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I'm curious. Answer as many of these as you wish. If the answer is yes, please elaborate.

1. Have you ever lived in a CITY (not a metro area, a city) with over 350,000 people?

2. Have you ever lived in a metro area with established, 7-day a week rail transit? (Charlotte Trolley does not count)

3. Have you ever lived outside the United States?

4. Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where you regularly walked (more than once a week) to buy groceries?

5. Have you ever lived anywhere where you regularly used public buses to get around?

6. Have you ever lived in a mixed-use building? (i.e residential and office or residential and retail)

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I'll start:

1. Yes. Boston

2. Yes, again Boston.

3. Yes, lived in Italy, travel in England, Germany, Eastern Europe.

4. Yes, Boston and Chapel Hill.

5. Yes, Chapel Hill.

6. No.

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1. No

2. Currently in college in NJ with the Northeast Corridor a few miles away but otherwise no.

3. No but Italy would be a possibility someday if i wanted to.

4. In NJ sometimes but otherwise no

5. In NJ no but otherwise no.

6. No

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1. Yes. Copenhagen, Washington, D.C., New York (Brooklyn & Manhattan)

2. Yes. Copenhagen, Washington, D.C., New York (Brooklyn & Manhattan)

3. Yes. Copenhagen

4. Yes. Charlottesville, Copenhagen, Washington, D.C., New York (Brooklyn & Manhattan)

5. Yes. Charlottesville, Copenhagen, Washington, D.C., New York (Brooklyn & Manhattan)

6. Yes. Washington, D.C. and New York (Brooklyn & Manhattan)

Good topic! Perhaps, you should add a few more questions including, (1) have you ever lived in a mixed-income neighborhood? (2) have you ever lived in a neighborhood where more than a quarter of your neighbors were of a different race or ethnicity than you? (3) have you ever lived in a gated subdivision? (4)have you ever lived on a street with a sidewalk? (5) have you ever lived somewhere where you commuted by foot (not counting a college campus)?

My answers to the additional questions would be (1) yes - Copenhagen, DC, NY, (2) yes - DC & NY, (3) No (4) Yes - Winston-Salem, Charlottesville, Copenhagen, DC & NY, (5) Yes - DC & NY

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1. Have you ever lived in a CITY (not a metro area, a city) with over 350,000 people?

No

2. Have you ever lived in a metro area with established, 7-day a week rail transit? (Charlotte Trolley does not count)

Yes (4 blocks from the Collingswood station of the PATCO Line in Southern New Jersey)

3. Have you ever lived outside the United States?

No

4. Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where you regularly walked (more than once a week) to buy groceries?

Yes, mostly things like milk and bread, there was a bakery right around the block

5. Have you ever lived anywhere where you regularly used public buses to get around?

No

6. Have you ever lived in a mixed-use building? (i.e residential and office or residential and retail)

No

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I'm curious. Answer as many of these as you wish. If the answer is yes, please elaborate.

1. Have you ever lived in a CITY (not a metro area, a city) with over 350,000 people?

*Yes, Charlotte.

2. Have you ever lived in a metro area with established, 7-day a week rail transit? (Charlotte Trolley does not count)

*Yes, Malden, MA

3. Have you ever lived outside the United States?

*No.

4. Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where you regularly walked (more than once a week) to buy groceries?

*Yes, Malden, MA

5. Have you ever lived anywhere where you regularly used public buses to get around?

*No.

6. Have you ever lived in a mixed-use building? (i.e residential and office or residential and retail)

*No.

Also, to answer these:

(1) have you ever lived in a mixed-income neighborhood?

Yes, Malden, MA

(2) have you ever lived in a neighborhood where more than a quarter of your neighbors were of a different race or ethnicity than you?

Yes, Malden, MA

(3) have you ever lived in a gated subdivision?

No.

(4)have you ever lived on a street with a sidewalk?

Yes, Waltham, MA, Malden , MA, Charlotte, NC.

(5) have you ever lived somewhere where you commuted by foot (not counting a college campus)?

No.

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1. Yes: Toronto and Frankfurt Germany

2. Yes: Toronto and Frankfurt Germany

3. Well I am Canadian born and bred.

4. Yes in many places including the above

5. Yes

6. No: not sure if outside of New York if that is characteristic and common of most urban settings.

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1. Yes. Washington, DC and St. Louis.

