Compare and Contrast Rural and Urban Areas

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Rural Areas vs. Urban Areas
People throughout the world lead different lives and lifestyles. They adapt to different places and styles of living. The two areas of living people choose to live are rural areas and urban areas. Many people prefer rural areas because they have their privacy. Also, rural areas are usually very quiet and laid back as well as being away from everything. On the other hand, urban areas are the complete opposite. Urban areas are not usually private because there are other houses all around. Also, urban areas are usually loud and very busy and are close to everything.

People who live in rural areas usually have a lot of privacy because they are not surrounded by neighbors or other houses. This is a very big convenience for most people. Also, rural areas are very calm. There is not usually a lot of activity in rural areas. Rural areas tend to be just far enough away from places such as grocery stores, gas stations, etc. to make it feel like you are secluded. Many people who enjoy being alone or having their privacy would love living in a rural area.

On the other hand, urban areas are the total opposite from rural areas. Urban areas, in contrast from rural areas, are not usually as private. Houses are usually right by each other in urban areas. There is usually a lot of activity going on in urban areas. Urban areas are usually loud and close to everything. Also, they are not laid back like rural areas.

While urban areas and rural areas are different, they also have their similarities. For instance, they are both places where people choose to live and settle down. Also, you could have the same type of housing in both places. In comparison, there are not usually rules as to how you have to live in either area. Similarly, they are both safe for children to live. However, parents feel differently about this. Children are a big factor in choosing where to live for some people.

In conclusion, both areas are ideal for living, but there...
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