I loved living in the city of Boston.
Boston did have the Emerald Necklace, a circle of parks as well as the Boston Common to feed any nature needs. Also, my drive to work was a reverse commute through the Massachusetts countrish towns.
Later I lived near the airport in Geneva for 11 years. How nice to walk to the airport through a park. Hmmm...city girl again.
I have a flat in a French village that is minutes from the country. The village has everything I need in walking distance. Village girl.
My Geneva apartment is minutes from the lake with a view of both the Jura and Alps. It is in a village on the outskirts of the city. Village girl.
Here we have the advantage of a major city (bus or car needed) or all kinds of being in the country without realizing a thriving international city is less than 30 minutes away.
So I guess I'm neither a city or a country person, although I lean to the quiet life. There is something good for the heart and soul to hear the birds singing, be surrounded by flowers and trees.
If I had to decide on one? Hmmm...Village where I could walk to everything with the country and city nearby.
Someone once called me a cake eater because I wanted my cake and to eat it too. Strangely enough, I've succeeded.