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City
Urban environments are hot beds of cultural alchemy which produce a frenetic outpouring of exciting new ideas, arts, and sciences. They are the apex of that mechanism civilization has cultivated in bringing together the masses that their combined efforts can be magnified for the good of all.

Pros
  • There is never a lack of something, or someone new to be introduced to. Novelty is around every corner and even life long residents of a city can often find alcoves of their own neighborhood they never knew existed.
  • Everything is within reach. Any product or service imaginable is just a subway ride away, bringing the world into your life with expedience and convenience.
  • Cities are often hotbeds of opportunity since the said goods and services require a literal army of workers, both blue and white collar, to facilitate the business of finance, production, distribution and sales.

Cons
  • You are never alone in a city. You will likely never be more than 20 feet from another human being if you live in a particularly dense urban environment.
  • Pollution can run rampant and natural beauty is often entirely lacking. Though urban environments have been trying to integrate natural elements into center-cities in recent years, even the best funded efforts will never yield truly natural results.
  • Cities are often hot-beds of crime ranging from street crime fueled by the illicit drug trade to organized political crime which can easily corrupt entire neighborhoods.

Supporters

TheArticulate

City Dweller

I grew up in a rural town and lived in the country for the first 20 years of my life. It was a nice experience, but I discovered that I'm really a city person when I moved away for college. I moved the largest city in my state and fell in love with the fact that there's always so much stuff to do here! I've had a positive experience, met a lot of great new people, and I can't imagine myself moving back to the country any time soon.
Posted by TheArticulate on 07-08-2017
WildSpirit

My place

I really like the country (I have to good memories from ir), but I definitely love the city. My lifestyle is very hectic, so living in a country wouldn't make me 100% satisfied, so... The city is my place (but I love the countryto spend a vacation time, it's very nice).
Posted by WildSpirit on 07-08-2017
TheArticulate
I have the same feeling as you. My lifestyle is also hectic, but it's because I make it that way, haha. I try to pack all kinds of things into my spare time, especially on weekends so I'm not sitting at the house watching TV or something. I love being able to go out and experience the city whenever I can. Concerts, art festivals, food truck rallies, it's all so incredibly unique and exciting. You don't get this stuff in the country!
Mehano

Lived near the city all my life!

My preferred choice would honestly be somewhere in between a city and the country.. so I guess suburban area but since I have to choose, I picked the city.

I am too young to live in the country and truly enjoy it. I would probably get bored quite fast because I have been living near the city all my life. I am used to having everything in close proximity. Also, it is much easier to find things to do in the city since you have all sorts of entertainment. Another thing is a job. All of the jobs are located in the city.

The country side does have its charms but it isn't really for me. Maybe when I am older.

Posted by Mehano on 07-09-2017
lilac123

City

I grew up living in the city so I can't imagine living anywhere but in a major city. I love the conveniences offered by the city. For example, you can get just about anywhere with public transportation. You have so many options for food, entertainment, shopping, etc. In addition, there is one thing that I cannot live without and that is wifi. In the city, no matter where you are, there is somewhere where you can connect to wifi whether it's a coffee shop or a mall. However, this is a totally different story in the countryside and I think it would be too big of a change for me to adapt to.
Posted by lilac123 on 07-09-2017
peachpurple

City has everything I need

I had been living in the city since I was born. City life is different from country life. Everything I needed could be accessible in the city whereas I will find difficulties to get what I want in countryside.

City has a wide range of restaurants, government offices where I can apply for the facilities that I wanted. In addition, a lot of people and foreigners are living in the city where transportation is available whether online or offline.

Although life in the city create pressure and health problems, I can change my habits and lifestyle to stay in the city until I am old.

