Either. We live in a lovely neighborhood with lots of children, but close enough to everything we need, that we can get there in two minutes. I love having the best of both worlds. If I lived in a city like Chicago, I would say, the suburbs, with trips to the city often. I love the feel of a big city, but I need to be in a quiet relaxing setting, and love that my children have lots of room to play and be free. In a city, I am not sure they would get the same thing.