I live on the east side of the city I am located in (not a big city. 300000 people), right on the edge of a very poor area (literally 2 blocks south is where it begins). I went to one of the poorest schools in the city (I'm glad I did. I got to meet a lot of cool people, even if some of them are now gang-affiliated or professional "mind expanders" hahaha).
About a 10 minute drive past where I live is where the suburban crap starts with all the "towns" (they aren't towns but they have the signs and try and act like they are). We used to live on the extreme edge of the city (I technically live in a town that was long ago, like 50 years ago, swallowed up by the city after they expanded past the local university), with only a few houses and the zoo out past us but now there are like 5 different massive suburbs being built out in that area. I really don't like those areas. They're so boring and don't look right compared to the rest of the city. All these boring brown houses that are all exactly the same and waaaaay too expensive.
Luckily I am about a 5 minute commute from the university if I drive or take the bus, and around 30 minutes if I walk. Certainly can't complain. I really like my area even with the crime issues.
Other: semi-rural college town.
It's not suburban, but it's also not entirely rural. The university (around which the entire surrounding area revolves) is mostly known for its agricultural, fishery, forestry, and poultry science programs. It also has a pretty huge vet school, which I'm pretty sure specializes in large animal and food production.
Edit: Given the choice, I'd like to live in or outside of a major city. I have 5 animals, though, so I'm not sure how easy it would be to live in a city with that many pets. Plus, it kind of depends on where my wife and I are able to land jobs once we're out of grad school.
Suburban born and raised (Davis, OKC, Lodi, Stockton). I live in an apartment complex in Madison these days, but it's about a half hour from the small part of Madison that could be considered urban. My dad lives somewhere that is borderline rural near orchards and vineyards these days, but I've only spent a few summers in that house.
The outer northwestern suburbs of Stockholm, in a row of apartment buildings from the early 50's, around 40 minutes train ride from the city.
By international standards, Stockholm is a pretty minor city for a capital though, with around 2 million people living in the entire metropolitan area, and about 60k in my district.
Actually, checking what they define my area as, it turns out to be a bit unclear on whether it's a suburb or part of the city's urban area. So I guess I don't really know what I should vote on.
Västerort (sometimes translated to West Stockholm) is the western part of Stockholm Municipality in Stockholm County, Sweden. It also forms part of Stockholm urban area and of Stockholm Metropolitan Area. It constitutes the western suburban area within Stockholm's municipal borders.
I live outside of Detroit. But these days, everybody who lives in Detroit lives outside Detroit. Inside city limits has crumbled to pieces
Detroit's just a couple of hours away from me. I was there for a concert, and thought it'd be fun to visit that pawn shop where they film "hardcore pawn"
...instead it was just depressing. I don't like going to Detroit.
I live in a suburb located just outside of Melbourne, Australia. It has an almost unpronounceable name, gifted to it by Indigenous Australians and is also the home of the worlds most bizarrely complex and dangerous intersection in this history of roads.
Look at it. It's an abomination
I live in the middle of Austin, Texas. Before I moved here for college I lived in the suburbs of Houston (Cypress; northwest Houston).
I live smack in the heart of Houston. I love living in big cities.
Like, right in the middle? Downtown Houston is so goddamn boring.