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mak1277

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Then how on Earth are you going to support the manorial lifestyle with which you wish to become accustomed without people to work the land and pay you rents?
Nah. Not planning to grow anything or employ anyone. Just have space for myself. Walking, fishing, hunting...that’s it.
 

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Does the LA in your username refer to Los Angeles? If so, I entirely understand why you feel like that!
Taking pot shots at Los Angeles is about as original as taking potshots at suburbs.

I apply it to most urban centers. With the exception of Seattle. Seattle's pretty nice.
 

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Seriously. I bet a lot of us who live in coastal real estate markets could sell off and buy a crumbling old castle.

Would this give us carte blanche to act ridiculously?
Reminds me of this classic:
 

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It’s really hard to defend living urban right now, especially/even NYC, but I prefer it way more in theory and hating it because of circumstance is an existential crisis almost since I grew up in urban environment, went to school in urban environment and live in one.

But we have good views also, and rent is plummeting.

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Nature views are really nice also, but there is definitely a personality difference between people I think because some prefer nature and some prefer this and I’m the latter. It’s hard to see eye to eye arguing which is “better” because it seems to be some deeply innate thing in my experience.
 

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People should be able to live in whatever living environment best suits their needs, with the minor caveat that lots of people living in spread-out suburbs and exurbs is causing the heat death of the planet.
I grew up in the suburbs and later commuted to DC from Frederick, MD every day. I’m now sold on the urban thing. I love the easy commutes, the great chow and cultural activities.

Now if we could just beat Covid down so my fav bands could tour again.
 

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grow up in Asia suburb definitely feel uniquely American, guess I'm indifferent, though my wife is definitely partial to city
 

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though urban development is definitely hard, especially with existing owners, not sure how to balance that. I mean even say China today find knocking building down to rebuild hard
 

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though urban development is definitely hard, especially with existing owners, not sure how to balance that. I mean even say China today find knocking building down to rebuild hard
The greater problem in the United State is our horrific zoning laws and endless, incomprehensible reviews processes that subject proposed developments to a gauntlet of public consultations where angry, crusading busybodies with the free time to show up shout at you, then the whole thing gets scrapped because the run-down laundromat that you wanted to replace with housing is declared historic.
 

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