Pros and cons of moving to the suburbs in Canada 


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So, you are thinking about moving to the suburbs? Find the perfect place for raising your family is one of the most important things that you will ever have to do. Moving to a new home is one of those events that can become a sort of a turning point in your life and the life of your family. There are many reasons why people move and this is definitely a decision for which you need to weigh in all those reasons for and against properly before making the said decision. Moving to the suburbs is guaranteed to change a lot of aspects of your life. That is why we have prepared a list of pros and cons that will help you decide whether you need to call Ottawa movers and set up a moving date, or not.

So, without further ado, let us begin.

The pros

There is a large list of reasons why you should go through with this decision, but we will focus on a select few of the most important ones.

a view of a suburb as a symbol of pros and cons for moving to the suburbs
Suburbs have many pros and cons

Less money for a larger home

One of the easily most tempting reasons for moving to the suburbs is that the homes there are, firstly, overall larger than their counterparts in the city and, secondly, less expensive. One of the reasons why people consider moving to the suburbs is because they want a larger family. A larger family requires a larger home. A larger home means that you need to spend more money. Well, that is unless you move to the suburbs.

In fact, movers Kanata offers, for instance, have been having their hands full in recent years. That is because people have been finding homes in Kanata that would cost you similarly to apartments in Ottawa while having significantly more room.

A peaceful environment is one of the main reasons for moving to the suburbs

It is a fact of the modern world that cities keep growing and their lifestyle getting larger and faster. For those who want to live a more peaceful life, suburbs could be the answer. In cities, apartment spaces are all boxed in a building. In suburbs, you have neighborhoods with yards that are all grouped together but in a far less invasive way. There is room for everyone to mind their own business without bothering each other.

The noise and the pollution – are no more (mostly at least)

Cities are notorious for an abundance of noise. It is an unavoidable fact of life that when you have such a large population on such a small surface that there will be a lot of noise. And people get used to it and they stop minding it. But that is not the case for everybody. Furthermore, pollution is a big problem for the majority of cities in Canada. However, both of these problems, the noise, and the pollution are much less of an issue in the suburbs.

a green surface in front of a few houses
There are more green surfaces in the suburbs

The cons

The pros for moving to the suburbs are clear. However, before you pick up your phone and book packing services Ottawa movers offer, you need to hear the other side too.

Fewer job opportunities

If there is one thing that is great about living in a city is that there are many job opportunities. However you may be, generally, it is much easier to find a job in a city. However, in the suburbs, the job market is much tougher. Before you actually land a job, you will probably have to be quite patient. Posting on all sorts of career websites, going to fairs, etc are all likely going to take a while.

Different parts of Canada have different job markets, so that is also something to consider. Depending on your profession, that does not have to be the case, but overall, people find it more challenging to find a job in smaller communities.

There aren’t as many options

One of the best things about living in a city is that you have so many options for pretty much anything. Whether you are looking for a bar, a nightclub, sports clubs, bookstores, there is always a wide variety of options for fun family activities. However, in the suburbs, there are quite clearly not as many. There will be fewer restaurants, fewer clubs and you may not have the chance to enroll your kid into basketball practice. For a lot of things, you may end up having to commute to one of the larger cities. Larger concerts, sports events, and music festivals are all probably going to take at least half a day on average.

Definitely fewer amenities

You will have a lot more of your own space in the suburbs and that is a fact. However, there will be quite fewer amenities in your proximity. Colleges, schools, universities may all be quite far away. Transportation should be there to help mitigate this problem, but suburbs often lack good connections. So, going to a hospital, or going to a college, or work could end up being quite exhausting. When you consider all this, you may even end up having to get a car. They are practical for the suburban environment and will make your life a lot simpler in that regard. However, it will also become an additional cost.

an apartment building closeup
Cities offer more opportunities and options, despite lacking space

So, what to do?

No one can answer this question besides you. You need to weigh in all the pros cons of moving to the suburbs carefully. Make a list of all the pros and cons and make a separate list of top pros and tops cons and pit them against each other. Ask for advice and opinions from your friends family and do not be hasty. Let your brain work it out for a while and only then make the decision. Good luck!

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