Urban or Suburban Living: Which Is Right for You?
Are you a city dweller or is suburban living more suited to your style?
Both have a long list of advantages – and a few disadvantages too – depending on your lifestyle. If you’re planning a move in the near future, this is certainly a question you may wish to explore further!
The Joys of Urban Living
In the city, everything you need is within easy reach.
If you love the buzz and energy of the city, the murmur of traffic and honking horns is music to your ears. Arts, culture, nightlife and great food are all within easy reach. A high population density also brings with it a variety of employment opportunities and all the shopping your wallet can handle – and then some!
City living also means smaller homes, apartments and condos, most with tiny yards or no yards at all. This means less to clean and care for, leaving you more time to enjoy all the city has to offer.
As for transportation, depending on where you live, you may not even need a car. Which may be a good thing, as parking in the big city can present a challenge.
The Suburban Lifestyle
In the suburbs, you can expect clean air, less traffic and plenty of wide open spaces.
Homes are newer, as are restaurants and shops. You may have to travel farther for work but, in exchange, you’ll enjoy more square footage and a larger lot with plenty of room for kids and pets to romp.
The cost of living is often less in the ‘burbs, and the crime rates are negligible when compared to the city.
Depending on how far out you go, you may have fewer options for nightlife and culture. For many suburbanites, whose primary focus is the family, this is an acceptable tradeoff for a more family-friendly vibe.
Orange County, California: The Best of Both Worlds
In our community, residents enjoy all of the benefits of the suburban lifestyle within easy reach of every amenity you can imagine.
Only about 35 miles away, Los Angeles beckons with some of the finest dining, shopping and culture in the world. Our small population center has all the feel of a friendly and wholesome town, with all of the benefits of city living in easy reach.
Whether you prefer the hubbub of city life or the peaceful lifestyle of suburbia, consider the future value of real estate before making a purchase.
Even if you don’t have children and aren’t concerned with schools and quality of life, your future buyers may care very much! Suburban homes in our area have maintained an exceptional resale value year after year, because our community offers so many of the features that buyers value.
The Edie Israel Team of real estate experts is committed to our amazing southern California lifestyle and all it has to offer. If you plan to buy a home in our area, we would love to show you all the wonders of Orange County and the unique style of suburban living our community offers.