Moving to the Country: Benefits of Retiring to a Rural Community

Moving to the Country: Benefits of Retiring to a Rural Community

The hustle of city life can be fun for a while, but there comes a point in every person’s life when slowing down and seeking out a more serene setting becomes a longing in our heart. A space to enjoy quiet mornings, leisurely walks, and peaceful sunsets is now a priority after years of professional advancement and (sometimes) a bustling, chaotic family life. 

Do you feel that ache in your chest for a retirement like that? If so, we encourage you to check out Danbury Millersburg, a community that epitomizes the idyllic, rural life you’re longing for.

If you still aren’t sure rural life is the right path for you, here are a few other reasons you might want to escape the haze and static of urban civilization for a greener landscape.

Lower Cost of Living

One of the greatest benefits individuals who are used to big-city prices experience when they begin researching rural communities is the drop in everyday expenses. Generally speaking, rural communities cost far less than urban living spaces. 

Property taxes aren’t nearly as high, the cost of housing and acreage is less, and even daily expenses like groceries, gas, and utilities are frequently lower. 

These perks are hard to pass up for individuals living on a fixed income.

Fresh Air, Open Spaces

With age often comes compromised health, and moving to the country can benefit your health in more ways than one. With less pollution, a greener environment, and more opportunities to get outdoors, living in a rural landscape can impact your mental and physical health in ways that city life can’t rival.

Rural communities offer miles of idyllic countryside, with pastures and ponds, fields and forests, and both private and public parks that offer endless opportunities to explore what nature has to offer in an ever-changing landscape.

Quieter Pace of Life

If you’ve lived for any amount of time in an urban setting, someone is always in a rush to get somewhere. Even when you’re trying to relax, honking horns, cursing pedestrians, slammed brakes, and loud sirens serve as the constant backdrop to everyday activities. 

It’s just different being around people who aren’t in a hurry all of the time. The slower, quieter pace of life makes space for meaningful activities and relationships to form and deepen. A quieter pace of life means more room to pursue the hobbies you’ve always wanted to do, the grandkids you always wanted to invite over, and the books you’ve been meaning to read all these years.

Tight-Knit Community of Neighborly Folks

The slower pace of life also helps cultivate relationships with the people in your community. There are fewer people in small towns, which means they tend to stick together, tend to be curious about each other’s lives, and tend to watch out for one another. 

It’s easy to be anonymous in a city. Not so in a small town.

Ugh, That Sounds Awful. Give Me a City Any Day.

If the quaint and charming life of rural Ohio doesn’t match your retirement vision, not to worry! Danbury communities are designed to meet the needs of the people in our region. We have communities all across the state, ranging from urban centers to Amish pastures.

You can discover the Danbury difference, no matter where you want to live. Find a community near you today!

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