Why More People are Choosing to Live in the Country

January 03, 2024
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Explore the allure of rural living! Discover why more people are opting for country life, from community connections to cost savings.

Why More People are Choosing to Live in the Country

The rural migration trend is driven by many factors with the most significant one being the need for a lifestyle change. In recent years, an increasing number of people are choosing to live in the country rather than the city.

The American population is weighing the pros and cons of making the big change to the countryside. This great debate about relocation started in 2021 amid the pandemic.

There are many reasons why someone would move to the country:  


There are many opportunities for citizens to get more involved with fewer people living in these smaller communities. The connection with your community leads to personal fulfillment and finding your purpose, often even after retirement. Country living also allows the residents of these smaller rural towns to open and operate local businesses at a much lower cost.

Cost of Living

There are also more homeowners in the country and the lower cost of living allows saving money on taxes, stability, building equity, and more. The rural areas also offer lower costs of rent, childcare, and food.

Health and Wellbeing

The noise, light, and temperature pollution are significantly higher in urban areas compared to those in rural areas, and crime rates are generally very low in these areas. Living in the country will increase your quality of sleep as well as make life much less hectic.


97% of the land in the United States is considered rural. This vast space opens opportunities for many to build their dream homes with as much indoor and outdoor space as they wish. Having a substantial amount of space also allows you to have the lifestyle that you desire – from growing your own garden to bird watching, you can be sure you’ll have expansive access to the great outdoors. To dive deeper into why so many are being called to the country, read the full article!


To discover this dream and find your piece of tranquility, explore United Country Real Estate. We specialize in rural, country and lifestyle properties all across the nation and beyond. Our real estate professionals live the life they sell, so you can rest assured you have the best folks on your team.