City Life Vs Country Life | Ashington Removals
City life can be a lot, especially if you’re used to a rural way of living. Depending on the area you’re living in, the differences may between the city and country be huge. If you’re considering moving to the countryside, you’ll need to think about a range of factors.
Country vs City has been an endless debate within British society for decades. For those that have never experienced the country life, the slower way of living may be attractive to city dwellers. The two ways of living are quite different.
From the environment to the way of living, the two lifestyles are set at a different pace. The decision you need to make is if one suits you better!
Whether you’re close to making that decision or only considering your options, this blog should deal with a few common queries that pop up. We’ve helped thousands of people move homes, from city to country and vice versa. For us, moving home is something that can change your life. Taking that decision to switch up your way of living shouldn’t be taken lightly!
City Life Vs Country Life
City life has the capability of providing everything and anything. Pizza at 4 am? 24/7 supermarkets? An event to go to every night? City life has it for you! City life has that feeling of community, with everyone around you living in the same way. Transport is also great for those living in a well-structured city. It makes getting around much easier, and if you’re not averse to cycling, a bicycle is a great option. Career opportunities are also more plentiful, with businesses left right and centre. If you’re career-minded, there’s nowhere else that can replace the opportunities that a city can give you.
With that being said, city life isn’t perfect. If you’re happy relaxing by yourself, a city can seem like quite a daunting place. In comparison to country living, a city is also very expensive. From rent/mortgage prices on the up, city living comes at a premium. With the price of property rocketing, it’s no wonder that country living seems like a good option. Living costs, in general, are more expensive in a city which is something to consider. From petrol, utilities and even food, city living come at a cost.
For those that are country inclined, the hustle and bustle of city life might be too much. It’s something that a lot of us can get used to, but if you grew up in the country, it might be something that you can’t get past. From the tranquillity to the cheaper real estate, living in the country sure has its benefits. This seems to be the natural evolution of someone who’s lived in a city. It seems that once the city bug is out of someone’s system, the natural resting ground is a rural setting.
Country living might seem idyllic but there are drawbacks to think about. Country living can be quite isolated, so if you’re socially inclined then it might not be right for you. The lack of nearby events and activities might also drive you mad if you like to keep yourself busy. Transport is a huge thing to consider in the country since the only way you’ll get about is in a car. Buses are far and few between and you can forget about Uber’s.
Pro’s and Con’s – Listed:
The debate could go on and on so we’ve decided to compile a few key points to consider. We’ve highlighted the main pros and cons to help make your decision easier.
Pros of City Life:
Transport – Living in a city will always come with better transport links in general. Whether it’s the tube or a bus, transport is a lot easier and much more regular. Even modern platforms like Uber make city living a convenient pleasure.
Shopping – If you love a shopping spree, there’s no better place to be. Cities are rich with designer brands, high street fashion as well as everyone’s favourite, charity shops!
Restaurants – Consider yourself a foodie? You can’t get much better than city eating! With Michelin stars everywhere and new pop-ups every week, the city restaurant scene is amazing
Career Progression – Career opportunities and progression are second to none in a city. It doesn’t matter what you do, you can always find success in a city.
Cons of City Life:
Lost in a crowd – Whilst smaller cities like Bristol have a strong sense of community, you might not be so lucky in your area. Cities can seem huge and soulless, but we know this isn’t the case for them all.
Overpopulated – with popularity comes overcrowding. Cities are bound to be busy. With crowds also comes the dreaded rush hour (The bane to anyone who lives in a city)
Cost – The city way of living is much more expensive than it’s country alternative. This is a huge one if you’re considering things like starting a family.
Pros of Country Life:
Scenery – Surrounding you will be miles and miles of greenery. This is one of the big appeals to country living. No more office blocks and shopping complexes!
Space – You’re going to get much more space in the countryside. From your real estate to outside spaces, there’s much more room!
Air quality – The quality of the air is going to be much better. This might seem like an odd point to bring up. However, with the number of vehicles in a city pumping out all types of fumes, you’ll spot a difference in the air straight away.
Cons of Country Life:
Lack of mod-cons – Good signal, fast internet and your favourite take away will all be missing! More often than not, these are the first things that people miss when they move from the city. Fast internet might be a big consideration for you if you work from home.
Poor public transport – Public transport is almost non-existent in the countryside. If you don’t drive, you’ll have to learn to be able to move around freely in the countryside!
Fewer shops – We don’t just mean your average high street shops! Supermarkets are going to be further away which makes your weekly shop harder. It also makes the last-minute dash for the grocery you forget non-existent too!
Who are Ashington Removals?
We are a professional removal and storage company offering professional services to those that need them. We’ve provided reliable removal services to those that are looking to move home. Whether you’re moving from the city to the country or vice versa, Ashington Removals are here for you! Our expert home removals service makes moving house a stress-free operation from start to finish. With a fleet of 6 purpose-built vans and lorries, we’re more than equipped to finish your move!
If you’re considering moving home and need a professional and reliable moving and or storage service then contact us on 0191 2449311 and one of our moving experts will be able to answer any questions you may have or book in a free home survey to discuss your requirements, your budget and the moving services we offer. You can also take a look at the other posts on our blog to find out a few helpful tips on moving!