13 February 2013
The convenience of living in an urban or suburban neighborhood can be appealing to many people. Choosing between areas can sometimes be overwhelming for some individual. People are not only concerned about the safety of a community, but they are also concerned about the environment. Although some neighborhoods might look attractive, people should consider the expense that comes with it, and how commuting will affect them in the long run. Nevertheless, both neighborhoods have their specific advantages and disadvantages. When choosing between an urban or suburban neighborhood, it is important for people to research the community, the expense, and convenience …show more content…
Another key point is commuting. People who live in the urban community have better access to public transportation. Citizens can easily get around by walking, taking a bus, and riding the train at a lower cost. In contrast, owning a home in suburb can be costly for many people. Not only do people have to keep up with their mortgages, but they sometimes have to pay a yard maintenance fee and their Home Owners Association (HOA) dues for the up-keeping of the neighborhood which can be very costly. Besides the home cost, people who live in suburban neighborhoods do have the convenience of traveling in the comfort of their own vehicle, and they do not deal with the concerns of public transportation. However, they still have to deal with the cost for long commuting and the wear and tear of the vehicle.
Living in the inner-city and suburban neighborhood can be challenging and beneficial for some individuals, especially for career opportunity. Many people who live in the urban communities have a better advantage in finding a job of their choice. Most corporations are located in the inner-city which makes it easier for people to find a job. Despite the job opportunities in the inner-city, many of these corporations do not provide parking for their employee which makes it difficult for many individuals. On the other hand, employment in the suburb is very limited and many of the professional jobs are
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For those only weakly committed to city living, particularly middle-class people who have serious difficulty with social diversity and who have clear housing alternatives, the "problem-free" suburbs become tempting. After an incident such as a car break-in or a bicycle theft, a "last straw" can make them leave. (249)
When a neighborhood is gentrified it will not only change the image of it, but also the services available there (Al-Kodmany 2011, 62-63). In other words, gentrification does not only have an impact on the physical aspect of the land, but also the resources that lie there. During the 90s, the Near West Side neighborhood located near Loop, an up-scale neighborhood, sought drastic changes within the area. The changes in racial demographics in the Near West Side indicated that the health risks that affected minorities dropped in the past decade (1992-2002) (Al-Kodmany 2011,
By definition; love is a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. Love can be interrupted in many ways. Were we ever taught love or is it just a natural feeling towards a person? Some say you'll know the meaning of love when you fall in love, yet some don't believe in love at all.
Title: Compare-Contrast Essay In twenty first century communication is very important aspect to humans. People have to talk the way listeners like. When there is male and female working together, there always occurs a problem of communication. Men like to talk about one topic whereas women like to talk about different topic. This problem commonly occurs in newlyweds. The husband thinks that his wife is so over caring, on the other hand the wife thinks that her husband is not emotional. This problem occurs because both men and women have different types of talking styles, different ways of thinking, and different point of views. I am reading two articles based on this problem. One of them is “His Talk, Her Talk” by Joyce
In the essays A Web of Brands and Live Free and Starve by Naomi Klein and Chitra Divakaruni, both authors express the different aspects and their opinions of globalization. Naomi Klein focuses on the effects of globalization. In A Web of Brands, Klein looks at how the changes of the garment industry in Toronto connect to the factories of Jakarta, Indonesia. Chitra Divakaruni argues that the United States attempts to stop the practices of indentures, would have terrible consequences even though the efforts are well intended.
