Depending on where you grew up, big city life in Los Angeles or New York City can feel like the ultimate goal. Many residents of small towns seek out major cities after they graduate high school. They want to experience the hustle and bustle that their quiet towns have never had. Many who work in industries like finance and high tech have been forced to move to cities like New York and San Francisco to find good jobs. However, the incredibly high cost of living in such cities shows no signs of slowing their growth. Now many residents are starting to look at whether the attractions of such towns are genuinely worth it.
With the rapid expansion of remote work allowing many professionals to work from wherever they call home, more people question if the costs and drawbacks of big city life are worth it. Instead, their wages could buy them a large house in a quiet neighborhood in a suburb or smaller community. The data seems to indicate that many choose to leave cities like New York for surrounding suburbs or even move further into the country’s interior areas. Read on for thirty reasons why people might decide to leave the big city for the country’s outlying areas according to NPR and CNN.
18. More Room For Pets
Americans spend an ever-increasing amount of time, energy, and money on their beloved four-legged friends. So it should come as no surprise that a desire for more pets is high on the list of reasons to move away from major cities. Plus, the desire for an easier and more relaxing way of living with their pets. No one wants to spend a New York winter having to bundle up and put a leash on Fido every single time he wants to go to the bathroom. It’s much easier to care for dogs if you have a nice fenced-in backyard with ample room for your pooches to run.
Do you want larger dogs? Maybe you like specific breeds like Bully breeds that are often banned in apartments. Leaving the city for a suburb or smaller city with ample houses to rent or buy with fenced backyards is a huge draw. It’s easier to have larger dogs outside of the big city. Furthermore, it’s easier to have more dogs for those folks who want their own little pack of furry friends. One Redditor said they chose their neighborhood in part due to their pet. They said, “I’m here because I found an apartment that’s <900 for my room in a two-bedroom, with most of the perks. Specifically, garaged, gated parking, my own bathroom, and it allows a 100-pound Pitbull as a pet.”