City or Country?

I have no featured website today, *gasp* so I shall take a Plinky prompt and go with it. Today’s prompt is…

Do you prefer the city or the country?

I’m going to cheat and say I like them both for different reasons. When I was in college, I lived in the city, but my home is a rural area where a lot of tobacco and cotton grow.

The best part about the city is that everything is pretty much at your fingertips. There’s no need to travel far for anything. A car isn’t necessary in the city, and you can rely on public transportation, which is also much better for the environment! You can never be bored in the city – there’s always interesting people to watch, events going on, and places to go to.

But it’s also loud in the city. There’s lots of traffic, people rushing around, and lights on at all hours of the day and night. I suppose that would be the main downside.

As for the country, it’s better for the landscape and the quiet, but where I live, you absolutely must have a car to get anywhere. Public transportation is available, but there’s a limit on places you can go. Jobs are few and far between in the county where I live, so that’s another downside. Privacy is another good aspect of the country… being surrounded by trees and forest gives a nice feeling of shelter and being closer to nature.

Money is another factor. Cities tend to be more expensive to live in, while living in the country is a bit cheaper, due mostly to tax rates.

If I absolutely had to make a choice, I’d rather live in the country. There’s nothing like waking up in the morning to birds singing instead of the rush of traffic.

Do you prefer to live in the city or the country?

7 thoughts on “City or Country?

  1. Hmm, it’s a tricky one. I live in London so the city is the norm for me. Two streets away from my house is a main road where every 2 minutes you see a big red bus with a number on the front and hope it’s the one you need to get on. The city is handy, but I do agree with your last sentence about the country – the ‘feel’ is amazing.

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  2. I’m a country girl . . . cities hold no appeal for me. We grew up 50 minutes from NYC and I rarely bothered to head in ~ too much noise, too many people, and not enough PEACE.

    Where we live know, we have lots of stuff to do within 3-4 miles. It’s perfect.

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  3. My guess is that we prefer whichever we’re brought up with. I had a bit of country living in with the urban, but even so the town is definitely most appealing. When townies try to convert, they don’t always succeed!

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