The country is much more relaxing than the city to many people, but most cities have more restaurants and fun things to do close by. However, the country is far away from most pollution and city noises.
People who live in the country can spend their free time fishing or hiking. They can even become farmers. Real estate prices tend to be lower in the country than in cities. However, people will usually need to drive longer to get to work, school and other places such as the doctor's office.
Jobs are much easier to find in a big city, and parents can sometimes choose between several schools. Unfortunately, cities also have pollution, crime and crowds.