Why You Should Move to the Country This Year

No traffic, cleaner air, less stress, cheaper living, lower crime…you’ve probably heard all of these points come up when discussing the pros of rural living, and they’re true! While each of these factors is possible and likely tempting, there’s a greater argument to be made for moving to the country.

As we continue to trudge through 2020, plenty of people are re-evaluating their plans, goals, and the paths that will lead them to achieve both. If you’re looking for a reason to escape the city and try your hand at country living, here are some of the top reasons why now is the perfect time to make a move.

After months of so much uncertainty, there are a few constants that we can all count on, and while everything may not apply to your situation, it’s worth keeping in mind. Why is 2020 the year to make the transition from urban to rural life?

  • Remote Work is an Option: Urban living has long been hailed as the quickest and most robust access to immediate jobs. However, as more and more communities go digital, more people are working from home. And after being forced to make changes due to Covid-19, companies that have traditionally said remote work was impossible have now been able to successfully implement remote work for a few months. Is your job able to go digital? What’s keeping you in the city!

  • Worry of Another Pandemic: We may not be able to tell exactly what will happen over the next few months or years, but 2020 has shown us that anything is possible. After seeing how many states and cities did not handle coronavirus response very well, many of us are seeing the appeal of wide-open spaces in the country. If you’re going to be in quarantine, wouldn’t you prefer to be on a large piece of land rather than a crowded apartment building?
  • Save Your Dollars: Of course, this will depend on where you purchase land and what you do with your property, but for the most part, you can get more bang for your buck in rural areas. Plus, the U.S. Census has shown that homeownership rates are higher in rural communities than urban ones. Apart from the actual land purchase, you can enjoy lower grocery prices, school tuition, goods and services, and even property and income taxes.
  • It’s Better for You: There’s no denying it, country living can offer health benefits like no other. Fresher air, more space between you and strangers, a slower pace of life, friendly communities, and a lot less noise are all the makings for peaceful living, which means a better quality of life for you and your loved ones.

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