Fandango’s Provocative Question #200


Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

I know today’s question might not be that provocative, but I think it’s an interesting way to find out where our fellow bloggers are coming from. Most people live in one of four types of communities: urban, suburban, exurban, or rural.

  • An urban community is one that’s in a relatively high density city or town.
  • A suburb community is a place where people live just outside of a city or town.
  • An exurban community is an area further out and just beyond a typical suburban community and bordering on rural communities.
  • A rural community is one with lots of nature, open spaces, and farms, with a relatively low density.

My provocative question this week is…

Which of these four types of communities do you currently live in? Are you happy there? If so, why? If not, why not, and which type of community would you prefer to live in?

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30 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #200

  1. ganga1996 February 1, 2023 / 3:13 am

    I live in a suburban community. Moved here because it is rated as one of the topmost school districts. But I really like that I have everything in a five mile radius. Having two active boys and one with special needs I do feel with extra curriculars and sports and safety my community served me well. We are out of the schools now yet we love it here that we do not want to move. The only factor that pinches is the taxes🙂. But that is a price to be paid.

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  2. Sadje February 1, 2023 / 3:16 am

    I live in a community which is somewhere in between urban and suburban area. It’s part of a big city but is also a part of a self-contained community. My reason for living here is that it’s where our house is!
    It’s clean, the shopping areas are nearby, it’s secure and we only have to go out of our are when we want to go to a specialized store or my husband has to go to work.

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  3. bushboy February 1, 2023 / 3:41 am

    Living in the bush away from people is bliss. The neighbours are nice enough. Being the old bloke in the street only see folk every now and then or when someone wants something from someone.
    All the painful people have gone thankfully.
    Just a look at my blog will let you know that I live in a lovely place.

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    • Fandango February 1, 2023 / 10:33 am

      Yes, the photos you have taken around your home and neighborhood show a very serene place.

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  4. Marleen February 1, 2023 / 11:02 am

    I live in what I’m sure is still called a suburb, but which has so many amenities as to be like it’s urban. It was a little less built up than now right before I moved to it and for a little while, but more built up already compared to when I first moved to the general area. Really, I feel like it is urban. I am happy to be here. The neighbors are pleasant, and everything is accessible. Importantly, there are plenty of trees as is there plenty of grass. Plus I can walk through a couple nearby parks; even ride to bike-friendly paths. There is more than one synagogue as well as a Jewish Community Center (with an arts auditorium and many classes) and a top community college with a theater and music venue. (I avoid the mega church although that is where I received the Covid-19 shots and once attended a soccer meeting.)

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  5. writerravenclaw February 1, 2023 / 11:03 am

    I live in an urban community, and I’m lucky to have neighbours I get along with.

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  6. Nope, Not Pam February 1, 2023 / 11:22 am

    I’m in the burbs but I used to live rural. Sheep in the paddocks, wheat in the fields, piggery down the road. Lived there for 15 years and loved it.

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  7. cagedunn February 1, 2023 / 3:22 pm

    I live in a place with the pub across the road on the north side, a small supermarket behind the pub, and across the south side, over another busy road, is the park that runs along the creek for miles and miles, from the hills to the big dam.
    It’s not the country, but it’ll do. Best of both worlds.

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  8. leigha66 February 2, 2023 / 12:41 am

    It is not a suburb or surrounding a suburb but it is not big enough to be an urban city. Too many houses and apartments, businesses and stores to be rural. I have always thought of it as more a big town then an actual city (about 65,000 pop.) I am happy here, lots to do, but not overwhelming.

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