I grew up in the suburbs, and living there for almost my whole life, you can see the themes that happen consistently. For one, the people moving to the suburbs are almost always new families trying to start a new chapter of their lives. Young families are usually hunting for a place that has suburban development as well as looking for good schools and a safe environment.
I can’t imagine trying to raise a child in the city. The way that the city runs is just not the best place to have a child that is very young. That is why people love to go to the suburbs once they know they are going to start having kids. The way the suburbs are developed allows there to be a great sense of community. This allows people to live together that are similar and have similar values.
When a family is hunting for a place to start their lives, a good community is a large part of their decision making process. Being able to trust your neighbors is important to the way you treat your home. I personally know that my neighbors around my home would come through if I ever needed them which makes it much easier to sleep at night. Your neighbors can be very good or very bad and that can make or break a community.
Neighbors are crucial to the community aspect of the suburban lifestyle. The trust that people put into their neighbors to watch over their homes and the reciprocation of that trust is very important to the whole of the community. Without that trust, there is no sense of community. There is much less of a reason to call it a community that can rely on each other if there is no trust in your immediate neighbors. Suburban development is a key to this whole situation because of the amount of change that occurs from building houses to making parks for children.
If you cannot trust your neighbors, then who can you trust? The people that live within a rock’s throw of your front door should be someone that you would assume would call the authorities if your house is being broken into, or a fire breaks out while you are not home. These are important parts of the home owning experience when living in the suburbs that most people overlook.
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