At some point in life, people must make a decision about the best place to live with their family. Whether you are weighing the positives against the negatives of living a suburban home life or an apartment life, the choice is yours depending on your preferences. People prefer to live either the suburban home life or apartment life because of different reasons. Nonetheless, there is a big distinction between the two as this paper will highlight.
To begin with, apartment life is full of disruptions because many people live in the same apartment. On the contrary, suburban life is good because of its peaceful environment. Therefore, the stresses that result from living in overcrowded apartments are not part of the relatively slow paced and peaceful suburban home life (White 24). As stated earlier, these differences may attract one person and repel another. Apartment life can be confining because of the shared walls. It is more likely to hear what goes on in the neighbor’s house, especially if they are singing to their baby, watching sports, or running up and down the stairs. In contrast, people living in suburban homes don’t have to share walls, and as a result, they can not experience the mentioned distractions.
Living an apartment life means living without a yard. Apartment units usually make residents feel confined and closed in. People who enjoy gardening, summer barbecues, and letting their pets run loose in the backyard usually find it rough living in an apartment. On the contrary, suburban homes have yards. Therefore, suburban home life is more enjoyable as it allows one to enjoy the activities that cannot be enjoyed by those living apartment lives. Having a yard provide suburban home owners and their families enough space to play with their pets, play among themselves, and hold parties at their yards (n/a 1). Similarly, suburban home dwellers have enough space in their houses to keep their belongings. Unfortunately, Apartment dwellers must be creative when it comes to using their limited storage space. In extreme cases, apartment dwellers are compelled to turn their kitchens into stores. It is imperative to understand that unlike suburban homes where expansion is possible, apartment dwellers have limited or no room to expand.
Living an apartment life means living without privacy because one wouldn’t be able to go somewhere without being stopped by a neighbor for a useless chit-chat, latest gossips, or bumping to someone impatient. The case is totally different in a suburban home life because one may walk for a long distance without meeting anyone as the nearest neighbors would live far away (White 76). On the same note, people who live in the same apartment are often distant and unfriendly. This case is different in suburban home life because neighbors are warm-hearted and helpful.
Living an apartment life means living with decoration restrictions. Many apartment dwellers prefer to paint their walls and put up their favorite wallpapers. Unfortunately, home decorating for apartment dwellers has many restrictions and limitations. On the contrary, suburban home owners are free to do whatever they want with their homes. They can put their favorite wallpapers and paint their walls any time they wish to (n/a 1). Life in an apartment is pathetic considering the smelly and dirty hallways that are characteristic of these apartments.
In conclusions, the above discourse shows how a suburban home life is better than living an apartment life. Depending on one’s finances, space requirements, and job stability, it is advisable to have a suburban home considering all the niceties that are associated with suburban home life. It is imperative to understand that suburban home life has its own disadvantages that include but not limited to mowing your lawn and taking out trash by yourself.