Living in a big city or small town. Where would you prefer to live?

1524 Words Apr 17th, 2014 7 Pages
Some people prefer to live in a small town whilst others prefer to live in a big city. Which place would I prefer to live in? Living in big cities or small towns both have advantages and disadvantages to their location. People’s living preferences vary for many reasons such as age, profession and interests. Convenience is one of the most beneficial factors to living in a big city. Larger cities are more industrial and advanced and everything can be found with the least effort and time. Big cities also usually have better schools and universities than a small town. This gives people a better chance at a higher and more rounded education that can prepare them for the workplace, large cities have more opportunities specially when it comes to …show more content…
The beauty of any village rests on its natural attractions, a well-kept, clean, neat place with beautiful houses and gardens. You will enjoy the simpler things in life, like a walk in the park or down by the waterfront, looking up into the sky at night and actually being able to see the stars, hear the leaves blow in the wind and share the beauty of nature with its wildlife instead of just closing yourself indoors in front of some big screen TV or a computer. I think that you are healthier all around because you eat better, not having take away food on speed dial for every night inspires you to cook at home, and you are more active being able to do so many outdoor activities and sports.
Being, almost, free of crime is also a huge benefit about living in a small town. But why are crime rate lower in small towns? Well, first, there is more money in big cities and people own more valuable things so robbery is more profitable. Second, it is easier to be anonymous in big cities, if you mug someone in a small town there is a big chance that the victim will recognize you and report the crime committed. In a small town you generally do not have the crimes that you see in the big cities such as rape, murder and abductions, it can happen or course, but it is very very rare. So the fact that crime rates are lower in small towns cannot be disputed. If you research online on websites and forums that track crime statistics