5 Things To Know When Moving From Big City To Small Town

Wednesday 24th February 2021

We’ve looked at moving from a small town to a big city, but what if you’re considering moving from a big city to a small town you may ask. 

Well, we’ve also taken a look into that, so if you’re debating between the two be sure to check out both of these blogs to help you weigh up your options 

Save Money 

First up, when moving from a big city to a small town, you can be sure to save money, whether that’s socialising with friends or even rent/ mortgage payments. By moving from a big city to a small town, you are likely to receive more for your money when it comes to buying/ renting a property,  thanks to the lower cost of living that a smaller town has. Where you may be only able to afford a 1 bedroom house in a large city you may be able to afford a house with more bedrooms and facilities for the same price in a small town. 

Less Traffic 

Living in a big city, you’ll be used to seeing a lot of traffic and public transport due to the large population that big cities host. It might sound obvious, but by moving from a big city to a small town you will find that there are far less public transport options available and less traffic on the road. With this in mind, you are likely to save time getting to and from places so will have more time to spend on other things, whether this is having more time to spend with friends or having the ability to book appointments within the times that you may have otherwise been travelling within a big city. It goes without saying that you’ll still likely experience rush hour around the times that people finish work and school etc, but probably not to the extent that you have at the moment living in a big city. 

More Space To Explore 

Whilst there are often a lot of parks and attractions to visit and explore in a big city, moving out of the city will bring you closer to nature and natural spaces and away from the concrete jungle that big cities can often feel like.

As a Plymouth removal company, moving clients away from Plymouth city centre to a town such as Tavistock, provides the large landscape of Dartmoor that surrounds the small town, coming with its beautiful views, fresh air and a relaxing environment to explore. 

It’s been found that reduced access to green spaces can be a factor in being at greater risk of mental health problems, so if you feel that you’re missing something from living in a big city, you might look to consider moving somewhere closer to natural spaces. Although, this doesn't have to be the case for everyone, as many people living in a big city can also experience mental health benefits from increased opportunities for socialisation, education, employment etc. Ultimately, this is something that you would need to analyse to work out exactly what you want from moving house. 

Slower Pace Of Life

Within a large city, you can always guarantee that there is something going on in the area, whether that be a party, an event or a sporting fixture, if you’re looking for something to do you’ll always be sure to find something. However, if you’re getting fed up with the fast-paced life, have you considered moving from the big city to a small town where you can be guaranteed a slower pace of life without the need to rush around. 

Close-Knit Community

If you’re looking to become part of a close-knit community, moving from the big city to a small town can often provide this. We’ve previously looked at having more privacy if you move from a small town to a big city which if you’re looking to start on a clean slate is a great option. However, if you’re moving from a big city to a small town and looking to meet new people and build new friendships you can be assured that moving to a small town you will soon get to know the local community and bump into them on a regular basis. With the big cities covering a lot of space, it’s unlikely that you bump into people you know very often, but thanks to the smaller area that the town covers, more people will accumulate in the area. 

As a Plymouth removal company, we have seen many people moving from a big city to a small town and vice versa, and ultimately the choice is up to you. We’d recommend that you consider what the reason is that you are looking to move to help you decide what your best option is. We’ve looked at the things that you should know when moving from a big city to a small town, and each of these come with advantages and disadvantages depending on what you are looking for in moving to a new location. 

If you’d like advice on UK removals from a big city to a small town, our specialist team at Hackworthy & Sons can help, just get in contact with us today.