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City Living or Country Leisure

City living has it’s advantages. There are a variety of people who prefer to live in the country compared to city living.

City life is bustling with people, traffic, noise and pollution. Yet more people prefer to live in the city. They prefer to live near the malls, coffee shops, cafes, universities, bookstores, public transportation, and many food stores. Movie theatres, doctor’s offices, and post offices are more accessible. Your neighborhood grocer is right down the street, and so is your dry cleaners, your favorite fast food place, and most of all, you have a department store, for instance your neighborhood Wal-Mart is always nearby.

Big City life is more appealing for the younger generation. Many young people would be bored to tears if they had to live in a country setting. The big city is full of exciting activities for the younger crowd, such as a variety of clubs, pubs, concerts, football games, and hanging out with their friends at the local mall. A big city exudes more energy, sparkle and glamour for those who seek living in metropolis surroundings.

There are known disadvantages to living in a metropolitan city. Driving in big city traffic can be a nuisance if you have to commute to work when there is a risk of being stuck in traffic on your way to work, or if you’re trying to get somewhere on time. Crime is always higher in a big city than in small country towns, and is another known disadvantage.

Some may say that city living is better than living in the country, or vice versa. I believe it depends on the person, and their preference of how they want to live. In the country, you can have as many pets as you want, and you can play your music as loud as you want without the neighbors complaining. The country life is quiet, and serene. Peace is the subject of desire for those of us who want to live without the noise of the big city. I can picture myself in the country sitting on the front porch of my country cottage, overlooking a nice pond, on a sunny day with a glass of lemonade, or just sitting and listening to the chirping of crickets and other noises on a cool summer’s night. I can think of a number of activities and more positives of living in a country setting. There is horseback riding, fishing, hayrides, and rodeos. Most people with their own homesteads are beekeepers, breed livestock, vegetable growers, and have plenty of country pets.

Country living is most definitely the healthier way of life in regards to cleaner air, growing and eating your own food, especially if it’s grown organically. Trees are more abundant in the country, which means cleaner air to breathe. You can sleep better at night without all the noises of the city. There is far less crime in the country, making it a safer place to live. There are numerous hobbies for a country dweller. Most country ladies enjoy quilting bees, craft fairs, bake sales, country fairs, bazaars, while the men are out tending to the livestock, or hunting or fishing.

After all the consideration of city living in comparison to country life, I can say that city life is more upbeat with people moving about at a faster pace, full of life and vigor, whereas country life is more peaceful but allows for plenty of activities, although in the form of a more laid back style of living. The two have their own advantages.

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