Friday Five: City vs Suburbs vs Country Edition

city block with rowhouses

Are you a city, country, or suburbs type?

Happy Friday, y’all! This Friday Five is all about where we live – country, city, or suburbs. I’m always curious to know where everyone lives and what kind of lifestyle they prefer. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Friday Five without a giveaway. This week I’m giving away a free $10 gift code to Amazon to a lucky random winner.

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All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winners that way. I will comment on the thread to the people who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner on Facebook and also next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – City vs Suburbs vs Country Edition

  1. Do you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country?
  2. What do you like about where you live?
  3. If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?
  4. What do you have to have wherever you live?
  5. Take Where Should You Live? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Kathy :-)

What do you think?

52 thoughts on “Friday Five: City vs Suburbs vs Country Edition

  1. Megan Smith

    Do you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country?
    Suburbs
    What do you like about where you live?
    The relative seclusion but its proximity to anything you would need or want (shopping, movies, doctors)
    If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?
    The Outer Banks!
    What do you have to have wherever you live?
    Walking/running trails
    Take Where Should You Live? – What do you get? Is it accurate?
    Small Town! Yes, absolutely accurate! 🙂

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  2. Kathy Diaz

    Only doing it for fun cuz i already won last week 🙂

    1. City
    2. Everything is close
    3. Orlando, Fl or London, UK
    4. Peace, nice neighbors and a work that is near home
    5. I should live in a big city, well i agree 🙂

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    1. kari Post author

      Awww, you’re so sweet! Still loved reading you’re answers 🙂 I think Orlando would be a fun place to live… I had some of the best Thai food of my life there!

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  3. Virginie

    1. The suburb
    2. We have a big house… ?
    3. THE CITY, THE CITY, THE CITY !
    4. Everything in a walking distance. I love to drive, but let’s save the planet.
    5. “You Should Live in a Small City” : so true !

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    1. kari Post author

      I love the idea of everything being within walking distance. I try to walk as much as possible to save the planet, some $$$, and get some exercise 🙂

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  4. Dejla

    1) I live in a suburb
    2) I like the tranquility of my place
    3) I’d choose Madrid
    4) my family and my pets
    5)”You Should Live in the Suburbs” … Well I’m happily living in one 😀

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  5. Josh

    1. It looks like a mix of suburban and country from what I’ve seen (I don’t go out much except for shopping)
    2. Crime seems low and the people seem friendly
    3. Near a metropolitan city
    4. Just the basic essentials (and entertainment)
    5. You Should Live in the Suburbs

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  6. Jays

    1. city
    2. convenience
    3. London! 😀
    4. my computer, cat(s), table, bed, and public transport links
    5. small city – fairly accurate

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  7. Vani B.

    1. I live in the city.
    2. My band’s based here, first of all (love my boys to death!). The downtown area has some funky shops and restaurants and there’s always something to do here or the next town over.
    3. Either Coconut Grove in Miami, or Greensboro. I’ve been to both and I’m a sucker for quirky, artsy areas.
    4. Obviously, my hubby and my doggies… of course!
    5. You Should Live in a Small City (hee hee, lucky I live in one now!)

    You are definitely an urban person, but not any old city will do.
    You want a city that matches you well. For you, big cities lack individuality.
    You prefer a smaller city with lots of personality, local culture, and history.

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  8. Heather Moritz

    Do you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country? The city
    What do you like about where you live? Wildlife, amazing scenery, the Northern Lights, etc
    If you could live anywhere, where would you choose? Not sure..maybe somewhere in Alaska still or Hawaii haha
    What do you have to have wherever you live? A warm jacket
    Take Where Should You Live? – What do you get? Is it accurate? You Should Live in a Small Town. Pretty accurate

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  9. maureenmojen

    1. city, but it has a suburbanish feel.
    2. woods (national park) right across the street from my apartment, public transportation, lots of museums and cultural events. great shopping
    3. London, England, or near enough that it is just a short train ride in.
    4. Public transportation,art,museums,theatre,nature of some sort (at the very least a nice park/garden).
    5. You should live in a small city

    You are definitely an urban person, but not any old city will do.
    You want a city that matches you well. For you, big cities lack individuality.
    You prefer a smaller city with lots of personality, local culture, and history.

    definitely the first two sentences. the rest is fairly accurate. I would be overwhelmed by Los Angeles or New York City, for example, but it isn’t so much the size as the character. I love London for example, and I currently live in DC which is great too. I know the former is a large city and I’m pretty sure DC counts as one too.

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    1. kari Post author

      Your location in DC sounds ideal, and I agree that it counts at a large city. I think the measure is usually anything with a population over 100,000 … but I’d say more like 500,000 🙂

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  10. Sarah

    1. A suburban-ish area in a city
    2. It’s close to my school
    3. Budapest, Hungary!
    4. Hmm…a roof over my head and food in my fridge!
    5. Small town- I think small town, suburbs, or small city would all be good

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  11. Kera

    Do you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country?
    I live in the country, and have my whole life.