Posted by peachpurple on 07-09-2017
simplym

Grew up in the city

I grew up in the city and still living in the city. When I go to the country or drive by, it seems so lonely. I could never be that isolated.
Posted by simplym on 07-16-2017
lordrenly

Convinient

In city life, things are more convenient because the basic needs can be gotten in a relatively short time. The supermarket, fast food, restaurants, office supplies are within blocks of each other. I don't mind paying extras for rent to live in a convenient neighborhood. I understand that parking can be tough in cities so there is a little bit of a tradeoff there but I think it is better because in cities I can even walk from neighborhood to neighborhood.
Posted by lordrenly on 07-09-2017
timstargraal

Always been in the city

For me, I've always permanently lived in the city. I do usually go to the country for a holiday and when I do, I find it very unpleasantly quiet. If I were to live there, yes, I would get used to it but that isn't the only problem. There aren't many jobs either so it would be harder to make an income.
Posted by timstargraal on 07-09-2017
arachnophobik

I'm a modern man

I like the city better as there's always something better to do there for me. I grew up in a rural province so I pretty much know what it has to offer in terms of living. The air is great, the folks are friendly, and there are so much space and nature, but that could only be as good as that for me. It doesn't have bars, malls, food festivals, and other things that I enjoy in the city.
Posted by arachnophobik on 07-09-2017
StolenKid

I'm used to it.

I can't stand the quiet country, also I'm a big fan of connections, I love being connected with my friends and the landscape of a city just amazes me, I love to imagine that I live in a cyberpunk city, really nice to see.
Posted by StolenKid on 07-10-2017
reginafalange

I like th city life

Even though it can be hectic sometimes, I like it. There are a few moments when I wish I lived away from all the chaos and people cause life can turn a bit hard sometimes in the city, but it always ends up passing. Living in the city you have everything close, whatever you could need a few minutes away, many options for entertaining and for doing other stuff. Country life is nice, I have no doubts about it, but I think I could only take for a few weeks.
Posted by reginafalange on 07-09-2017
Moaz

Cities are way better

Cities are way better because it has everything that we need to live, for example, Markets to buy what we need, also I love to communicate with people not just to sit in silence.
Posted by Moaz on 07-21-2017
felabruno

Bustling cities

Don't get me wrong, I like countryside for some short periods of time. It's okay for vacations or when you need to experience the closeness of nature. City is better for an everyday life. It's easier to commute, there are more options if you're looking for a job, more shops and there's always something going on so you won't get bored.
Posted by felabruno on 08-16-2017
Wubwub

more fun

I get easily bored when I'm by the countryside because I like being able to go to many different places of convenience without having to walk or drive too far. I think I've gotten too used to the city and at this point I just prefer it and have no interest in living in a more quiet place like the countryside.
Posted by Wubwub on 12-13-2018
jeffreyjose48

City

I vote for city. Its accessible to everything. Its the center of economy and political life of the people.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 11-10-2018
menchuuy58

City

I choose City. There are many people to see in the city. You can also look for jobs in the city.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 11-10-2018

33%

Country

Country
Rural countryside offers a pastoral serenity which frees a person to be themselves and to benefit from their own efforts. Rich fields of colorful flowers and tall grasses invite a host of wildlife and give wings to personal contemplation. Wide open skies raise the ceiling well above what can be reached, breathing room for a man of the countryside.

Pros
  • Countryside life has a slow pace that is very welcoming and facilitates a sense of spiritual inner peace more readily than busier parts of the world.
  • Nature is not something you have to seek out in the country, but an integrated consideration in every day life that will put you in contact with a wondrous assortment of plants and animals.
  • There is plenty of space to be yourself, to build what you can, and to breath with ease.

Cons
  • Isolation can be a side effect of being near-alone in a rural home. There may not be anyone to challenge your ideas, nor to comfort you when you're lonely.
  • Resources and services are often very far away. You may have to travel many miles to get basic necessities. Urgently needed services like health care may not be able to reach you in a timely manner, rendering life-preserving medical attention ineffective when time is a factor.
  • Opportunity is more frequently made than found in rural communities. It requires a tireless dedication to self motivation to live in a place like this when there wont necessarily be a factory or a store for you to go work in. This also introduces a greater degree of random chance into your success or failure in life which will be out of your personal control.

