City, Country, or Suburbs: Where Do You Live?

Suzanne Murray
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Mr. Cafe Suzanne, Baby Cafe Suzanne, and I went house hunting yesterday.

We've been looking for quite a while. Part of the problem is that we just can't decide where we want to live.

We lived in the city for years and there are so many things I love about it and so many reasons I think it's a great place to raise a child—diversity, culture, great schools, lots and lots of activities, you can walk everywhere, and live close to where you work. But it has its downsides too—small spaces, high costs, and no true backyard.

The country is great. We have deer in our yard, bunnies in our yard, a river view, hiking trails close by, and we could get a big house. But the town is really small, there's no diversity, we have to drive everywhere, and my husband's commute to work is really long, which means less time with the baby.

So we're torn. The suburbs isn't really an option for us. It's country or city. City or country.

Where do you live? What do you like about it? What don't you like about it?

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