While personal preference and economics play a role in where we choose to live, the benefits of rural living, particularly in these stressful times, have great appeal.
1. Fresh Air And Wide Open Spaces.
Rural living offers the opportunity to reconnect with nature. More trees and less traffic means cleaner air. Fields, forests, and streams make for great outdoor living and a healthier lifestyle.
2. Peace And Quiet.
Urban dwellers know the sound and light of the city never stop. The quiet of the country and brilliance of the star lit sky offers a deeper satisfaction.
3. Slower Pace Of Living.
Rural living can offer a less stressful life. It’s ideal for the sole proprietor or remote worker who’s looking to exit the rat race of traffic jams and noisy cubicles.
4. Great Place To Raise Children.
Both city and country have their benefits when it comes to raising children. But, if you’re nostalgic for a time when children were able to roam free, the country offers a unique childhood experience.
5. Being Part Of A Tight Knit Community.
The sheer size of cities makes it difficult to feel like a real part of the community. Church, town hall, and gathering at the local diner make it easier to form strong social bonds. Residents are more likely to take an active role in the community knowing their voice has a greater impact.
6. Neighbors You Can Count On.
Anyone who’s lived in the city knows that it can take a long time to make new friends. In a rural setting neighbors need to be able to rely on one another. Even those who prefer to keep to themselves and maintain a comfortable distance know they can turn to their neighbor should the need arise.
7. Fresh Food.
Farmers markets and a shortage of fast food restaurants encourage healthy eating. Locally-sourced meat, fruit, and vegetables are readily available without the high prices charged in big city health food restaurants.