With the dramatic rise in remote working and people having more freedom to work where they want, the demand for rural land in Texas has increased dramatically in the last 2 years.
f you’re reading this, you may also be considering a move to the countryside. Here are some things to expect to when you decide to move from the city to the country.
1. Expect a Longer Drive
One of the best parts about moving to the country is the fact that you can have your own space and you aren’t nearly as close to your neighbors. However, that does come with some drawbacks. One of the biggest things to expect is to have longer drives.
In the city, you may have been able to zip around the corner to pick up groceries or other items. In the country, that same trip could be 15-20 minutes just to get to the grocery store. You’ll also be 45 minutes or more from many major city areas. Whatever you’re used to in the city, be sure to add on another 10-15 minutes and that’s a good gauge for what to expect when moving out to the country.
At Lonestar Land Sales, we do our best to ensure that the land you buy is within a 45-minute drive to major city areas but still close to local cities.
2. Everyone Knows Each Other
Another great thing about living in the country is how close the communities are. However, when you first move to rural areas, that can be a significant culture shock. It can feel difficult to get into those groups but eventually, you’ll be a part of those groups.
3. Expect a Slower Pace of Life
Without the hustle and bustle of city life, one of the first things you’ll probably notice is that life slows down a bit. You’ll see this especially if you leave near a farm. You’ll start to really see the seasons change throughout the year. It may be strange when you first get there but it will soon become a comforting part of life.
4. Expect to See Lots of Critters
While you may be used to seeing the occasional raccoon go through your neighbor’s trash but when you move out to the country, you’ll have quite a few critter neighbors! You’ll be able to see the great natural wildlife. This includes cute animals like deer, fawns, and rabbits. You’ll also see a few unwelcome neighbors like bugs and snakes. It will be beneficial for you to make sure you wear boots and make sure you get your house sprayed for bugs if you don’t want to see bugs crawling around your house!
5. Expect Slower Technology
While the internet has reached many rural areas, you should still expect some technology to be slower than what you’re used to in the city. Your internet will also likely be slower, depending on how close you remain to the city, but it will still be strong enough for you take video calls and work remotely.
Moving from the city to the country is a big step and will require you to adjust your expectations but it will ultimately be one of the best decisions you ever make!
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