I definitely, definitely do want to be here in my cit-aay, but urban living has its challenges: a lack of space and privacy, an abundance of noise and dirt, and a high price of admission. But, oh, the wonders to behold! Let's explore the ways we fit into our cityscapes in 2012…

But perhaps there's a chance that no city, no matter how well-designed, could possibly compete with the flawed but beloved cities we call home?

Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2012 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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