I am in the enviable position of choosing between 2 job offers. One is in a small suburban town with a terrific sales tax base and a population of 11,500 ish. I would be serving as the only planner, aside from the Director. I would have a 5 minute commute, and a guarantee of advancement in a short period of time. The other offer is from a city of 4 million where I would serve as one of many, and would specialize (?) in comprehensive community and neighborhood planning. The commute is 1 to 1 1/2 hours each way and the salary is much greater, about 15%.
I am a new planner, fresh out of undergrad and grad school, both in planning, as well as a year in a small town internship. Any advice on benefits / disadvantages of each type of opportunity would be greatly appreciated!