2. Yes. Washington, DC and St. Louis

3. No.

4. Yes. Washington, DC.

5. No.

6. Yes, in Winston-Salem (residential/restaurant/retail space available).

Perhaps, you should add a few more questions including, (1) have you ever lived in a mixed-income neighborhood? (2) have you ever lived in a neighborhood where more than a quarter of your neighbors were of a different race or ethnicity than you? (3) have you ever lived in a gated subdivision? (4)have you ever lived on a street with a sidewalk? (5) have you ever lived somewhere where you commuted by foot (not counting a college campus)?

(1) Yes, in St. Louis and Washington, DC.

(2) Yes. in St. Louis.

(3) No.

(4) Yes, in St. Louis, Washington, DC, Raleigh and Winston-Salem.

(5) Yes, in Winston-Salem (and sometimes in DC).

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1. Have you ever lived in a CITY (not a metro area, a city) with over 350,000 people?

No

2. Have you ever lived in a metro area with established, 7-day a week rail transit? (Charlotte Trolley does not count)

No

3. Have you ever lived outside the United States?

No.

4. Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where you regularly walked (more than once a week) to buy groceries?

No

5. Have you ever lived anywhere where you regularly used public buses to get around?

Yes, Savannah Ga.

6. Have you ever lived in a mixed-use building? (i.e residential and office or residential and retail)

No.

Also, to answer these:

(1) have you ever lived in a mixed-income neighborhood?

Yes, Greensboro, NC

(2) have you ever lived in a neighborhood where more than a quarter of your neighbors were of a different race or ethnicity than you?

Yes, Greensboro & Savannah

(3) have you ever lived in a gated subdivision?

Gated apartment complex

(4)have you ever lived on a street with a sidewalk?

No

(5) have you ever lived somewhere where you commuted by foot (not counting a college campus)? Yes, Savannah, Ga

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1. Have you ever lived in a CITY (not a metro area, a city) with over 350,000 people?

Yea.....Charlotte.....& currently, Atlanta.

2. Have you ever lived in a metro area with established, 7-day a week rail transit? (Charlotte Trolley does not count)

Yea.....Atlanta

3. Have you ever lived outside the United States?

No

4. Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where you regularly walked (more than once a week) to buy groceries?

Yea

5. Have you ever lived anywhere where you regularly used public buses to get around?

Yea

6. Have you ever lived in a mixed-use building? (i.e residential and office or residential and retail)

Metropointe Lofts - Atlanta

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1. Have you ever lived in a CITY (not a metro area, a city) with over 350,000 people?

Yes, I lived in downtown Chicago.

2. Have you ever lived in a metro area with established, 7-day a week rail transit? (Charlotte Trolley does not count)

Yes, I lived in Chicago and regularly used the subway (more specifically the red line) and EL system.

3. Have you ever lived outside the United States?

No.

4. Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where you regularly walked (more than once a week) to buy groceries?

Yes. I lived on top of a Whole Foods in Chicago and within walking distance of a couple of markets.

5. Have you ever lived anywhere where you regularly used public buses to get around?

Yes, I used public transit, including busses, regularly to get around the city.

6. Have you ever lived in a mixed-use building? (i.e residential and office or residential and retail)

Yes, as stated above I lived on top of a Whole Foods which also housed a couple of restaurants, Blockbuster Video and a sales center for another condo building.

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I'm curious. Answer as many of these as you wish. If the answer is yes, please elaborate.

1. Have you ever lived in a CITY (not a metro area, a city) with over 350,000 people?

2. Have you ever lived in a metro area with established, 7-day a week rail transit? (Charlotte Trolley does not count)

3. Have you ever lived outside the United States?

4. Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where you regularly walked (more than once a week) to buy groceries?

5. Have you ever lived anywhere where you regularly used public buses to get around?

6. Have you ever lived in a mixed-use building? (i.e residential and office or residential and retail)

1. Sort of, if you count living in a city while in college. (Charlotte)

2. No

3. No

4. No

5. No

6. No

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(1) have you ever lived in a mixed-income neighborhood?

