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Opinion

Living in Suburbia

default article imageWhile some people prefer the fast-paced city life, I’m one who prefers the quiet nature of suburbia. A step outside of my house means solitude.

I get to hear the chirping of birds rather than the disturbing sounds of traffic. I am fortunate that I live close enough to New York City to visit when I please, yet able to come back home and enjoy the blissfully quiet life I was meant to live.

People argue that suburbia is boring and lonely, but I would have to disagree. The quietness gives me time to focus on myself and collect my thoughts.

The reserved suburbs offer the perfect opportunities for reading and writing in pure silence, giving me the inspiration I need to grow as a writer.

The abundance of nature gives off relaxing, peaceful vibes. There is so much beauty in the simple things, and you have to be really lucky to see it.

The scenery outside my door has a way of boosting a certain type of creativity that can’t be found anywhere else. I love waking up in the morning to the deer eating the grass and prancing along on my lawn. Living on a treelined street and seeing nothing but green can be mesmerizing.

In the fall, I have the luxury of going apple and pumpkin picking close to home. Living ten minutes away from the local farm has its perks; I get to enjoy the freshly picked fruits and vegetables, the freshly baked goods hot out of the oven, and the delicious homemade jams any time my heart desires.

In the winter, when the freshly fallen snow lays on the grass and the trees, it’s like I’m looking at a painting. The tranquility and beauty that stems from the sparkling snow cannot be compared to the slushy streets of the city.

To get a fix of city life, all I have to do is spend a day in New York City. I can explore the breathtaking atmosphere of Times Square, enjoy the restaurants the city is known for, and even enjoy a Broadway show.

Although I enjoy the bright lights of the city and the beauty of every skyscraper, the blaring car horns that come with the hustle and bustle of traffic reminds me of my everlasting appreciation for the peaceful suburbs.

The animated city is the perfect place for visiting, but as soon as I return home, I can relish in the serenity that my town offers.

As much as I enjoy a day in the city, the coziness of my home surpasses the abundantly crowded streets.

In my eyes, the magic of the city fades when I stay there too long. It’s a great place to visit, but not a place I’d want to live.

The charm of a suburban town resonates with me in a way that no other area will.

I value space and solitude because it creates a healthy mind; we need to be free of distractions sometimes, and the peaceful suburbia gives me everything I’ve ever appreciated in nature.

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