5 Benefits Of Moving To The Countryside

Tuesday 1st March 2022

Fed up of the hustle and bustle of city life? Dreaming of a calmer pace of life in the country? There are many perks of country living, and so if you’re considering ditching city life for rural life we can totally see why. If you’re undecided whether or not to make the move, looking at the following benefits may just help you make your decision…

There are many advantages of life in the countryside as opposed to life in the city. These include:

Improved Air Quality

As you can probably imagine, there is a big difference in air quality between the city and the country, and this is a huge advantage that comes with moving to the countryside. With fewer vehicles, buildings and infrastructure, rural areas do not face the same levels of pollution that urban areas do, making the air a lot cleaner. Living in cleaner air away from nasty pollution has many key health benefits.

Enhanced Sense Of Wellbeing 

Nature is known to have a positive impact on our mental health and if you’re planning on moving to the countryside you’re going to be surrounded by plenty of beautiful nature and wildlife. Being surrounded by nature is particularly good for reducing stress and anxiety. This combined with the slower pace of life that comes with moving to the countryside can do wonders for your sense of wellbeing.

Lower Cost Of Living

If you’ve become used to paying city centre prices, you’re likely to get a pleasant surprise when moving to the countryside.  Whilst the cost of living will of course vary from location to location, if you’re moving to the countryside from a big city you’re likely to see lower prices in the likes of shops, restaurants and bars. This means there are some financial benefits of moving to the countryside.

More Space & Privacy

One of the main drawbacks of living in urban areas is the lack of space and privacy. As cities are more densely populated, accommodation is squeezed in, providing you with less living space and ultimately less privacy. Moving to the countryside changes this by providing you with more of your own space, away from other people. If you’ve dreamed of building your own home, the countryside will also provide you with the space to do this.

Greater Sense Of Community

Even though you’re surrounded by hundreds of people, urban living can have a tendency to feel lonely at times. By moving to the countryside you’re likely to feel a greater sense of community and be more connected to your neighbours. As fewer people live in rural areas than cities, it’s easier to get to know people. This can make home more inviting as well as doing wonders for reducing loneliness and boosting your mood.

Thinking of moving to the countryside? Make your move stress free with Hackworthy & Sons. We can assist with the entire moving process from packing to storage to unpacking. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to find out more about the services we have to offer.