Country living

Country living
Nothing like waking up to the beautiful sounds of birds singing or smell of the fresh country air. Plant a garden, feel the dirt between your toes. Savor the sweet, slow life.

All these benefits can be yours when you live in the small country town. You'll enjoy more privacy and space for yourself, which is a good thing if you don't like the bustling crowds of the big city.

And while you might be ten miles from the nearest grocery store, you'll always enjoy more peace and quiet.

Though on the down side, all your neighbors know your darkest secrets in a small town and you just know some busy-body will be more than happy to share it around town to anyone that will listen.

Not to mention how everyone in the world will automatically assume you are a country bumpkin just because you choose to live away from the comforts of city life.

  • Housing is cheaper - get bigger house or land for less money.
  • More room to move around.
  • Long winding country roads to drive on.
  • Fresh air to breath.
  • Grow your own garden.
  • Safer place to live.
  • Very natural/rural scenery.
  • Likely to see deer and other animals in your yard.
  • Small town atmosphere; your neighbors actually care about you.

  • So far away from family and friends.
  • Long commute to work.
  • Limited delivery areas: UPS or FedEx might not deliver to where you want.
  • Bad internet signal.
  • Infamous clan wars type neighborly feuds
  • Takes forever for cops to get to your house in an emergency
  • Intrusive neighbors, everyone knows about your dirty laundry.
  • No way to run from a scandal, no anonymity for your bad deeds, rumors or gossip
  • Fewer churches if you choose to worship
  • Country folk are often backward thinking, too traditional (old-timey sterotypical) or set in their ways
  • No one around if your car breaks down on the road.
  • Dealing with ticks and other country pests.



Country all the way

I have lived in a small town all my life. And I love it. I would never want to live in a big city. Our crime rate is pretty much non-exitant. We could leave our doors unlocked and no one would ever break in. We can leave our car running while we pop into the gas station really quick. Everyone knows my name at the bank and post office, and when I see people on the streets, I know who they are. I love small town living and the country feel. I live right on the edge of town, within city limits but have cows from the neighbor farm in my backyard. I would not trade this living for anything.
Posted by angie828 on 11-20-2015
I wouldn't leave my doors unlocked even in the country. You could still get robbed and shot.
We live just outside a small/medium sized town (about a mile down the road) and it's always felt safer here. On at least one occasion, our back door was left unlocked by mistake over night and no one came into the house when we were sleeping. With that being said, criminals are opportunists and look for any advantage, so leaving my door unlocked on purpose, is not something I'd ever do.

Probably the best choice at this point.

As cities become way too populated, and especially at the rate babies are born at, you can be safe to say that country living is probably the best choice if you do not like the crowds. I particularly do not like large crowds, so country living would be best.

One of the main aspects that is great for country living is the housing market. The houses are so cheap compared to living in a big city. In a big city if you want a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath apartment, it will cost a lot of money, and this depends on where you buy. For instance, if you were to buy in New York, well good luck getting 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom for less than 200k - it wont happen! However in a country this can easily be done. You could essentially find a house for less than 200k, and probably with an extra bedroom or bathroom or even both!

Now, this gets to the point of job opportunities. Surely the city has better job opportunities because there's more people and more business but the housing is so expensive that this doesn't even matter!

Posted by Everett on 01-31-2018

Country for sure

Definitely would love to live in the country, though not too far away from where shops are located. It is simply awesome to enjoy that quietness and the lack of pollution. The beauty of nature can be appreciated to the full if you live in the country. You can get to enjoy the birds chirping, rather than the sound of cars speeding by or honking. You can smell the pure air, rather than the oppressive smell of smoke and dust from the city. Moreover, there is surely nothing like the natural scenery. In the city you only get to see buildings, malls, shops, and countless cars. And when it comes to the type of buildings it is well known that the apartments, condos and other real estate options in the city have a tendency to be really smallish. In the country you can have more land at your disposal and so houses tend to be much larger. Obviously the main drawback of living in the country is the fact that you would be quite far away from shops, but other than that I just wish I had the possibility to have a house in the country! It is one of my dreams actually.
Posted by EliteWriter on 11-21-2015

Country life is the dream for me

I would love to live the country life. I think that it is very peaceful and relaxing out there. City life can be fun, but there is nothing like that of being out in the country. I often imagine sitting on a porch just watching the stars at night, being with family. That sounds good to me.
Posted by Mystic on 11-23-2015
Yes. This is truly a wonderful experience. The city life cannot compare to it. The hustle and bustle of the city bring much stress to me. I prefer the quiet and beautiful province where I lived.

Country living

I love the life of country living. My grandparents have lived out in the country since the day I was born. I remember spending summers with them on the farm. It was so peaceful and relaxing. So quiet too. I loved walking along their pond during the day and working out in the garden with grams at night. The beauty is so true. There is nothing like it.

I have lived in big cities, and while it is convenient and exciting at times, country life would be better suited for me.

Posted by BrowniePoints on 11-21-2015
That sounds so great being able to enjoy nature on the farm. You are lucky that you experienced this.

Country Living FTW!

I have to go with country living on this one. I've lived in the suburbs of Chicago my whole life and couldn't imagine moving into the city. The town I live in is pretty large, roughly 150,000 people, and I still don't like it. There's too many people and cars out and about for me to just sit outside on my porch in my underwear while drinking a beer... lol :D

I love that you can get a 3,000 square foot house on 20 acres in the country but for the same price you can get a 1,000 square foot condo with no yard in the city :(

Country Living > City Living

Posted by Razzy on 06-22-2016

He lives in a house, a very big house in the coun

When I was younger, in my teens and into my 20's, I loved the big city life. But I also used to like visiting the country but didn't want to live out in it. Too much wide open space and too many cows for my liking! But I've lived in the city so much that I wanted to live in the country side! Now I am fortunate enough to live in a fairly smaller city that is close to the countryside and the sea as well and I don't ever look back and wish I could live in a big city again. No sir! I used to be able to hear cars driving around late at nights doing burn outs, people shouting and screaming and bottles smashing outside my window at night when I'm trying to sleep (happens when you live near a pub). Where as now all I hear is the sea waves crashing against the shore at night and I give thanks for that each time. Still like going into the big city (London) from time to time though but only if I'm shopping! :D
Posted by idealmikey on 06-04-2016

I love being out in the country

Ok so I am in a little town not exactly in the country... we live in a very quiet area with a dirt road and we are right on the beach.

I could never move back to the big, noisy, overcrowded city again.

Bringing up children here is amazing.

Posted by LynneHuysamen on 07-26-2016

Peace and serenity

I've lived in both, and the countryside wins. There is a tourist town not too far away, where there is a magnificent castle, museums, theatre, decent cafes, restaurants and shops plus lots of things going on all year round. I've got beaches within a mile. I've got the hills which I can see from where I live with rolling countryside in between. And if I need the city then it's half hour away on the train.There is just so much more to appreciate in life when you live in the country side.

