7 Surprising Facts About Suburb Living

America’s suburban population has been growing since the 1990s. Around 175 million people in the United States live in the suburbs. From cheaper grocery trips to quieter nights, there are many upsides to suburb living. If you’re interested in the benefits of suburb living, keep reading.

Here are 7 surprising facts that you need to know about suburban living.

1. Cheaper Cost of Living

The biggest benefit of suburban living is the price. Not only is rent nearly $600 less on average, but everything else you need to buy is less expensive as well.

Gas prices tend to be cheaper in suburban areas in addition to enjoying cheaper groceries with suburban living.

2. Suburb Living is Quieter

While the bustling pace of the city seems exciting, it’s also the cause of noise pollution. The traffic, construction work, and high concentration of people can make living downtown a headache.

In the suburbs, you’ll rarely have construction projects near your home. Fewer people are walking around to make a racket at all hours of the day.

In most suburban neighborhoods, you won’t hear heavy traffic noises. The biggest difference is that you won’t hear emergency vehicle sirens all day and night as you normally do in the city.

In fact, Sabal Homes’ two communities are quiet, in the suburbs, and are ideal for families. FishHawk Ranch is an established and thriving master-planned community in Lithia, Florida. The community is close enough to the city for a commute or night out, but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet.

Hidden Reserve, on the other hand, is also a quiet Sabal Homes community. It is more intimate than FishHawk Ranch with only 22 exclusive homesites and is in the heart of south Brandon.

3. The Stars at Night are Big and Bright

While the colorful lights of the city are mesmerizing, nothing beats the wonders of nature. All the light pollution in the city can make it difficult to enjoy the simple things.

In the suburbs, you’ll be able to walk out of your home at night and gaze up at all the constellations of stars. You’ll have the opportunity to see meteor showers easily, something city-dwellers have to drive far away to enjoy.

One of our strengths here at Sabal Homes is outdoor living. Let us work with you and your family to create an outdoor entertainment area for you to see these big bright stars.

4. Personalized Decorating

Living in the city pretty much guarantees that you’ll live in an apartment. That means no paint, no holes in the wall, and sticking with the flooring you’re given.

With suburb real estate, you can personalize your home’s colors and floors and hang anything you want on your walls. Some companies even allow you to have input on your home’s design.

5. So Much Storage Space

City apartments are designed to fit as many people into one space as possible. This means you’ll hardly have enough room for your necessities, let alone the items you normally keep in storage.

In suburban homes, you’ll have an attic or at least a crawl-space to store seasonal and other personal items. No longer will you have to squeeze your holiday decorations into your closet until the next year.

6. No Compromising Convenience

City living may seem convenient until you have to pay money to park your car. Don’t get us started on the several trips up flights of stairs after a big grocery trip.

Living in a suburban home won’t limit you on how many cars you have or how many groceries you can buy, not to mention, the lines at the DMV and polling places will be a lot shorter.

7. Your Land

Another great part about suburban living is having your own land – be it a quaint backyard or an acre to yourself, it’s much more than you’ll ever get in the city.

This means it’s much easier to have pets of every size and it also allows you to enjoy things like pools, hot tubs, and grills whenever you want.

Superb Suburbs

Now you know all the benefits of suburban living, it’s time to move there!

Sabal Homes of Florida will be happy to get you moved into a beautiful suburban neighborhood. Give us a call for more information on our luxury home options.


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