Seeing this hoop in a city alley got me thinking about kids in the city. I’ve recently heard about a few folks who are moving out of the city to raise kids in the suburbs. Not that I don’t understand it but it always saddens me when I hear it. Dang, there was even a piece in the Washington Post a few months ago about a guy who swore he’d never move out of the city and then did when he had a kid. (If anyone knows what I’m talking about, please post the link in the comments.) Anyway, I myself grew up in a suburb which was pretty good living for a young kid. So we’ve talked about schools and how that is a major factor. But I’d like to hear about the other factors. I’d like to hear from folks who grew up in a city or are (would) raise kids in the city. How do you weigh the pros and cons? Do you think you are disadvantaging or advantaging you kids by raising them in a city as opposed to the ‘burbs?