Yes, there was section 8 housing in my old hood

(2) have you ever lived in a neighborhood where more than a quarter of your neighbors were of a different race or ethnicity than you?

Yes, in fact I have lived in a place where I was by far the minority (I am caucasian) which interestingly was a very suburban neighborhood

(3) have you ever lived in a gated subdivision?

No and never want to.

(4)have you ever lived on a street with a sidewalk?

Yes

(5) have you ever lived somewhere where you commuted by foot (not counting a college campus)?

No

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I'm curious. Answer as many of these as you wish. If the answer is yes, please elaborate.

1. Have you ever lived in a CITY (not a metro area, a city) with over 350,000 people?

2. Have you ever lived in a metro area with established, 7-day a week rail transit? (Charlotte Trolley does not count)

3. Have you ever lived outside the United States?

4. Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where you regularly walked (more than once a week) to buy groceries?

5. Have you ever lived anywhere where you regularly used public buses to get around?

6. Have you ever lived in a mixed-use building? (i.e residential and office or residential and retail)

1. Yes, San Francisco and Charlotte.

2. Yes, San Francisco again.

3. No.

4. No, but I probably could have in my neighborhood in SF if I'd been willing to shop at Whole Foods.

5. Yes, the big SF again.

6. No.

Perhaps, you should add a few more questions including, (1) have you ever lived in a mixed-income neighborhood? (2) have you ever lived in a neighborhood where more than a quarter of your neighbors were of a different race or ethnicity than you? (3) have you ever lived in a gated subdivision? (4)have you ever lived on a street with a sidewalk? (5) have you ever lived somewhere where you commuted by foot (not counting a college campus)?

1. Yes, South of Market in San Francisco, Elizabeth in Charlotte (when it still was).

2. Yes, in SF and in my current apartment in Charlotte.

3. No. Nor would I ever.

4. Yes, in SF and Charlotte.

5. Yes, in SF.

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1. Have you ever lived in a CITY (not a metro area, a city) with over 350,000 people?

yes

2. Have you ever lived in a metro area with established, 7-day a week rail transit? (Charlotte Trolley does not count)

no

3. Have you ever lived outside the United States?

no

4. Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where you regularly walked (more than once a week) to buy groceries?

i wish

5. Have you ever lived anywhere where you regularly used public buses to get around?

no

6. Have you ever lived in a mixed-use building? (i.e residential and office or residential and retail)

no

(1) have you ever lived in a mixed-income neighborhood?

no, unless uncg counts.

(2) have you ever lived in a neighborhood where more than a quarter of your neighbors were of a different race or ethnicity than you?

yes

(3) have you ever lived in a gated subdivision?

yes

(4)have you ever lived on a street with a sidewalk?

yes

(5) have you ever lived somewhere where you commuted by foot (not counting a college campus)?

no

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I'm curious. Answer as many of these as you wish. If the answer is yes, please elaborate.

1. Have you ever lived in a CITY (not a metro area, a city) with over 350,000 people?

Not really. I have always lived in small city large metros. My favorite is Greensboro..

2. Have you ever lived in a metro area with established, 7-day a week rail transit? (Charlotte Trolley does not count) Yes. East Orange NJ

3. Have you ever lived outside the United States?

Yes. Okinawa City, Okinawa-Naha, Okinawa

4. Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where you regularly walked (more than once a week) to buy groceries? Yes. Haymont Hills, Fayetteville NC

5. Have you ever lived anywhere where you regularly used public buses to get around?

Yes. Haymont Hills, Fayetteville NC

6. Have you ever lived in a mixed-use building? (i.e residential and office or residential and retail) NO

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Following up to the second set of questions someone added:

(1) have you ever lived in a mixed-income neighborhood?

Yes- in Chapel Hill. I lived in an apartment building with 3 Hispanic families, one chinese family, two African-American families. Most of the complex was similar in its variation.

(2) have you ever lived in a neighborhood where more than a quarter of your neighbors were of a different race or ethnicity than you?

Yes- see above.

(3) have you ever lived in a gated subdivision?

No, God no, never!

(4)have you ever lived on a street with a sidewalk?

Many times, including presently.

(5) have you ever lived somewhere where you commuted by foot (not counting a college campus)?

Yes, in Italy and Chapel Hill.

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