Advantages of City Life: Why It Is Better Than Village Life

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Cityscape of Melbourne, Australia.

Village life has benefits, such as access to nature, close-knit communities and a lack of noise and light pollution. Some people prefer the quiet life you can lead in villages. However, cities have many benefits over villages. As city populations increase, so do businesses. People have fast access to their needs and wants in cities. As time passes, more and more people all over the world leave villages and move to cities, seeking a new life.



Young students happily sitting outside school.

Children growing up in villages do not have as much access to education as children in cities. Villages may not have enough children to create a school that goes all the way through high school; these kids must go to cities to continue their educations. Cities have multiple forms of education such as colleges and universities. Libraries and museums are available in cities. Entertainment is readily accessible in cities in the form of movie theaters, amusement parks and restaurants.


Health and Safety

Hospital exterior.

Villages may have a local doctors' clinic, but cities often have multiple hospitals and doctors specializing in even rare conditions. In a city, ambulances and firetrucks may take only minutes to arrive at the scene. In villages, getting to a hospital in an emergency may take precious time. In cities, police are readily accessible. When crime is committed, police arrive on the scene quickly and have access to the latest technology to solve the crime.



View from a NY penthouse.

Village life usually includes a close community of families that all know each other. Living in a small town can create a lack of privacy, as neighbors often know what is going on each other's lives. In the city, there is more anonymity. In cities people live in apartments, lofts and townhouses that are built with privacy in mind. Windows are usually supplied with privacy shades and people lock their doors when they aren't home.


Work and Careers

Business women in a meeting.

Villages have a smaller population than cities, so there are fewer jobs available. Living in the city provides people with thousands of career choices. Professionals have access to large businesses, hospitals and educational facilities for work opportunities. People with less education can more readily find jobs in customer service or entry-level jobs. Even specialized jobs and careers focused around the arts are viable in a city with a large population.


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