The Suburban Dream

A hundred years ago, middle-class Americans began to move to live in the suburbs, away from the noisy and dangerous cities. They were inspired by the opportunity to have their own house, to enjoy nature, to live a calm and just a decent life - the one that would later be called the "American dream". Good roads and private cars provided a strong connection to the city. At the same time, it was possible to protect themselves and their children from traditional urban problems, to create a more comfortable and safe environment.

The suburbs have become the epitome of the American way of life. Owning a house is one of the most reliable ways to invest your money, but it also gives a feeling of greater independence. Life in the suburbs means autonomy, freedom of movement, individualism, as well the enjoyment of living close to nature.

Some of these suburbs were absorbed by megacities, but still continue to exist as separate areas, with their own traditions and way of life.

In the United States, residents of the suburbs are, on average, more satisfied with the level of education in local schools, the work of public services, and the police force, than the residents of urban cities. American suburbs have interesting histories attached to them, a succession of monuments, bars, restaurants, educational institutions, cinemas. For example, in Decatur, the satellite town of Atlanta, there are the famous bars of Georgia, many historical places, and overall, the town is a big tourist attraction.

The fact that you can work in a big city, and live in a comfortable small community in the suburbs, has been attracting people all over the world. More and more people are choosing more economical and environmentally friendly housing.

Almost everyone thinks about the possibility of living outside the city. Especially when a family and children come into play. But not everyone is satisfied with it. It is believed that life in the city is more comfortable and less time is spent on the road. Although it is possible to argue with the latter statement, there is no denying, that you are simply closer to all the important destinations.

As for comfort, modern new buildings in the suburbs are in no way inferior those in the urban cities in convenience, quality and design.

We talked about why more and more people are attracted by this idea and what are the advantages of living away from industrial cities, with a design engineer Joe Kofi.

"The main advantage is ecology. Fresh air, no dust, no noise. Secondly, you have your own private territory. In the city, land is always a problem. While there are parks and parking spaces and all that, but they are not the same as your own property, with which you can do whatever you want."

"The demand for housing in the suburbs is growing, continues Joe, first off because it’s cheaper. Secondly, in most major cities, the issue of getting to work from suburbs isn’t really that bad. At the same time, you pay less taxes, then you would in the city."

So, overall, we can conclude, that suburban life has some undeniable advantages, and this way of life will certainly appeal to a lot of people all over the world.