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958 - Selecting a Neighborhood to Live In

December 23rd, 2013

Episode 14 of 462 episodes

Downtown or the suburbs? Not everyone agrees about where the best place to live is. Learn more in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:16 Explanations: 3:20 Fast dialog: 17:33 Leona: I want to live close to downtown. We can get everywhere on foot and walk to most amenities. Jeremy: Downtown is always bustling and noisy, and the crime rate is really high. I’d rather have proximity to parks and open spaces. Leona: If we lived downtown, we wouldn’t have to worry about commute time and traffic. I could walk to work and you could take public transportation. Jeremy: That’s true, but there aren’t any good schools near downtown. Leona: Hello, we don’t have any kids. Jeremy: Not yet. I want to settle down somewhere for a while, not move every couple of years. Leona: Is that why you want to live in the suburbs? The suburbs have no character. Everything is cookie-cutter. Jeremy: That’s not true. Leona: Downtown has character and it’s close to nightlife. Jeremy: That’s less important to me than a place in a quiet neighborhood. Imagine lounging in the backyard or taking a walk in the park. We can raise our kids in a close-knit community. Leona: I think you’re planning for a family that we don’t have. Jeremy: Yet! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse