If I was given a preference, I would sit outside to meditate.
Grew up in the country. Waiting on the porch as the weather turned, all you heard was the wind.
A city neighborhood does not allow the quiet before the storm. There is traffic; cars, skateboards, and dog walkers. They will shoot hoops in the court across the street until it is either to dark or the closing in lightening makes it dangerous.
I sometimes miss the quiet but I like the community, as there are others outside, sitting on their steps, all of us waiting for the rain.