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December 23rd, 2013
Episode 21 of 489 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