City or Suburbs
1. It is COLD
2. Parking is often difficult to find, depending on the neighborhood, and I am far too dependent on my car out here.
3. Pound for pound, it is more expensive.
4. I lived in Manhattan on and off for four and a half years. I've had the city experience. I wanted something different, and something California that offered me coastal access, sunshine, warmer temperatures, outdoor activities, while still being in a quintessential California area. Palo Alto fit the bill.
But this got me thinking - which is better, the city or the suburbs? Each one has its own charm, its own appeal, but there are drawbacks as well. Even as a young person, I prefer the suburbs if I am living in the Bay Area, but often envy city-dwellers for their proximity to so many things.