That said, right now I'd like to remain in the city till I am rich enough to afford living in the country because as ironical as it sounds, it is in my opinion expensive to live in the country except you're there because you're poor.

Posted by Jon on 07-26-2016
Yes and the beaches aren't overcrowded outside of a town. I detest going to a crowded beach. I currently live right on the beach. I literally open my back door and walk onto the beach. The best part of it is that it is my beach. Yes my neighbor and her dog might be there but that's it.

There is nothing better than such calm and serenity on your doorstep.

Yes, for country life!

I love country life, the fresh air and less people, but sometimes a person needs to live in a city, which is my case. But a person can always dream!
Posted by jseyfferdt on 09-04-2016

Peaceful life

City life is for those who have a lot of money and can buy all sorts of luxuries. City life is very expensive, you need to have a good income to live well in the city. However, country living is cheap. You can live with basic needs. Food is number one expenses for most of the people and food cost less in the country if you are directly buying from the farmer or growing yourself.
Posted by vinaya on 04-21-2018

Chelsea Girl Loves Rural.

My favourite place to live would be by the beach but in a rural area. Not a coastal resort as they can be quite busy with tourists despite being beautiful.

It was in the great city of London that my dear Mumsie pushed me into the life so I do have a special connection to the city. By choice though, for clean living and fresh air with God given scenery, it has to be country living for me.

Posted by JMS on 02-13-2018


I think country living any day is lot better than anything. You can see that some of the time country living makes so much difference. I have found that country life is lot normal and some of the times it can be really good enough in many ways. I'd say you should always opt for the country living.
Posted by overcast on 07-06-2018

Country has more to offer for me.

I now live in a smaller city because I am older and not in good health; so I need to be able to get to a doctor or hospital ast if I start having problems with my heart. However, for most of my life, I have lived in the country, raised livestock, and had a garden, and I would much prefer to still be living in the country. I see that people have said that thereis more to do in a big city; but I think that is depending on what you like to do. I am more of a homebody, so working out in the yard, taking care of the animals , and riding my horses was what gave me more pleasure than anything, and there really would not be anything that interested me in living in a large city.
Posted by Happyflowerlady on 11-17-2017

Nature lover.

I love nature in every single way.

There's a overwhelming sense of joy bubbling within me anytime I feel a fresh breeze or when I see a beautiful green landscape, large gardens and spacious areas.

I won't deny living in the big city has its comforts; plenty places to visit, art galleries and everything at a convenient distance, but the simple pleasures of country life are unbeatable.

Posted by VintageRose on 02-22-2018


Nothing like breathing fresh air and being able to take a step back from the stress that is to live in a big city. In that sense country life is perfect!
Posted by Marvadaum on 11-13-2017

Country for me

I have always dreamed of settling down in the country side after my youthful age. I love nature and its alluring ambience. You just won't find this in the big cities without blemish.

Well for the cons of country living, I think I can manage. Everything with an advantage has got a disadvantage too. It all depends on which you hold in high esteem. "Whatever rocks anybody's boat".

Posted by jeiss on 11-13-2017

Country is love

I experienced living in a city. It was okay and nice by your first days or months. But in the long run, you will going to miss living in the country. The peace that it can give you that the city can't give.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 03-10-2018

Simple life

Living in the country is much simple and less noisy. Living in the country is cheaper and you can breathe a much cleaner air compared to the cities. I also like being in the fields. It helps me relax and appreciate life. The only thing I don't like about living in the country is the very slow internet connection.
Posted by EfficientNinja on 04-14-2018

Less stress, more space

For me it's countryside living by a mile. I live in a countryside location right now after having lived in one of the world's biggest cities for several years before that, and I love life out here so much more.

Peace and quiet, less stress, less expensive...sure, there might not be as much to do here as a big city has, but quality of life is so much better.

Posted by amelia88 on 06-17-2018

Fresh air + Fresh food = Healthy Life.

I came from the province and I think it's the best place to live especially after retirement. I am actually living in an urban area right now due to my studies, however I still prefer the province because the environment is very healthy. There's no traffic, the air is clean, the water is not mixed with chlorine, and all the foods in the market are fresh especially the fish. I may love the Malls and the big buildings in the city, I'd still be missing the place where I originally came from.
Posted by jaybee19 on 06-05-2018

Country in heart!

And if I live in a city now, I have the desire to live in the countryside. My mother lives in the village and is beautiful there. It has a large courtyard, a garden in which it has everything, there are plenty of greenery and trees. In my opinion, some animals are missing, but it will be one day. Not to mention the pure air, there is no stress, everything kind of goes slowly, beautiful.
Posted by Lost93 on 05-05-2018

Country living

Its more peaceful.No loud machines,cars,traffic.More trees,nature,more nice people because there is less stress.Its far more better to live in a small place than in a crowded and big city in my opinion.
Posted by MittensFX on 06-04-2018

Good for urban farming

If you live in a countryside, the first thing that you will notice is how quiet it is. You won't hear cars or anything. You can smell the fresh air and see a lot of trees. This place is also good for urban farming. If you have your own land with a healthy soil, you will be able to plant fruits and vegetables and get your free food everyday.
Posted by superlicca on 09-03-2018

I live in the country

Living in the countryside is a privilege that not everyone can have. I live in the country and I love it. I have lived in the city as well, but it cannot compare to the beauty of my province. I am also healthier living in my province. The air is fresher and the place is cleaner. It is also very peaceful.
Posted by Alymae on 12-16-2018

Fresh and cold air

I prefer Country living because the air is fresher than living in a big city. Actually, I live now in our province and I can say it is really different from living in a big city. The air is fresher and colder, like you don't have to use an aircon to have some cold air. Also, I feel secure here since most of the people were kind and contented.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 10-02-2018

Spending the rest of my place in a quiet place

It is more quiet and peaceful. I can do anything I want when living in the country side. I want to grow my own plants in my own backyard. It also nice to smell fresh air every morning. I can exercise every morning. It is just nice to live in a quiet place.
Posted by Zelmontero on 09-14-2018

country living

I have both experienced living in big city and rural area. I have no problems living in a big city. However, living in a rural city really clear my minds, refreshes my soul and it has helped to be more at peace with myself and the nature.
Posted by bee.rthooyah on 09-28-2018

Country Home, not West Virginia

I grew up in town, and at the age of 19 was transported to the wilds, not of Virginia, but of Yorkshire in the UK. I loved being able to walk by a waterfall, up, onto a deserted moor. Nothing compared to the sense of freedom. Returning to Oxford meant living in town, but now I am in the Oxfordshire countryside and would not want to go back. I sit out in the mornings with my morning coffee. I can go for walks and be by a river fast or in fields. Every time I stay in a town, I feel claustrophobic.
Posted by HappyLady on 10-08-2018

