Growing up I like to tell people that I had the best of both worlds. My family has a house in the city of Austin, Texas and we have a 260 acre ranch in Marquez, Texas. I got to, and still get to to, experience first hand the way of living in both the city and country. If I had to choose which was better, country living or city life, I would have to choose city life. I would choose to live in the city not because it is better than the country but because of the different conveniences such as nearby emergency health care and the availability of law enforcement city life has to offer.
Nearby health care, in my opinion, is vital. My uncle and aunt also have a ranch in Marquez, Texas. Marquez has a population of only 238, so needless to say, Marquez has no emergency room. In fact, the closest emergency room is about and hour drive away. That may not seem like it is very far away, but when you have just been run over by a tractor, which is what happened to both my uncle and aunt, an hour could mean life or death. Luckily for my uncle and aunt, my father just happened to be passing by and stopped by their place only minutes after this bizarre accident happened. Fortunately medical help arrived and my uncle and aunt were airlifted and got to the hospital in time to save both of their lives.
The availability of law enforcement officers the city offers, again in my opinion, is also vital. My poor uncle and aunt, after they had been run over by their tractor, elected to stay in Austin more instead of staying at their ranch in Marquez. As a result, the criminal element took note that they were absent more often than not and took advantage of their absence. My uncle and aunt returned to their ranch after a month of staying in Austin to find that most of their belongings had disappeared. It was sheer luck that the thieves were apprehended. They were apprehended only because one of the thieves went back to steal something else not knowing...