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what do you think about city living and how many people do you think is ideal for you personally?

What city population are you comfortable at?
52%1000-500 000 ppl
8%1 - 2 million
20%3-10 million
4%11-25 million
16%30+ mill
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Helzer
I live in the city. We have around 150,000 now I would say. And that's plenty for me. :)
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Gesithan
SLC is *exactly* as crowded as a city should be IMO. And with your top notch railways it's hardly an issue! But I couldn't live there Jesus Christ that's a lot of people
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Cinder
I like living in a bigger city, not every single person knows you and everything that happens. You have a lot of opportunities to do things. Idk the exact numbers.
Opie ♻️
I don't know of a single city that is designed appropriately for any size population. Yet it has been done by lost civilisations. Look at Tenochtitlan - this was a city of 200k and seemingly sustainably so.
bruise
8-9 million, bc that's the population of London. But why does it matter - I only like big cities because you choose the village you live in. Actual villages mean no choice and everybody knows your business. So beyond a certain size I don't see that it matters.
DELETED USER
damn, noone likes 1-2 million, no wonder Vienna is only good for short stays 😁
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Flame
I love the anonymity of large cities so the more the merrier.
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Righteous Pie Loving Joshua
I've been wanting to live in a citiy
Gesithan
I don't want to live in a city of any size. I like a 100 acre farmland buffer in between the homes.
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bruise
What's the size of your town?
Gesithan
bruise, 600 something?
bruise
Gesithan, my good that's nothing.
Gesithan
bruise, 600 is a shitload of people to be in one place imo
Flame
Gesithan, lol any population under 100k is nothing these days.
Gesithan
Flame, that's a shitload of people. Think about it. Think about how much food they turn over every day.
Flame
Gesithan, compared to the 7+ billion on Earth? Not really.
Gesithan
Flame, no, compared to that arbitrary number it's still a shitload of people to be concentrated like that! I couldn't live the way 90% of Plag does.
Windy
I live on the outskirts of “the world's most populous metropolitan area with upwards of 37.8 million people” I don’t mind living here. But I think cities probably shouldn’t get that big. And more care should be taken to preserve nature in and around cities, regardless of population.
bruise
completely agree. In the UK everything is in London. The BBC was forced to move non-news stuff to Gateshead (which worked perfectly well as far as I'm aware). My suggestion (though nobody is asking) would be to move Parliament and associated activity to Birmingham or Manchester. Help re-balance the country a little.
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Adhominen
I'm sick of civilization on the other hand I fell all alone
DELETED USER
try living in a small town, that can help with both
Steph
AM, oh you are cruel 😅 Small town living was almost the death of me. A forest or a mountaintop alone would be preferable.
DELETED USER
Steph, not cruel for someone wanting less civilization and less loneliness, small towns aren"t as crowded and overwhelming, while having stronger social bonds, as still a substantial part of the people around can be familiar. what you are looking for is quite different, as pleasant as it is as well
Steph
AnarchistMetalhead, I was (mostly) joking. However, I find that neighborhoods in cities are much friendlier than small towns, less prone to malicious gossip, and possibly weirdly, more people will absolutely go out of their way for you. Try having a downstate accent in upstate NY. You may as well cut your tongue out for all the friends you’ll have to chat with.
bruise
Steph, yes, completely agree. We lived in a village for a while and were completely ostracized bc a bit strange as a family.
Steph
bruise, I like strange. Vive la différence 😊
bruise
Steph, we were weird strange. I'll tell you the full story one day
Steph
bruise, I’ll remind you.
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Activist Goat
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I live on the outskirts of an 80,000 town and that’s good for me. I do not wish to live in a city center, I need space, but I do have all the amenities of the city close by. There is no ideal population number, it all depends on the set up of the city.
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Righteous Pie Loving Joshua
Wow 70 days have past. It feels like yesterday
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