A better quality of life

I believe living in the country supports a more natural way of life, even if you commute to the city for working, the rhythm is just more relaxed, the air is fresh and you have a better contact with nature, I think everything is just a bit closer to the way we are supposed to live, which is not crammed in the small spaces of the city.
Posted by SevenCatsInn on 10-10-2018


If I'm going to think about myself maybe I'll go for big city, but I'm a partnered person now and I have to think about my life with her. And considering both our interest i think both of us will choose country living, it being peaceful is the biggest pro. And we don't really like socialization and interactions so maybe we can have that in the country, and there's less disturbance and car honking here right?
Posted by mftmadam on 11-01-2018

Country living

Despite the appeal of Big City living, I would much rather live in the countryside where life is simpler and easier. The countryside is also a healthier place to live in, with less pollutants, and with fresh produce easily accessible.
Posted by astraherondale on 11-08-2018

Peaceful and relaxing

Some of the cons indicated in your list are not true. However, I was raised up country, which is the best life. This taught me so much about life. I later moved to the capital city of my country for around 6 years. Life is the city is more than what people think about. Country living is peaceful and relaxing.
Posted by Focusedwriter10 on 11-05-2018

In the country, you have something called a yard

There's space – for me, for my dog, kids, between me and my annoying neighbors. In the city, you live on top of each other. Your kids and your dog barely know what grass is. In the country, you have something called a yard. You run around, kick a football and chase fireflies. You go sledding and build snowmen on fresh snow that hasn't been trodden by hundreds of others. You can actually identify constellations because you see lots of them each night. You are fascinated by a lot more interesting animals than squirrels, and your dog acts like a dog, you don't have to carry around bags for its poop.
Posted by totoadrian on 11-05-2018

Peace and quiet

I was born in the country and lived there until I was 7. We moved to a city and I couldn't get used to the noise and the people. It was stressful for me living in an apartment with no outdoor space. Luckily for me I got to move back to the country when I was 17 to study at a university. I know I did it the other way around since almost everyone moves to the city to study. I just couldn't adjust to city life, it's a good place to visit but not really a place I can call home.
Posted by knnon on 11-26-2018

If I could, I would

Living in the country serves more benefits in terms of mental, emotional and physical health. Although the city offers many opportunities in Life. It is nice to live somewhere with peace without much cars passing by and much pollution to be inhaled. If ever needing to go to city, you can always go and stay in an apartment but residing in a country is food for the soul.
Posted by Yumyan on 12-07-2018

Country Road Take me Home....

I prefer the peacefulness of the countryside. There is no noise, less dirt, pollution. You know your neighbors, there are never traffic jams, no rush to find a parking spot! If there is decent public transportation connections to the city even better, just take the metro to the city, hang out with friends, go out for dinner, drinks, and then come back to your cozy country home, far from all the distractions, noise...
Posted by blindwitness90 on 12-18-2018


Big City Living

Big City Living
From shops and movies to groceries and services, you'll have everything you want within a few minutes drive when you live in the big city.

And unlike someone who lives in the country, you can choose walking or biking or taking the bus to work as an option. If your family lives in town, they'll be able to drop by and visit on a moment's notice. Or, is that a bad thing?

While metropolitan living is often seen as the ideal, the main downsides to city living are lack of privacy; high rental and real estate rates; lots of crime and traffic jams.

And, of course there is that little thing we call smog and air pollution and all the harm that can cause to your lungs over time.

  • Very conveniently located near shops and popular tourist destinations
  • Easy access to police or hospital in case of emergency.
  • Better internet signal; more free Wifi cafes, almost every store in a city has free wifi
  • Easier to find a job in the city in whatever profession you choose
  • Endless worship options, whatever faith or believe you choose to practice. There is a church on every corner.
  • Progressive thinkers live in the big city
  • Get to your destination faster without a lot of driving.
  • Public transportation, buses, cabs, Uber
  • More movie theaters, parks, concerts, entertainment options
  • Endless 24/7 fast food restaurants to choose from, and a lot of them deliver
  • More bars, clubs, parties (if you're into that kind of thing) the night life is amazing in a big city

  • Crowded stores.
  • High crime rates.
  • Real estate prices (rentals/land) costs more
  • More auto wrecks.
  • Higher prices on groceries and gas.
  • Less personal living space.
  • Everyone is too busy, always on the go.
  • Constant noisiness, cell phones ringing
  • High risk of poverty due to high living costs
  • Unsafe schools are a risk
  • Impersonal communities, no one cares about you or knows your name



City serves right

From my own point of view looking at the noisiness, population and expensiveness of city living I came to realize that this is still where the money is generated and circulated and is seems close by to its residents.

The most important thing to me is that i feel that it is possible to create you country home in the city depending on the money you have, for example you can buy a big house, with everything the country house can offer as well as control the noise made around with modern devices made available. all depends on you income but the good thing is that the money is around and available just for you to go, work and get it, but for those living in the country house , they can never make it a city because it will always be far away and of course with its advantages. So I see that with living in the city I see one stone killing two birds more possible than when living in the country side.

Posted by prosperevergreen on 08-05-2016

Big City

I have always lived in the country and thought it would be so cool to live in the heart of a city. Not even a large city, just one big enough that it has things to do. My office was in the city once and I could walk everywhere. Need lunch? 5 or 6 restaurants within walking distance.

Need to take a minute off? Walk to a coffe shop or even a bar! I imagine this except for not just at work but all the time. Just walk out of your condo on Main Street with your family and get dinner or have a cold beer or whatever, anytime!

Posted by Lop on 11-21-2015
That is one of the great things about a moderately sized city. Once you get into a huge city, it isn't as appealing.

I want to live in the big city!

I long to live in a big city. I do feel that it would be an adventure. I have only lived in smaller towns that do have a country feel to them. I want to be able to have options to shop at rather then just one or two gas stations or only a handful of restaurants to eat at. Big city living would feel like a dream to me.
Posted by Taffyapple on 11-20-2015
Yes options would be nice. However, I feel that after a while, it would all feel the same and I would still long for country life.
Options are always good. It is nice to have a choice to pick where you want to give your service to.
But with so many options in a big city, it would feel amazing.

