LIVE in the City or in the Country? pros and cons

Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
February 5, 2007 12:37pm CST
Everything has pros and cons obviously, so i wonder what do you think about living in the country, or in the city. Which of the two do you prefer and why? I personally prefer to live in the city, because it provides a larger offer of activities to do, and my rythym of life is mroe adequated to living in the city. However, i prefer my house being in the suburbs rather than downtown or in the centre of the city, because that way one can avoid noises, and have more espace and a house instead of a flat if lucky What do you think on this people?
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7 responses
5 Feb 07
My ideal would be to live in the countryside just outside of a big town, so I wasn't far away from all the things that I would need like shops and schools, but could go for a lovely country walk every day.
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5 Feb 07
In this country it is cheaper to live in the town than the countryside which is why I haven't moved.
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
5 Feb 07
here its more expensive to live in town, unless obviously you live in a massive countryhouse or in certain very for-rich-people-only areas. what u said about being able to go to town easily and enjoy the countryside at the same time sounds really suggesting! thanks for the post :)
• Pakistan
7 Feb 07
I stress the word "city" rather than small town, farm, or cabin in the woods because, in most cases your life can be far simpler in a city. A city's density leads to efficiencies in meeting your needs. Cities serve as a site for the exchange of labor, money, entertainment, culture, and are transit hubs. You can live in a city with less stuff than in the country, and your life can be richer through easy access to other people and culture. The city offers a safe, affordable metropolitan environment with a cosmopolitan atmosphere supporting a range of cultural events, services, educational institutions, and business opportunities. The transit systems give us access to an ex But I have also noticed the cons of living in a city cons of living in the city are you loss trees and vegetation and you'll have more traffic congestion and contamination. When you live in small town the people are more helpful. Maybe you would like to have more space in your retirement. Many buildings aren't fully accessible to the handicapped I hope I made myself clear :))
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
7 Feb 07
yes, you have, thanks for the post.
• Pakistan
7 Feb 07
sorry couldn't resist :D You'll have more difficulty finding a house with a yard in the city. Also it's hard to find a job and the cost of the life its very expense. Most big cities offer a plethora of museums, musical events, festivals and educational opportunities to bolster your knowledge and experiences. People in small communities look more for each other. Your goals for lifestyle will determine what features will tip your preference for one city over another. Also when you grow older, your health will have to take more precedence in your decision-making. The tribulations of city life could incite anyone to move to the country. Every city will have good and bad features. If you're looking for relaxation, it might be hard to find. Take classes or attend plays with your friends.
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
7 Feb 07
yeah, when i grow older i definately want to live in a place that is away from all the stress and the noise of the city...there are more things to do in the country at that age..
@blindedfox (3258)
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
I have always preferred living in the countryside. I am a nature person so I can't stand cities for long periods of time. I only lived in the city due to work. Countrysides may not have all those famous spots in the city, but living in one of those laidback countrysides is more peaceful and healthier. =)
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@PaulMel (659)
• Portugal
7 Feb 07
Do you have an University degree ? Living in the city is better for improving academic career
• United States
7 Feb 07
That may have been true years ago, but in todays technology age it is an antiquated idea. i live in the middle of the woods and am working on my associates degree online. Since i move around frequently, it works great for me.
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
7 Feb 07
true, technology nowadays privdes many ways in which we can substitute bieng somehwere by the computer :)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
7 Feb 07
true, technology nowadays privdes many ways in which we can substitute bieng somehwere by the computer :)after all...aren't we all communicating now here from different parts of the world?
@mypigbox (2245)
• China
7 Feb 07
I like live in the city.it will not wast time on the way to office and back home.When i am bored,i can make a window shopping in the street.
• Pakistan
7 Feb 07
I think at this age The reward for our talents and Efforts Will be granted in the city And not if you're living on a countryside....Definitely more opportunities for us to prosper and make something of our lives...
• United States
7 Feb 07
i have lived in both and found pros and cons to both. i do prefer the country though. i like the quiet and the slow pace. i like to be able to walk out my door at night and see the stars. If you have read my previous posts, you know that i find the nighttime the most peaceful time. It can be difficult to get to town for the big things you need and in the winter your roads are the last to be cleared so you can be stranded for a while at home. The city is busy. There is always something to do within minutes of wherever you are. i just don't like the dirtyness or the fast pace of the city.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
7 Feb 07
i still think that suburbs are the best place to be...it is a blend of both and it has a bit of both.
@jotace (2094)
• Spain
14 Feb 07
I also prefer to live in the city. The main reason for me is that living in the countryside I usually need a car for going almost everywhere but in the city it's not necessary and I can walk to go to the supermarket and many other places that I often visit. I have a car, but I don't like to depend on it. I like the suburbs too, although I live in a flat and I don't have any problem with it, I have enough space. In my area there are no houses, just buildings. When I need to go to the city centre, there are many buses available.