None of the old Philadelphia apartment buildings I used to live in could by any means be considered luxury living, but it was an experience I wouldn’t trade the world for. The years I spent city living in a loft were some of the best years of my life, and I only let myself move away because of work. Someday, I plan on moving back, because quite frankly, city living beats suburb living. Here’s a few reasons why. Conquering the Snow. If you’ve ever lived in the Northeastern part of the country, you know how obnoxious (and quite hazardous) winters can get.