I didnt say you lived IN a city but you said you have never lived near one but you do. Very near.
We are possibly further away than you from Liverpool centre. I think its about six or seven miles away(?) Third best place to live in the northwest apparently. :D (we do have lots of facilities plus green spaces and beach i suppose.)
As far as i am concerned i've never lived near a City, living on the Wirral all my life doesn't fit the bill of living near a City surely, people come to the Wirral to get away from it.
I have Beaches on 3 sides of me with it being a Peninsular.:-)))))))))) Beat that then.
I'm sure there's a song in there somewhere.