A “financial benefits” list of rural living wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the overall practicality for farming and small gardening as it relates to putting your own fruits and veggies on the dinner table to nourish your family. Let’s extend this concept further in terms of networking – the ability to trade your home-grown goods and other tools and assets at local farmer’s markets and with neighbors in the surrounding community can also help lower grocery costs and overall cost-of-living, with the end result of strengthened communities, fuller bellies and an overall boosted sense of personal prosperity.
Another note that should be carefully considered, is that living in rural areas typically may not be suitable for the instant-gratification individuals and those who are dependent on convenience 24-7. For example, there may not be three different gyms, 17 gas stations nearby or four different shopping centers in the area. In some cases, driving an hour or more for some of these basic creature comforts would be expected. So, if heavily-optioned conveniences are important to you and your family, it is important to do some very thorough research on any rural area you are considering prior to making any decisions.
So, in conclusion, as you can see there are many factors that weigh-in on whether living in a rural area is right for you and your family. We certainly didn’t talk about everything, but if you’ve made it this far, we applaud you for doing your own homework and taking-in as much information as possible prior to make any decisions, as this is obviously very important to consider all the pros and cons when making such choices.
We do have a few articles on our website – mountainpads.com that share future population growth perspectives, which may be helpful if you are looking to make a move.
If you’d like to take a deeper dive in learning about the ins-and-outs of the rural life, We highly recommend The Encyclopedia of Country Living, which is basically an A-z manual of how to live and thrive in rural areas. Check it out today at the following Amazon Link.
That’s all for now. Thank you for spending your valuable time reading this, and we shall see you soon.
If, after reading this article you think you’d like to one day purchase a piece of land for yourself, check out our Guide to Buying Rural Property article HERE.