Website owner: James Miller
There are advantages to living in the city. What are they? 1. Convenience stemming from living close to supermarkets, shopping centers, dentists, doctors, hospitals, fire and police stations, banks, auto repair shops, hardware stores, lumber yards, airports, libraries, restaurants, etc. 2. Convenience deriving from the existence of an extensive infrastructure in the way of roads, water and sewer service, natural gas service, electric sevice, telephone and cable service, etc. 3. Economies deriving from people living close together. Theoretically there should be many economic advantages to a lot of people living all clustered together in one place as opposed to being all spread out. For example, the cost of providing electrical service to a house in the city ought to be much less than to a house in the country. The number of feet of transmission line to be built and maintained would be much less, per house, in the city. And with the shorter lines the electrical loss and cost of transmission should be much less. The same argument goes for water lines, sewer lines and gas lines. Transportation costs for the city dweller should be much less than for the country dweller because all the necessary services are nearby. Moneywise, living in the city ought to be less wasteful, more efficient, than living in the country. 4. Better prices for things due to competition. Because of competition you should be able to get better prices on everything from food to cars. Also, city prices should be lower due to the economies stemming from large volume selling. Aug 1994 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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