5 Benefits Why You Should Consider Living in the City in Your 20’s

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Movies and TV shows have shown for years that moving into a big city and starting a new life is an incredible experience.  Fortunately, this is true for most people who head into cities!  There’s a lot to enjoy in cities, from higher pay to more options for entertainment and more people to meet.  If you’re still unsure, here are the top perks everyone can enjoy if they move where the population is a little denser.


Better Variety of Food

Eating out can be a fun change of pace if you’ve spent a long time cooking at home. However, in most smaller cities or towns, you can quickly run out of choices.  Living in a city, there are endless options. So whether you want to order in at any time of the day or night, or you want to go out to a new restaurant every day: you’ll never run out of restaurants to try.

Because of the large selection, any diet can be happy, even if you’re vegan or need a kosher or halal diet: you’re entirely covered.  If you look at real estate in Toronto, you’ll be lucky enough to be in the most diverse city in the country with countless restaurants to try.  There’s no such thing as being bored with your diet in towns. 

Endless Job Selection

If you feel like you’ve hit a standstill at your job: you’re not alone.  Many people feel stuck in their position because of where they live and what other work is available around them.  Cities can make that issue disappear.  If you want to give indoor scuba lessons, there’s a business for that, if you’re going to teach people how to paint while sipping on wine: you can do that, too!  Although every job has its flaws, and nowhere is perfect, cities have more options so that you can get bored of a new fun job whenever you want.

Any Entertainment You Want

Living in a small town can be tedious; you run out of things to do or out of people to hang out with.  On the other hand, cities have an endless assortment of shows, sports, concert halls, nightclubs, and any different kind of fun you could think of.  There are classes for most hobbies, groups where you can meet up with like-minded people, and speed dating is still a thing in most cities, so you can meet as many other singles as you’d like.  

More Shops and Stores

If you love going out and spending a weekend shopping, there’s nothing you’ll enjoy more than getting to live in a city!  Whether you prefer high-class expensive stores or you want to dig for deals at a discount strip mall, you can have it either way.  On top of that, cities have tons of unique shops run by locals and sell everything from one-of-a-kind art to fresh local produce.  Some large cities even have their year-round flea markets so that you can look for antiques while taking in the city views.

Published by Monique Renegado

Monique started Life Begins At Twenty as a 20-year-old college student from the Philippines. In her lifestyle and wellness blog, she shares first-hand experiences and soulful advice about student life, relationships, mental health, adulting, and self-growth. Monique is passionate about literature, music, public speaking, and family. Besides studying and blogging full-time, she strives hard to become a published author with her first YA fiction novel and poems. Monique is the older sister you wish you had to help you navigate your twenties successfully. If you want a constant drive for motivation and pep talks, be a part of her journey.

4 thoughts on “5 Benefits Why You Should Consider Living in the City in Your 20’s

  1. For me, moving to the city in my twenties meant I could leave the racist hell hole town I grew up in. Cities often have more cultural diversity, and if you’re from an ethnic minority group as I am, you’ll feel much better living there. Plus, the diversity gives you the opportunity to experience new cultures which you wouldn’t other do in a small town or village


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