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My husband finally decided he wants to sell...

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by 4Hchickenproject, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. 4Hchickenproject

    4Hchickenproject Chirping

    Apr 10, 2011
    ...our house! We've been here 23 years. The kids want to be closer to school and activities during the week, but they enjoy downtime on the farm too. Since we have two farms, hubby said we can sell our house and the acreage here, move to town, and have a small place on the larger farm for the weekends.

    I really, really wanted to do that but...now I'm nervous! Do I REALLY want to move?? What are some of your positives and negatives for rural/town living. Keep in mind our home is only 4 1/2 miles from town anyway, and we have very good neighbors, one house on each side of us, just not too close. In town means subdivision life. And "town" is small, about 4,500 people...

    Your thoughts??

  2. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    hubby and I were talking about this a few months ago... our lease is up for renewal and we were debating if we want to rebew because like you the kids want to be closer to town...

    me though.... I told hubby to start saving for my bail money cause if i had to live close to people again I would end up in jail.... i dont like people
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    You couldn't talk me into going back to life in a subdivision for any amount of money! Yeah I know, it's convenient to be close to stores etc. I have two kids and sometimes it is a hassle not to be closer to school which is 11 miles for us one way. But's that's about it and I'll take my little drive into town any day over living there. Is your other place that you'd use for weekends in a secure enough area to be empty the remainder of the time? Around here a place that sit's empty for much time at all quickly gets robbed.

    I guess it all depends on how much you love your country life and if you really don't mind living in town. I spent the first 22 years of my life in town, the last 22 have been rural and I don't think I'd remain sane if I had to tolerate neighbor's again! I am so not a people person, I require a lot of space and privacy! Not to mention the boredom of being stuck in town with just a little yard.

    But I guess if you did it and it didn't work out you could sell the house in town and live on the other farm.
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Town does not work for me. [​IMG] Hopefully you are more flexible. I have problems with egos, attitudes, and prejudices. [​IMG] Wait, does that make me prejudiced also???
  5. Dirty Farmer

    Dirty Farmer Chirping

    Jun 2, 2011
    Nothing compairs to county living. You could give me a house in the city, and I still wouldn't live there.
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    I'm with everyone else here. I hate town living. You have neighbours. Neighbours complain... Neighbours invade your privacy..

    I live in a village right now, and I am dying to get out!
  7. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Songster

    Jul 24, 2010
    Many city folks don't like the animals noises and that can cause a problem if you're plan to have some. It is possible to move in between like 1-3 miles from town.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011

  8. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Crowing

    Jan 12, 2010
    pro - close to shopping and makes it easier to blow more money... wait that should be a con!

    con - lots more bad influences for kids
    lots more people getting into your business.
    lots more rules and nosey people getting into your business
    lots more noise, traffic and nosey people getting into your business
    lots closer neighbors to deal with and nosey people getting into your business
    lots more people to complain about what you do and nosey people getting into your business
    lots more cons to add but you get the point, and lots more nosey people getting into your business

    You couldn't pay me to live in the city, subdivision or within 500' of another person.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  9. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Nope nope nope....if anything, my next move will be further out. Right now Im 15 miles from shopping, and thats plenty close enough for me.
  10. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Songster

    Dec 22, 2010
    Nobody could drag me back into town. Good neighbors are hard to find as it is, I wouldnÂ’t risk finding new ones that are good just to be closer.

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