Benefits of Urban City Living
According to Life Paths 360, “The choice to stay in an urban or rural area is very crucial to the kind of lifestyle an individual wants to enjoy. The urban area is a great place to live with a lot of comfort that it offers.”
Access to all of the “fun” stuff. Recreational facilities such as parks, gardens, cinemas are plenty in the urban areas for people to enjoy and relax. There are also many museums where tourists can go for sightseeing (Life Paths 360, 2011). Unlike the suburbs, the city never sleeps. Whether you enjoy bar hopping or grabbing a bite of pizza at 3 a.m. it’s all readily available at anytime.
Numerous employment opportunities. Employment opportunities are readily available in the urban areas because of many industries, offices, shopping complexes, factories, and even government agencies. This makes it possible for people to move from one job to another in the cities which guarantees consistent flow of income (Life Paths 360, 2011).
Various business ventures. Due to the high population density in the urban areas, goods and services are needed on a higher scale in the urban areas thereby making it possible to have many business opportunities (Life Paths 360, 2011).
No car necessary, public transportation it is! One of the main reasons why some people choose to move into the city is to get rid of their cars. Essentially train rides, bus fare, and taxis are cheaper than car payments, car insurance, and gas. For example, the average person spends about $500 a month on both their car payment and insurance, not including gas. Depending on where you are traveling to, public transportation can cost you only approximately $250 a month. According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), riding public transportation saves the individual $9,242 annually. Besides not having more bills to pay, a car is not necessary when living in the city because almost all of your daily needs are within walking distance.