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Another friend named Anna, the one who ran the Habitat committee I served on, quit Habitat to do graduate work at Portland State and I'm going to see if I can meet up with her at one of PSU's gourmet dining cafeterias. Unfortunately she's studying urban planning and will probably end up forcing me and everyone I know out of our homes and into high-rises.

Highrise living isn't that bad, I promise. I have a wonderful city view and get to enjoy spectacular light shows during thunderstorms. <grin>

To this very day, I cannot decide between "cool", dense urban living, larger plots of suburbia living of a large home, or very open fields homes in rural country side.

I've lived in NYC in a high rise 1st year (and secondly, a 100-year-old apartment in SOHO/Greenwich Villeg), I'ved lived in suburbian outside of Houston, and then for weeks at a time in countryside with cows and being able to fire my small rifle with no cops to arrive within minutes.

They all have something to offer. Dense urban living like NYC is exciting with many things to offer steps away (or Chicago in Andrew's case), but the downside is that it's choking and no home greenspace. No real comraderie with neighbor...faceless people, even next door people (for the most part).

Living in the rural areas...people are homely and try to make friends. Very friendly to strangers...well hell!! when your closest neighbor is 2 miles away, you get very lonely. YOu compensate by becoming friendly!! Ever new face you see is quite hot!! Bovine companionship is not smiled upon. But you get alot of room....countryside is very pretty. Tranquility is very prized. But for someone like me, I'd die of boredom in 2 months.

Suburbs (how I grew up). We had a decent home...well, sort of. But a backyard and frontyard. We didn't feel cramped. We had the very large city of Houston next door 20-30 minutes away with all the cosmopolitan culture it offered. I think it's the best of both worlds.

But everyone's desire spectrum vary tremendously.
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