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Old January 16th, 2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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What kind of people live in your building?

The one I live in now was built in 1989 and quite some residents still live there since the opening. It's actually quite normal for a residential building that the average age rises as the building gets older. The age range is scattered from people in their 30's to some probably way up in their 70's. Most people are just very normal people, meaning that they're all nice, but don't really stand out in the crowd. The fact that it's a rental means you can't do much with the walls, kitchen, bathroom, etc anyway. In the last year I have seen one couple with a baby child and I think they're on their way out. Mostly singles and couples around here.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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A lot of bankers and finance people. At least one co-owner of a design company. One head/founder of a job placement office for senior management. A few lawyers. Etc.

Most are more mature couples and singles. Some have kids and many have dogs/pets. I think there's hardly anybody in their 20s and under (except the kids).

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Old January 16th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #3
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In my building it's all working class.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 02:45 AM   #4
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mostly working class and middle age.. a bunch of kids my age, late teens to mid 20s also live here.. we occasionally hangout at the gym, sometimes i also hangout with older people and they're great! I haven't seen very young kids, 12 and below, around here...
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Old January 17th, 2013, 08:24 PM   #5
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In my building it's mostly elderly people. The tower was built in 1978 for professionals and blue-collar workers' supervisors and most of the dwellers live here since then. There are some students like me (it's just down the road from my university) and a few families with one child (all apartments here have only three rooms). But I guess that's going to change within a decade. Old people will die and the new ones will come. It has already happened in other towers in the neighborhood (first one was built in 1970), where as I can see young people are the majority.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 11:51 PM   #6
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I live in a building built in the 1890s, one typical building from that period.
It has 4 floors (plus ground floor), just one flat in every floor. There´s a single mother with her daughter, a family with arabic origin (couple with three kids) - really nice and friendly people, and one young couple, kinda trendy persons, but almost never at home.
Ah yes, and there is a couple from former yugoslavia, living in a small two-room-apartment in the ground floor, but I guess they try to live there "in secret" and want nobody to know they are there.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 10:27 AM   #7
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My neighbour downstairs sings opera. I hear it whenever I am going to the loo. His voice goes through the venting pipes.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 07:15 PM   #8
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mostly fashion/magazine/tv models, band singers, artsy-fartsy single people, people from advertising agencies. the building sometimes (probably more often), becomes crazy during weekends, with everyone throwing parties at the same time
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 05:06 AM   #9
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Quite a few expats (Western, Japanese) it seems and some locals.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 03:38 PM   #10
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My building has variety, I have software engineers, bankers, businessmen, retired people. Insurance people, engineers, management people.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 09:43 AM   #11
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Young professionals and seniors, not much in between. My building is about 40% gay.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 12:53 PM   #12
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I live in a mixed income condo complex , we have college students ,young professionals , families , baby boomers , retirees ( some are snow birds )
we have a mix of section 8 / welfare , working class /blue collar , white collar middle class and even very wealthy residents .
We also have people from at least 25 different countries , a very diverse place
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That is really diverse, That is basically everyone.
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The one I live in now was built in 1989 and quite some residents still live there since the opening. It's actually quite normal for a residential building that the average age rises as the building gets older. The age range is scattered from people in their 30's to some probably way up in their 70's. Most people are just very normal people, meaning that they're all nice, but don't really stand out in the crowd. The fact that it's a rental means you can't do much with the walls, kitchen, bathroom, etc anyway. In the last year I have seen one couple with a baby child and I think they're on their way out. Mostly singles and couples around here.
I recently live in a new building where a lots of students are living.There are also working people residing around.That's why i love to stay here because it is not a very noisy place and people are very kind.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 02:57 AM   #15
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Mostly whites in my residential building at school.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:26 PM   #16
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Just Me and my family
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Old March 19th, 2013, 08:15 PM   #17
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Students. As a masters' student I currently live in a strategically well located student area of Stockholm. Prior to that I lived in a small suburb which is located near the international airport Arlanda.
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The people who live in my building are really ghetto
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Old March 20th, 2013, 03:52 PM   #19
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The people who live in my building are really ghetto
Weren't you moving out to your own rented house in Starkville with some friends?
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Weren't you moving out to your own rented house in Starkville with some friends?
I will be in August! And it's just an apartment
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