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Living in the city v. the country

Are you more of a city individual or a country individual? Some people are fonder of life in the city rather than the country or vice versa because of many different factors. One factor is the pace of living; some people prefer a fast paced city life compared to the slower, more relaxed pace in the country. Population is also a factor; people may desire to live in a densely populated area similar to the city rather than a sparsely populated one similar to the country. Another factor may be transportation; large cities tend to have public transportation that chauffeurs people throughout the city, where in the country that kind of transportation is either not needed or is not provided. These factors influence the way people make decisions on whether to live in either an urban or a rural area. The fast paced city life offers more entertainment, sports, shopping, and career opportunities than a slow, more relaxed country life. It seems that the more highly educated an individual is, the more likely it will be that they will be more inclined to live in the city because of higher incomes and business advantages. The one major disadvantage of city life is the higher cost of living. Living in the country has proven to be a more relaxed way of life. Country life means you have the opportunity to raise much of your own food, be it from a garden or livestock. It has also been proven that country air is much cleaner, therefore reducing the risk of respiratory problems. Some people desire to live in a highly populated area because of the lights, excitement, and the seemingly never ending activity. Some people feel more secure knowing that their neighbors are in close proximity. Financially challenged people have more opportunities in the city by getting help from the many agencies ready to lend a helping hand. In the country the population is sparsely distributed meaning less traffic and safer streets. Living in the country also pr...

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