The sad truth is that life gets more and more hectic and fast-paced with each passing year. We are stuck in the rat race trying to make a name for ourselves, but some of us just get tired of that. Living in the big city may offer great opportunities, but they don’t come freely.
Today we are going to look into the benefits of moving away from it and embracing the countryside or a life in a small town. But before you fill up your plastic packing boxes, consider what your options are and whether or not you are truly willing to take your chances.
Why Leaving The City Makes Sense
The biggest reason for people is the peace and quiet they can get from a remote place. Everything there seems much slower, which may be a welcome change for those of you who feel tired of the constant rush. Not to mention that it will likely be cheaper to live there, which is great if you have a remote job that pays well.
Additionally, you get much more privacy in the small town. While everyone kind of knows each other, you also get quite a lot of space to yourself. This is in much contrast to the city, where such a space is hard to come by, especially at a decent price.
There are other smaller benefits as well. While they may not change your mind, they can certainly make you even more convinced that moving away is the right choice. For example, you will be able to enjoy cleaner air. Outdoor activities will also be much more frequent and easy to engage in. That is especially the case if you pick a state that is famous for that, like Colorado.
However, with that being said, there are certain drawbacks to moving as well. If you do not take them into account before making your decision, you may end up regretting it at some point. So let’s take a look at the bad parts of moving as well!
Why It Doesn’t
If you want to build a good career, this will be very difficult, if not impossible, in a small town. You will have to accept that you will not be making a fortune, unless you pick up a profession you can do remotely. For some people this is quite the big deterrent and they cannot live with the fact that your career slows down to a crawl.
Additionally, it is likely that you won’t have much school choices for your kids. Living far away from the city is not the same as living in the suburbs. This is not to say that your kids can’t get great education, but your options will be fewer. Still, homeschooling is a choice as well.
Furthermore, you will not have much other options. If you feel bored, you won’t be able to go three blocks down to catch a movie at the cinema, or enjoy a new restaurant. The slow-paced life also means fewer options when it comes to entertainment.