Comment 106407

By DowntownInHamilton (registered) | Posted November 21, 2014 at 21:54:46 in reply to Comment 106257

living in the burbs, literally or figuratively, sucks.

Opinion, not fact. When I lived in the core I had a few things that were great (regular street cleaning, well lit, great moving traffic, walking distance to Jackson Square, etc) but lots of things that weren't (noise, rude pedestrians, issues with drugs in the parks, some VERY unsafe areas, etc).

If you live downtown but your neighbours do suburban things like fire up the leaf blower after work, smoke you out with their fireplace, and double park their truck, then you live in the burbs.

No idea what this comment means, but I've never had any of those things occur either downtown or up on the mountain in the burbs.

I'd say that where I am, I have access to _more_ services than I did downtown. I have multiple elementary and secondary schools literally outside my front door, immediate access to a rec centre, walking distance to shopping, an urban forest, tons of green space, peace and quiet, friendly neighbours, community events... it goes on and on. Remember, your opinion is just that, yours - just as mine is mine.

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