Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pros and cons of city living

Are you thinking of moving, and wondering whether you should live in a bustling city or a quiet suburb? There are many arguments for either side. Get some tips… 

An urban center is where you’re most likely to find the events and nightlife in a region, from art galleries and museums to nightclubs and sports stadiums. Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.

Pros of city living

Action is right around the corner

An urban center is where you’re most likely to find the events and nightlife in a region, from art galleries and museums to nightclubs and sports stadiums. 

Work commute is shorter

For many people, their place of work is located in the nearest city. Living and working in the same town saves you both time and gasoline, and makes working long days easier since home isn’t a long drive or bus ride away. 

Life is more diverse

With a greater number of residents comes a greater variety of people from different walks of life. You’re more likely to meet people from overseas, the rich, the poor, the famous and the up-and-coming. People can look forward to enriching their life through experiencing different cultures and communities in a city. 

Cons of city living

Quiet time is rare

In large urban centers, the increased population and fast pace of life can become white noise that permeates the city at all hours of the day and night. You may be overwhelmed by the lack of silence. 

Living costs are higher

That’s the price for a shorter commute and active nightlife. Even goods can be more expensive, as there is both greater demand and greater competition. 

Pollution is a problem

With the many motor vehicles within and passing through the streets of a busy city, smog can become a serious problem. Cities that lack parks can feel especially suffocating with no retreat from the urban sprawl.  


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