Are you tired of the city life? Is the chaos getting to you? Are you ready to leave the city and move out to the country?
Who can blame you, because you will get the peace and quiet that you are really longing for? And, you really will be able to enjoy a peaceful life in the country. You’ll be surrounded by lovely scenery, perhaps even a pond, and you will escape the chaos while living your life in the farm country. You will also not have to deal with nosey neighbors like you do in the city, and only see beautiful farms surrounding your very large property. Doesn’t that all sound so appealing?
However, before you pack up and leave the city to move to the countryside, there are many things you must be aware of. Remember that everything in life has its pros and cons. Let’s take a look at what you need to be aware of if you decide to move out to farm country:
Home Prices May Be Lower But The Cost Of Inconvenience Is Higher
Housing in any large city can be very expensive, and it is true that the further away you live from the city, the lower the house prices are. However, don’t think that just because the home prices are lower means that the cost of living will be as well.
In the city, you are very close to shopping centers, and grocery stores. You are also close to medical facilities as well. In the country, shopping centers and grocery stores will take longer to get to, and you won’t be close to medical centers.
That means even though housing is cheaper, and that you are away from the chaos- then you will be spending a lot more on gas.
You Will Miss Seeing Your Friends Often
It won’t be the conveniences of living in a populated area that you will miss. If your friends live in the city, and you are living way out in farm country, so you won’t see them as often. Especially if they are busy working or with their own families, they will not be willing to drive out to see you all that often.
You will also be tired of having to drive down to the city to visit as well. That means even though you really want to get away from the chaos, you will also be lonely living out in the country.
However, the modern technology will help you not lose touch and connect as often as you need.
Keeping yourself busy with work around the farm will also be rewarding. Maintaining a farm is a great hobby for which you will need good seeds, small acreage tractors, and a lot of love, but it will give back crops, fresh vegetables and fruit to show off to your friends when they visit.
Everything You Love Is A World Away
Are you taking a yoga class in a center that is only 5 minutes away from you right now? Does your yoga class help you unwind? If you are living out in the country, then you will be far away not only from your yoga class – but from everything else you love. You won’t be near your favorite restaurants anymore, and you will be far away from the theatre as well.
Even though life in the countryside has its advantages, you need to be aware of the sacrifices you will need to make as well. In the end, you and your family should be happy with the choice.