Supporters

sspi

Country without a doubt!

One of my dreams is to be able to afford a nice house in the countryside someday. I yearn for peace and quiet and would love to move away from the hustle and bustle of city life, especially with all the shops and their noise and the traffic. I know that living in the countryside has the drawback that you will not have convenient shops such as grocery stores nearby. But I honestly would not mind as long as I can live in peaceful surroundings!
Posted by sspi on 07-09-2017
centurion

Country Love is great

From 1945 to still now on here a state Kashmir has been still fighting to become a federal country and huge world peoples are supporting them. I also want Kashmir as a freedom country. They have been giving huge blood for the last 72 years. They are big state now and recently selected honorable president Sir Donald J Trump have a look on this state. Here is one more matter is available is that- in this world there have 17 Bengali states- One is Bangladesh and another 16 are states under India. Every state have unique culture and society.

Country love is a great love. Thanks Centurion

Posted by centurion on 07-09-2017
Alexa

Countryside gives you options

Having lived in a city (London) for most of my life, I loved it, but many people visit the city and appreciate it more. When I lived in the city often I didn't want to go out and it was a chore to get home.

In the countryside you can easily visit the city for the day or for a few days so you can do both. I feel it's much better to have space and choice, as these days you can find a cheap hotel to stay over in a city.

Posted by Alexa on 07-09-2017
Corzhens

Countryside for a peaceful life

Last month we went to my sister's ranch in the province. She had bought 5 hectares of land where she built a small but nice house. It has complete facilities like water and electricity. Commercial areas are only 30 minutes away by car. It looked like paradise to me so I asked my sister if she can find me a one hectare land where we can retire. We live in the suburbs now and the horrendous traffic is getting to my nerves. I want a place where there is not much progress and life is slow. That is paradise.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-09-2017
Happyflowerlady

I am a Country Girl at heart !

I grew up in a small town in a rural area, and it was almost like living in the country, at least compared to how it is living in a large city. Most of the houses had large lots, or even an acre or so of land, and everyone had a vegetable garden, and some houses had a chicken coop, and maybe even an old barn out back for a horse or a milk cow. I was able to ride my horse anywhere in town that I wanted to go, and all of the roads in town were either dirt or gravel roads. In the spring, sometimes it got almost too muddy to drive; but otherwise the gravel roads were fine. After I grew up I mostly lived out in the country, where I had horses, and other livestock. Now, I need to live in the city where I can be close to my heart doctor and a good hospital because of health conditions; but I miss the peace and quiet of living in my home out in the country, and waking up in the mornings to see deer out browsing in the back yard, and bald eagles flying overhead in the sky. Even though I will probably spend the rest of my life living in this city, in my heart, I will always be a country girl.
Posted by Happyflowerlady on 07-10-2017
wallet

Countryside life

Unfortunately, I live in a capital city, in Bucharest and you cannot imagine how crowded are the streets, parks, and even the supermarket is full of people. I hate the city life, but my job is here and I must stay! But, if I could, I would leave this life and I would choose a countryside life, where are peace and fresh air!
Posted by wallet on 07-09-2017
galegatling

Country road, take me home

Country side has been always a part of my life since I was a kid. The atmosphere and environment are very relaxing. When I'm at the city, I feel like I'm always stressed and my head is always hot. Maybe it's because our place on the city is near the highways. But I really prefer to live in the country side.
Posted by galegatling on 07-09-2017
Barida

Calm life.