    What do you like about where you live?
    It’s very peaceful with nature all around

    If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?
    I like where I live but if I could take all my friends with me I’d like to live in a small beach town.

    What do you have to have wherever you live?
    A church with the same beliefs.

    Take Where Should You Live? – What do you get? Is it accurate?
    The country. Yep, its very accurate. The city is a nice place to visit, but I wouldnt live there.

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  12. Aly

    1. I live in the city, but not a HUGE city like New York. Only problem is it’s spaced out enough that driving is mandatory and I hate to drive.

    2. I love that there’s so much to do and, being the “green” sort of person I am, I love that it’s city-like but still maintains a good tree population. It’s gorgeous here in the spring and fall. (:

    3. Probably someplace in North or South Carolina. The weather is beautiful and the scenery is so varying depending on where you are.

    4. Good restaurants and a big bookstore. I LOVE food and books… I simply need them.

    5. You Should Live in a Big City –

    You don’t want anything in particular out of life… you want it all.
    You crave new and exciting experiences. And you get bored fairly easily.
    Only very big cities can keep you entertained and stimulated.

    I find this semi-accurate. I don’t need much to be entertained, but I would like a new adventure. (:

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  13. Sarah C.

    1. Do you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country?
    – I currently live in a suburban area in Indiana near Purdue University, but I was born and raised in a small, rural town in Southern New Jersey.
    2. What do you like about where you live?
    – I like that there is always growth in the town, which helps business to thrive, but more so, I enjoy the sense of community and how so many people are bound together through their support of Purdue.
    3. If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?
    – Ideally, I would move back to my hometown, as my family resided there for generations. It is a beautiful, quiet, yet lively area, which boasts rural scenery and forests, and is a wonderful place to raise a family.
    4. What do you have to have wherever you live?
    – In some form or another, I always need family around me. I was blessed to grow up in a close family. They are my happiness, and without their support, I would not be the person I am today. 5. Take Where Should You Live? – What do you get? Is it accurate?
    – I got the country, which I believe is entirely accurate. I love experiencing suburban life, and I equally love visiting cities, but my heart will always be in the country.

    HAPPY FRIDAY TO ALL!

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    1. kari Post author

      Wow! It sounds like you live in a great community. I love places where people want to build together and not just hide in their houses after work 🙂

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  14. Shanna C

    1) I live in the city.
    2) I like how quirky my city is. It’s different from other US cities.
    3) I would like to live in Europe, probably the UK, France, Belgium or Sweden.
    4) I always have my huge collection of DVDs.
    5) “You Should Live in a Big City” – It got me spot on. I do like the countryside, but I think I should always live near a city so I don’t get bored.

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  15. Meg Sullivan

    1. Do you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country?
    I live in a small coastal town in Massachusetts

    2. What do you like about where you live?
    I like my small (pop. 14,000) town; knowing people from town hall, church, local businesses gives a sense of belonging and home. 🙂 I also like it’s location- I couldn’t live in a landlocked state!

    3. If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?
    If I didn’t live where I do, I’d choose the Bay Area in CA, where I lived as a kid, or maybe if I moved out of the country the Canadian coast or Ireland; places that are similar in location and culture to where I live now. <3

    4. What do you have to have wherever you live?
    a place that feels like home; and a place with water (river, ocean, pond, lake) I go to when I'm mad, or for a swim. and books!

    5. Take Where Should You Live? – What do you get? Is it accurate? I got suburbs initially, then i went back and changed my answer on the restaurant one from "my favorite" to "local hole-in-the-wall" and got small town. I think that i could live in the further out suburbs of a city, maybe like 40 minutes away, along a commuter rail line, so i could easily go into the city, but be far enough out for the suburbs to be less hustle-bustle and more personal 🙂

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    1. kari Post author

      Awwww, Mr. Blogthings comes from a small coastal Massachusetts town, and we love to go visit 🙂 It’s very idyllic.

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  16. Aisha Milburn

    1. City
    2. The variety of live music and peaceful outdoor spaces
    3. Corpus Christi
    4. Access to public transit
    5. I should live in a small city. I think it was pretty darn accurate. 🙂 —
    You are definitely an urban person, but not any old city will do.
    You want a city that matches you well. For you, big cities lack individuality.
    You prefer a smaller city with lots of personality, local culture, and history.

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  17. Lynn Sorel

    1. city
    2. being close to stores and restaurants
    3. on the ocean. but i really love my home.
    4. my cats
    5. i got you should live in a small city – which it exactly right! and i do!

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  18. Xsyntriq

    1. Suburbs
    2. Close to everything.
    3. Bermuda
    4. High-speed internet access.
    5. You Should Live in the Country (it’s COMPLETELY accurate… now if I could find the country-life on a beach, I’d be set!)

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  19. Rebecca

    1. Do you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country?

    To my surprise, I’ve discovered over the last several years that I prefer a more metropolitan area.

