Large cities with their bustling social scenes and busy streets used to be where Australians dreamed of living. Lately, urban dwellers are leaving the cities in droves, seeking the solitude and quiet nights that rural areas offer. The high costs and high stress of city life are causing residents to look for homes in the country. Wide open spaces, close-knit communities, and fresh air are some of the benefits waiting outside city limits.
The countryside is excellent for children
Kids need room to roam, and although city life allows children to learn independence from things like taking public transport or navigating a museum, the country gives children a different sense of freedom. Rural living shows children how nature and humans can interact by giving kids an opportunity to care for the land and for animals that city life cannot provide. With fewer people and less distraction, children are encouraged to explore the world around them, run in the grass, and use their imagination to play. The benefits of increased living space are infinite.
High sense of community connection
Small communities seem to have a deeper level of personal relationship. There are smaller schools where children receive more one on one attention and instruction with the bonus of simply being known by name. Small community schools are invested in the towns in which they reside, giving residents a sense of community and school pride. Parents remain more deeply involved in school functions as well. Outside the school system, neighbourhood businesses work more closely with one another, valuing cooperation over competition. This creates a more profound sense of community too.
Increased family interaction
Whether you choose to commute back to an urban area to work or find a career opportunity in the country, you'll find that living in the countryside presents more opportunity for family togetherness. Without your urban commute and rush hour traffic, you'll have eliminated hours spent behind the wheel of your car that you can spend with your loved ones. If commuting is still on the agenda, you'll always find that your days off are spent at a more leisurely pace with family and friends.
Are you seeking country life?
If you've been craving big skies and wide-open spaces, moving to the country might be for you. After finding the perfect piece of land, a luxury model home is the affordable solution you've been looking for. Its fast turnaround time and customisable options make a home from Swanbuild precisely what you've been dreaming of.