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Being born and raised in the town of Tofield, Alberta, I thought I would share the benefits and downsides to help you decide if rural living is for you. For years, I have worked with clients who have successfully made the move and here are some pros and cons to consider when purchasing a home in a small town.

Pros:
Prices are lower. This depends on the area but house prices could be at least $100,000 cheaper for a similar home in the city!

Small Town Amenities. Small towns usually have Schools, Recreational facilities, Restaurants, and retail stores. Some towns will even have a Hospital and extended Health Care facilities.

The community is personable. Class sizes will be smaller and you will be more visible in a small community that will allow you to build amazing relationships.

Clubs & Organizations. Many communities feature: Kids club, Lions Club, Legion, Golden Club, Church Groups, Sports clubs, Pre Schools, daycares that are ready for you to join.

Community Events. Small communities take pride in the events they put together for their neighbours. Sport Days, Rodeos, Music Festivals, Show ‘n’ Shine, Parades are constantly going on to enjoy.

Adult Living. Most communities have Lodges and assisted living for those ready to enjoy retirement in a small town. Some towns will also have long term care available.

Cons:

Commuting. The commute to work and events could be longer than living in the city.

Taxes. There are higher property taxes than in the city due to a lack of industry to make up for infrastructure costs.

Big City Amenities. Some smaller communities will be missing Recreational facilities, Hospital, Schools, and retail stores.

Having lived my whole life in a small Community, I can really appreciate all it has to offer. I can identify with the advantages and disadvantages that go with putting down roots in a small town.

If you think you are ready to take this step, I would highly recommend purchasing a home in a rural community and allow me to help you navigate through the process. My goal is to provide you with the information that will empower you on making a decision that’s right for you and to help you find the confidence in making small town living possible.

Are you currently living in a city or in a small town? Please share your thoughts below.

Being born and raised in the town of Tofield, Alberta, I thought I would share the benefits and downsides to help you decide if rural living is for you. For years, I have worked with clients who have successfully made the move and here are some pros and cons to consider when purchasing a home in a small town.

Pros:
Prices are lower. This depends on the area but house prices could be at least $100,000 cheaper for a similar home in the city!

Small Town Amenities. Small towns usually have Schools, Recreational facilities, Restaurants, and retail stores. Some towns will even have a Hospital and extended Health Care facilities.

The community is personable. Class sizes will be smaller and you will be more visible in a small community that will allow you to build amazing relationships.

Clubs & Organizations. Many communities feature: Kids club, Lions Club, Legion, Golden Club, Church Groups, Sports clubs, Pre Schools, daycares that are ready for you to join.

Community Events. Small communities take pride in the events they put together for their neighbours. Sport Days, Rodeos, Music Festivals, Show ‘n’ Shine, Parades are constantly going on to enjoy.

Adult Living. Most communities have Lodges and assisted living for those ready to enjoy retirement in a small town. Some towns will also have long term care available.

Cons:

Commuting. The commute to work and events could be longer than living in the city.

Taxes. There are higher property taxes than in the city due to a lack of industry to make up for infrastructure costs.

Big City Amenities. Some smaller communities will be missing Recreational facilities, Hospital, Schools, and retail stores.

Having lived my whole life in a small Community, I can really appreciate all it has to offer. I can identify with the advantages and disadvantages that go with putting down roots in a small town.

If you think you are ready to take this step, I would highly recommend purchasing a home in a rural community and allow me to help you navigate through the process. My goal is to provide you with the information that will empower you on making a decision that’s right for you and to help you find the confidence in making small town living possible.

Are you currently living in a city or in a small town? Please share your thoughts below.

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