I have found that living (?) in close proximity to many others is not the way I thrive. I live in the Arizona desert and every walk, every drive is therapeutic. Perhaps you might also find that the quality of life is more important than the quantity of social contacts also Dr.Exline. With technology allowing more and more "electronic co-location" that can be used to reduce our need to physically live close to work and family, there is an increasing opportunity to distance ourselves from the negative impact of urban life.