I believe that a village would be more peaceful. There is a lot less noise from things like highways, construction, semi trucks etc. Also I think the people who live there are more prone to live quiet lives and not be as loud and obnoxious as some people who live in cities tend to be.
A village is small, and contains fewer people than a city and will not have as much traffic and nightlife. A village is a community of people who know each other, whereas in a city almost no one knows anyone they meet on the street, in a village, one would know almost everyone.