My aim is always to enjoy some good time in life and this is something that I have always looked at when we are talking about the benefits of living a good life. I will definitely not want to stay close to the city that is filled with noise and all that.
Posted by Barida on 12-09-2018

Comments

Clprice
Almost everyone prefers the country life as far as anyone ive talked to before. The air is cleaner you have privacy and room to roam and do whatever you want.
Posted by Clprice on 07-08-2017
Corzhens
Over here, I have met some people who prefer to live in the city because of the convenience particularly those provided by technology like the cable tv and the internet. Another issue is the hospital for medical care that is not present in some rural areas. They say that the country home is just for vacation trips but not for permanent residency because of the missing conveniences. Anyway, one is surely lucky to have a home both in the country and in the city.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-28-2018
Agha Jamal
I would like to enjoy both lives. The city life is best career wise and for work but I would like to retire in the country life, enjoying the nature and spending time in spiritual engagement.
Posted by Agha Jamal on 07-08-2017
freebird37
I'm a country girl, always have been, always will be. I've actually been living in the city for the past few years and I'm headed back to the country and can't wait to get there. As I'm getting older I like things peaceful, quiet, and slower. I miss nature and wild animals and sitting on the porch and just looking at nature, I love it. I didn't realize this until I no longer have it. Some people are made for the city and that's fine for them, it's just not for me.
Posted by freebird37 on 07-08-2017
galegatling
So true. I also love being on the country side. It's just more, simple and quite I guess. Specially when you think of it, it's more peaceful to live on a country side than on a city. You are right about those people who prefer to live in the city. I guess they were born there or they can easily adapt to the environment. I guess that's when we say 'to each their own'.
Posted by galegatling on 07-09-2017
kgord
I live in the country but I am craving city life. Even though it is beautiful and peaceful here. I miss all the options that the city has. There are no real options here, unless you want to drive at leat 45 minutes away. It gets old and expensive to do so.
Posted by kgord on 07-08-2017
TheArticulate
I have a similar mindset to you. I grew up in the country, and the peace and tranquility provided there was certainly nice, but I always craved something a little more. I enjoy the bustle of city and knowing there are always things going on for me to do. I'm also all about meeting new people, so getting involved in different social groups and making new friends is a huge plus in such .a large city.
Posted by TheArticulate on 07-09-2017
Joteque
I was fortunate to live on the borderline in my country. That is, I don't live far from town but not inconveniently close where I am engrossed in the busy onset and traffic and constant activities that sometimes disrupts your piece of mind. Likewise if I just turn my head in the other direction, I can feel the country breeze and embrace the serenity without actually being there. This also helps whenever I have to travel to either places. I can take short cuts and divert from traffic or perhaps even walk to town. I can also drive to the country side and be there in record time without breaking any speed limits. I like the fact that I don't have to choose a side in this regard. It also helps that my country is relatively small in size as well.
Posted by Joteque on 07-09-2017
overcast
I have lived some time in country and some time in city. So I have mixed feeling. I think that for making money city life is lot better. And for making friends and having good time country life is even better. So it all comes down to pros and cons. Mix of both world is lot better option. I guess we have to think of it in that direction. Some of the time we have to understand that country life is lot better on many grounds.
Posted by overcast on 07-09-2017
Sue
I have loved in both and they both have their advantages and disadvantages. Country life is quieter and simpler. The people tend to be friendly and you always know your neighbors. Everybody helps everybody. There is a closer von between neighbours even though your houses may be miles from each other. Thr peace and quiet of the country makes for a good live. The bad thing is that you may have to travel into town for many years things which can be miles and miles away so you don't go there often.

Living in the city you are close to everything. There is always something to do and if you need something there is always a story close by. You can walk almost anywhere. People tend to keep to themselves and often you don't even know your neighbors. There is a higher crime rate and you have to be aware of your surroundings at all time.
Posted by Sue on 07-10-2017
morgoodie
I have lived in the city all my life and I have always dreamed of living in or near the country. I like to vacation in the country as it is always so peaceful. I love being able to get away from the city for a while and just unwind letting all my troubles go away. However, I probably would not like not having all the conveniences being so close to me. I am not usually a person that likes to drive far to get groceries or anything else that I may need so I probably would not like living for far away from a city.
Posted by morgoodie on 07-10-2017
vinaya
I have lived in a city as well as country side. Both of these places have merits and demerits. It is peaceful to live in a countryside, however, you need a job to survive and jobs are not available in countryside. Without jobs how would you live in countryside even if you wanted to. You can find work in the city, but living is a mess.
Posted by vinaya on 07-10-2017
Zyni
I have lived in both, and they both have many pros and cons. City living has more conveniences, but they usually come at a cost. Things like higher taxes, more traffic, more crime, more pollution, and a higher cost of living, to name a few.

