A mother walks with her son riding a scooter on a suburban sidewalk

Moving to the Suburbs

It’s the American Dream: a white picket fence surrounding a big, beautiful home with freshly trimmed grass in the front yard. The birds sing in the spring, and the kids ride their bikes on the cul de sac in the summer.

There’s a lot to love about the suburbs. From the close (but not too close!) proximity to the city to neighborhood barbecues on the weekends, many people think of suburban living as “the good life.” If you’re eyeing a move to the suburbs, there are a few things to consider as you house hunt.

Pros & Cons of Moving to the Suburbs

Pros of moving to the suburbs include:

  • Lower housing density means more square footage for each household.

  • Statistically lower crime rates mean a safer place to raise a family.

  • Highly-rated school districts provide better education for children.

Of course, suburban life isn’t for everyone. Cons of moving to the suburbs include:

  • Needing to buy or lease a car.

  • A lack of nightlife.

  • A less diverse population.

According to urbanization data published on Statista, in 2020, an estimated 80% of Americans lived in cities. The number of suburban dwellers continues to rise since then, however,, especially since the COVID pandemic drove people to seek personal space.

More Space in the Suburbs

On average, a suburban home is about 300 square feet larger than a city dwelling - and that’s not considering the yard potential. Families looking for space to spread out can find a bedroom for everyone in the suburbs, not to mention enjoy the outdoors in the privacy of a yard. In suburbs like Santa Clarita, too, there are plenty of outdoor spaces and activities to enjoy in the neighborhood. Read our blog post about getting outdoors in Santa Clarita to learn more!

If you’re looking for room to grow, the suburbs may be the perfect place for you and your family. Once you’ve found the perfect place, call Affordable Quality Moving and Storage at (661) 622-2636 to schedule your move! We’ve been helping families like yours relocate since 1996.