8 Things to Hate About Living in the Suburbs (PHOTOS)

suburbsAs 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

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B1Bomber B1Bomber

Those are almost all things I LOVE about living in the suburbs. Always people around, always kids playing, people can just swing by because they live next door or across the street...

I do miss being within walking distance of my favorite coffee shop, but I keep my shades drawn so I can run around in the buff without oversharing with the neighbors :)

keelh... keelhaulrose

First world problems.

I live in the suburbs, and the only one of these I agree with is the driving one. I lived in a more urban area, and it was nice to be able to take a walk a wind up at a restaurant, museum, or sporting event. Sometimes I'd wander for the sake of finding something new. If I did that here the only thing I'd find is more houses.

My family is outside a lot, with kids who like playing, gardening to do, our just hanging around. We say hi and occasionally chat with the people on the walking path in our backyard, but no one just invites themselves over. Ever. Maybe I just love in a courteous neighborhood, but I've never seen most of the behaviors on this list.

LostS... LostSoul88

I also love that stuff too. 

Irela... Ireland69

I have no problem!

nonmember avatar MammaMel

I live in the heart of a small town (like 3,000 resident small)...and I can walk to a convience store, CVS, multiple restaurants, and a bar...but GAH do I hate the "suburban" part of a small town...little f**kers next door who think because I don't have a fence that they can come play in my yard!

OoOJa... OoOJanisOoO

The only one that I agree with is the driving one. Right now the only places close/safe enough to walk to Is the Hospital Or 711. They are building a grocery store store right across from my neighborhood and I can't wait!

What about HOAs? That is by far the most annoying thing about living in my neighborhood. I think it does keep the neighborhood nice but our HOA is so strict.  They write you up for the dumbest things like our hose was showing. 

Sarah... SarahHall58

Or you do what I do and not really interact with anyone. Friendly hellos and that's about it. I don't care about those people and their lives. I worry about me and my happiness. And my happiness is not having a bunch of fake neighbors all in my business.

caral... caralicious

if you hate everyone and everything so much... move!

Todd Vrancic

You don't want to attend the millionth neighborhood block party?  Say no.  No explanation needed.

Nelli... NellieAthome

Ms Fischer  - you sound like the neighbor from hell - the one who is always whining about how great it was where they used to live...... so go back to the city already and give your neighbors a break.

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