Do you balk at the thought of moving to a rural location but are not sure of how life away from all of your conveniences would be like? Perhaps in the city you’re close to everything — be it schools, supermarkets, sports facilities or entertainment options. The thought of having to drive a little ways for your groceries may be enough to keep you smack in the middle of your familiarity.
However, the trade-off for having to drive a little way to the nearest town is worth it when one fully understands all of the benefits associated with rural living. Once you find out how to source your provisions locally, you may not want to visit a chain supermarket again.
Here are just a few reasons to consider moving your family from the city to the country:
1. Freedom to do your thing
One of the first things that may strike you in the country is the freedom you feel. “Far from the madding crowd,” you feel a definite sense of relief. You are free to indulge in your passion and hobbies. Want to keep a menagerie? No one will object. Want to attempt breaking glass with your singing? Go ahead.
This kind of freedom is a great boon to children. You need not hush them up or restrict their movement any more. Children love to have all kinds of pets, and the health benefits they offer are many. In fact, it has been shown that kids who grow up with pets are prone to fewer allergies. With fewer, if any, restrictions on pets in the country, you are free to encourage responsibility and provide companionship for your children with a number of different animals.