Do you want that Urban lifestyle or Suburban Lifestyle? Urban living is considered living inside city limits. The area is more heavily populated and houses are generally closer together. Suburban living is going to be those areas that surround the city. Houses are usually farther apart and living in the suburbs generally offers a bit more privacy than urban living. So which lifestyle are you looking for?
When living inside the city/town, generally things are close by. Commutes will be shorter, you will get home from work earlier and you will most likely live in a location that makes having a social life convenient. Also, your subdivision may provide certain amenities that you can enjoy, like a neighborhood pool, playground, nature trails, lawn maintenance, etc. This usually requires residents to pay a fee to a Home Owner's Association, but it is generally pretty minimal for the year.
When you live outside of town, you have different benefits that may suit your lifestyle. For example, you can find yourself experiencing much more quiet and privacy. There is less traffic, generally more trees and nature to enjoy and plenty of space for outdoor entertainment. Depending on what kind of location you are desiring, you can get the comfort and privacy of being outside city limits while only being a short drive away to experiencing the fun that the city has to offer.
Choose the location that matches your personality and lifestyle. Some of us naturally enjoy the hustle and bustle of living inside the city, while others of us prefer the quiet escape of living outside of the city. It depends on what kind of life you want to live.
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