One of the many decisions parents have to make for their children is the place where they will live and grow up. There are many advantages and disadvantages when choosing to live in either setting. There are many aspects to think about in order to make the perfect decision for the family.
One major problem which affects many people trying to make the decision on where tolive is their quality of life in either setting. Schools, transportation, community life, and pollution are some of the major concerns that many people can consider.
In the country, schools ranging from kindergarten through twelfth grade are considerably better than in a large city. One of the reasons is that classes are smaller. Another reason is that schools in the country usually have largerbudgets and therefore create great learning environments for the children. In a big city, public schools are very often overwhelmed with large classes which are packed into small classrooms. Furthermore, teachers have low salaries, and have little or no dedication and are sent into classrooms to teach, which results in poor education.
Another concern to take into consideration when deciding whereto live is transportation. In a big city, transportation is very accessible. There is public transportation, like buses, subways, and also taxis which makes it easy going from one place to another. In the country, it is very hard to get around if people don’t own a car. There is no public transportation, which makes it impossible for people to get to places, unless they walk. Even going to thestore, to get milk for example, can be become a problem without transportation. Or if there’s ever an emergency and there’s a need to go to the hospital, people would need to have a car in order to get there fast. In the country, stores and other places are not usually located at a walking distance, which makes it difficult on people.
The quality of life is very different depending on where peoplelive. Some people like living in a big city so they can be right in the heart of the action. Even though the value of properties in a big city is really high, people usually rent apartments or townhomes, or even buy homes. This way, they are always close to everything they need. However, because of the high populations, it might take a long time to get to where they need to go since there’s a lotof traffic. One disadvantage to the traffic in a big city is trying to get on time to school and to work. People have to plan so they don’t have to be stuck in traffic during rush hours. On the contrary, for people who live in the country, traffic is not a problem. Neither is buying a house or land. People can have a big garden and grow their own vegetables. While in the country, people don’t haveto worry about their neighbors complaining if they want to dry laundry outside, nor have chickens in their backyard. There is a good chance to get a lot of land for not a lot of money. People usually own a nice, large house with a yard as big as a city block. One disadvantage to his can be the work and responsibility of taking care of it.
Cultural opportunities and entertainment are everywherein a big city. There are many museums, theatres, sporting events, and galleries that are usually within walking distance and close to each other. The opportunities to learn about different cultures and their customs are many. In the country, if there are different cultures represented, they might tend to isolate themselves from the general population. There is also access to different types ofeducation or learning that a person might wish to pursue. There are community centers which offer courses in new things one might wish to experience for example cooking or photography classes. These classes are not available in the country.
Along with a big city comes a lot of noise and commotion. The noises can include dogs barking, cars driving by, horns, airplanes, alarms and sirens. All these...