There was a time when the concept of “making it” involved moving to the big city and living the life many dream of. But now that cities are already crammed with high-rise buildings, cars, and endless crowds, a lot of us are starting to miss those days when we lived in small towns where everyone knew each other and everything was simple.
There has been a trend towards countryside living in Australia, especially in New South Wales where there’s now a boom in residential developments by AVID and other companies. Here’s why you should start considering a move to the countryside:
You get to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
Life in the city has become so toxic that a beautiful apartment and a high-paying job may not keep you from burning out anymore. Places like New South Wales offer that reprieve that a lot of us have been aching for—clean air, lots of green spaces, less crowds and just a sense of peace that was long gone in the city due to industrialisation. House and land packages near Newcastle are selling like pancakes, which proves that a lot of people are already aching for a healthier lifestyle with less stress and more opportunities to live in the present.
You feel connected.
Living in the countryside makes you feel connected with nature, your friends, and your family. You don’t need to worry about all the stresses that are associated with living in the city, such as traffic, pollution, and commuting. In the countryside, you can go to your neighbours for a quick talk whenever you like and visit your doctors or dentists without worrying about traffic and pollution. When you’re living in the countryside, you get to enjoy walking comfortably at night as everybody knows everybody. You can allow your children to play outside and just live your life without worrying too much about safety.
You get excellent weather for most of the year.
Unlike cities that are hot and cramped, the countryside is known for its good weather. New South Wales especially offers pleasant weather for most of the year where the temperatures are ideal, the summers are just hot enough, and the winters are not too freezing. If you want to experience snowfall, you can choose to live in the higher parts of New South Wales or if you love a more humid climate, you can go north near the border of Queensland.
You get to live your best life.
Finally, living in the countryside allows you to go back to when life was simple yet more fulfilling without taking you completely away from the conveniences of urban life. Just imagine being able to drive through the streets with less traffic and get easy access to natural attractions like caves, falls, and national parks. Countryside living offers that perfect balance between building a modern life and still enjoying the simple pleasures that once gave you the contentment that you’re now craving.
So if you feel burned out, stressed and just wanting to pack up and go somewhere more peaceful, then it’s about time to start considering a move to the countryside.