There has always been a debate about whether or not it's better to live in the suburbs or the city, and new research shows the benefits and the downfalls of each area.

Yuqing Pan of Realtor writes that homes appreciate faster in cities, and as of January 2016 city home values grew by 11.3%. A year ago, suburban home values only grew by 6.3%. While the suburbs offer more backyards and garages than urban homes do, the city offers more cultural activities, such as museums and nightlife.

In 2012, the Associated Press reported that for the first time in a century America’s largest cities were growing faster than their suburbs. But three years later, in 2015, the Brookings Institute showed that city population growth, while still on the rise, appeared to be slowing.

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