I'm in a city called tuscaloosa, in central alabama.
It's technically a city, population of around 10-20,000 people, but not really built up like a big city...
I live in a smallish apartment, so... I'm jealous.
I do have a nice backporch though, with a huge hill behind my house.
It's nice to see all the trees, and there's a good amount of wildlife (squirrells, chipmunks, o'possums, birds, snakes, rabbits, foxes...)
Don't see the wildlife as much anymore... my mom swears a badger came in the house one day though... Scared her half to death- it was in the bathroom by the cat's litter box... I think it was trying to wait for the cat to come back to eat it...
She got our neighbors to get rid of it (they're from mexico).
These 3 men went into the bathroom, saw it, and ran out ye;;ing "El Diablo! El Diablo!"
I wish I lived in a big city OR the country... but it's like I got the short end of the stick.. All the drawbacks and none of the strengths. Ah well, it's a "college town"... The only thing everyone cares about is (college) football.. but I admit I get into it too. Roll tide!
(I apologize profusely for the rant. I may come back and edit this later..)