Just outside the big city is great

I live in Manchester which is the 3rd biggest city in the UK... I dont live in the centre but instead on the outskirts which means housing is miles cheaper, still close to family and friends and still got access to all amenities. I am only 15 mins from the airport and about 10 minutes to the centre. On the Outskirts you will also find that you will most likely have a garden whereas directly in the City you won't. Saying all this if I had the choice to live in the city centre or in the countryside I would still choose the City Centre due to it being more active as well as being close to everything. In the countryside it can be a pain travelling miles upon miles to get basic items that can often be a 2 minute walk away in the city. On top of that Big City living is also good for being able to do sports and activities as leisure centres tend to be closer thus having a healthier lifestyle than in fact in the countryside. Of course the argument can be put that countryside living is cheaper but it might not be in fact as you will spend a lot more in petrol/fuel travelling to get stuff that you really need on a day to day basis.
Posted by neilbhabuta on 07-24-2016

Convenience would be missed

Personally I would prefer to live in a reasonable sized town by the sea but if I had to choose I think I am a City person at heart. I would miss the convenience of everything I take for granted ... finding shops open at any time, transport options, choices of places to eat, sports centres etc. etc. The country is great to visit for a relaxing break but much too isolated for me. A problem cities do have is maintaining the green spaces they do have.
Posted by monab on 08-27-2016

City is exposure

Living in the city gives you the opportunity to see life in its advanced and technological form, When you live in the country side, you don not get exposed, you are secluded from what is in vogue. People who live in the city have the opportunity to know what is happening around them and in their environment. Life is so beautiful for us to be neglected, let us all flow with the rhyme of this new technological world and expose ourselves to its mysteries
Posted by Selfrevealing on 08-05-2016

A place for all

I love big cities, amongst all availability of commodities which we can deen as scarce can always be found in big cities. The level of awareness in big cities is high, information is power, so staying in the big cities gives one the advantage of access to information. Life in the big city help in creating mutual understanding between people from different race , tribe and ethnic background, its so cool to stay in big cities, you'll learn alot
Posted by Jeshurun on 10-29-2016


I just could not imagine having to live in the country away from everything really. It's just so much more convenient living in a city and it just feels better as well. I know that a lot of people don't like how crowded it is but it's one of the things that I love about living in London really.
Posted by kingcool52 on 11-13-2017

Grew up in the Country, Prefer the City

Having spent the first 20 years of my life growing up in the country, I can attest to some of the positives of living away from the city. I really enjoyed the seclusion and privacy my family had. There was no noise pollution any time of the day, and it was always very peaceful around our land.

That being said, however, for the past three years I've lived in the largest city in Kansas while I attend college, and I love it. There is certainly more noise, but I like being around so many people, and having so many things to do on any given day! I've made so many more meaningful connections during my time in the city, that I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Posted by TheArticulate on 05-06-2017

Both have perks, but city for me

I admit, noise is not something I am fond of. However, for my needs, I would much prefer the city, as that's where both my education, and the jobs that I'm getting said education for (as I'm going into a STEM major), remain. The country has its perks, especially for someone who's generally a bit more of a loner like me, but I find the long commutes I've had to take to get to and from classes both stressful and wasteful. I'm not going to pretend traffic or congested public transportation aren't things, but I'm going to deal with traffic regardless of whether I'm traveling from an hour and a half away, or 20 minutes away. Plus, being in a city at least means public transportation exists to some degree compared to the rural areas here.

Also, as I live in an area that gets lots of lake effect snow in the winter, I think I'd have an easier time as far as road maintenance goes in a busier, urban area as compared to a rural area. Cities are not perfect and I refuse to pretend they are, but it's very hard to argue with some of the conveniences of city living, conveniences I sorely need at this point in my life.

Posted by Linen on 12-09-2017

I love how easy life could be

If you were to ask this question to someone that has lived in the city before and knows what's in trend, like I mean, someone who is exposed to life, technology, fashion blah blah blah, then you would be replied with the option CITY. I, of course, don't debunk the known fact that life in the countryside could be more healthy, natural and exploring, but still, the opportunities you would get while living in the city is far too incomparable to that of the countryside. Someone living in the city could live flashily, you have all the resources available: the internet, shopping malls, cozy restaurants etc.
Posted by toshina on 04-30-2018

Big City Life

I currently live in a small town and while it does have its advantages, the cons outweigh the pros. There is little competition therefore customer service suffers. While it may be safer to raise your kids in, they are set at a disadvantage when going to University and they have only competed on a rural level. Employment as well as earning potential is limited, however cars, groceries and services cost the same as in the big cities.
Posted by Rhombus on 12-17-2017

Bigger cities definitely.

I'm young and wild so I definitely prefer bigger cities, because there's a lot more you can do with your friends. Speaking of friends, there are a lot more people you can meet in bigger cities and a wider variety of people means that they are going to have different interests, which can be closer to mine.
Posted by manmad on 03-22-2018

This is my choice.

I choose to live in the city. The truth is that I can take my vacations away from the city to relax and to breath others airs but, when my vacations take more time than I expected, I need to return to the city because my relax could turn into stress. I like the city because I can be more active, I can share with the people I love, it is easier to move around the city because of the public transport. Also, I see myself working in the city and I love the different entertainment options the city offers me.
Posted by cubo on 03-09-2018


To me, I am making the choice to be in the big city as it is going to give me the kind of connections that I desire to become the best of what I want to become. I have come to notice that this is the best thing that I should aim at achieving in the sense that by staying in a big city, I get to meet people from different walks of life. While the country side will give me peace and calm, I prefer the big city to it.
Posted by Barida on 07-02-2018
me too my friend. Here in my nation you will find that all the opportunities are focused on the areas closest to the cities. This means that if you live too far away you will have to miss out on a lot of things. One will also get the opportunity to socialize with all kinds of people which is always a great thing in life.

CIty living by a mile

Big cities have it all. Everything you need for entertainment, food shopping, transportation, gathering spots, retail shopping, interesting things to do, leisure, etc. Also they have people. I could never live in a place where there's literally no people for miles. It's too quiet, weird, dead - lifeless. Not to mention the quality of technology is far better in cities. Once you hit city limits your phones and digital devices often die or lose connectivity for long periods of time.
Posted by NickJ on 11-16-2017

Big City Living

While the occasional country life break is awesome, I personally think that country life is monotonous (no offense), and living in the big city just gives you more opportunities and choices on how you want to live your life. Various job opportunities, entertainment centers, ways of transportation, good restaurants, and access to the more privileged parts of life is more appealing to me personally.
Posted by treecko142 on 02-08-2018
hahaha... You are not wrong, the life in the country can turn from an amazing experience of calmness to a boring one where you see the same people and engage in the same activities everyday in a matter of weeks. I have tried to live in such a location in my country and I could tell it is just not my kind of preference. socialization especially is an important part of life and meeting different people with different life stories and experiences always enhances growth.

