Things to Consider Before You Embrace the Countryside

 

Moving to the countryside is a lifelong dream for some city dwellers, and most eventually do make the switch. However before deciding to move to the countryside these following things may need to be considered as well.

Things take Effort

If you have been living in the city your whole life then you may be used to having easy access to many things. Everyday tasks such as dropping in to the bank, getting a pizza delivered or even sending your kids to day care may be done without giving it much thought. However this may not be the case once you move to the countryside. Things may take a little more time and a little more effort since you will need to drive a few extra miles to reach certain places such as banks, or spend your weekends asking around for reliable babysitters. Most common things for city dwellers may not be so common in the countryside, and will therefore require extra effort from you part, to make up for its unavailability.

Safety Issues

The main reason that people decide to move to the countryside is the lower rates of crime that is generally observed. However, while you may be safe from the dangers posed by people in the countryside, you will now have to face a new form of safety threat that is created by Mother Nature. Bushfires are very common in the Australian outback, and you may be exposed to this threat. In order to avoid this you will need to install bush fire shutters in your house. These will ensure that you and your family are protected from such dangers. You will also need to be careful of certain wild animals as well, and will need to learn the best way to deal with such situations, as well the best defensive or proactive actions that you need to take to keep yourself safe.

Solitary Lifestyle

A solitary lifestyle may be the one of the reasons why you decide to move to the countryside. However it is best to remember that humans are by nature social creatures and require interaction with others. This is especially the case for someone who has lived their whole life in the city, surrounded by people. While a lot of people do live in the country, houses are not situated close to each other, and you may need to go out of your way if you need some company. This will make it a bit more difficult to make friends, and while this may not be such a big issue for you, it might need to be considered if you have kids.