Some, but I bet many are grandfathered in and if sold they need to be careful or the property looses some rights.
We my home is noisy with birds, frogs, chickens, coyotes, cows, and occasionally tractors. Sometimes you can hear the train whistle from the town 8 miles away, but not always.
Cows can get noisy, especially during weaning time.
I understand your unease, but I think you and your family would quickly learn to live the quiet life away from the city. Most of your fears, being in the dark, away from conveniences and security are miss placed. I think response time is around 30 minutes here, give or take depending on alot. And the deputy or sheriff that would come is someone I have actually met, same with the first responders. I let my girls run around I outside all day playing, the two year old usually naked. The biggest danger those girls face here is themselves, and tractors. My neighbor keeps an eye in our place during the day and if he sees anything suspicious checks it out, DH has helped him many times and he is always happy to return the favor. I can walk 2miles down my gravel road and not see a single car, if I do it is probably the neighbor or his wife.
Cities have so many people and they all seem angry, county life is much better (though I admit slower). Beyond the fact that a person must work and country life does not have many opportunities, it us beyond me why anyone lives in a city. I do understand that everyone is different and chalk it up to it takes all types to make the world go round.
i think there's a saying.. when seconds count the police is only minutes away ?
when your neighbors are miles away.. if something happened.. how do they know?
the response time around here is aroudn 2-5 minutes.. the goal is too keep it under 5 minutes.. i live close to the police station and fire station+ shopping center.
supermarkets, costco, sam's clubs, wal-mart, homedport, banks, etc.. are within 1/2-3 miles radius of my house. easy access to the freeway
walk 2 miles and not see a single car-- true it will depend on the person.. since that statement can be scary to some.. since it's showing how isolated the location will be
true.. people living in the cities seem to be on edge.. but they are not the majority..
i guess kind of like chickens. when you put so many in such a small space there will be behavior problems
i guess there are pros and cons for the city vs rural
for my area.. the county land is a bit different since neighbors are still within sight distance.. they are not 20-30 ft away.. but maybe 100-300ft away.. NO HOA.. which is pretty nice
i saw a for sale sign for a house on county close to me.. looks like a lot work though..
- will need to put in a driveway
- get rid of weeds
- build a surrounding fence
- add in light posts + motion sensor lights
lastly probably the house-- type of plumbing? insulation, paint? etc.
since looks like a lot of things are not up to codes.. it might be best to just demolish it and build a new one from the ground up..
all these things are possible when i hit the powerball jackpot or something
back to topic-- you stated that you don't use your guns for protection?
does your family know how to use the guns if needed?
i can't help it.. the concerns are reasonable though.. since "what if" situations happened ? and so on