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    Nice idea to downsize but its difficult to find a townhouse with any garage let alone one you could park a Ferrari in

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    Time to return to the cities? Absolutely zero chance of me moving to a city, Modificato. The view from the 'balcony' on the side of my garage. No way would I swap it for living in a 'concrete jungle'. But each to their own, hey?

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    Only five parking spaces required a collection downsize but secure CHE parking and plenty of other enthusiasts living here.

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    Modificato ........ looks like a great place to own a Ferrari or any other drivers car ....... not. I don't think you will win the where I want to live argument

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
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    Only five parking spaces required a collection downsize but secure CHE parking and plenty of other enthusiasts living here.
    Beetham tower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sssdu01 View Post
    Modificato ........ looks like a great place to own a Ferrari or any other drivers car ....... not. I don't think you will win the where I want to live argument
    ...I am in the Peak District in twenty minutes, Cumbria is an hour away, Yorkshire moors less than an hour and oulton park same.

    In summer I have slightly better roads to play on...This is the view from our latest project in Italy

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    it's about 8 miles from the circuit del Umbria, fifteen miles from Perugia Ferrari dealership and has plenty of parking spaces

    City living?

    I only think city living is great because I just don't do commuting anymore since we moved to the city. It just seems so silly now to spend so many hours in traffic five days a week for 'quality of life' and housing costs reasons for the two days a week we actually got to have that 'quality of life'. As I said we now get our shopping online for similar reasons and have found that city living is so much more time efficient. Living here they bring the shopping all the way upstairs in little coloured bags right into the kitchen so I can spend time doing things like leisure driving that I would have spent shopping. My pleasure from driving has increased dramatically since I stopped commuting and with the number of exotics in our car park I am not alone.

    (I argue in good humour of course)
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    Italy looks great, wouldn't mind living there

    You're not going to convince me that moving to the city is a 'good' choice for a Petrol Head though. It may be a sensible choice if you absolutely have to work there or even a necessary one, but not a good one IMO. Open country roads are within easy access for me too...... I turn out of my driveway. A few minutes of driving through open countryside has me in the Lincolnshire Wolds with Cadwell Park nestled between the rolling hills if you fancy some more spirited driving than the law allows.

    Admittedly I still have a daily commute to the 'office' every day but at least it's only 10 mins away:

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    Nope, on balance I have no wish to move back to 'civilisation' (very much written in inverted commas). I don't mind if you convince others to move back to the city and all buy electric cars though - it'll mean the pretty empty roads out here in the provinces where I 'play' in my Ferrari will be even more so.

    Anyway I'll let you get on, rush hour(s) traffic will be grinding to a holt there soon so you'd best make a start. I'm going outside to have a brew looking out over the fields and watch the sun come up with just the dawn chorus to break the silence. How I miss the city........


    All posted in good humour, each to their own

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    I live above my work - but it's in a village. Not all jobs are in the big smoke

    Approx 1 mile from me and the quiet, epic roads start. Please, all stay in the cities darn sarf as I don't want it any busier here

    But yes, a place in Italy would be nice. As would somewhere in Berlin...

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    Ah Lincolnshire...

    I was born and raised in Hull so spent a few laps production racing bikes at cadwell. The 'ring' of the U.K.

    It's hard to explain to people that if you live IN the city you simply don't do rush hours. I watch the thousands who commute into the city and out again each day and think it's utter madness. If I am travelling to a business meeting or work I am always going in the opposite direction to the flow into the city. I work from home most of the time, but fly direct out of Manchester airport (cab, tram, train or drive) circa 15-20mins away or like today I am off direct to the city of London for half a day (2hours). I don't have to drive to the station and do all that malarkey. When you live in a decent transport hub the commuter lifestyle looks silly.

    Your rural place looks nice but my other passions - music, culture, socialising, and travel are all best served by a city and being in a city that is on the up, as opposed to the one I grew up in that was in decline, is a daily buzz. It has been a surprise to me as we actually moved here with my son who is a professional athlete so sport city is five minutes drive in his city car. The the other is an actor so being on the doorstep of media city has helped him a lot. We brought our kids up in an idyllic village in Lancashire and while things like the garden and the village park where great for them when they were young there is way more opportunity and community here than their ever was in the village. When businesses and people who live in the city get to know each the sense of cameraderie is fantastic.

    We now have our Italian places for the countryside fix and proper car fix as the people there simply love Ferraris and cars in general whereas here you get the haters and the speed lobby. I predict the UK will be fitting GPS speed trackers pretty soon.

    As we say each to their own but having done both I can see the advantages of both different but rewarding lifestyles.

    In Manchester 80% of young people aspire to live in the city centre.

    It's a seismic social change taking place
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    Quote Originally Posted by mon the fish View Post
    I live above my work - but it's in a village. Not all jobs are in the big smoke

    Approx 1 mile from me and the quiet, epic roads start. Please, all stay in the cities darn sarf as I don't want it any busier here

    But yes, a place in Italy would be nice. As would somewhere in Berlin...
    love Berlin - so much creativity there right now

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