, cookie-cutter house in an ugly sub-division and drive an hour each way to work every day, than live in a nice apartment a block from the subway station. Expansionism is a fundamental part of our history, long before there was even a country. We need a a place to call our own, even a small one, without some landlord or HOA telling us what we can do in our own home, and what color our shrubs can be, or whether we can park in our own driveway overnight. You can't blame "greedy developers" for giving us what we want. It's not like the government is relocating people here against their will. Not yet, anyway.
Onyma Report This Comment
Date: November 29, 2009 10:18PM

See FA, I'm like you, couldn't tolerate living in the city, however my preferred slice is 30 acres about 1.5 hours out of the core. I really peace and quiet smiling
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90130_ Report This Comment
Date: November 30, 2009 12:30AM

My property is far removed from the urban sprawl of Portland Oregon thankfully, And the congested traffic corridors leading into and out of that hellhole.

If home is where you can hang your hat, then go with it. For me, it is a nearby stream for my Spaniels to cool off in, a shop big enough to work on an airplane or two, and a back yard where the locals and I engage in some informal skeet shooting and dirt biking on nice weekends.
PW Report This Comment
Date: November 30, 2009 02:33AM

Until a tornado comes through....
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: November 30, 2009 09:38AM

Seems like there's a lot of similarity in the above comments winking
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After having spent 30+ yrs drivin in and around Dallas for work my lil piece of the world is about an hour east of Big D. Bein a Dallas born city boy I used to think I always would be and viewed my move here as a temporary thing when I headed out here several years ago to help take care of my Mom.

With a commute that's now from my bedroom, past the coffee pot and into my office or .... 43 steps from my front door to the shop building it all makes way more sense than the hours and hours I used to spend sittin in traffic burnin up time, gas and patience. Can't see myself livin in town anymore.

If I get really lucky and someone comes along and wants to buy up my place to develop it I'll get myself a lil bit of land right on the lake, build a place of my own design so I can live out the rest of my days listenin to the waves lappin up against my back yard smileys
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Harvey Wallbanger Report This Comment
Date: November 30, 2009 09:53AM

To me this represents the worst of both worlds. You have to drive everywhere, cant just walk a block for a pack of smokes and a gallon of milk. Nothing anywhere but people and houses. If i lived in the country i would want to have some chickens hogs etc. big blazin fires loud music and friends. Piss in the yard. Not look out any window and see a neighbor. The traffic comin into this place at the end of the day is probably just as bad as any smaller town. This looks like a terrible place to live to me. Not a small town, not a city, not country. the worst of all places to live imo

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FrostedApe Report This Comment
Date: November 30, 2009 10:42AM

For some, this will be the stepping stone from the 900 sq ft apartment to the 15-acre plot even further out. Most of them will never take that step, but some will. I can't tell where this is, but it seems like a fairly new area, to me. Some of the yards are not established yet, and the big thing for me is, there aren't any trees. In another 30 years this will either be Heaven, or it will be range land again, like it probably used to be.

An apartment is no place for a dog, and a kid without a dog is borderline child abuse.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: December 01, 2009 06:08AM

My ideal place is 100 acres of trees with a nice stock pond and my house right in the middle on a half acre cleared for my home and yard. The drive leading in has to be curved so the house can't be seen from the street. The nearest house would have to be past rifle shot so no one can get hurt when I fire my weapons. The land will be preserved for wildlife and hunting will be done only by me or those who have permission from me. Plenty of room for riding a 4wheeler. If I want to take my fat naked ass outside I can do it without scaring anyone except some wildlife.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: December 01, 2009 09:42AM

the visual was going so well until that last part. (*facepalm*)
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: December 01, 2009 10:19PM

Killed it for me, too.disappointed smiley
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: December 02, 2009 07:33AM

Well I have lost 20lbs so by the time I can get my ideal place I will be down to nonfat.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: December 02, 2009 10:47AM

that didn't help. smiling
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90130_ Report This Comment
Date: December 02, 2009 06:31PM

I concur.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: December 03, 2009 07:52AM

Which is why I want the land so no one can see me and my wife.
anonymous Report This Comment
Date: December 12, 2009 01:32AM

Are trees banned their?
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: December 12, 2009 06:10AM

Trees aren't banned "there" they just cut them all down.