The Advantages of Small-Town Living

Lifestyleby Mashum Mollah12 March 2021

Advantages of Small-Town Living

Now that the kids have moved out and with retirement around the corner, you may want to consider moving away from the hustle and bustle of the big city to enjoy calmer, quieter living. It’ll be a big change, but there’s a lot to love about small-town living, and much of it will fit your new needs and lifestyle.

Activities to Keep You Busy:

You may be thinking that you’ll be sacrificing your access to entertainment when you move to a small town, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In the Niagara region, you have plenty of great restaurants wineries, theaters, and great shopping.

If you enjoy nature, you’ll find yourself surrounded by parks, hiking trails, and forest spaces in small towns — especially in verdant regions like the Niagara Peninsula. Not only is it easier to access nature in small towns, but you likely won’t have to go out of your way to find beautiful lakes, rivers, forests, and hiking spots.

Making Friends and Building Communities:

Small towns tend to foster close-knit communities; where there’s a higher chance you’ll bump into the same people every day, it’s hard not to. You’ll likely live closer to the friends you make as well, making it easy to visit them and stay in touch. You’re also more likely to find people with the same hobbies as you. In active retirement communities, if you want to start a hobby or community group, it’s as simple as reaching out to your neighbors.

When looking for a new home, try to get a feel for your neighborhood before you decide to move in. Do these people have the same interests as you? You’ll likely find like-minded neighbors if you look into adult living communities, which will allow you to make new social connections and keep them strong.

Private communities tend to have well-maintained properties and lack the noise pollution you’ll find in the city; many are also designed for low traffic density, further reducing any noise pollution and making it safe for you to walk with your friends and neighbors.

Improved Cost of Living:

There’s no getting around the fact that small towns simply have a lower cost of living. You can buy a beautiful bungalow for a much lower price in a small town compared to the city, and you won’t have to sacrifice quality in order to do so.

You’ll be spending much less on utility and maintenance costs, especially if your new home includes, or allows you to upgrade, to energy-efficient appliances. Food costs tend to be lower in a small town, and you’ll even find ways to keep yourself entertained at a lower cost. If you’re looking to save some money, it’s hard to beat the cost of living in a small town.

More and more empty nesters are exploring small-town living and enjoying the new and improved lifestyle that comes with it. Perhaps it’s time for you to consider making a change, too?

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