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Patch's Poll: Why Do You Live Where You Live?

There are lots of reasons for choosing your community - why do you live where you live? Take our poll, add your thoughts in the comments, and upload a photo that best exemplifies what you love about your town or neighborhood!

The other night at dinner out with friends, we were talking about how blessed we were to live where we live, because our kids are having a true "small-town" childhood that includes riding their bikes to the beach, running over to the neighbors, or making plans to meet up at the playground.

Of course when we bought our house, we had just gotten married and had no thoughts about what it would be like raising our family there. We knew the schools in town were good, but mostly we bought the house because it was a great deal near lots of amenities. It was later, when we needed to either add on or move, that we realized we wanted to stay for the small-town-feel of the area.

Why do you live where you live? Magazines and websites love to make lists of the "best places to live," like this annual survey from Money on the 100 best small towns, or this annual piece in Connecticut Magazine that always serves to get folks riled up.

Take our poll, add your thoughts in the comments, and upload a photo that best shows why you love where you live.

wtfdrez February 08, 2012 at 05:50 AM
Waterford Rez is hardly an embarrassment. Sounds like Rez is the bus driver taking everyone to school....freedom of speech, if you can't stand the heat....well, you know the rest. Bree sounds like a very smart liberal who defended herself rather well. It saddens me that most college kids and young adults feel the same way as Bree does because that's what they are taught in school. If only young people would realize that the democratic party is the party of rich hollywood celebraties, who feel guilty because they live like kings and queens! Democratics want to keep poor people dependant on government assistance to get their votes. I am sorry that I did not comment on the poll:(
Kerrie G. February 08, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Ok, I just want to chime in on the Waterford Rez v. Bree argument. While I agree that both have a right to express their opinions, I fail to see how personal attacks help get a point across. Oh, wait, they don't. As a matter of fact, they are a fallacious argument that is so often made that Logicians have a name for it, the Ad Hominem Fallacy.
Jim February 09, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Rez is not smart enough to be embarrassed... Take some of your own childish advice below Yo Rez, Barney is on...log off, get a fruit roll-up and curl up in front of your parent's TV that an evil corporation made for them. This discussion is for adults. REZ, please tell me you were making a joke...or.....you are not feeling well, stayed home from kindergarden and found mommy's laptop still logged in to the Patch. If the latter is the case, please close the laptop and turn on the cartoon channel and try to feel better. Then, in 30 years when half of your check goes to gov, state, local and sales tax, then you can join the grown-ups and tell us how we all need to pay more taxes. Your ignorance and delivery hurt the conservative cause. As best I can tell from your dilussional comments, you think you are a conservative. Your involvement in these blogs supports the liberal cause and impression that all conservatives are idiots.. Please help the conservatives by becoming a liberal. Or better yet just GO AWAY
mary ellen masciale February 09, 2012 at 12:32 PM
I stayed in New London after graduating college many years ago because of its proximity to the water and beaches, great neighborhoods, nice little downtown and cultural diversity.
constance stripling February 12, 2012 at 07:58 PM
water, water, everywhere....seasons.....peepers in Spring....fresh seafood.....smell and feel of the salt water always near...clam fritters at Scotts...crisp Fall days....Wtfd for it's beauty and schools...New london for it's beauty and edge....One wish though, a slightly shorter winter would be nice! P.S. bad boys and girls for zinging off topic and name calling. What's with folks who just cannot help themselves from bickering?

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