11 Reasons Why We Love Living In A (Small) City
There are many reasons for why we love living in Brighton, but often that is concentrated on its coastal aspect. So we’re here to tell you why we love living in a city and why you should too!
1. The public transport is great…
Living in a city means lots of people, which means the demand for public transport is high – especially when Brighton is such a green city that tries to promote ride sharing. So as a result we have great public transport services, with regular buses and trains that can get you to London within the hour.
2. …But we don’t have to use it for everything
A bonus of being a relatively small city, means not having to use public transport for absolutely everything. Living in Brighton you know that if you walk ten minutes you’ll be at Churchill Square, if you walk 15 you’re at the station, if you walk 5 you’re at the beach. Not having to rely on buses or trains just to meet up with a friend has to be one of the biggest perks of living in a small city.
3. There are a million places to eat…
Another perk of living in the city is undoubtedly the huge variety of eateries we have on our doorstep. With the North Laine, the South Laine, Churchill Square, the whole of Hove and seafront eateries, Brighton is well equipped with places to go out for dinner. Living in a city you have the opportunity to eat such a wide range of cuisines which you’re just not afforded in smaller suburban towns.
4. …And drink!
5. Everyday is different
Another common thing found in cities, as you’ll know if you’ve ever been to Covent Garden in London, is street performers. Singers, actors and performers alike can be found scattered all over the city on weekends and throughout Summer. You never know what you might stumble upon when living in a city!
6. Friends and family love to come and visit
Friends and family living in the suburban South will love to come and visit you if you live in the city. With so much on offer here, people will be more than eager to get away from their small town life, even if just for a weekend!
7. It’s diverse
Living in a city means living somewhere much more diverse than a small town in middle England and we love it. Cities bring in all kinds of characters from near and far and without them, Brighton wouldn’t be half as special as the place it is today.
8 The nightlife is unbeatable
Cities often attract plenty of students and young people, meaning the nightlife has to be the best there can be. In Brighton, they definitely delivered. Even in our small city we have at least ten great clubs to choose from, each specialising in different music and themes. So if you’re a party animal or even just enjoy the odd night out or two, living in the city is for you.
9. You get the best shops
It’s true, living in a city does mean you have the best access to shopping. Along with all the typical high street shops and shopping centres, you usually get some great independent clothing outlets too! For example, in Brighton you have everything you might need up at Churchill Square, but if you fancy something more unique you know to head to the North Laines.
10. It’s bursting with culture
Whether you’re into art, history, music or fashion – cities are the place to be if you’re a culture vulture. With plenty of museums, galleries, gigs, talks and designer showcases, Brighton definitely delivers on that front too. As we mentioned, cities are diverse meaning the culture will just keep growing!
11. The opportunities are endless!
From jobs to friendships to food to activities, the opportunities really are endless when living in a city. With so many people to meet, so many places to see and so many jobs available, there’s nothing quite like living in the city (even if it is only little).