I love accessibility

In my opinion, centuries of world development lead us to what big cities are today. We invent things all the time that will make our lives easier and better. The pros of a big and modern city should be celebrated. The cons of it are the results of human error, corruption, and selfishness. No matter who we are or what we do, we all have the vision to move forward. There will always be something that's going to be different from the way we used to live because change is constant. Country living isn't ideal because development is inevitable and people who choose that lifestyle will just get left behind. I am all for a healthy environment for everyone. If it was up to me, I wish free spaces in cities should just be allocated for tree-planting rather than new buildings. The point is, humans should be better at urban planning right now so we don't make the same mistakes as the people before us. Their mistakes led to people disliking big cities when in fact, it showcases how amazing human capabilities bring.
Posted by mimacheeks on 07-27-2018

Big City Living

I want to be living in a big city. I like high rise buildings or condominiums. I plan to live in a condominium someday.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 09-11-2018

I love the Country, but need the big City

The country undoubtedly offers the quietness of the nature, clean air, peace, slow pace (everything happens slowly). And of course less crime. But I’ll have to choose the city life, if I need to choose between these two. Of course I’ll pick both if I have the choice of “middle ground”. Out of the city for vacations and relaxation, and in city – for work. If you’re in the country and away from major cities, let’s say you get ill, or your child gets sick, God forbid! Medical care in villages and in small places is either non-existent, or it’s not very professional and responsive. Smaller places also don’t have advanced medical equipment! If you live in a snowy region, what happens when a ton of snow falls and blocks roads and you need to go to the hospital, or you have urgent work to do? City roads get cleaned very often. The road network is clear in urban areas. And if the city doesn’t send cleaning equipment and machinery, your neighbors will surely help you out without you even asking them. Also jobs and opportunities. Higher paid jobs, obviously. City life wins here. And accessibility. You have access to stores, technology, everything happens quickly. You can get deliveries of packages quickly. And distances are shorter. If you’re living outside of town and you need to visit town, it’s gonna take time. And gas. More spent money for fuel. Cinema, you can watch a movie, too. You can’t watch the new blockbuster if you’re outside of town, I guess.
Posted by silvamagna on 10-26-2018


Living in a big city allows more access to shops that you need to buy from. I have been living in a quite distant place where I am not able to buy some stuff I need. With that experience, I personally want to live in a Big City to buy stuffs that I need.
Posted by hstinscdln on 10-31-2018


I choose big city living. There are many available jobs in the city. People flock to to to work in the big city.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 11-10-2018

Big City, Big Lights

I prefer staying in the big city living just because of the sites to see, the places to go, and the great memories you can make. Don't get me wrong, a country living is also okay with me but missing out on all the fun, laughter and events happening the city isn't happening to me. Seeing all the lights that light up the city is a great view to watch. Imagine the sceneries you get such as buildings, parks, oceans, bridges and all the other great stuff out there. I can't forget as well the great food that awaits you in the city. Your taste buds will go crazy once you get a scent of the food surrounding you. Lastly, I am quite a shopper so being in the big city might take all my money away from me.
Posted by YoloBoy on 11-06-2018

Cities are the Center of Life

Since the invention of agriculture and the creation of cities, urban environments have fostered the development of the world as we know it today. Cities allowed for the sequestering of resources- making it cheaper to build sewage disposal, running water, electricity, and telephone lines (as the world progessed). The increased density of people also led to the development of art, music, and other human achievements.

Now cities are often viewed as a terrible place to live, but that's ignoring the historial and political reasons that came to be. In order to see the true beauty in city life, one must look past the stereotypes and see the benefits taht can only be found in cities and not in the countryside. In cities you have access to better schools, better hospitals, better employment opportuities, and a more diverse culture that helps people to development into well-rounded educated individuals. Now, I'm not insulting the countryside- I myself am from the country- but cities have more resources available due to the amount of people living in a small area. There's also the benefits of cities giving people more opportunity to travel as most major transportation hubs are located in cities and not the countryside.

It really depends on what you're looking for in life, but cities also have quiet streets and neighborhoods that have the feel of the countryside without having to move away. And you can build your own community in a city- it just takes a bit longer because most people are also transplants looking to fit in and build meaningful relationships. They might also be some of the best people you'll ever meet.

So, in conclusion, cities offer more of everything- schools, cafes, jobs, diversity- and its often of a higher quality. A denser population allows for less resources to be used in the building of services, which in turn provides people with access to things that would never be available in the countryside.

Posted by knico1981 on 11-10-2018

Difficult decision, but I'll go with Cities

Even though I adore country life, the silence, not having noise and overcrowded places, it's too hard for me to live in a place with no Wifi, groceries, or cellphone signal.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-10-2018

Big City!!!

It's noisy and the air isn't clean yes however, I'm very ambitious and I'm materialistic so that means I've got more opportunities in big cities. I grew up in a small town and now I live in quite a big city and I can say that I'm way more happier here, more friends and more fun.
Posted by ivandelrey on 12-07-2018


I grew up in a city and because of this I would never leave a city for a countryside. I mean, countryside has many pros, one of the most prominent ones being a fresh, healthy air and more healthy food. But the opportunities you have while living in a city are vast. When I say opportunities I mean jobs. You can try to be whatever suits you. And people in city tend to be more open minded than those living in countryside.
Posted by NikSuks on 12-17-2018

City Living

I've lived in the country, and have many family members who do as well. In my opinion, it cannot compare to living in the city. The main reason is because I like having all my services near me, and I don't need to drive everywhere to get them. I currently live in a small city, and if I need things last minute, I can just walk to the store. It's also nice to get exercise by walking places, especially after a nice meal; it's relaxing to take a leisurely stroll home.

Since I live in the northern region, I also don't have to worry about not having plowed streets, which in makes it a little bit safer in winter. In addition, at Christmas time, the lights along the main street look beautiful.

The noise level isn't really a problem since I don't live in a large city like NYC. Plus, I like having some sounds as opposed to silence.

All in all, living in a city is my preferred place to live.

