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URBANITE VS. SUBURBANITE, Which Are You?

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert

There’s no question COVID caused us to re-evaluate the way we live. Staying at home gives us time to think about what we truly value, and how we can work toward making necessary changes to keep ourselves fulfilled. Whether for convenience and walkability, or for more space and settling down in beautiful Prescott, AZ, COVID has brought renters down two distinct paths: the Urbanite and the Suburbanite. 

Sure, these distinctions existed long before 2020—but how has COVID changed the way you see these lifestyles? Are you an Urbanite, Suburbanite or a mix of both? Let’s break down the terms to decide: 

The Urbanite values new opportunities, proximity to friends, and general lifestyle conveniences such as bike trails, restaurants, shops and nearby cultural locales. They’re likely to settle in downtown Prescott. Although continuing to work from home is appealing for some, independence and convenience are factors that play into choosing to live in the city. COVID could have either amplified or sparked these feelings, especially if you’re just entering the housing market. About 18% of Gen Z and Millenials migrated back to their parent’s homes for the past year.

The Suburbanite feels at home in the outskirts due to the familial and neighborly connections that are more conveniently built. A Suburbanite might feel isolated from family in the city or simply seek the open air and spacious homes in areas like Willainson. Maybe you just started a family, and crave the yards, parks, and suburban atmosphere for your growing brood. The suburbs provide room to grow figuratively, literally, and affordably.

Whether you’re seeking urban landscapes or yearning for the great outdoors, Prescott, AZ has a mix of everything. Contact me today and let’s get started making your homeownership dreams a reality! 

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kat, great post for potential buyers to evaluate their lifestyles and needs! 

Jun 30, 2021 09:16 AM
Kat DeLong

Thank you, Joan.

Jun 30, 2021 09:12 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kat - why am having an Osmonds flashback??? I'm A Little Bit Country. . .  

Jun 30, 2021 10:36 AM
Kat DeLong

Michael, I am too, really.  

Jun 30, 2021 09:13 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good afternoon Kat. From urbanite to suburanite and then a country guy for a while. Now an urbanite in the concrete jungle of downtown Chicago and likely to remain that way. Enjoy your day.

Jun 30, 2021 12:17 PM
Kat DeLong
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
REALTOR

Wayne;  That is interesting.  I have never lived as an urbanite, so I can't relate.  I'd say, however, if I could, I'd take country any old day.  

Jun 30, 2021 09:16 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kat... having been raised in the concrete jungle of New York City, I know I'm an urbanite. These days I'm an urbanite who lives in a suburb with an urban vibe!

Jul 01, 2021 05:14 AM