Movies and real life celebs celebrate city life. Many dream of success amid the concrete jungle of NYC, Chicago, London, etc. While cities are filled with glamour and opportunity, such places also feature traffic, pollution, and cut-throat attitudes. Those who adopt a rural life, however, enjoy solitude, peace, and expansive landscapes. Some are willing to take a short or long ride from the city for more peaceful settings. Here’s why rural living comes with added benefits.
Successful brands and business-people call cities home. But each individual is a lot more susceptible to distraction in large business hubs. Unless a city setting is necessary for training, most workers can get more done in quieter places like horse farms, desert vistas, etc. Less distraction means more production for many. While some interaction with peers is more than productive, today’s businessperson can quickly Skype, use their iPhone, or leverage another way to meet face-to-face.
You may temporarily get behind a tractor or need to watch your speed on back roads, yet rural settings are not known for traffic jams. It’s nice to leave the honking horns and distressed travelers behind. Whether working remote or driving into the city at will, you won’t have to worry about wasting time until driving near city limits.
Despite what some may assume, there are a lot of internet connectivity options for those who live in rural areas, so working from home or surfing the web won’t be a problem. What’s limited is the want to get on the web. Rural settings feature incredible sunsets, fresh air, and fewer populations. It’s a stark and refreshing difference for those who are used to urban life. Those who live in peaceful and open natural settings find themselves watching less television and spending fewer moments on the web in exchange for walks, horse riding, etc.
Cities host many healthy people due to the presence of gyms, restaurants, juice bars, etc. One has no problem maintaining good health in the city but it may be easier once away from high prices, crowds, and distractions. In addition to physical health, there’s a lot to be said about the importance of one’s mental well-being in connection with the body. Feeling at peace is not something that’s objectively measured but it’s definitely felt by those who set themselves apart from stressful and populated settings. Read up on escaping to your very own rural nest in Colorado. Visit Ranch Marketing Associates.
Have you ever ridden a horse? It’s less likely if you currently live in or grew up in the city. Those who have open lands for it, however, own or rent horses, which becomes more than just a hobby for the passionate. In addition to horse riding, those in rural settings grow vegetable gardens, raise chickens and other animals, and have the land area to play polo. Some hobbies are closely related to geographic locations. For example, surfers gravitate toward the coasts while those who have a passion for snowboarding seek cold temperatures.
Books, maxims, and trite conversations are devoted to the dream of ‘living in the country.’ While it may seem corny to some, rural life really does allow for more family time. The limited distractions allow for living in the moment and genuine time with friends and family. It’s the reason some prefer to stay in the country despite the funds to live in much ‘posher’ areas.
Cleaner Air and Brighter Stars
The EPA maintains facts about air quality yet those who live in rural areas don’t need stats to feel the effects of cleaner air. Also, the fewer lights at night allow those in the country to really enjoy the night stars. In addition to less noise, it’s wonderful to enjoy seeing the bright night sky! You don’t need a telescope (though astronomy may become one of your new hobbies) to notice the difference from a city sky. Depending on your elevation, it may seem as if you could almost reach out and touch the sky’s lights.
All things are relative. One could note that groceries, land, and the average restaurant visit costs less in the country but you could also purchase hundreds of acres too. For the average person, however, rural living allows for more savings and cheaper living, which is a nice escape from high rents and exorbitant condo fees associated with big city life.
Billy Long has been helping clients find that lifestyle for over 23 years and has gained a reputation for creative marketing that will help you sell your ranch or recreation property. A third generation rancher and long-time western Colorado resident, Billy Long brings a wealth of experience marketing ranch properties throughout the west. Purchasing farm and ranch properties requires special knowledge and skills: livestock and farm production, management, land values, laws, water rights, forest service and government lands (permits and exchanges)and most importantly, intimate knowledge of areas that will fit your lifestyle.
He has developed a well-regarded reputation in the ranch brokerage community over the last 23 years with over $400 million in sales of ranch properties. Billy began his real estate career in Beverly Hills, California as Director of Ranches for an entertainment based real estate firm. He later formed Mason & Morse Ranch Company in Aspen, Colorado before creating Ranch Marketing Associates in 2004 with Ron Morris. A former professional skier and active in rodeo and ranching, he has an intimate knowledge of the west and the western lifestyle. Knowledgeable and conversant in all aspects of ranch transactions, his experience in dealing with the entire spectrum of purchasing or selling ranch and recreation properties and buyer/seller clients from local ranchers to international business executives plus his understanding of the territory, gives him a unique balance in the ranch marketplace. Put his expertise, knowledge of the marketplace, integrity, and honesty to work finding or marketing that Ranch or Recreational Property for you.