City vs. Rural

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I haven't really fallen off the face of the earth... I've just been moving. I've left my rural existence for a more urban one in Lexington, Kentucky -- at least for a year or two -- due to family needs. Although this wasn't something I'd planned, I thought I'd take a moment to give some of the pros and cons of the lifestyle change for a techie:

Pros for living in the city:

  • My cell phone is NEVER out of range now 
  • DSL is faster here (and cheaper)
  • Best Buy is a short drive away
  • Can you say Starbucks?
  • I can buy organic foods (beyond vegetables from the neighborhood farmers) locally
  • Closer proximity to family and friends
  • Airport is no longer a couple hours away
  • Real education for the kids (I hope)
  • No commute to get my mail
  • I'm seriously considering getting a bike to ride for exercise, fun and "green" travel around town

Cons for living in the city:

  • It's a short term thing, so I'm renting (*makes face*)
  • My farm and my cabin (both paid in full) are sitting unoccupied while I pay rent
  • Walking in the woods now requires planning -- and a road trip
  • People can knock on my door and/or walk through my yard anytime the choose -- and they do! (I'm kind of strange about privacy)
  • I'm fat and out of shape and riding a bike around town may actually kill me
So far, other than the complete lack of privacy and control over my environment... the pros outweigh the cons. But I'm pretty set in my ways and this is taking QUITE an adjustment!

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John Coley
Coley Real Estate - Alexander City, AL
You forgot a huge bonus of living in Lex - you're closer to Keeneland!!
May 26, 2007 04:35 AM #1
Angela Allen - Danville, KY
Marketing Specialist

True, John!

In college when things got too tough, I knew lots of folks that went to Keeneland to burn off some frustration. I never did that then... but I just might do that NOW!

Thanks for another "pro" on my Lexington list! 

May 27, 2007 03:00 AM #2
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