Leaving the City Life for a Small Town
Blog • February 21, 2020
The quiet life and small-town charm are always appealing, especially when you live in the busy city. Between crowded streets, traffic, and the hustle and bustle, people are constantly considering taking the leap to the quieter side of life. So, what is the appeal of small-town life that has city-dwellers constantly longing for change?
There are many benefits of small-town living that often make people want to move from the city. Small towns are full of character, and there is a strong sense of community present. It is common for everyone to know their neighbours, and generally there is a closer connection between friends and family within the community. The close-knit community does make the separation of work and personal a little more difficult, as everyone is connected, however it is important to consider that small towns do have a limited job market, so you often have to commute to work. Finding a small town that will be the right fit for you and your family needs is very important. Talking with a realtor can help you to organize your priorities and find the town that is right for you.
There are a few things to consider before you make the move to a small town, including the availability of goods and services. Oftentimes, depending on the location of the town the cost of food can be higher due to transportation costs and a lack of competition. You may still need to travel for some goods and services, as there is limited access in small, rural towns. There is also a major focus on local businesses and produce, as many small towns are largely focused on agriculture. Shopping locally and supporting the local farmers is essential to small town life. There are also generally a lot of town and community events and festivals that are a large part of town life and a great way to become active in the community. There tends to be a lack of public transportation in small towns, so it is important to take this into consideration before you make the move. Small towns often have a focus on tourism in the summers, but businesses tend to close early in the wintertime as winter is considered the slow season for most businesses.
Small towns offer a lot of charm and the quiet, peaceful life that people often desire, especially when it comes to raising a family. If you’re interested in trading in the busy city life for the tranquil life that comes from small town living, consider speaking to a realtor and figuring out what your best options and priorities are when it comes to moving to a small town. The most important part of small town is the community it provides you, and the beauty that comes from a more peaceful lifestyle.
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