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Would you rather live ona farm,in the city, or in the woods?

Asked by daytonamisticrip (4856points) August 4th, 2010

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SeventhSense's avatar

In a penthouse apartment with a lush garden and pool.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Done all three. Prefer woods or farm. Advantages and disadvantages to either.

Austinlad's avatar

In high school I’ve wanted to be Henry David Thoreau and live in the woods near Walden Pond. I got a chance to visit it a few years ago, which reignited my desire. Woods anywhere for me.

ucme's avatar

In the woods, apparently there are some babes living there.

WestRiverrat's avatar

On a bluff overlooking high prairie wilderness.

zophu's avatar

Why not all three at once?

rangerr's avatar

I’ll stick to farms. Cities are too busy, and there’s not much room in the woods.

BoBo1946's avatar

Like @Adirondackwannabe, done all three. Perfer the woods with a lake and across from my golf course. Was there once until my ex talked me into buying a home in the “jet set” neighborhood. life and our mistakes!

perspicacious's avatar

I’d like a few acres pretty close to a city. Not really in the woods, in a city, or on a farm.

ducky_dnl's avatar

Can I have a cottage in the woods right next to a lake? :D

aprilsimnel's avatar

I love being in the city. Farms are only OK, and I can’t spend more than a couple of days in the country without going batty, at least in the US. When I’m in the natural world, I prefer being seaside.

marinelife's avatar

A farm that had some woods.

mYcHeMiCaLrOmAnCe's avatar

one house in the city, and one in the woods

zannajune's avatar

The city! I lived in smaller towns growing up, but always dreamed of living in Seattle. I’m finally here and absolutely loving it.


I have done all of them, including desert. I much prefer the Ocean, coastal living is the best.

YARNLADY's avatar

Pacific Grove has it all and I would love to live there.

Cruiser's avatar

I love to garden and big wide open spaces to watch sunrises and sunsets and star gaze…so I would take a farmette way out away from the city…preferably near or next to a large clean lake. I would have a massive wrap around porch to sit on my double wide glider rocker to watch the storms roll in and the dream work shop/recording studio out building. I would also have live stock not much just a goat, a pot belly pig, some chickens and lots of dogs. I am so there!!


Actually put me on a huge yacht and let me live in luxury without property tax or any of the crap that comes with owning real estate.

Aster's avatar

In the woods with a huge clearing that has a gorgeous vegetable garden and a pool. Or a farm with low maintenance animals.

le_inferno's avatar

I’d like to try each. Living in the city is awesome, tons to do, everything is nearby, etc. But I can’t deny the allure of farmhouses. Every time I drive through that land in upstate New York, I kinda wish I could live in a small farm town. The woods? Meh, that’d kinda freak me out.

boffin's avatar


Actually there now…
Living the dream…

AmWiser's avatar

A house in the city with at least 2–3 acres. Close enough to neighbors without being too close.

Jabe73's avatar

The woods. You can do whatever you want without nosy neighbors. I used to love it when I lived in a wooded area. I still live in a very rural area however so I have some privacy.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

In the woods. My cottage would be soundproofed and have a huge outdoor bathtub on an enclosed patio.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I own a farm in NH and a cabin in the deep Maine woods. I have lived, unwillingly, in cities but find it extremely uncomfortable to be in close proximity to large numbers of people. I’ll pick the farm as choice #1, the wooded hermitage as choice #2.

downtide's avatar

Definitely in a city, and it would have to be a city with a good public transport network, because I can’t drive. I would be bored to death anywhere else.

daytonamisticrip's avatar

I want to and will live in the woods. I would build my own house, going hunting and foraging for food, and travel out of the woods into a small town everyday to do my job.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Give nature a try. Snowshoeing through the woods on a really cold day, having a deer walk by three feet away without noticing you, and you’ll wonder how you ever put up with the city and the people.

Aster's avatar

I’ve heard that living near a lake or pond creates a mosquito-infested environment. I don’t know if that’s true or not.
I had a pond right next to a new house. It was sometimes ugly and brown, sometimes lovely. We did have more mosquitos than I was used to. So long ago; hard to remember.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Aster Mosquitos breed in stagnant water, not healthy ponds. Dragon Flies prey on mosquito larvae, so a pond might result in less mosquitos, not more.

zophu's avatar

@daytonamisticrip You’ll probably need to grow much or most of your food. We can’t forage enough off the land in most areas anymore. Especially areas near civilized settlements.

daytonamisticrip's avatar

you wouldn’t believe how much food there is. Snakes,deer,fish,worms,bugs,seeds,acorns,frogs,leaves,grass,and tree bark. To name a few. If there were ever a “shortage” of food i would go to the store.

zophu's avatar

In an area where wild food is abundant, a small farm would be easy to maintain anyway I bet.

Aster's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Having a deer walking 3 feet from me and not noticing me sounds like a dream I would never want to leave! But in a way, knowing me, I’d be worried a mountain lion would be stalking the deer for lunch and me for dessert.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Aster One of the most pleasant memories I have. I heard the crunch of her feet on the leaves and leaned against a tree to break up my lines and she walked right by.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

@AmWiser How would you have 2–3 acres in the city? What city is that?

AmWiser's avatar

@Aesthetic_Mess 2–3acres in the city was my wishful thinking. But here in some parts of mid-Michigan our cities have properties that sit on 1–2 acres. For instance East Lansing, Michigan, I know a property owner living on 1½ acres (close enough to neighbors, without being to close). I’ll have to research but I wouldn’t doubt someone have 2–3 acres here.

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