Raising a family in the countryside

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Living in the countryside isn't as cut-off as it used to be

Moving to the countryside offers a world of benefits, from cleaner air to more space to increased safety and even happiness. But what about moving your entire family to the country? Is raising a family in the countryside practical? What considerations should you make before taking the plunge?

While we can’t outline every single consideration that every family should make before moving to the countryside, there are some that will be common from family to family. Consider these questions or points of fact as you think about the possibility of raising a family in the countryside.

We’ll start with three observations on how raising a family in the countryside can be tremendously beneficial, followed up with three questions you should consider.

You’ll Have Greater Access to the Outdoors

Living in the countryside automatically means greater access to the outdoors. This is a great thing for many people, and it’s especially lovely for families. Whatever you like to do as a family — be it hiking, swimming, exploring, farming, gardening, or anything else outdoors — you’ll have much greater access to those things when you live in the country.

The Countryside Can Promote Healthier Overall Wellbeing

Not everyone thrives equally well in the city or with a faster pace of life. If you or a member of your family struggles with the stress of it all, then raising a family in the countryside could be a welcome relief.

Rural settings offer cleaner air, quieter surroundings, an overall slower pace of life, and an escape from the stresses of the city. Altogether, these and other aspects of countryside living can promote a healthier overall lifestyle, leading to potentially increased health and wellbeing for you and your children.

Learn Life Lessons Together

When you’re raising a family in the countryside, you automatically have more time together as a family. There just aren’t as many other places to go or things to do, and so rural families spend more time at home than the average urban or suburban family does.

More time together is great, but even better is the location. You’re all together on your property, learning lessons in the great outdoors, in caring for livestock or gardens or crops, and in meeting each other’s needs.

Where Are the Nearest Schools?

When you live in the city, access to schooling is simply a given. But things are not always so clear-cut in the country. Before you move your family to the countryside, evaluate where the nearest schools are located in proximity to the property you’re considering. Consider all schooling levels, not just the one or ones your children are in now.

If schools are not within walking distance, what will the school commute look like? How will it affect working parents? Is the distance more than you can fit into your routine?

Asking questions like this early can be instrumental in deciding upon which property to buy.

How Quickly Can You Access Medical Care?

While it’s unpleasant to think about, accidents and medical emergencies do happen— and sometimes more frequently in children.

Some countryside properties are only a stone’s throw from a medical provider, while others are much further away. Consider how quickly you could access various types of medical care, including emergency care, from any prospective countryside property.

What About Clubs or Sports for Your Children?

While many clubs and sports are handled through your children’s schools in the city, rural schools may well be more limited in their offerings. Consider what activities, clubs, or sports are dear to your children, and investigate where or whether you’ll have access to those things once you make the move to the countryside.

Your local school is sure to have a football team, but less-universal extracurriculars are a point of question.

There may also be other avenues for these pursuits, but again, these may be farther away than you’re accustomed to if you currently live in a major city.

If you’re thinking seriously about raising a family in the countryside, Uvie Farm could be the property you’ve been looking for. Reach us today to learn more.

Moving to the countryside offers a world of benefits, from cleaner air to more space to increased safety and even happiness. But what about moving your entire family to the country? Is raising a family in the countryside practical? What considerations should you make before taking the plunge?

While we can’t outline every single consideration that every family should make before moving to the countryside, there are some that will be common from family to family. Consider these questions or points of fact as you think about the possibility of raising a family in the countryside.

We’ll start with three observations on how raising a family in the countryside can be tremendously beneficial, followed up with three questions you should consider.

You’ll Have Greater Access to the Outdoors

Living in the countryside automatically means greater access to the outdoors. This is a great thing for many people, and it’s especially lovely for families. Whatever you like to do as a family — be it hiking, swimming, exploring, farming, gardening, or anything else outdoors — you’ll have much greater access to those things when you live in the country.

The Countryside Can Promote Healthier Overall Wellbeing

Not everyone thrives equally well in the city or with a faster pace of life. If you or a member of your family struggles with the stress of it all, then raising a family in the countryside could be a welcome relief.

Rural settings offer cleaner air, quieter surroundings, an overall slower pace of life, and an escape from the stresses of the city. Altogether, these and other aspects of countryside living can promote a healthier overall lifestyle, leading to potentially increased health and wellbeing for you and your children.

Learn Life Lessons Together

When you’re raising a family in the countryside, you automatically have more time together as a family. There just aren’t as many other places to go or things to do, and so rural families spend more time at home than the average urban or suburban family does.

More time together is great, but even better is the location. You’re all together on your property, learning lessons in the great outdoors, in caring for livestock or gardens or crops, and in meeting each other’s needs.

Where Are the Nearest Schools?

When you live in the city, access to schooling is simply a given. But things are not always so clear-cut in the country. Before you move your family to the countryside, evaluate where the nearest schools are located in proximity to the property you’re considering. Consider all schooling levels, not just the one or ones your children are in now.

If schools are not within walking distance, what will the school commute look like? How will it affect working parents? Is the distance more than you can fit into your routine?

Asking questions like this early can be instrumental in deciding upon which property to buy.

How Quickly Can You Access Medical Care?

While it’s unpleasant to think about, accidents and medical emergencies do happen— and sometimes more frequently in children.

Some countryside properties are only a stone’s throw from a medical provider, while others are much further away. Consider how quickly you could access various types of medical care, including emergency care, from any prospective countryside property.

What About Clubs or Sports for Your Children?

While many clubs and sports are handled through your children’s schools in the city, rural schools may well be more limited in their offerings. Consider what activities, clubs, or sports are dear to your children, and investigate where or whether you’ll have access to those things once you make the move to the countryside.

Your local school is sure to have a football team, but less-universal extracurriculars are a point of question.

There may also be other avenues for these pursuits, but again, these may be farther away than you’re accustomed to if you currently live in a major city.

If you’re thinking seriously about raising a family in the countryside, Uvie Farm is for sale and could be the property you’ve been looking for.  Use the buttons below to either contact the owner directly or download the brochure.

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