Okay renegade bee keeper here.
I live in an area zoned residental. That is what you are first going to need to find out if the area you are zoned in will allow bees. Some residential zones allow for them others do not. Please find out from your local code enforcement officers. Or you can be like me, I know that bees are not allowed in my area. I still have them. I am working on trying to get register with the State Dept. of Agriculture, which is very different from the local code enforcement. As of this time however I register with neither. That means the Dept. of Ag find my hives they will destroy them period. That is bad. Code enforcement will fine me and report me to the Dept of Ag. but if I am registered with the Dept of Ag. , they won't get destroyed.
Right now my bees are all wearing dark makeup and little masks over their faces so as to not be identified and running clandestine ops.
Since dealing with bueracracy takes time, the bees and I are keeping a semi low profile.
Now for the other aspects. If you have enough pollen and nectar plants within two miles keeping your bees should not be a problem. My area has an abundance of that including massive amounts of honeysuckle. Everybody here has at least a .33 acres or more of property and everyone grows plants , herbs, or veggies. Most unknowlingly are happy my bees are helpingwith their plants. keeping bees in an urban area is possible, there just needs to be enough plants.
Take a look at your neighborhood. Do the neighbors all have plants in some small section of the front or back yard. has the city initiated some beautification program and landscaped the medians and areas. Is there a wildflower program in the area around the major highways. Perhaps a community garden or two. If the answer to these questions is mostly yes. you probably have an area suitable for bees.
Is there a local bee keeper group in your area, maybe others are familar with this on a local level and can tell you straight out what is good and bad about your location.
If you area is not desirable maybe your relatives place not to far away is a better choice and you would be given an excuse to visit frequently.