People of all backgrounds dream of moving to the big city seeking fortune. Life in a vibrant metropolis certainly can be a romantic and exciting experience. One thing is for sure: Urban life is not the same as rural living, and not all changes are desirable to city-bound individuals and families.
The unprecedented population loss in small rural areas and the “back to the city” movement of the early 2010s has tapered off and has even started to reverse, but urban areas continue to grow much faster than non-urban areas in the United States. People moving from a more rural environment to a major city should expect significant changes to lifestyle and culture.