Downtown areas and suburbs,where would you like to live in?

China
November 18, 2010 12:49am CST
now the housing costs become so high that it is hard for people with lower incomes to afford houses and apartment. some family may spend almost a half of their income on housing.and that will be more difficult if you want to live in the downtown areas.the prices of apartments in the downtown areas are more higher compared with that of suburbs usually.but we are very close to supermarkets,museums and movie theater in the downtown areas.and we can also have a larger and more comfortable houses if we spend the same money in suburbs where we can breath the cleaner air everyday. if you have the choice to choose an area to live in, waht will you do? or you will just change your places with your job-changes.
3 responses
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Nov 10
hi buddhis here in the US only really well to do people can afford the houses us peons must have apartments but those too have risen to ridiculous prices for shoddy apartments. my son lost his job, we got behind on the rent, thus were evicted. so now I reside in this booring retirement center paid for with my social security and ssi checks in case some mylotter thinks I got something for nothing,no its paid for and my internet costs me 38 dollars a month which mylot helps to pay with my earnings. myson is in gov.sponsored housing so he can look for work. the arrangement is not what we ever wanted but is what we had to do for hnow.
• China
19 Nov 10
it is really difficult for you to handle this.you need to buy necessity and pay for the rent with a very little income.and nowadays, not only the house prices but all the stuffs' prices have risen rapidly. thar makes our budgets more tight. hope you and your family could get through this situation soon.
@hushi22 (4940)
18 Nov 10
to be honest i would like to have houses in both places, but i think i will stay more often in the suburbs.
• China
18 Nov 10
i think you can do it if you have enough money to afford them.you could live in the downtown for the work.in the downtown you don't need to drive a long way to work,which will save you much time and energy.and if you have children in school,you are likely to choose the downtown areas first in which you can find good schools for your chilren.while on the holidays you can stay in your suburbs house.i think everyone want to live like this.
• United States
18 Nov 10
I'd rather spend an extra $50 a week in gas than $500 a month on housing. Unfortunately with Los Angeles traffic, this is what everyone is doing these days. People live away from downtown areas and have to spend extra time commuting back and forth during the week. I would make sure that I have a place to live before relocating for a job. If it is not worth it overall, I won't do it. Right now, I live halfway between downtown and the suburbs. I'll stay right where I am now.
• China
18 Nov 10
i agree with you.i would like to spend more on transpotation costs rather than make myself in financial straits. many skimp on food and health care will be needed for we have to spend a lot on housing. though we may spend four or five hours back and forth to work and it is really time consuming if we live in the suburb of a big city,we could watch the scenery on the way to work.