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Iris

Iris Report 1 Apr 2013 13:32

in a village on the sussex ,kent boarders, station about 5 miles away ,I hour to London ...it was a small village when we came here ,30 +years ago ,they haven't stopped building since...and less shops than then.

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Apr 2013 12:52

Don't think I could stand living in an urban area, especially a large city.

Little greenery unless in manicured parks
Traffic fumes and the noise

Although things are not as rosy as they might have been, we still have children playing together in side roads, where each set of parents look out for them.

Public transport isn't ideal, especially for the teenagers, but at least you know they aren't going to be stop-outs and know where they are as they need a lift home.
They don't hang around on street corners as there aren't any street lights!

Yes, there are ciminal break-ins, but with most houses having living rooms at the front, you tend to notice if a stranger walks down next door's driveway. It's many the larger older houses sheilded from the road which get hit.

We know our immeditate neighbours quite well, and though them other people in the raod. We have commented that we all have a tendency to live in brick boxes then climb into metal boxes on wheels, but when there is something like clearing drives and the road of snow, we all pull together.

The best thing that ever happened to our area, was at the planning stage of the Channel Tunnel rail link - it brought us all together to march in protest. 'Middle England' at its best. :-D

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 1 Apr 2013 12:39

Semi rural I'd say......on the outskirts of a large town in East Anglia.....about 20 mins away from the beach and a royal park/estate....40 mins away from a major city.

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 1 Apr 2013 12:39

1950'S inner London would do it for me Hayley, everyone was your auntie, doors were left open, people looked out for one and other, everyone in the street had the same, sod all, and you had the time of your life :-D

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 1 Apr 2013 12:28

I have always seen myself living in a little rural village, just a post office and gen store , a church , a school , a pub and a bus that runs to the nearest villiage once a week... tight knitt community weekly dances on a saturday night full of village gossips, we all live in very pretty cottages wtih wonderful colourful gardens, OH says I would be bored stiff with in 10 mins and I also think that is pre WW2 but its nice to dream :-D

George

George Report 1 Apr 2013 12:26

I now live near the top floor of a new apartment block in a reasonable sized town in Hampshire.
From my balcony I have views across the fields in the distance.
I used to, until recently, lived in a village, again in Hampshire that is what some people call picturesque, full of thatched cottages and quaint houses. much prefer the town. :-) :-)

George :-) :-)

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 1 Apr 2013 12:05

Never be jealous Claddagh, I bet there are places that maybe you see everyday that lots of people on here would find fascinating :-D

Having seen that there are a good few people from all over the world who have posted, I wonder apart from where we live being so different, how our lives differ? Me for instance, I can get in the car, be in the City in the hour, the Countryside in five minutes, I can be at a bus stop in 4 minutes, go out late at night without worry, and I am mostly free to do as I please.

What about you?

Claddagh

Claddagh Report 1 Apr 2013 11:34

Holland, in a so-called village, with a population of more than 45,000.
Am jealous of some of the lovely-sounding places that a lot of members mention.Lol.

Chrissie

Chrissie Report 1 Apr 2013 11:33

I live in a terraced street in a big town and from my window I can see back yards and grey sky! But the countryside is only a few minutes drive :-)

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 1 Apr 2013 11:22

Plumstead, Sth London and if I stand in the street and look downhill I can see across the river and also the roof of Belmarsh Prison. Not quite so glamourous!!! :-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 1 Apr 2013 11:20

When Lynda said some have beautiful views of the ocean, some are looking at a roof - it made me think.

Sun here is struggling to come out and I can look up or down the valley and see beautiful views. I am as fortunate as anybody. Yet I am staring at her post on my computer. Lynda's post has captured my attention more than the large bird on the hillside opposite looking for prey (quite serious, not poking any fun at all).

Just saying Internet is also a great leveller.

If I was stuck at my computer (either health or financial reasons) I could go on google earth and imagine I was in a particular place. Put some restful music on (Pastoral Symphony as I scroll through Herefordshire, Fingals Cave as I move round the coast of north west Scotland). I can be in any place my heart desires. :-D :-D

SheilaWestWilts

SheilaWestWilts Report 1 Apr 2013 11:17

Semi-rural, on the Wiltshire/Somerset border. Love the house but not the location, ideally would like to be near one of the nicer towns in the area. Also on a main road, although set well back with a large-ish garden.

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 1 Apr 2013 11:09

Hayley I have a nephew who could live near you :-D

It's quite thought provoking to think that while posting on here, some have views of the ocean, and others the view of a roof.

Sometimes the internet is amazing innit :-D

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 1 Apr 2013 10:29

I am guessing that I live about 10 mins away from Ollietheowl ;-)

AnnMarieG

AnnMarieG Report 1 Apr 2013 10:25

I live in quite a big 'new' town in essex. Have lived here all my life but it was countryside when I was growing up.I would love to live in the real country side but alas my oh is a townie but we have a motorhome so go away to the countryside often. :-) :-)

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Apr 2013 10:16

Ours is a semi-rural area in NW Kent with a population of about 4000

Although originally farm land (we back on to a 16th centruy Farm house) there were a few houses built in the first half of the 20th century, but most were built from the 1950’s onwards. Thankfully, further building is limited to ‘in-builds’ due to Green Belt farm land.
The area is bisected by a busy B road.

Apart from post boxes and a telephone box, there are no facilities. The ‘village’ is about 2 miles away, and the nearest town about 6 miles.

We don’t think we are isolated, but town dwellers either have never heard of us, or think we are out in the sticks!

MargarettawasMargot

MargarettawasMargot Report 31 Mar 2013 23:47

I live in an outer suburb of Melbourne,Victoria,Australia.The Dandenongs mountains are 15 minutes away,the beaches are 30 minutes,as are the wineries of the Yarra Valley.I have the choice of several local shopping centres, with the city easily accessible by the freeway.I love living here,and my neighbours are nice. :-) :-D

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 31 Mar 2013 23:28

I live 13 miles north of London and I hate it. Would ideally live in Cornwall where my heart is. :-(

Carol

Wend

Wend Report 31 Mar 2013 23:28

~~~~~~~ to Gladys :-D

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 31 Mar 2013 23:17

My board name sort of gives my location away.
I live in the beautiful city of Winchester - but my name may not be Maggie :-P