The country lifestyle isn’t for everyone, and if you find yourself questioning a big move from city living to rural pastures – be sure you are aware of every possible outcome before you up your life and move from the concrete jungle to nature’s paradise.
Sure, with country living comes a peaceful and scenic lifestyle, but you may end up finding the lack of everything-on-your-doorstep easy city living difficult to live without. Whatever your reasons, here are a few key things to consider before making your decision.
Commuting and public transport
If your job is in the city and you are planning to keep it after you move, be sure you have properly planned how long it will take you to get to work, if it is feasible and the actual distance from work to your new home. What will the costs be, in terms of time and money? If you decide to commute, the location of your new property will be based upon your job. Be sure to research public transport routes and make sure there is regular city access to suit all members of the family. Check out traveline to plan your public transport route.
What will you do for income if you do not decide to commute to your current job? There are plenty of options to enjoy rural living and continue a normal 9-5 lifestyle. You could get a part or full-time job that you can work from home, or take this opportunity to finally start your own online business you have been dreaming of for as long as you can remember. If you are into art, crafts and you have a hobby your friends are always telling you to get online and sell your creations – try sites like Etsy and ebay for stress-free and easy online selling!
If you have children and feel a little worried if now is really the best time to up sticks and move from the lifestyle you and your family is used to, consider important factors including local schools and opportunities. Be confident that your move will not affect your child’s education and be sure to research local schools or day care facilities to suit your day-to-day commitments. Find local schools in your area with GOV.UK.
Moving home from home
Moving house is possibly one of the most stressful times anyone will experience during their life, however, if you create a moving checklist that you stick to and remain organised – you can reduce the stress levels, slightly!
When moving your whole life to a new home, chances are you will have to do some serious organising and throwing out of unwanted items to reduce taking belongings to your new property that you no longer require. When moving house, it is always a fantastic idea to get a removal service to help you. By leaving it to the professionals, your move is in safe hands and it allows you to get on with the other 150+ things you need to organise before the moving date. If looking for removals in North London, there are plenty of professional removal companies that offer both packing and removal services to de-stress your move!
Local medical and emergency services
When living in a city, there are plenty of accessible medical and emergency services in close proximity, so if contemplating moving away from the city – be sure to research how much distance there is between your new home and the nearest hospital, doctors etc. If you have a medical condition that requires regular care, you must consider things like how far is the doctors and is it easy to get to? Register your family with the doctors as soon as possible. The NHS offers an easy-to-use online service finder!
There are lots of questions to ask and things to consider before making such a dramatic life change, however, if you do enough research and make sure you are 100% before your final choice – you will come to the conclusion whether rural life is for you or if you are a big city lover at heart.