There are lots of people who dream of moving out to the country once they reach retirement age. They look forward to giving up work and being able to escape the city to enjoy some fresh country air and a slower pace of life. There is no wonder why some people hold this dream for their entire lives!
But why wait until you retire to enjoy all of the benefits of living in the country? In fact, more and more people are now quitting their hectic lives in the city and escape out to the country a lot sooner than retirement, especially as remote work is a lot more popular right now.
Still considering your big move out to greener pastures? Here are some of the benefits that you will experience.
Cheaper Property Prices
You will find that you get a lot more property for your money out in the country. If you are looking for a single family home, you will certainly pay a lot less for a country property compared to one in the city. That’s because there isn't quite as much demand for homes in the countryside. After all, the majority of people still want to live in the city close to where they work.
Lower Stress Levels
I’ve already mentioned that living out in the country will afford you a slower pace of life and with this will come lower levels of stress. That’s because it isn't as busy as in cities, so you can go about your daily chores and tasks at much slower speeds. You also won’t have to deal with high volumes of traffic, so won’t have to worry about road rage!
As well as being cheaper, country homes often come with a lot more outdoor space than city houses. After all, there is a lot more space in the country to build on and turn into gardens. So, if you dream of a large house with an equally large garden, you might have to start looking for property out in the sticks. This will obviously be a big benefit once you have children as they will have plenty of space to play outside.
Closer To Nature
Apart from a few parks, there is hardly any nature in today’s towns and cities, so the best bet you have of getting close to great plants and gorgeous wildlife on a daily basis is to move out to the country. You won’t be far from many hiking and cycling routes, so will have a lot of opportunity to explore the natural landscape around you.
The people who live in the country are often said to be a lot friendlier than those who are city dwellers. Thanks to this, you will find that it is easy to make friends once you move out to the countryside and will be welcomed into the community with open arms!
Hopefully, all of the tips above have whetted your appetite for country living. It will be beneficial to you in so many ways!