Every one needs a shelter and safety there and depends on the economical condition of person or it's the tact of person's to choose owns houses.
Some people like to live in apartment because most of the apartments are in big cities.Absolutely big cities have more facilities toward small cities or village and some people like to live in pent house or skyscraper buildings.
Despite some people like living in small city or village and prefer to live in specific place and unpolluted air.Actually some person don't like polluted and crowd city and want to live in nature.
In traditional houses people can take pets very easily but in apartment we can't,and if we have pet in apartment maybe they annoy the neighbors.
In my idea both of them are god for living and have some advantage and disadvantages.I my self choose living in a traditional house because I grew up in traditional house and it reminds me some red letter days.