Posted by nomdeplume on 12-18-2018


country living... i love the life of country living, i am living i USA but i still remember my childhood i was living country n i loved those days.
Posted by jeffmccoy on 03-21-2016
What did you love so much about the country?
Posted by Taffyapple on 04-14-2016
I live in the country and I have also lived in the city. What I love in the country is it is quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The place is also cleaner and the air is fresher. When I was living in the city, I get sick a lot. But when I am in the country, I seldom get sick. It is such a huge advantage.
Posted by Alymae on 12-16-2018
That's nice. I've seen in TV shows how peaceful country living is. I guess the simplicity of life adds to that. So much time to enjoy what's in front of you.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-02-2018
Most of the city dwellers love the country because it is a respite from the fast-paced city life. I was born and raised in a city apartment that going to a home in the rural area was like taking a nice vacation. What I love in the country are the things that are not present in the city particularly the trees and vegetation. There are also the variety of birds that cannot be seen in the city.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-09-2018
I like both. Country living is so peaceful but city life is so exciting. I do not think that I would be able to pick just one of these as it is just way to hard to do so.
Posted by Batsy on 06-13-2016
Me too. But most people nowadays need time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. They have to rediscover themselves through peaceful surroundings and simple living.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-02-2018
I think it depends on a lot of factors. Often you can buy a much bigger house in the country for the same price as you could buy a small apartment in a city and for some people, that is the main attraction. Other people work in the City, so living there also is the logical thing. Personally, city life appeals to me, and I would like to live in a 'condo' for the first year of my working life, upgrade to a family home in the 'suburbs', as you Americans say, and then retire in a large country home.
Posted by hasa1015 on 07-26-2016
Yes it does depend on a lot of factors. I love living in the country because of my young kids. It is safer here and they can explore the outdoors right on our doorstep. It is so much better for bringing up my little family!
Posted by LynneHuysamen on 07-27-2016
I agree. Country living beats the city in terms of a happy life. It's because you're not focused on unnecessary stuff. You're more on family and appreciate what you have.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-02-2018
I agree. I think living in the country is better. Lifestyle is more relaxed there than in the city. There is more time to be with family and there is less polluted air.
Posted by iambeth on 11-01-2018
As I think both options seems great but its best to have the two types of home because they are quite ideal for different seasons of the year. There is time for everything, a time to work and a time to rest so we should understand and utilize these two options
Posted by prosperevergreen on 08-05-2016
You sound like me. I have a farm house in a countryside as well as a house in the city. I have lived in the city as well as the country. Country living and city living, both have pros and cons. Preference is just a personal taste. It is difficult to have a job in a country side unless you are doing farming In the city, you can find work easily. Country life is peaceful and city life is full of hustle and bustle.
Posted by vinaya on 04-17-2018
That's funny. I just thought of that. City living is certainly far from peaceful. I'd say it's more of a necessity for some of us. People just enjoy the quiet life of country living.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-02-2018
That's nice of you to share. You have a point. People need a balance in how they spend their time. Most of us don't have the luxury of having both. I wonder if people can do this in the future.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-02-2018
Elin Dotsya
This is another one of those things that depends on the situation. I would say if there was an outbreak or a war of some kind then the countryside is the better place to live. The city has more opportunities, however. For me, the biggest factor is if visit the upper class vs lower class part of the city. In the ghettos - I would never want to live, but in those places where actors live, hell yes please. I would choose country for the peace and quiet and then when I want to get out a while I would visit some smogless city, or the least amount of it.
Posted by Elin Dotsya on 08-08-2016
You make an interesting point. Which one is best depends on the situation. If you can generate income even if you live in a country than country life might give you an amazing experience. However, if you do not have any income opportunities in the country, how could you live in the country. Likewise, the city gives you a lot of opportunities to earn your living. However, if you do not have to go to the office every day and you can do your work remotely, living in the country can be a better experience.
Posted by vinaya on 07-02-2018
I know what you mean. Many people are forced to work in the city despite wanting to stay in the country side. Rich people have the luxury of choosing where they want to live. I guess it's the thing with most upper class men and women.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-02-2018
Not everyone can make a choice when it comes to choose between a city life and country life. People are living in the city because the things like education, work etc. People are living in a country because of their work or profession. I have lived in the city as well as country side. I don't think country like is simple and comfortable. You have to do hard work in the country.
Posted by vinaya on 09-09-2018
Very honest of you. I think so too. I like how you pointed that people want to live in the upper class side of cities. No one wants the lower class side. They're just too unsafe and unclean. I mean, not everything. But you probably know what I'm talking about. Hahaha!

Country life is just so attractive for those of us seeking to live a comfy and simple life.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-02-2018
In the end, it all depends on the choice of the person. For people in developing economies like my country, countryside which over here are rural or developing areas can be good business opportunities for visionary investors and retirement habitats for writers or retirees while on the other hand, big cities like Lagos, Calabar, Ibadan which are very overpopulated are an admixture of consuming and producing industries for salary earners and entrepreneurs.
Posted by Boladale93 on 08-27-2016
Oh, that's an interesting way to put it. I guess it does depend on the people's motivations. I prefer country for personal comfort. City is more of a practical approach to things in life.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-02-2018
Perspective is very important
Posted by Jeshurun on 10-29-2016
I agree. Having the right mindset allows us to choose what we need most in life. I find it effective for differentiating between country and city life.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-02-2018
After living in a big city for many years, I came to live in a countryside couple of years ago. Countryside living and city living both have pros and cons. If you have an income source, country side living can be really good. However, if you need immediate health care services, or buy some sophisticated thing you will be in problem. Country side living is also very cost effective. In the city yu will find all kinds of services and amenities, including immediate health care facility. However, city life is very expensive.
Posted by vinaya on 09-13-2017
True. The expenses are so different. I guess the perks are the facilities over there. It's just that country living has lots of hospitable people living a normal life. Simplicity is often a gift unappreciated.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-02-2018
That is true. People from the country does have limited services. They sometimes need to go to the city to get medical help. And there are more companies for employment in the city as well.
Posted by iambeth on 11-01-2018
Big city living is good because of the easy access to whatever you need or want and you have the chance of getting a good job to do.
Posted by babyright on 11-13-2017
Yes, there are many great jobs in the city. I find it funny that some people choose to retire in the country after many years of staying in the city. I guess they got what they needed. Money and security.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-02-2018
I would really love to stay in country, as I think I would really enjoy the lifestyle in countryside, but I have always been staying in the city since I was young. It's easier for my husband and me to make a living in the city due to our job function, hence I don't think we will be moving to the country in near future. Moreover, it's really inconvenient and the facility is not so nice in the villages in my country. When I studied in Australia, I stayed in a very small suburb, but there are big stores and it's quite convenient staying there too, so I really enjoyed staying there though it was just for a year. Those are really the places I would like to stay.
Posted by kaka135 on 11-17-2017
I live in a country. I like my life here. However, I also encounter many problems every day, to an extent that I can sometimes no longer enjoy my life and begin to think about moving into the city. sadly, I cannot move into the city because I need a lof money to manage my life in the city and my income is small.
Posted by vinaya on 07-02-2018
This is the case for lots of people. Their jobs in the city gives them so much freedom in terms of earning profit. Maybe that's why people there can't easily move to a simple country life outside the city.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-02-2018
Living in the big city is very convenient because one gets to have easy access to important facilities. It also offers more employment opportunities for more people so one can really understand the congestion. For families who are raising kids, the city provides more options for their education as the best schools are usually located in big cities. I love country living though as I lived in the countryside when I was a child. Time seems to run slow in the countryside and there is no rush for anything. It's the type of lifestyle I would like to have when I retire and it's probably the more logical kind if one would choose to rely on pension and retirement savings.
Posted by chatbox on 11-25-2017
If you give convinences and comfort much priority than city living is ideal for you. If you give healthy living much priority than country living is ideal for you. You can find all kinds of luxuries in the city in a stone throw away. If you are living in the country and want something to buy, even a simple thing like lawn mower, you might have to drive hours to reach the nearest store.
Posted by vinaya on 04-17-2018
I am a city girl at heart. I love the city. I love the fact that it never sleeps. I love the fact that you can go out at 3.00am and have a cup of coffee or go grocery shopping. I actually love the noise and the lights at night. However the older I get my mind is changing. I crave long walks in the countryside on the weekends, growing my own fruits and vegetables, going to a village party or dance. I also would like to rear my own chicken and turkey, as I hate the meat we get from hormone feed meat. I want fresh milk and the sun on my face. I really am confused I don't really know which I prefer. Lol.
Posted by jaymish on 11-27-2017
Geez, I love the smell of Country living. It's incomparable. Nature it brings personally makes me feel closer to God. It signifies humility and simplicity. I feel at peace with calmness when I am in a place like that. Tranquility and a healthy feeling are its best when you're with nature. I get relaxed and forget about the cares and woes of money and selfish ambitions of men in the urban environment.
Posted by tiffiecute on 11-30-2017
Country smells good. The air is fresh, there is a lot of greenery around. You even get to eat organic food. However, the main problem with country living is how do you support yourself. Since there is limited earning opportunities in the country, how will you live in the country if you do not have a lot of savings? Retiring in the country can be a better option though.
Posted by vinaya on 06-26-2018
Well, I have always prefer the big city living though I also love the country living because of it cost effectiveness but I prefer City living in all ramification the Acess to good life.I love good life though it might be expensive but I don't mind. It life that can be memorable.
Posted by lovely on 12-03-2017
I have roots in the country, howeve,r I have lived in a city for most of my life. I was born in a city, I spent my childhood and teenage in the city. In my adulthood I am living on an off city. I divide my time between the city and country. Experience is different, yet rewarding in all fronts.
Posted by vinaya on 04-17-2018
I've done both. Cities do have more amenities and conveniences, but country living has its benefits too. It's a slower pace, a friendlier atmosphere. The scenery rocks. I just don't like living too far out in the country. I like having reasonable access to everything I want and need. Less traffic is also a plus.
Posted by Zyni on 12-05-2017
AS long as the amenities are available, living in the countryside is the best experience one can have in his/her life. However, countryside living can be hard because of the absence of many amenities. It becomes really hard if you have to drive 50 kilometers to buy basic supplies.
Posted by vinaya on 01-03-2018
For now, I prefer to live in the big city where all of the things I needed is within our reach. You're near to almost everything that you could ask for like hospitals, malls, your office, and many more. I will only want to live in a country living when I retire and just want to relax and enjoy my remaining life besides a farm and a lake.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 12-22-2017
I was born and raised in a city apartment which gave me the yearning to be in the rural area. Country living is my dream ever since I was a girl. In our vacations to the provinces, I always enjoy roaming around the countryside with the trees and nature. However, thinking about the commerce in the country living, we are dependent on the big city since my job is in the city and all our circle are here as well. If ever I retire in the countryside, I might be isolated. And that’s a disadvantage. Perhaps a vacation house in the rural area will do.
Posted by Corzhens on 01-08-2018
My ancestors were rural folks. My dad acquired farmlands from his father. After retirement, my dad went to live in the farm permanently. I was born and raised i a city, however, I live din the country for two months every year during my school, college and university days. After I started working, I lived i a city for 10 years, then I moved to countryside. I like my country living. Sometimes I travel to city for a change.
Posted by vinaya on 04-17-2018
I would definitely prefer living in the countryside, but unfortunately I have to live in the city because of my job. As it is I have to settle for spending my annual leave days in my countryside cabin. It's much more peaceful than living in the city, not to mention healthier.
Posted by alexd on 01-17-2018
When I ask people many say that they want to live in a country side, however, they can't because they have a job in the city. THis is the problem shared by many people. City gives you earning opportunities, where as the country life does not give you an earning opportunity. The only income source in the country site is open a convenient shop or start farming.
Posted by vinaya on 07-02-2018
Honestly, I'd want a little bit of both. But in terms of which I prefer more, I'd choose Big City Living. Both have their distinctive positive and negative qualities. Country life is great for a peaceful escape from all the stress and problems that consume urban locations. If you can live a quiet life, there are few reasons not to live there permanently. But most people need what cities provide. The atmosphere and modern people does have its charms. I still want to live in the city.

