Part of the American Dream is home ownership. Buyers must decide whether to choose a home in a bustling city or nestled in a sprawling suburb. People make this decision every day. Some relocate due to employment, weather, family, or ever simply for a change of scenery and lifestyle. The reasons for relocating are as abundant as the options between city and suburban life. Both lifestyles have both advantages and disadvantages and should be researched and chosen carefully. Suburban life is considered a utopia for many individuals. Well-manicured lawns surrounding every neutral colored home is heaven. Rules force home owners to care for their property and abide by neighborhood regulations. No eyesores can exist. Parents feel safe allowing children to play outdoors or go to the neighborhood park. Suburbanites can avoid negatives such as traffic, poor schools, high tax rates, and violent crime. Neighbors once again speak to each other and have neighborhood events such as parades, picnics, and block parties. Suburban communities are somewhat like a time in the past when it was acceptable to trust those who live nearby. It is once again safe to go next door to borrow a cup of sugar. A well-known planned suburban community is Seaside, Florida. According to travel editor, Laszlo Buhasz, the developer, Robert Davis, grouped southern style cottages with amenities and convenience. He wanted to revive the architectural styles of the Deep South. He spent many months
Because my neighbor is considered suburban it often gets a bad rep. A lot of people think that suburbs are boring and aren't interesting. As this suggests, the problem is also cultural. For the most part, American culture and opinion are still created, even in the Internet age, in cities at either edge of the continent. If intellectuals do deign to look at the suburbs they assume that so much banality must be hiding something deeply
The country and the city both offer a place to live, but the pollution, entertainment, crime and education; are all reasons why the country is a better place to live and raise a family. A country girl myself, I currently live in the city with my family, but I would give anything to raise my sons in the country. Although much can be learned in the city, you cannot get that small town morale here nor the manners that come from being raised in a small southern town.
The concept of suburbia quickly morphed into something far different from country living. Over the years, urban sprawl has created vast suburbs. Instead of local shops, the suburbs we know today have large malls full of box stores. Highways connect our suburbs to the city center instead of railways and the modern suburb doesn 't have the same sense of community that the original suburbs had. According to the documentary, "suburban life" and everything that comes with it has been packaged and sold in bulk to many Americans and Canadians. And this package we call "The American Dream", which is simply of a mockery or a satire of what the original suburbs used to be like, is
Recent events that have highlighted racial tension in the United States have had even a larger number of opinions that vary regarding why the nation continues to struggle with such a challenging issue. In our text Chapter 6 titled “The City/Suburban Divide” (Judd & Swanstrom, 2015, p. 136) identifies a subject that very well may contribute to the tension. A reference to the “urban crisis” describes a landscape that is littered with “high levels of segregation, inequality and poverty, along with racial and ethnic tensions.” (Judd, et al., p. 165) Many scholars argue that the crisis was a result of the demographic changes the nation experienced following World War II as advancements in technology and infrastructure aided White Mobility. The term “White Flight” has been used to describe a massive relocation early in the twentieth century when the White Middle-Class population left the cities for suburban areas following the great migration.
With everyone’s love and desires in the heart of this city, we cannot expand because it is necessary to locate ourselves in a spot that is enjoyable to us. Distance is a big problem for us because our families thrive on the suburban lifestyle because it caters to a frugal lifestyle that can better suit us for the future. Also, we are relatively wealthy in our perspectives because we can afford to feed our kids, house our family, and provide everything necessary for a family to live
Housing in America really isn’t what it used to be. With prices getting very high, people have found themselves moving and relocating more quickly. Statistics have shown that 35% of Americans have moved at least once in the last 5 years (meaning that in the last 60 months, over 100 thousand people had to fill the change of address forms) and the truth is that the number doesn’t seem to be reducing. Moving in America has always been on the rise as people have been on the constant search for more opportunities and greener pastures; better jobs, better housing and living conditions, improved ways of life, etc. Job related factors have always been the most frequent and common reasons
In the communities I grew up in, there were frequent changing circumstances that actually left my family not really as part of the community. From dingy, cheap and tiny places for rent, there has been significant points brought to the attention of the reader in this book that could attribute to the failure and success of neighborhoods. In Suburban Nation, the opening pages give a lot of insight on the issues that can come from these big and fancy, new housing developments.
If you had the choice to live in the city or in the country, which would you choose? Are you the hustle-bustle type who cannot seem to find enough hours in one day? Or are you someone who is much more easy-going and would rather have all of the time in the world to finish one assignment? City dwellers and country dwellers may be only a few miles apart, but what they do in their leisure time is often be completely different.
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
Let’s first define what are suburban, rural, and urban areas. A suburban school as opposed to an urban is a school that exists in the outer suburbs of a city. It is usually characterized by its population of middle-class white majority students whose parents have moved from the inner city areas in generations past to find open spaces or to get away from the crime ridden streets. A suburban school is still administered by the school district it is in, but because of the middle-class suburb that surrounds the school, it will generally reflect the affluence of its community.
The suburban lifestyle consisted of huge houses, lots of private space and little to none engagement in public spaces to the extent that “any presence in the streets other than in a car is considered almost a deviant behavior and most importantly, a safe environment. (p. 202)” These norms did not suddenly dissipate once they moved into this new neighborhood. In the South end they encountered many liquor stores
In this report, the question “How much of the changes in the median selling price of homes in a city can be explained by the changes in median income of that city?” is answered. Home ownership is an important aspect of one’s life stages, and home prices are determined by demand and supply. The demand curve is affected by the one’s income, such that as one’s income increases, one is more willing to pay a higher price for the same quantity of goods (Baye & Prince, 2014). However, there are many other factors that might affect the demand curve, e.g. no. of children, in the household, the perceived quality of education in the school district, or the number of job positions (filled or open) around the city. According to Burda
Everyone has a different lifestyle. People sometimes have to decide where they want to live. Some people prefer to live in the city while other people choose to live in the countryside. Their choice depends upon their bachground. City lifestyle and country lifestyle are two different types of living. Although, these two types of living differ from each other by environment, job opportunities and cost of living; they also have similar features such as daily routine, values and people live and work in these areas.
Way of life differs when people live in different places. No doubt that people lifestyle will be influenced by the society and surrounding environment where they live in. City life and countryside life are obviously very different in several ways, such as population, environment, and utilities.
Urban society is highly structured society. People are aware in urban society. Rules and responsibilities are defined. Urban society is a fast pace of life. People know their rights, needs and their problems. It is a developed society. People are social. They do not have time to sit together and have a chit chat with each other. People even do not have time for their families. All members of the family live in separate rooms and they do not have time for each other.