City vs Country Living

Tags: mortgage protection, insurance, life insurance

5 minute read

Town versus country, an age old question which divides the country but also many counties. Both locations have their clear advantages and disadvantages but which is right for you?

Value for money

There’s no beating around the bush with this one, a country location often provides better value for money than a city or town. If you are looking for a large house and some land a country location will be able to offer you that. Even if you are looking for a smaller house, a small village can give you this option at lower prices than more built up areas. Many villages have a couple of small housing estates, this can be a great option for those wanting a country lifestyle without total isolation.

Amenities on your doorstep

Yes it sounds idyllic being surrounded by green fields and the sheep being your closest neighbour. But what do you do when you need to go shopping? If the countryside is your preferred location then it may be worth finding out where your local amenities are. The draw of being in a town or city is that you have shopping, restaurants, cafes and amenities on your doorstep including a greater choice of public transport. If you are looking for the best of both worlds why not choose a suburb that has the facilities but is also close to nature? Sometimes suburbs get a bad reputation but many now have very established communities with lively centres.

Community

When thinking if you want to live in the country or in the city it is crucial to consider your community. It is very easy to forget this whilst dreaming of your home amongst the hills and the mountains or what bars and cafes might be a two minute walk away. You should always remember that often the type of community you live in is decided by where your friends and family live, what your interests are, and the practicalities of that location. Along with this, consider the location of your work, are you able to work from home or is it simply a requirement of the job to be on site. So although it may feel like a head versus heart situation, it is not that simple, you have to take into account a number of factors. You can change the interior and layout of your home, but you can’t change the location. Remember when you do find your dream home, login to Lintil and will guide you through the entire home-buying journey.

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