While some people prefer to live within the city, others like to live by the seaside. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages and the choice will depend on several factors. For instance, city lifestyle is more active and fast-paced. On the other hand, the seaside is less populated with a variety of water activities.
Advantages of living in the city
Most cities are vibrant and offer a wealth of opportunities for the residents. Even though the job market is competitive, there is a wide variety of opportunities. This one of the main reasons why most people prefer to migrate to cities.
The convenience of city life is another reason most people prefer to live in cities. Almost everything can be accessed via public transport, a short drive or even walking. All the basic amenities and facilities such as banks, grocery stores, hospitals, etc. are located within reach. One such example is the Downtown Dubai area. There are a lot of apartments for sale in Downtown Dubai that are located in walking distance to public transportation and basic amenities.
- Efficient transportation
One of the most significant benefits of living in the city is an efficient transportation system. Train, buses and taxis are some of the efficient and cost effective methods of getting around the city. Also, most cities are bike friendly and therefore residents can cycle to their destinations easily.
Disadvantages of living in the city
- Cost of living
Even though people living in the city can easily access most of the facilities they need, the cost of living is higher. Rent and other utilities tend to be high in cities than in other regions.
Advantages of living by the seaside
- Ample recreational activities
Water activities are great for your physical and mental health. Those that live by the seaside, such as in the Emaar Dubai Creek Harbour neighbourhood or the Meraas Bluewaters Residences, enjoy easy access to activities like sunbathing, surfing, swimming, sailing, kayaking and more.
- Soothing sea breezes
Apart from relaxation, research has shown that sea air can reduce symptoms of asthma. The sea air contains iodine; salt and other minerals that promote respiratory health improve allergies and skin problems and stimulate the immune system.
Disadvantages of living by the seaside
- Costly insurance
Seaside property owners can expect the additional expense of specialty insurance to cover risks such as floods.
- Salt damage
If you plan to live by the seaside, you should expect to see some damages on the exterior of your property due to exposure to sea salt.