From my condo deck back in St. Louis, I see mostly lush foliage and backyards. The sound of lawn mowers and trimming equipment fill the air. Loud birds, passing traffic, barking dogs, and scampering squirrels add to the merriment. I have no problem with this. I grew up in the city (Washington DC), living in a semi-detached house, so all of these are familiar sights and sounds.
Going from city to farm, I have the best of both worlds—and lots of memories.