The simplest solution is to travel to both locations how ever frequently you like. You don't necessarily have to settle for just one. It can get tiring if you're stuck in one place no matter how great it is.
Posted by Steve5 on 02-08-2018
I own a farm house in a countryside and I also have a house in a city. I work as a freelancer and I have the liberty to live anywhere I want. Thus, I divide my time between the city and country side. There are difficulties associated with country living, for instance internet connection is a problem. There are also difficulties associated to city living. There is so much hustle and bustle.
Posted by vinaya on 04-17-2018
This is going to be a good debate to be voted of. Since I know that we have this people that really love the city's business and people who loves the peace of a country. There's nothing going to win here. They both have points and factors that equal each other's inadequacy. It really depends on what kind of person you are.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 03-10-2018
For me I would really prefer the country living because of its being peaceful and stress free compare in the big city living that it is very noisy and have a lot of problems that needs to be addressed such as the heavy traffic, the increasing crime rate and a lot of more. I know for sure that both of them have a lot of advantage and disadvantages and it would really depend now on the person's interest on what is the best convenient for him.
Posted by junrose123 on 04-14-2018
City living and country living both have merits and demerits Which one to choose depends on your preferences and ideals. Country living is good for those who seek a peaceful living, organic living. However, for those who want luxuries, city living is more appropriate. As far as am concerned I enjoy dividing my time between city and county.
Posted by vinaya on 04-18-2018
There's truth in what you said. Luxury living is often associated with the city. But the happiness in living a quiet life is also left understated. Let's learn to know what we truly want in life. Maybe then we can decide between the two.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-04-2018
I like that country places are relatively peaceful compared to the busy life of cities. You get to live a comfortable and quiet life. There are less distractions. So you could focus on what's truly important in life.
Posted by Steve5 on 05-19-2018
But in that scenario, you'd have to forsake certain commodities such as electricity, phone signal or internet connection. I for one cannot live without them, even though I dislike city noises.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-13-2018
I have to chose both. I love living in a country side because it is more peaceful and not polluted. It also has fresh air and there are a lot of trees and grass so its's more relaxing feeling and fresh. You can also get some fresh fruits and vegetables from its tree and plants but it's advantage is since technology is a bit slow, you can't catch up to the trends and earning money is slow also. When it comes to city, it's advantages is that you can still go around the city because there are still vendors, restaurants and shops that are still open so if you are hungry you can still buy food around the city. You will earn money faster compared to country living. Although its not that peaceful and clean but you can still enjoy your night because there are activities and events in a place.
Posted by nekonieden on 06-01-2018
So it feels like a balanced choice. When it comes down to it, a simple is always better if you want peace and harmony. City life is often filled with tons of stress and pollution. Literally and metaphorically. People ought to choose wisely.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-04-2018
I think big country living is some of the time lot easier and better. The reason being people learn how to work around with the others. And there seems to be a lot of drama and lot of things that does not compute much. So I have learned that sometimes it's better to just work around small town and country. And we learn to be content with the small things in life.
Posted by overcast on 07-06-2018
That's so true. Contentment is the hardest thing to attain in life. We're all too involved in seeking so much out of every day experience. Simple joys make up a good life.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-12-2018
I prefer country living because I am a person who loves nature. I like living in a place where there is a fresh air. I live living simple as long I have my family with me.
Posted by bienn05 on 07-08-2018
That sounds lovely. Home is always where our loved ones are. So I too prefer country for its quiet living. You can't beat fresh grass and clean air.
Posted by Steve5 on 07-12-2018
For me, it depends on my mood. Because I sometimes like in the big city and sometimes I like in the country side. But they are not that balance. It's like 30% in the big city and 70% in the country living.
Posted by Drean2002 on 07-17-2018
Living in the country side is more peaceful and relaxing. Life is a lot simpler. However, due to economic reason I still prefer living in the city especially if you have a family to support. Other than work or offices, there are many establishments nearby which we need in our everyday life. Schools and hospitals are nearby. The thing I dread about the countryside is in case of emergency, you will have to travel long to get to the hospital for example. I also prefer that my son study in a university. He might be shocked with the drastic change if he study in the countryside and then move to the city during his college.