    2. What do you like about where you live?

    I like that my current neighborhood is safe enough for children to play outside when the weather is nice. 🙂

    3. If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?

    I’d move back to Boulder, Colorado. (I might consider other areas of the Seattle area.)

    4. What do you have to have wherever you live?

    Easy access to a well-managed grocery store, a good library system, a post office, and lots of parks and trees.

    4. Take Where Should You Live? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

    I got the Big City result, but the Small City result really vibes better with me. (Not surprising when you look at my earlier answers.)

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    1. kari Post author

      I love Boulder! Mr. Blogthings and I almost moved there, but our current city (Austin) was a cheaper option at the time.

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  20. Melissa Russell

    Do you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country? suburb
    What do you like about where you live? I like the easy access to nature AND city.
    If you could live anywhere, where would you choose? Hawaii
    What do you have to have wherever you live? easy shopping. not groceries a 1/2 hour away.
    Where Should You Live? – What do you get? Is it accurate? Should Live in a Small City and I do!

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    1. kari Post author

      Yes, I can’t live with groceries far away either! I’m not a good planner and always need something from the store 😉

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  21. Helly

    1. It’s sorta hard to say– I live in Santa Barbara, which I consider a small-ish city (pop < 90K), so there's not as clear a divide between "suburbs" and "city" proper.

    2. What's NOT to like? There's a reason it's called the "American Riviera"! Mild weather all year long, surrounded by ocean and mountains, beautiful people all around, and a strong sense of community and supporting your local merchants.

    3. See #2– there are few places in the world that beat Santa Barbara. Maybe Hawaii. Except Hawaii would be even MORE expensive than SB, and more humid (ick). If I couldn't live in Santa Barbara, I'd probably choose to live in (southern) Germany. You have 4 seasons, but it's relatively mild compared to some places in the States (no Minnesota blizzards or Arizona triple-digit summers). And the food can't be beat!

    4. It's a little ironic to say, considering that #2 mentioned supporting local merchants, but I also like having a big box store nearby. One of the reasons SB feels so small to me is that there is no JC Penney, no Target, no Wal-Mart. Our lone dinky K-Mart is a joke. I also like having gorgeous nature nearby– preferably water, but lots of greenery is nice, too 🙂

    5. "You Should Live in a Small City". I'm actually kind of surprised by my results. I was totally expecting "Suburbs" because I grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, and have always loved having a big, vibrant city nearby. I guess the quiz result reflects how much living in "small city" Santa Barbara (my home for the past 11.5 years) has finally grown on me 😉

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  22. Edible Duchess

    1. I’m from a tiny town that’s a mix of the suburbs and country, but currently I’m living in a city.
    2. The FOOD and Shopping and Imax Theater!
    3. I would live in NYC (the Northeast), or Hawaii.
    4. All my tech, comfortable bed, clean bathroom
    5. Big City

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  23. Blogthings Fan

    1. I live in a tiny country village in Germany.
    2. It’s very quiet and peaceful.
    3. Albuquerque or somewhere in Texas.
    4. My family.
    5. “You Should Live in the Suburbs”

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    1. kari Post author

      Awwww, somewhere in ABQ or Texas! You sound like your heart belongs in the Southwest 🙂 As someone who grew up in southern Colorado who now lives in Texas, I can relate!

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  24. Rachel R. (@REReader)

    1. Do you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country?
    City–Manhattan, in fact!

    2. What do you like about where you live?
    The energy, and the proximity to, well, everything!

    3. If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?
    I’m there. 🙂

    4. What do you have to have wherever you live?
    A quiet refuge.

    5. Take Where Should You Live? – What do you get? Is it accurate?
    I got “You Should Live in a Big City”. Well, I think that is right, but I don’t think I get bored easily! I think I should live in a big city because I’m a fairly quiet person and it’s too easy for me to retreat–here, when I retreat to a museum or street performance I’m in the middle of life anyway!

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    1. kari Post author

      Ah, still very jealous of your living situation! I agree about living in a big city as a quiet person. I often dream of living in the country, but then I worry that I would never leave my house 🙂

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  25. moonstep1969

    1. I live in the city.

    2. To live in a central area but with green lungs and lots of happy dogs on the field.

    3. I’d choose to live where I already live, but could settle for three months leave of absence in London when I’ve saved the necessary money. 🙂

    4. Good transport communications, trees, a safe neighbourhood and not too many restaurants and nightclubs – they tend to attract a lot of drunk and violent people.

    5. You Should Live in a Small City

    You are definitely an urban person, but not any old city will do.
    You want a city that matches you well. For you, big cities lack individuality.
    You prefer a smaller city with lots of personality, local culture, and history.

    Comment: I should actually live in a big city like I do – love the bustling atmosphere and lots to see and buy. However, my centrally located neighbourhood is quite cosy and calm even though it’s in central Stockholm, so one might count that as a small city in the city.

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