The Perks of City Living

by Mark Gold 05/02/2021

Photo by Thomas Le on Unsplash

If you choose to live in a city, you’ll find a number of benefits to your location. 

Community: Most cities are densely populated and home to people from many different backgrounds. When you live in a location like this, you’re likely to find a community of folks who share similar interests and find more organized opportunities to interact with them. People tend to live closer together within an urban setting so it’s easier to get together without introducing commute time.

Job Opportunities: Businesses are often based within cities because they thrive where human activity is present. As a result, an abundance of employment opportunities are available in urban locations. You’ll find service jobs like baristas and restaurant servers as well as opportunities for doctors, lawyers and independent business owners. 

Shopping and Restaurants: Because of the high concentration of people within cities, you’ll find more access to shopping and restaurants. These opportunities will often be more diverse and specialized than those found in more rural locations because they have increased foot traffic to support them.

Public Transportation: Bus and subway systems within cities create simple ways to get around without having to own a car. Not only can you avoid the cost of maintaining a vehicle, you also save on gas, parking costs and commute time.

Culture Opportunities:

You will find museums, galleries and music venues within a city setting that provide opportunities to experience cultural events first-hand. Well known musicians and high profile art exhibits often schedule shows in urban settings so you’ll be closer to the action if you want to participate.

About the Author
Author

Mark Gold

Mark Gold has been a resident of Sonoma County for over 20 years. He moved here from Los Angeles after a career with his family's furniture business. Mark has two boys and they all still live in Northeast Santa Rosa . Both boys have been active in the Santa Rosa Central Soccer league as well as Junior and Senior Little League. Mark has been active as a coach of several of their teams. His boys now work: his oldest son is the Tasting Room Manager at Kenwood Vineyards and his youngest son was Director at Camp Wa-tum and now