Id like to live somewhere in nature but not far from the city! Hbu?
Most Helpful Guy
I would say that I've got the best of both worlds where I live now, city and countryside :-). I come from Switzerland and technically, I live in a big city. In fact, it's one of the biggest cities in the country. However, because Switzerland is a small country, even its biggest cities can't quite be compared to other big cities in the world. For example my city has around 100,000 inhabitants. In many other countries, this would probably hardly be called a city although it feels very big for us. The great thing about Switzerland and its smallness is that city-life and countryside are often very close together. For example I live very close to the city center. In exactly 8 minutes, I can get to the core/downtown district of the city by bicycle. There, I have everything I need: shops, restaurants, bars, cafés, cinemas, train station etc. However, at the same time, I'm also very close to nature. The neighborhood I live in with my girlfriend is already very quiet. There's a lot of green and the speed limit in these kind of neighborhoods in Switzerland is 30 km/h (ca. 18 mph). We have a big forest within walking distance (approx. 5-10 minutes) that we can see from our living room window. If I wanted to get really into total countryside, I'd have to take a train and would get there within 15 minutes. So it's both very quiet and peaceful here and still very city-like and lively at the same time :-).1
Most Helpful Girl
I'm with you. I've lived all over, and found that while I do like the diversity and accessibility of city life, it can be too much at times. So by living outside the city, I can get some fresh air, but still not be too far from things I might need or want to do.1