2. The Good: Better Access to Healthy Food

Living near farms does not necessarily mean farm-fresh food is easy to come by. A lower population means fewer grocery stores. In cities, however, maintaining a healthy diet is easy, thanks to the abundance of fresh produce at year-round farmers markets and countless grocery stores and delivery services. Another bonus: you might drink less alcohol. Cities have more bars and nightlife, but the National Drug Strategy Household Survey found people living in remote locations are 11 percent more likely that urban dwellers to drink excessively.

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