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Discuss culture, living, traveling, relocating, dating or anything related to North America. For those looking to relocate within the US or Canada, discuss your experiences and pros/cons of each domestic region.
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The suburbs might be a good place to raise a family and such, but here's a catch. It may not be glamorous, especially for young, single bachelors. Here's a few reasons why I hate living in the suburbs:
1) Houses... Houses everywhere
The suburbs is nothing but an endless sea of look-alike cookie cutter homes. The houses look interesting
2) Lack of decent entertainment
Adding to point #1, there's hardly anything going on in the suburbs. Occasionally, you might see a Wal-Mart or a McDonalds, but that's about it in terms of entertainment. I don't think anyone goes to those places on a daily basis.
3) There's no one around
You hardly see anyone walking around the neighborhood. I'm not counting people who goes on the driveway to get in their cars, doing yardwork, or checking the mail. You can go for days and not see a single soul anywhere. It feels like a ghost town.
4) Hard to meet new people and make friends.
In the suburbs, most people are married and have families. They tend to have a close social circle and prefer not to interact with anyone outside their clique. Plus they have busy lives which consists of working, raising children and watching T.V. Just like with point #3, there's no one around which makes it hard to meet new people and make friends.
5) Lack of dating options.
Most of the women in the suburbs are married middle age women or retired grandmas collecting social security. There's hardly any young single women in my age bracket (in the 18-30 range). They don't hang out in the burbs. They hang out in the Urban core or around colleges.
6) Too far from everything.
I live in an area with a population between 200k to 300k. It takes me about 20 minutes to get to the Downtown area where the young singles hang out. Once in a while I like to drive but I prefer to walk. Plus, parking is hard to find. The nazis that run the city overcharges you for parking, or you end up with an expensive parking ticket.
7) Too quiet.
The suburbs are too quiet. When I hear a car pass by or a dog that suddenly barks, it feels like a bomb went off in the middle of the night. Anyone who's been in the military probably knows what I'm talking about.
Did I mention it's only for married people with children?
The suburbs are great if you're married and have children. But for me I'm not that impressed with the suburbs. I'd rather live in the city, or only within a few blocks. I recommend young single guys who wants an active dating and social life to invest in a condo in the city rather than a luxury home in the burbs.
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Yeah but make sure..Its a decent condo not a shoe box.
Condo living is over rated now a days unless you have LOT OF MONEY. Most of new condos in Asia are 30 sq. feet the ones you can afford being a single guy in your early 20s and 30s. Not sure how the scene in America is.
I was in Thailand and 90% of the Condos are been built for dead people in their graves. Everything is SMALL...Who the heck came up with Studio concept...Its stupid...
Plus the food quantity..the serving size is reducing everyday in restaurants near condos...Only Midgets can eat their portions.
Its claustrophobic...plus the association dues, electric, water is all higher than normal price. You pay for everything living in Condo at a higher price.
Even 1 BHK in Bangkok in a good location is 20k THB/month....which is like the avg. salary for Thai people.
I had high expectations of living in High Rise Condos being from a third world country but once you live inside it...you wanna get out of it asap...
I cant live in 30sq ft. Like a monkey in a cage. My house is 350 m2, almost 4000 sq ft. The property many times that. I need open space and privacy. I don't want to see or hear neighours, smell their supper nor know how often they pomp. My pool alone is about another 75 m2 which is about 800 sq ft. Then I have 2 large gardens, garages, outside flat, bush to cut wood etc. I have a bar, braai area, 2 lounges so kids can watch TV and I still have privacy, a dining room to eat like a civilised white man.
I want to live like a free white man, not a caged animal, walk and swim nude, have place where my son can shoot, practice shooting etc.
These modern security complexes with no garden and everyone on top of each other is not for me. Nor is having a darkie security guard at the gate. I don't want to see a darkie near me. Security means having no darkies, so we do it ourselves. All volunteer white men. Besides who wants to be asked for ID by a darkie to be allowed entrance. It is degrading to submit white people to that. Rather white people asking darkies what are you doing here. Who are you visiting. Can we help you to get on your way.
I have been saying for years that the suburbs suck for single people. There is literally nothing to do except go shopping. All you see are married women when you go to stores and shopping malls, there are almost NO single women in the suburbs.
Here is what Roosh has to say about living in the suburbs.
"When I think about the idea of getting involved with an American woman, I don't know if I should laugh .............. or vomit!"
"Trying to meet women in America is like trying to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics."