Sunday, March 13, 2005

More on Kids and Suburbs

Because everyone loves a good flamefest...

In the post below I wasn't questioning why many people choose live and raise kids in the suburbs. There are perfectly good reasons including the fact that many people really like suburban life. I'm not criticizing their choices.

What I'm talking about is my sense that there are large numbers of people who would consider someone who chose to raise their kids in an urban environment to be, well, out of their minds. And, that would be the case even if you took the top two "why I love the suburbs" reasons off the table - schools and crime. If you provided more decent school opportunities in urban areas and substantially reduced crime, they would still consider it nuts to raise your kids in the city.