Country living is more peaceful to me. Of course, you have your downsides as well, such as having to drive a greater distance to get to things you need. With online shopping though, a lot of that inconvenience has been diminished.
Posted by Zyni on 07-11-2017
SimplyD
Since I have also lived in the city before and since then I live in the country, I can say that I like the country more. Jobs may not be so high salaried. But at least, the cost of living here is so much cheaper. So, you can save a lot. As to the surroundings, the country has fresher air unlike in the city, it is polluted. In the country, there are more trees and plants and you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Livestock abounds in the country too, giving the residents fresher produce. In the city, houses will be near each other or in high-rise condominiums. While in the country, residences are mostly with lawns and have trees and plants surrounding them. Thus, I generally like living in the country.
Posted by SimplyD on 07-13-2017
DenisHero
I am living in countryside right now.I can say that here,the streets aren't crowded as they are in cities,the air is less polluted and you can always go for a walk with your friends in the forest.People are friendly,and a part of them are still old-fashioned,still having animals and crops,feeling like a retro-lifestyle.A downside living in a village would be the ways to spend your free time.Not cinemas,clubs,swimming pools around me.Few coffee-shops and supermarkets are on the top place in my area. The young won't find jobs in countryside,so they will have to move to cities for working places.I noticed the crime rate is very low in villages,so the population feels more safe. Those living in cities are having a lot of facilities.First,people can easily find ways to spend their free time by visiting cinemas,museums,or go shopping.There are services unavailable for village like beauty salon,laundry or car wash.Couples can always spend a romantic night in a restaurant or in a party club. Unfortunately,if you don't like crowds,then a city-life isn't suitable for you.You can barely move on the streets as there are people walking all over.Not to mention about traffic,when drivers are unleashing their anger. 1.Countryside-for a quiet,calm lifestyle;enjoy the nature and relax. 2.City-for a stressed-lifestyle;modern fun in public places.
Posted by DenisHero on 07-14-2017
luispas
I cannot decide in which place I rather to live. I've been living all my life in a Country where you don't have so much to do, but I also lived a few years on a huge City and I can handle that pressure too. I know that every place has it's pros and conts, I just like these two options, I don't mind to live on both. The things I love from our little town are that I don't have to deal with all the noises the cars make, you can feel the nature air and it's really relaxing. While in the city everything it's more faster and stressful, the great thing is that you have a lot more options to entertain and distract your mind.
Posted by luispas on 07-29-2017
kaka135
I have always been staying in the city since I was young, but I always dream of moving to the country as I find it more relaxing and peaceful. I went to study in Australia for a year, and I stayed in a suburb. It was a really great living experience for me. The environment is comfortable, the people are friendly and helpful, and it's convenient that we can access to Internet and there were two big supermarkets too. I felt really safe and secured there too, as I suppose the crime rate is really low. Hence I always dream of moving to the suburb I stayed in Australia.
Posted by kaka135 on 01-26-2018
lovely
I have lived all my life in the city and I have fulfilment living here too.Cities have all the social amenities for a better life and quality life too.I enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city life than else where.
Posted by lovely on 10-01-2018
menchuuy58
I choose city. In the city its not very hard to find jobs. You can meet a lot of people in the city.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 11-10-2018
jeffreyjose48
I choose the city. Its because the city is the center of the economy, political and religious life of the people. Universities can also be found in the cities in large numbers.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 11-10-2018