This is the counter argument.
I am in a very, very small town in Germany. My guide tells me you can walk from one side to the other.
Its a cool little modern place. All the mod cons. It reminds me of my though that I won’t move back to Sydney but to Perth, or Brisbane. Younger, smaller, cooler.
This place revolves around simpler things. A horse riding festival. The tragedy of an old lady being hit by a truck this morning is on everyone’s mind.
This is community. Walking down the road and seeing people you know. Shopkeepers that say hello.
So. International city vs. Small town. Tough call.