It is quite common for engineers to live in the suburbs of a big city and commute to work each day. I did this for at least half of my 40+ year career as a civil engineer. Your specific location of your residence is amost never an issue with a prospective employer unless you have to relocate to take a new engineering job, and then often the employer will help with the moving expenses.
I live in the Seattle metropolitan area. Boeing is a very large employer in my area and is one of the biggest aerospace employers in the world. Less well known is Blue Origin, a space-bound company funded by Jeff Bezos (Amazon Head). That company is located in Kent, WA, a suburb located 25 miles south of Seattle. It is developing small and large rockets to deliver sattelites into earth orbit. Check it out.
Good Luck, Pete Sturtevant, PE