How would you describe your ideal city or town?
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Great question, a tiny bit difficult to answer. I think that a person's answer to this question would change as they mature and grow older. Someone in their early 20's may want to live in a big city with lots of night clubs and taverns. However, someone who is a little older and married with a family may think that a quiet suburban town with lots of parks and tree-lined streets is ideal.
As a South Floridian, I believe the city where I live ideal. It is an average of 70-80 degrees year round. There is a kaleidoscope of cultures here. I can taste foods from Jamaica, Cuba, Brazil, Germany, Haiti or China without leaving city limits. I also believe that it is this diversity that teaches us tolerance and acceptance.
I live in a suburban area, but if I want to hit a hot night club, I'm less than 15 minuets away from the city. If I decide I want to lay on the beach, I'm no more than a 20 minuet drive from the beaches. I love that there is always a neat festival or concert to attend and if I get bitten by the travel bug, the Bahamas are only a 40 minuet plane ride away and there are always super-cheap fares from South Florida to other destinations.
Cultured, old, historic, modern, exciting, civilised, safe, prosperous, good weather, diverse, tolerant, busy, strict car restrictions, excellent public transport, lots of parks, colorful and entertaining.
While nowhere is all these things, close matches would be Paris, Madrid, London, Berlin or Rome.
I actually have the wonderful good fortune to live in my ideal small town, in terms of geography, history, and design. (The local residents leave something to be desired--not the native-born small towners, but the "move ins.")
This gem is located at the top of a 4,000 foot gorge in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. Because it is a resort town, the population in the summer swells to 25,000. But the year-round residents number fewer than 4,000.
For this reason, I get the best of both worlds. We have a five-star hotel, fabulous restaurants, art galleries, and theater. Yet we also have a little school with small-town sports teams, a pizza place, and a real Main Street with little shops. It really is a wonderful place to live.
We have four seasons, several golf courses, a community recreation center, and a nice hospital.
My ideal city is New York. No further description necessary!
The idea city or town is a matter of personal liking and preference. For me the The ideal city is where I live today. There are several reasons why I like it.
It not a very big or very crowded city with associated disadvantages like long hours of commuting in crowded subways and trains. Yet it offers all the good qualities facilities associated with big cities such as education, medical treatment, and cultural activities.
As compared to nearby big city like Mumbai it also has more open spaces and greenery.
I also like the general culture. People here more in real achievements rather than just external show. In general people are more educated, more well informed.
Then climate of Pune is very good, never too hot, or too cold.
And of course having lived here for nearly 20 years, I have many good friends here.
Don't you think these reasons are enough to tilt the scales in favour of Pune.
I would describe my ideal town as having enough to support each other, provide luxuries for people that want them, and provide entertainment of all kinds for people that want it. I would also want it to be lawful and safe.
Solid economy, job opportunities, good public schools, good public transportation, energy efficient, culturally diverse, tolerant society, cultural events/festivals, and by a beach!
You're asking for a utopia. My ideal city would be free of crime, leave no carbon footprint, operate in a self - sustaining state. People would be free to pursue what they like. No one would have to suffer because everyone would help each other. But its impossible because of humanity's collective human nature.
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