Re: What type of environment do older kids thrive in?
It totally depends on the family and the child. DH and I thrive on a rural setting. DH, especially. When he is stuck in the city, he really struggles to not be grumpy. So, for the sake of our family, we live in country as much as possible. (we're military, so we don't always have much say in this) I figure it is up to us as parents to help our children be content where they are. I don't mind driving my kids to things, if need be. There are so many things they can do in both settings. Unless your child is old enough for you to have an idea of what type of person they are (city vs rural) I don't know how you'd choose.