This is where I lived from 0 to 9 years old:
The blue house with a metal colored roof was ours (although our roof was bright red then, the new owners destroyed it). Two words describe the neighbourhood very well: parks and ponds. Parks and ponds everywhere! The address translates to Pondroad 47. A happy place, a happy childhood and fun memories The enclosed space is the kindergarten. It was nice having it right next to our house. There was a child or two my age living in pretty much every house on the street and we were all friends so that was great too.
Then we moved to this neighbourhood, where I lived from nine to 18 years of age:
Again, parks and ponds everywhere! And a lake! Good times! The address translates to Gladeroad. The park is called Pondpark It used to be called Airplanepark since it used to have this huge, metal airplane-climbing-thing for kids, but then they renovated the playground The best neighborhood in the world in my opinion, although it has a.. how do you say it.. a slummish reputation in my city. Lots of alcoholics live here. Some people think that it's a violent neighborhood, but it's actually very peaceful.
Since then I have lived in four different apartments on my own. Currently I live here:
Engineer's Street in Hervanta! (although we young people call it Herwood) A nice district, lots of students and immigrants. It's about 8km from the centrum (and that's a lot in Finland ) but it has basically everything you need; lots of bars and restaurants, a nightclub, a shopping centre, a library, swimming baths, a movie theater, banks and stuff. That's why I like the place, you really don't have to visit downtown that much. Herwood too used to have this shady reputation. People used to think that it's a place where lots of crimes happen, which is not true. And again, lots and lots of parks, ponds and lakes.
But... I'm currently looking for a new place. I have this thing to constantly move somewhere else. I usually get bored if I live for too long in the same place. The longest time I've had an apartment was about 4 months.
Cool thread! Was fun to look back to the old days. I also like Google street view. We used to play this game where you choose a random location in street view and you have to find the nearest Alko, which is the national booze retailing monopoly in Finland
Edit: added some stuff