When you go on a road trip and drive past an endless expanse of land along the highway, or farms along back roads,, and perhaps a charming small town in a rural area, do you ever wonder to yourself what it’s like to live in these places? Especially if you’ve been thinking of making that big, bold move to the countryside someday soon.
There’s no need to put your dream on hold any longer. You can actually pursue that plan right now, while you can still enjoy and make the most out of your property.
Here are some reasons that will make you ditch city living and move to your own ranch in the countryside.
- All that space
If the health crisis has taught us anything, it’s that space – lots of it – is crucial for our physical and mental well being. In the house, space means ensuring that every member of the family has their own dedicated area to work, attend online classes, focus on their crafts and hobbies, or simply spend some alone time in, other than their bedrooms. Outside the house, space means having an open expanse for the kids and their pets to run around in, adults to tend to their flower or vegetable gardens, relax under sheltering trees or a gazebo, or splash in a pool or a pond when weather permits. This is the kind of environment that promotes physical and mental health.
- An opportunity to build your haven
When you have your own ranch, you’re basically free to turn it into the haven you’ve always dreamed of. You’ll have enough room to house collections big and small, pursue outdoor pastimes, and manifest your heart’s desire – whether it’s an orchard, a horse farm, livestock raising, an outdoor recreation facility, a solar farm, or more. Let your imagination (and zoning requisites) be your guide.
- Discover new ways to generate income
Creating your own haven may also compensate for the career opportunities you had in the city. This could be great news for you if you’ve been thinking about making a change. Living on a ranch can push you to get creative and explore new ways to generate income.
- The chance to pursue an active lifestyle
Aside from breathing in nothing but clean air, more’s in store thanks to all that acreage. Go on regular hikes, learn how to ride a horse, discover spots suitable for overnight camping, build an outdoor shed., grow your own organic food. The possibilities are limitless when you move to a ranch or horse farm.
Living in an outlying community may prove less costly than living in the city. Housing, in particular, is much cheaper in rural areas – not only can you get a property that has all the room you could possibly want, but you’ll get it at a lower price, too.
Living on a ranch does come with its own set of challenges – the property will require plenty of upkeep, for example – but the experience is a rewarding one that can put you back in touch with what you value in life.
Sarah brings to the table her passion and extensive knowledge about the real estate market and matches your ideal property. If you’re interested in ranches or farm properties, she can point you to the best equestrian communities in North Texas. Call Sarah Boyd at 214.649.4403 or email Sarah(at)SarahBoydenRealty(dotted)com.