When you are buying a house, you need to decide what area you want to live in. The area depends on you and why you're buying the house. Some people are buying a house because their family is growing, so they need to decide what area would be best for
them to raise their children. Others move because of their job, so their question is what area will benefit them and their career.
There are 3 types of areas you can live in: Urban, Suburban, and Rural.
Urban Living: Living in an urban area would be living in the city. This area is best for those who are young professional looking to expand their career and meet new people. Living in an urban
area means you are close to amenities and are in the middle of all things fun. An example would be New York City- everything is close to each other, it's crowded, and it's loud. There's plenty of business there and it's fast paced.
Suburban Living: The suburbs is one step down from urban living. It isn't as crowded or loud, but still busy. You are still close to amenities, but definitely have a little drive to get there.
The crime is lower in these areas and the schools are better. These areas make it easier to have better relationships with neighbors and to have a slower paced lifestyle. This may be a better option for raising a family than living in the urban area.
Rural Living: This area is for those who want absolute quiet and don't mind having a drive. It is the quietest of all areas due to the houses being more further apart and it being more farm land.
There will be a higher property maintenance cost here as well as the furthest drive to amenities out of the three choices. This is perfect for those who are home bodies or those who want to retire.
All three options have pro's and con's, they are all perfect for certain types of people. Choosing which area to live is 100% based on you, what you want, and the criteria you are coming with (family based, career based, etc.). No option is wrong!