I wish you had put "other" or exburb.
Geographically, I live near the suburbs of Chicago. But, our area is an unincorporated area, and looks very rural. One of our outbuildings used to be a chicken coop, and we can have chickens or goats or sheep if we wanted. Our property is an acre and we have permission to have a horse, but they are a huge responsibility (especially in the winter) so we've decided to stick to dogs.
We don't have sidewalks or street lights, we have a private well (which we cannot drink the water from) and a septic tank and do not have sewers or piped in treated water. (Thus, we only drink bottled water, and we have a good reason to. Our wells were contaminated with E Coli at one time and a lot of us got sick. I'll never drink from our water supply again. We use it for washing and dishes and laundry, but it's as hard as can be.) Most people have an acre or a half acre and we have rivers and ponds close to us. It's really a nice area, I just wish we had investigated the schools better before we moved here, though. (They waste a lot of money on things that aren't necessary and don't spend enough on things that need the funding.)
In the summer, it's nice because we have a large garden as well as lots of room for flowers but in the winter, plowing and shoveling a 100 ft driveway in a PITA.