As remote work becomes more common, many people contemplate moving away from the cities and suburbs to quieter locales. Although living in densely populated areas has advantages, there are plenty of perks to residing in a small town, like more space, knowing your neighbors, and being in a laid-back atmosphere. If you’ve found yourself wondering what moving to a small town would be like, there are a few things you’ll want to consider.
Small Towns Are Usually Less Expensive
It’s no secret that the cost of living in a small town is much lower than in cities and suburbs. Still, depending on where you live, you may have to invest significantly in your property because of the size and space you’ll acquire. But even if you purchase a home that costs more than your previous dwelling, you’ll likely enjoy less expensive goods and services.
You’ll Probably Want a Car
One of the advantages of city living, besides everything being in proximity, is having access to public transportation and taxi services. If you’re planning on moving to a small town from an urban area, having a car is probably your best option. On the bright side, you’ll experience less traffic, ample parking, and safer roadways.
The Great Outdoors
The most desirable aspect of moving to a small town is the space you’ll have in your backyard and beyond. In a small town, you’ll enjoy a sizable outdoor space that allows you to be creative. The only downside is you may have to spend more time with upkeep. And although many large cities have excellent park systems, nothing can compare to finding a secluded county or state park near the outskirts of your new community.
A Community Bond
Having fewer people usually leads to a more connected community in small towns. The chaos of a dense population doesn’t always lend itself to getting to know your neighbors. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any good neighbors in the city. Still, it won’t take long to realize that less populated areas facilitate one-on-one interactions with other community members. Understandably, many urban dwellers become desensitized to their surroundings, but in a small town, you’ll have a chance to get to know everyone.
Wherever You Decide to Move, Bluewater is Here to Help
There are many pros and cons to moving to a small town or staying in the city, so you’ll want to consider them all. No matter your choice, the award-winning team at Bluewater offers world-class real estate services whether you’re buying or selling. So if you decide to reside in one of the Crystal Coast’s quaint communities, we’ll go above and beyond to help you find the best place, whether you’re starting a new family or ready to retire.
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