As wonderful and exciting as the city is, most of us figure living in the suburbs is probably best once you're settled down with kids, because it's convenient, safe, and there are a bunch of other little families who are exactly like you to have backyard cookouts with on the weekends.
And while that's true and was one of the main reasons my family chose to move to the middle of nowhere a town about 30 minutes outside of the bustling metropolis of Hartford, Connecticut -- there are quite a few things I really wish I'd known about being so far from the action before we bought our house.
Like how bad living in the suburbs really sucks.
Again, it does have a few perks, but for the most part, I find myself spending at least a couple minutes every single day devising a plan for getting the hell out of here.
Wanna know why? Take a look at the photos below to see 8 reasons why life in the suburbs isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Image via tachyondecay/Flickr
Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside