"Honey, we are not in the suburbs anymore"!
I would like to confess that living downtown for over a year has been a blast except for storage space. Small space and I are not best friends to say the least. But, I have learned to live like a minimalist. Purge, purge, purge is what I did a year ago.
From 2200 square feet to 790 square feet. Just think about that for a moment. I don't miss it one bit ( well except for the space). I could go on and on about the differences of living downtown etc. There are positives and negatives for sure.
Living downtown is a lifestyle choice. Quality vs.quantity. Yes, I pay for maintenance fees but it beats my 2 hours a day travelling time from work and home. Time that I could never get back.
Love where you live is what I believe now. It is not for everyone. It is for specific someone.