I used to work with this guy and he always wanted to move out of the burbs and into this trendy area in the city a couple of miles from our office. We all thought he was crazy because we all lived in the county even the ones like me who were single. He owned a small house in the county and sold the house and moved to the downtown area. He thrived. He lost weight, gained friends, after a while bought a house there and eventually became the accountant for most of the small businesses in the area and that became his day job. The last time that I talked to him, he told me that he hadn't moved his car in a year except to visit his mom who lives in the burbs.

So maybe go for it. Especially if you're renting, you can move if you find it is really not for you.