The ‘big city’ is known for its breakneck pace, as life whirls around the unprepared out-of-towner in an overwhelming swirl. Suburbia, on the other hand, is supposed to be a respite from that intense metropolitan grind – a place to patiently teach the kids how to play tee-ball out in the yard until it’s time for dinner.
Of course, the accuracy of these generalizations varies from person to person and family to family. But distinctions do exist between urban and rural communities, and those differences impact how those communities are managed and run. Community associations in more densely-packed locales have different concerns and priorities than those in sprawling townships. The New Jersey Cooperator spoke with some professionals who have worked with both to delve into the similarities and differences.
Becker Community Association Shareholder David Ramsey contributes to the New Jersey Cooperator article saying, “One clear distinction that I’ve found – and I think that it definitely stems from New York City marketplace influence – is that those [urban] associations are more willing to pay for legal expertise, which is different from the more suburban areas, which tend to have problems that are less significant – although not always – and are often more reticent to pay for attorney expenses.”