Where Do You Want To Live? City vs Suburbs

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Deciding on where you want to live can be tasking and there are several choices you’ll need to make. One choice you’ll surely need to make is if you want to a quite surbuban or a buzzing city lifestyle. Whether living in the city or in the suburbs, each have their respective pros and cons and you cannot make an informed decision until you carefully analyse both options.
The city is where you have better social infrastructures and that’s where most offices are located. So, if you have a high taste for comfort, the city is best suited for you. Living in the city can be great if you enjoy the hustle and bustle. You’re close to where the action is, where deals are both made and broken in the corridors of financial and political power. Also, city dwellers arrive at their offices earlier than suburban dwellers because of the close proximity to the office. Places of delight and leisure like galleries, theatres, museums, amusement parks, shopping malls, fancy restaurants etc. are located in the city. However, city accommodations are costlier than suburban accommodations, so if you are capable of parting with a substantial sum of money for property rental/purchase purposes, then the city is for you.
Suburban living is for you if you love the peace and quiet that the suburban environment offers, and you are looking to escape from your work and the stress of city life. The suburbs usually offer more room for your home and more opportunities to develop friendships with neighbours. A suburban home will cost you much less than one of comparable size and features in the city, so people tend to buy bigger houses in the suburban areas. A larger home could also offer financial benefits, such as giving you room to develop a home-based business. However, if you want to reside in the suburbs, be prepared to wake up much earlier than the city folks or else you will be late for work. Also, the suburb does not have the same quality of amenities that the city has.

Having weighed the pros and cons of both options, you should choose the one which suits you better. I hope you’ll make the right choice!