And also you appreciate country side more for relaxation and recreation if you live in the city.
Posted by Chinet23 on 07-27-2018
There are advantages and disadvantages living in both places however, I prefer living in the country side than living in the city. This is mainly because of simplicity, much healthier and much more affordable way of living in the country side. Having health concerns especially in the lungs, is basically better to live in the country side. The traffic is light, municipalities are not crowded and fresh air is always available because of too many trees.
Posted by NesMarcos on 08-16-2018
Having a Country or Big city living is wonderful. But I think the choice will depend on the type of person. If you prefer a simple life, embracing the country living is your option. But for those professionals, a Big city is the right place for them. Their job requires a lot of their time that is why traveling for a long period of time is not good for them. There are also more job opportunities in the big city compared to Countryside. Whatever you choose, being happy and living with your loved ones are the most important.
Posted by superlicca on 08-20-2018
I am more comfortable living in the big city. It gives me the feeling that everything you need is just around in every corner. But if to be situated in the country side, I do not have any problems adapting as well. I have experienced living in both. My parents live in the city while grandparents, where I stay for vacations are in the country side.
Posted by mdayrit on 08-22-2018
I'm surprised that the majority of us have voted for country living but yet so many people flock to the cities. I guess a lot of the time work options dictate that we have to live in cities, but it would be nice if people had the option to work from home with certain industries!
Posted by amelia88 on 08-29-2018
I love going to unwind in the country. Life especially here in my country is quite remote in such countrysides. My activities demand that I interact with people who live in the city meaning that you have to be nearby and as such I live just within the city.
Posted by Martin on 09-17-2018
I was sickened by the noise the first time I went to a big city. I grew up in a rural area but I occasionally go to the city once in a while. Although, there is a great difference when it comes to a highly urbanized city. We are talking about skyscrapers and subway train station city. Large cities like that are loud and smell terrible. You could see many beggars around which is very rare on the country. Although, many of us will be working in this kind of environment but the country side will be great to live as it was simpler and more quieter.
Posted by Aeolos on 09-21-2018
A country living is something you will dream of. Because of peace and a simple life it can offer. However, if you want to find great opportunities when it comes to career and education, you will prefer to live in the city. You just have to adjust if you used to live in a quiet place like the countryside.
Posted by superlicca on 09-25-2018
A country living is more peaceful compared to living in the City. You are far away from pollution and populated area. If you also own a land then you can plant your veggies and fruits and start to earn for your living. You can also get your meal for free and make sure that you are eating a healthy food.
Posted by superlicca on 09-27-2018
There is still so many reasons why people would like to migrate in city. For one is the work opportunity for people looking for jobs to support their family. Finding job in rural area is so hard if your are looking for a stable one. However, there are a lot of work opportunities that can be found in the city. Its not a choice to move to the city but a necessity to be able to survive in this world.
Posted by Aeolos on 09-30-2018
I have always preferred the city life though I have tried both sides of the coins. The country living is really calm and cool but I just like the standard of living in the city and the abundance of job opportunities too.
Posted by lovely on 10-01-2018
I prefer city living but not the overly polluted city. It is more convenient for me and there's easy access to everything i need. From time to time, i can go on vacation at the country side but to stay there for too long or lived there, i can't. I do enjoy the busy metropolitan city because of unlimited opportunities for work and leisure, better access to healthcare facilities. But i have to admit that city life is more stressful, more expensive.
Posted by conniemac on 10-22-2018
I'm a nature lover by far, but for me, Wifi and grocery shopping wins in this argument. I just can't imagine living with no signal, as I have been working as a freelancer for some time and depend solely on a good Internet connection. The only way to balance this out is to love in the outskirts of the city: not far enough so I can still enjoy the commodities of civilization, but not close enough so I get suffocated on overcrowded stores.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-10-2018
I choose big city living. There are many available jobs in the big city. People still goes to the big city to find their jobs.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 11-10-2018
Both places have their advantages and their disadvantages, and the final decision depends on the aspirations and life plan that each one has. In the case that, for example, you consider that the professional projection is the motor of your life and that is what makes you happiest, you must live in a big city because that is where the big companies are and where you will be able to train and grow better. In the case that a close contact with nature is an essential factor for you, the city can generate a lot of stress and not make you happy, so your ideal place will be the countryside. To decide if you want to live in the countryside or in the city, the first thing you should do is know yourself well, and know what you need to be happy.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-15-2018
It's hard to decide which one is a lot more better to lived by. For me the two choices have really different lifestyle. Living in the city is advantageous because we have access to everything. From the hospitals, malls, wifi, and other commodities you can have everything. You can also have a lot recreational activities found in the city. Living in the city is where all of can generate money. We can live near by our work which free from hassle to ride a bus or car. The disadvantage of living in the city is it is to crowded, toxic due to pollution, traffic and people are always busy , like time is very important to everyone living in the city.

On the other hand, living in the country side can make you relax and chill at the moment. You can have all your time in the world. If you want to unwind, it's perfect to stay in the country side. It makes you more appreciate the beauty of nature. You can always have a piece of mind due to the tranquility and calmness of your environment. Feel the fresh air and the scenery of the place. Country is like your ideal place when you want to retire from work. You can plant some root crops and vegetables at your backyard which it can be a source of your day to day foods.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 11-18-2018
I am living the best of both worlds as I live just 20 minutes away from the city. I look outside my window and see fields of green and breathe fresh air in the morning, living life in our neighborhood is lax and hassle free but only a ride away or one quick drive and I am able to enjoy everything the city has to offer. Only thing is the city is slowly creeping up, big companies have been buying up lands for years now, I may not be able to enjoy this for long.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-10-2018
I am living in a small country town at the moment. It’s kind of nice. It’s easy to get a lot of work done because there aren’t a lot of distractions and there isn’t much to spend money on, so I save heaps.

My favourite thing about the country are the stars at night. The sky is so dark here and the stars are amazing. The worst thing are the snakes. It’s snake season at the moment and you’ve got to watch where you walk outside. I nearly trod on one the other day. Scared the life out of me. It was poisonous too.
Posted by on 12-14-2018