There generally comes a time in everyone’s life when they need to decide where they want to set up their real home. Whether that’s an apartment in the city or a free stand house in the suburbs, it all depends on who you are as a person and the type of lifestyle you’re looking to attain.
Property specialist Tim Manning recommends taking special consideration when thinking about this, as it’s a big decision to step into the property market. Once you’ve scraped and saved for years to make a huge decision you want to be sure that you’re making the right choice.
Some people just aren’t made for suburban life, let’s face it – car pools and soccer practice aren’t for everybody. Here are some of the biggest tell-tale signs that you’re not quite ready to leave the city:
- You love having a wide variety of food options
The opportunity to have basically any type of food you desire at any time of the day and night is a unique appeal that the city life brings. The neighbourhoods don’t cater to this; there are no 24 hour restaurants, no street corner food vendors and barely any international variety. If the availability of choice is a huge draw factor to you, you may need to reconsider the big move.
- You get bored easily
The saying goes “only boring people get bored”, but after a few weeks in suburbia you might find yourself reconsidering if you’re boring after all. Suburbs often lack the entertainment that metro spaces offer. There are no movie theatres, concerts or shopping malls – you’ll find yourself having to rack up the miles on your car every weekend. If you’re the type that enjoys the rich cultural experiences the Cosmo life can bring, it might be an off putting factor when deciding on where to make your nest.
- You don’t want to be that nice
I’m not saying that city dwellers are rude, but generally speaking we like to stay out of each other’s business. It may be a response to the lack of entertainment available but in suburban neighbourhoods you may find yourself in the centre of unwanted attention. These places are notorious for their gossip circles, small talk and “call-ins”. Conversation will become a part of your daily routine and on days when you’d just like to spend some time to yourself this may get tiring.