Why do fewer people live in the center of modern American cities than in its suburbs?

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According to some studies, it has been concluded that nearly 60% of all Americans live in the city. When asked why, they answered that they enjoy the fact that they are constantly meeting new people and discovering new cultures, and that they are always provided with various means of entertainment.

However, recently, many American citizens seem to have realized that there are lot of benefits to living in suburban, residential, and even rural areas, and thus tend to move to such places and avoid the busy city life. There is a plethora of sociological reasons for this occurrence.

For instance, people choose the suburbs not only because it is cheaper, but also because it gives them a feeling of safety and privacy. The crime rates in the suburbs are much lower than those in the city, and the community is much smaller, which means that people know their neighbors, and there are no strangers living in the area. This is why people encourage outdoor play for their children, which is one of the reasons why the suburbs are the most suitable places for families.

Furthermore, people who choose to live in the suburbs have a healthier lifestyle compared to those living in the city, as they have access to more nature and green space. The houses usually have big yards, and various trees and plants, which promotes an eco-friendly lifestyle, and there are also lower levels of air pollution and noise. Finally, the educational system in the suburbs are usually better than those in the city, especially the public schools.

To conclude, people who tend to avoid the urban areas and choose the suburbs and residential areas are usually family-oriented people, as the suburbs provide the best family-friendly and eco-friendly infrastructure that simply doesn’t exist in the city centers.

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