Living in the Countryside
Many people living in the rural areas have city life dreams. Well, this is simply because there are more opportunities in the urban areas as compared to the rural, right? But why is it that people nowadays prefer the country life and are thinking of leaving their city life behind?
Apart from the soothing sound of rustling leaves and the delightful singing of the birds nearby, what really is it with living in the countryside that makes it better than city life?
Country life is actually a fascination for me since I live in the countryside. There are definitely some downsides in living in the countryside yet the positives exceed all of them. Here are some of the good reasons why a lot of people today prefer the country life.
- If you like privacy and solitude then living in the country will surely work well for you, especially if your home is located in a remote area and you don’t have any neighbors for miles.
- The countryside is a breath of fresh air, figuratively and literally. Air is cleaner here since there isn’t as much traffic, smog, or pollution from industry. This means that you may take a walk without the fear of inhaling deadly fumes.
- Living in the countryside gives you more access to organic farmer’s market and enables you to eat locally grown food. Compared to conventional food, these food items have more health benefits since they are produced, processed and packaged without the use of chemicals. You can also raise your own animals and grow your own food in the countryside.
- Safety in the countryside is a lot more promising than in urban areas. The crime rate is usually lesser in the countryside that is why folks simply get out of their homes open and unattended. It is a place where you don’t need to lock your front door or your car.
- If you're a parent, you will have lesser worries on unpleasant influences that your children might be exposed to.
- For the outdoor enthusiast, you need not travel somewhere else just to do some hiking, bike riding, camping, climbing, fishing, and hunting. Just step out of your back door and you’ll see your nature trail.
- A good reason you should not forget is the element of practicality since cost of living in the countryside is much cheaper than in the city.