Why You Should Consider Moving to a Big City

There’s been a push for people to move back into cities recently.  We want to feel connected and close to each other, and nothing says close, quite like over a million people living within two miles of you.  Here are some of the best reasons to move to any city and make it your own.

More to Do

Cities are overflowing with opportunity and chance.  Turning down a different street than usual can invite you into restaurants and shops you’ve never heard of, and a chance encounter could have you at a club you wouldn’t find otherwise.  There’s always something new and thrilling to do in the city, and unless you’re a stickler for fine dining, most of it is inexpensive!  Why go to the same bar you’ve gone to since your early twenties when you can party at a new hot spot every night?

More People to Meet

If you’ve been feeling isolated or cut off from people in a spaced-out suburb or rural area, a city may feel like culture shock.  Not only are there more people per capita, but they’re also all a lot more close and personal.  This can take some time to adjust to and might not be for everyone, but it’s an excellent way for you to meet new people whenever you want to.  You won’t have to worry about being lonely as long as you put in some effort to get out there.

Fewer Allergies

Many don’t consider when they’re looking at Calgary homes for sale because moving into a city can cut you off from pollen and other allergens.  This cleanse doesn’t mean you’re free from all allergies; if you have a dust or pet allergy, it could worsen in the city: but seasonal allergies will be over for you.  This problem may sound small to some, but for those who have to sneeze for two to six weeks out of the year because of ragweed pollen, or even grass pollen, this can be a much-needed release of sinus pressure.

More Chances for Career Advancements

If you feel like you’ve been stuck at the same point in your career for the last couple of years, it may be time to consider advancing and changing it up.  Larger cities mean more firms, companies, or clients who are willing to hire you for what you do or more.  Bigger cities see more employment competition, which means jobs will reward those who stay with them longer more readily. An excellent job in a large city is more likely to have upward mobility than working for a smaller one in the suburbs.

More Ways to Make Money

If you don’t like to get tied down to one company or contract, you can be a free agent in the city!  Not only are more people available to be clients, but there are also way more ways to make money in the town.  Some full-time work jobs traveling between people’s apartments and watering their plants, while others invent jobs as they go and make a killing at it.  There’s a demand for almost everything in larger cities, which means anyone can make bank.

I love living in bigger cities for all the above reasons and much more. How about you? So let me know your thoughts below.

Wishing you a great day!

Much love

Cris Santos

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  1. So true about the opportunities that exist in a big city Cris. Whether it’s for business, career or pleasure there’s no doubt a whole new world opens up for people to explore. Wonderful post gorgeous. Have a great day. xx

  2. This post reminded me a song:
    “Big City Life
    Me try forget by
    Pressure nah ease up no matter how hard me try
    Big City Life
    Here my heart have no base
    And right now Babylon deep on me case”

    Anyway, I actually live in a big city: Rome! *O* And I love it… <3

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      That is so nice that it reminded you of this song. Love it. I live in a big city also and love every minute of it. Thanks a million for the lovely comment. Have a wonderful day. Cris

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      I hope you get to escape to the big city as much as possible. When I lived in small towns I used to do that a lot to treat myself. Thank you so much darling Have a lovely day. Cris

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      I know the feeling I love big cities too I hope you get to LA soon. I have never been to Toronto but sounds fascinating. Have a lovely day Cris

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      I love your point of view if we can have the best of both worlds it is absolutely incredible and I live 50 min from the city in the mountains and I love going shopping and restaurants and coming back to my retreat Thank you so much for the lovely comment Have a wonderful day Cris

  3. Ah yes living in cities has its pros and cons and yes less allergies. Though it seems like the trend right now is away from cities b/c of the pandemic and all the civil unrest here. And what the hell is going in California and the whole west coast, really none of the cities on the west coast of the U.S. are doing well.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

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      I am so sorry to hear it I live not far from the city and here we hardly have had any Covid situation all was over and done with it quickly, we isolated last year and we got everyone safe and life was normal again in a couple of months I know a lot of places are still suffering and I am so sorry to hear it and I hope you and your country stay safe Much love Cris

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      I totally understand you because I am the same I love living close to the city for all it has to offer Thanks a million Have a lovely weekend Cris

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  4. I live in a very small town and I really miss the ease of having everything on your doorstep and always having something new to discover when you’re in a city. I’m definitely a city girl at heart x

    Sophie

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      I totally understand you The same here I have lived in small towns but big cities are definitely where I feel happier. Although I love escaping to small towns as long as I am not too far from the city. Thanks a million have a wonderful day Cris

  5. I’ve lived in cities my whole life, and have always dreamed of living in a farm, but TBH, a city is definitely more filled with opportunities as you said:) Great post:)

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      Thank you very much for the comment Margot I love the idea to live in the city and escaping to the country for holidays. Have a lovely day Cris

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      So true Nancy I believe we are always chasing innovation but I have lived in both small and big cities and I love all the big cities offer. Thanks a million darling Cris

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  6. Good tips and lovely photos 🙂 I like in Brisbane so it’s not the biggest city, but it’s just the right size for us! 🙂

    Hope you are having a good Easter weekend 🙂

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      Hi Darling I think Brisbane is perfect A big city with a lot to offer but not overwhelming big Just perfect have a wonderful week thank you so much for the lovely comment Cris

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  7. Here in the US people are moving out of big cities and to suburbs and smaller towns. A lot has to do with the riots last year, crime, higher taxes, but mostly it appears to be the school systems. City public schools have been closed for a year now do to Covid, and parents want their kids in school, so they are moving to towns where schools are open. I think in the past, people wanted to live in big cities for all the reasons you mentioned, but now everyone seems to be trying to get out. It’s really very sad. So many cities, like Indianapolis, just renovated their downtowns and then they were destroyed by riots. A Minneapolis businessman was lamenting that his business was destroyed because no one wants to go there anymore because they don’t feel safe.

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      Oh I am so sorry to hear it, I believe it is due to the times we are living in and I am sure things will get better. I hope you are well. Take care and stay safe Cris

  8. Those cities are awesome! looking at the photos it looks like the city never sleep, a busy kind of city where you experience most of fun and enjoyment, I miss to experience fun because of this pandemic.
    Stay safe guys and more travel to come!

    Regards from Journey On Travel

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