5 Reasons We Love Thanksgiving in the Suburbs

Nov 20, 2023

From tables built for more than two to an oven that can fit turkey and all the trimming, we’re loving Thanksgiving in the suburbs.

Face it: Thanksgiving in the suburbs is just plain better. From the sprawling dining room table that’s—finally!—big enough for everyone to the backyard primed for post-dinner touch football to a kitchen with enough oven space for a turkey and all the sides, everything about Thanksgiving in the suburbs gets our thumbs up. Some other reasons to be thankful you’re celebrating in the suburbs?

#1. Turkey, stuffing, pies, and sides galore…

This holiday is all about good food and great friends, and that’s where living in the suburbs helps. You usually get way more kitchen space in a suburban house than in a city apartment. Think bigger counters, larger fridges (sometimes even two), and a big oven. So, you’ve got plenty of room to cook up everything you want for your meal, all at once, without juggling things.

#2. A Thanksgiving table for all

In the city, it’s often a challenge to fit everyone around one table simultaneously. You might have had to go with a grab-a-plate-and-find-a-seat approach or set up multiple tables around your apartment. While there’s a certain charm to these city-style get-togethers, in the suburbs, you’ve got the space to bring everyone together at one big table for your ideal Thanksgiving meal, all at the same time.

#3. The more, the merrier

With the extra space in your suburban home, including a larger table and kitchen, you can finally invite everyone over for the holiday without stressing about fitting everyone in. In the suburbs, there’s plenty of room for everyone to sit comfortably at the table and relax together after dinner. You might even have a guest room or two for friends and family visiting from out of town.

#4. Hit the backyard post-meal

Whether things are getting a bit hectic or everyone’s looking to burn off some of that pumpkin pie, hopping into the backyard for a quick game of touch football is simple. No need to worry about crossing streets or catching trains. Not into football? You can always opt for a scavenger hunt, kickball, or other fun backyard games that everyone can enjoy. Turn your Thanksgiving in the suburbs into a backyard bash!

 #5. Thanksgiving in the suburbs tour-du-force style

Thanksgiving in the suburbs offers the perfect setting for a day filled with movement and variety. Different families have unique traditions, but many love extending the celebration beyond just one location. Coordinate with friends or relatives to visit multiple houses – maybe start at one for a pre-meal drink and then head to another for an extra slice of pie after the main event. Hopping from house to house is a breeze in the suburbs, and you can usually find a grocery store nearby for last-minute cranberry sauce needs. Turn your Thanksgiving into a multi-stop suburban adventure! Choosing the right town to call “home” is the most important decision you’ll ever make—why go it alone? Get in touch and our expert Suburbs Strategists will help you navigate the ‘burbs and find the right town to call “home,” perfect for your future Thanksgiving gatherings!

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