I've heard that for young people who've graduated college, single, don't have a family, and are looking for a place to live within a metropolitan area, the city is the best option. I figure some of the reasons probably are: cheap rent, close to a job (if you work downtown), lots of entertainment nearby (restaurants, shopping areas, bars, etc), lots of people to meet within a small radius, and the list goes on.
Of course, as a cyclist the closeness of everything makes an even bigger difference than if you relied on a car!
What are your thoughts BF?
I do notice that sometimes suburbs can become more populated with families and older people. However, in the city it almost seems like everyone is a stranger because there are sooo many people.