19 Nov 2010
You may already be reading this blog from your acreage, or you might be sitting in your townhouse in the heart of Liverpool. We’re an area that’s lucky to have several types of living on offer – our position blesses us with either dense or more spacious properties. No matter where you are right now, we thought it might be nice to discuss the pros and cons of town versus country life – and whether a change might be in order!
Those who love nightlife and evening activities are ideally suited to living in town. More amenities (including taxis if you don’t have a designated driver) are available for people who enjoy dining out with friends over a few drinks. Similarly, if you have lots of hobbies, clubs and friends centred in town or closer to the city then the trek back-and-forth between activities may become tiresome incredibly fast.
Being in town can become restrictive though, particularly in somewhere as diverse as Liverpool – where you may be tempted to not leave our town heart and experience the landscape and events offered in other suburban centres. Depending on how your property is built and where you’re situated you might also find that you have to put up with noise from neighbours, trucks or emergency vehicles.
For starters, acreage is ideal for people who have always craved space of their own; you don’t have to worry about noisy neighbours, light pollution or road noise ruining the peace and quiet of your evening. You can see all of the stars at their brightest, so a retreat with a country feel is a great idea for astronomers and nature-lovers alike.
Often, being out of town can also have the benefit of placing you at an equal difference from several centres. This is great if you have a diversity of interests or friends and relatives spread throughout the area. The stereotypical view of being isolated by a distance is generally just that – a stereotype. Higher speed limits on highways and main roads can mean a reasonably short commute for work and play. Obviously, it all depends on how far you want to go, how much land you would like, and how much you’d like to pay.
If you’re retired or near retirement age, then moving too far out of town probably isn’t the right thing for you; support, medical and other facilities are not close at hand, and ambulances cannot get to properties as quickly as may be necessary in an emergency.
So, depending on what sort of person you are and your life stage, either the town or country may be right for you. We have a range of properties to suit all tastes, so feel free to drop into the office if you’re considering a change.