Things to consider if you want to keep bees in the suburbs like: what they will feed on, how friendly are your neighbors and local laws.
What are your local laws? I called my town under the guise of writing a paper for school (and never gave my name). I was told that bees in my zone were considered livestock and I would need to live in an agriculture zone to have them on my property (which I don’t, it’s residential). We were never inspected or had someone ask us about this. We also kept them right on our property line which borders an agriculture zone.