Small town vs. City living

Main Street U.S.A.Do you enjoy the feeling of a close-knit community where everybody knows your name or instead do you enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life? There’s a certain type of feeling you get when walking down the streets of a little town where boutique businesses are getting their start and people greet each other with hugs and handshakes. In days long ago, neighbors knew each other, relatives lived in the next town over and social networking involved face-to-face interactions. But times have changed and we’ve become a busy society where convenience is key. City life offers those the convenience to restaurants, shopping, and social events that could fill their daily calendars. There is no right place to live, it’s about personal choice, but below are some pros and cons to consider for both types of living.

City Living

  • Convenience is key. There are 24-hour stores within blocks of each other to meet your needs any time, day or night.
  • Social events flourish; concerts, museums, operas, professional sporting events, and festivals fill the weekly calendar.
  • Cities tend to have more diversity, so you are sure to meet others with your same interests.
  • With more people comes more pollution, which could result in health issues.
  • Green space is limited, instead it’s replaced with concrete walkways
  • Property values and prices tend to be higher


Small town Living

  • Community closeness; neighbors greet each other with hugs and handshakes.
  • Less congestion means more green space
  • Family and friends live within miles of each other
  • Shopping includes local boutiques, grocery store, and if you are lucky a Wal-Mart or Target aren’t more than 15 minutes away
  • Social events with cultural opportunities are limited
  • Property values and prices tend to be lower, which in turn gives you more bang for your buck


Both lifestyles offer pros and cons, so whatever your interest, The Peters Company has you covered. We have expertise from Atlanta to Gainesville, over to Athens. Let us help you find your perfect home that will create a lifestyle you enjoy!

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