While technically I live in a city, I don’t consider Raleigh a “real” city. I do really love Raleigh and think it was the best, most logical transition from Athens. There is just something I adore about big cities.
I adore that there was so much within walking/biking distance in Philly. They have a great beer and food scene going there. D maintains that it’s also a city where everyone still knows everyone.
[The ease of walking from our apartment to the downtown spots was amazingly easy]
[Perfect craft brews at the bar near our apartment]
I adore the subway and the easy access it provides to the plethora of activities in New York City. I love that on any given day there are a million and one things to do or see in NYC.
[Subway in Times Square]
There is something that just draws me to a city. Based on my love of Philly and NYC, I feel confident I’m also going to love these other cities:
I have a dream of one day living in a big city. I do LOVE having a back yard and not having to walk our dogs, which is a major drawback to city living for me. If I ever find a job where I don’t work the typical 7-4 schedule I have now, I’d die to live in a big city (although I still think a dog walker could be crucial to city living).