Young men who are sent to a war learn the reality in a very harsh and brutal way. Both the stories, ‘The Red Convertible’ and ‘The Things They Carried’ portray the life of a young soldier and how he psychologically gets affected from all the things he had seen in the war. Tim O’Brien’s ‘The Things They Carried,’ is more specific on the experiences of a soldier during a war where as Karen Louise Erdrich focuses more on describing the post war traumatic stress in her short story ‘The Red Convertible’. One thing similar in both the narrations is the Vietnam War and its consequences on the soldiers. From the background of both the authors it’s easy to conclude that Tim O’Brien being a war veteran emphasizes more on the
I thought cities had more diversity, more poverty, and low income household than suburb areas and this was supported by the above data. I learned that the increase of wealth and income in a small community hinders the rest of community where middle and low income families live. The ability to live in a “good” neighborhood is linked to income. Income can be one of the factors that determine how a region can be segregated. Even in the city, the income of the household separates the lower income families from the higher income families. High income families tend to live together and low income families tend to live in the same
Gentrification was a reality in many inner cities in the United States in the 1970s. The effects of gentrification may not be opposing, as many would believe. The migration of the wealthier parts of society to the suburbs has brought important financial problems to urban cities. With gentrification attracting more middle classes, dropping the intense poverty in inner cities is possible. Based on the findings of The Double-edges Sword of Gentrification in Atlanta, people would continue to move out of the old neighborhoods because of change in occupation, financial issue with rent, but this motion did not result in massive displacement of disadvantaged residents. In resulted in changing a few rules such as decreasing the cost of rent so low-income families were able to afford to live. As well educating these low-income families to lend money to lower-market sales scams.
Naperville, Wheaton and Spring Lake are suburbs. The population and population per square mile demographically show that these communities are suburbs. The websites of each of these areas also show that these communities are all suburbs. They are all very similar with a few differences. They pride themselves on safety and family oriented aspects. Each community has highly ranked schools, parks, and countless family events. The majority of the population in each town is white. Wheaton and Naperville both talk about how their communities offer a “small town” feel with easy access to the comforts of chicago. Spring Lake also says that they are a “small and friendly community” located close to Grand Rapids. Each of the towns seem to boast about
When it came to shopping, I used to go to two stores, Wal-Mart and Target. Now I just go to Wal-Mart. Between the two of these stores, Wal-Mart is definitely the best, not to mention the most beneficial. They have everything you need and more. Who wouldn’t love a store that has the best customer service, quality and much more? Good beginning
As the city 's center becomes older and less desirable, the value goes down. This then attracts people who want to be centrally located, and now in the 21st century people tend to believe that the suburbs have less “character” and that most cities are considered to be “edgy” and “urban”, which is another reason as to why young, wealthy, white workers want to be located in the inner-city. Our pop culture is heavily influenced by black culture, so young people want to live where it’s hip, as well as reasonable.
Neighborhoods are defined as a community where a group of people live and interact with each other. A place where children are born, raise, play, educate and where friendship also begin. In other words, a place which offers schools, church, library, museum, park, etc. where adults and kids meet and socialize. However, some neighborhood can affect your family either in the bad or good way. That is why where you chose to live actually matter because where you stay can be where drugs are sold, or where gangs and criminals commit a crime. In this case, scientific evidence has shown how neighborhoods affect families and children at different stages of life. Exposure to good neighborhoods increases college attendance, high graduation rate and decrease
1. Compare and contrast the structural features found in convergent and divergent ocean basins. Beginning with the most obvious difference, divergent ocean basins are essentially two plates which are moving away from one another. Contrasting, convergent ocean basins are essentially two plates moving towards one another. For the second difference, I want to focus on what is happening to the Earth’s crust at each point.
The purpose of this assignment is to view the analysis presented from opposing views about the above-referenced question. After reading about this matter in question, we should be able to discern what patterns resulted from Americans moving to suburban areas, what type of social and environmental characteristics developed, and what were the consequences associated from this suburban sprawl (p. 271). This post will seek to share their opinions in answering this week’s question from their respective point of view with a special emphasis on Consequences.
Cities are places where the immature adults are being attracted to work and live in, for them to be nearby their working space, institutions, etc. As they grow older and ready to start families, the living conditions of the cities drives them out and they end up lending in the residential district situated on the outskirts of the city or town so called suburbs (Collins English Dictionary, 2012). Despite the good city lifestyle, holding out in the suburbs is what people from the city often think of. Nonetheless, it holds both pros and cons viz. Large space, reasonable prices; quality local public school, conducive atmosphere and low crime rate. On the opposite, long commute to work, sparse Public transportation; home maintenance costs serve