I grew up in a large city in the North West of England, due to my chosen career I have been lucky enough to live in some wonderful places. St Andrews in Scotland is still my favourite.
I have also lived just outside the two famous varsity cities, one where I still live at the moment, each place I have lived has gotten smaller and smaller, we are now in the process of moving to what should be our last house in a quiet small rural village one road in and out. To me the peace and quiet is most important, but we will still be within 25 miles of the city if we need to go shopping.
I do not miss living in a big city one little bit, however a long time friend of mine came to visit several years ago and he couldn’t wait to go home as it was to quiet and he couldn’t get a take away as there wasn’t any for miles.