I like both rural and urban areas so it's soo hard for me to choose where to live. But you have a point too, the city is awesome! I really wish it were more affordable but I won't complain being an hour away by bus/ferry either. ;w;
Oh dear =[ Yeah, robberies happen every now and then in some parts of Queens, mostly the eastern end, from what I'm seeing. Which is where I live :'D Pennsylvania? That's so quiet for me. I honestly thing, after having gone to school in Manhattan for six years now, I'd go insane if I didn't hear constant traffic.
my friend has lived in a few different areas in queens and all she told me about was how she heard gunshots a lot, her neighbor got robbed once too. since that's all i've heard i have pretty bad views of the place. 8< but SI is pretty all right and safe enough so i think i'd like to stay here in the meantime.. but i also love PA, bah.