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04-20-2013, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by aqib View Post
Thats true. However, these days "suburban life style centers" where you have mid-rise apartment complexes/townhouses/retail/office all together have become fairly trendy. It gives people and urban feel without having to deal with urban issues like crime, subpar schools, etc.
There's one aspect of the urban experience that's missing from those developments: diversity. Part of the reason I prefer urban living to suburban living is the diversity, in multiple aspects. I enjoy having people in my neighborhood that do not necessarily come from the same life background as me, whether it is racially/ethnically, socioeconomically, politically, etc. City neighborhoods will have wealthy blue-bloods and working-class immigrants living side-by-side, interacting, sending their kids to school together, etc. That is something I enjoy that "suburban lifestyle developments" don't have.

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