I’ve lived in Boston and New York City for the better part of the past decade but I was raised in the suburbs. I also travel a lot and have seen a lot of places all over the world.
I have to say that I favor city livin’. I like being able to roll out of bed at noon and walk to the park or eat breakfast at 4am. I like bumping into friends around the neighborhood and being able to take a quick cab ride to meet people for drinks after work.
Suburban living is nice too if you live near (within 15 min) of an urban center. Going out has a diferent feel since people have to congregate in some kind of “staging area” first (usually a mutually convenient bar or appartment) and then caravan into town. If you live furthur out though, it can be pretty tedious if there’s no place to go but the complex of mega-malls, chain restaurants, big box stores and strip malls. It can have a sort of “generic” feel.
Rural areas just scare me. That’s about all I can say about that.
So…what kind of area do you like to live in?