It's harder to visit someone in the city than vise versa...because there's no effing place to park!!!
I would like to live in the city...but I do not want to raise children in the city. The public schools are not up to my requirements, and I cannot afford private school. When my kids are grown, I am seriously thinking of moving to the city, at least for a while.
I don't know any suburbanites who brag, or even say, they live in the city.