Living in Cities

Anthony Boykins
July 20, 2014
Helen Herd
Essay 2
                                                              Living in Cities
Cities are good places for people to live in.   It is true that many cities are dirtier, noisier, and more crowded than small towns or rural areas.   They can be difficult to negotiate, and life may be more stressful in cities than in the country.   However, cities also offer a wide array of choices that make them appealing places to reside.
One of the things that cities have to offer people is a broad spectrum of jobs.   Because of their dense populations, most cities support many different kinds of Industries. For example, In Detroit, people work in occupations ranging from the automotive industries of General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler to the healthcare industries which includes the DMC (Detroit Medical Center), St. John-Beaumont Hospital partnership, and Henry Ford Health System to the three of Detroit’s four athletic teams which are the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, and Detroit Red Wings that offer multiple jobs.   It is difficult to find that kind of diversity of work opportunities in smaller towns.   In addition, there are usually many employers within particular industries in a city, and having several potential employers to work for is advantageous for people working in those fields.
Cities give people more cultural options than smaller places.   In most sizable cities, people have the opportunities to enjoy a range of musical performances, art and historical museums, the opera, poetry reading, and dance performances.   In small towns, sometimes the only cultural options are seeing movies or visiting a gallery.   Having access to a wide array of cultural happenings makes life more interesting and enjoyable, and those only cities can support a rich cultural existence.  
A third factor that makes cities good places to live is human diversity.   In cities such as New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, people from...