Before you begin the search for your new home, it’s essential to decide whether you want to live in the peaceful countryside or in a lively city. When deciding where to live, there are a range of factors to take into account: does the location suit my lifestyle? Will my family enjoy being part of this new community?
Here are some things to consider if you can’t decide between a city and countryside lifestyle.
1 The Great Outdoors vs. a Vibrant Atmosphere
When you are looking for your new home, don’t forget to think about what type of lifestyle you want to have in your new home.
Having the scenic countryside right at your doorstep is every nature lover’s dream. If your ideal weekend involves bike rides along idyllic countryside walks, discovering the local wildlife on a nature trail or relaxing outdoors in a peaceful spot, then a home in the countryside is perfect for you. In the countryside you have the freedom to roam the surrounding area and children will love being able to discover more about nature.
You may be further from nature in a city but you are perfectly positioned to soak up its vibrant atmosphere. When you live in a city there are always new places to go and new events to see. Whatever your interests are from food to football or from museums to music; in a city you’ll find something to suit everyone.
2 Close-Knit Community vs. Wider Community
Before you move into your new home, it’s important to consider what type of community you want to develop roots in. Parents should consider whether they want their children to grow-up in a close-knit country neighbourhood or in a busy and diverse city.
Living in the countryside gives you the opportunity to become part of a close-knit community. Many rural communities have strong neighbourly ties which creates a sense of security and familiarity amongst its residents. If you want to develop lasting friendships with those around you and you want your children to grow-up surrounded by familiar faces, then a rural community could be the perfect place to call home.
When you live in a city you may not be as close to your neighbours but, you are part of a wider community and you have a whole city of people to potentially connect with. Life in the city gives you and your family the option to take part in a wide range of activities, groups and clubs that could widen your social circle and let you meet a range of new and exciting friends.
3 Experience the Best of Both Worlds
With Stewart Milne Homes you can discover the perfect balance between country and city living. At Stewart Milne Homes you’ll discover a whole range of new homes in scenic countryside locations that are just minutes away from vibrant cities. In your new home, the whole family can enjoy being part of a rural community while still being able to take part in all of the activities and events that only a cosmopolitan city can offer.
Experience the best of both worlds with Stewart Milne Homes. Take a closer look at our stunning collection of homes today.
The Country Living vs City Living Quiz
Not sure if you’re suited to city or countryside living? Take our quick quiz to find out:
1. How well do you know your neighbours?
A: We’re close friends and regularly socialise.
B: I know their names but I prefer to look elsewhere for friends to socialise with.
2. How do you like to relax after work?
A: I like peace and quiet in the evenings. I usually unwind with a good book or myfavourite television show.
B: I like to socialise in the evenings. I usually go for a meal in a nice restaurant or go to the cinema with friends.
3. How do you like to spend your weekends?
A: I love doing outdoors activities on my days off. I usually go cycling, horse riding or hillwalking
B: I like variety and at the weekend I like the option to take part in a range of activities from shopping to spending time in a trendy bar.
Mostly A: You’re perfectly suited for a relaxing lifestyle in the scenic countryside. Why not take a look at our collection of homes in Dee View that are perfect for families wanting to be a part of a rural community.
Mostly B: You’re ideally suited for a busy lifestyle in a bustling city or town. Visit our stunning collection of homes at Hopefield View that are just a 10 minute drive from the trendy city of Edinburgh.