5 Reasons Why You Should Retire Rural


5 Reasons Why You Should Retire Rural

Remember the good ole days of rural America, when there wasn’t an hour’s worth of traffic to and from work, when you could still see trees in the city, and when the air was still fresh and unpolluted? If not, do you wish you do?  

Retiring into a rural community is an appealing solution for many these days. After all, why would you want to spend the rest of your days in a stuffy city? Your retirement years are supposed to be a time of relaxation and catching up on everything you never got to do. The stress of urban and city living can distract you from what’s really important in life. 

Rural life can pull everything back in focus. Here are five reasons why you should consider retiring rural. 

Save Your Money 

The last thing you want to worry about in retirement is money. From the start, rural land is much cheaper than plots in the city. You get way more bang for your buck when purchasing land in the countryside: affordable prices, more space, and easy access to the great outdoors. 

Of course, everything else is much cheaper in the countryside. Utilities, insurance, and sometimes even property taxes can be lower. All these savings allow you to focus on enjoying new hobbies and building a nice life for yourself in a rural community. 

Space For Personal Projects

Now’s your chance to start all of those hobbies and projects you have always wanted to do. If you retire rural, you’ll have the time AND space to do whatever you want. 

You could start a farm, or maybe you just want a pretty little tulip garden and a chicken coop. Or, you could build a porch swing overlooking a pond filled with fish. You may have an artistic side and want to start painting the creek that wraps around your new home. The opportunities are endless in rural living. 

The Great Outdoors 

Naturally, retiring rural will put you close to everything outdoors. Not only will you get to breathe in the fresh air every day, but you’ll also be within a mile or two of almost every outdoor activity you could think of. From fishing to hiking to hunting, you can spend your days in a peaceful natural setting. 

Host Family Events

More land means more space to host your family and friends. Did you ever grow up visiting your grandparents’ farm? Nothing beats exploring grandpa and grandma’s backyard. In your free time, you can build a treehouse or playset for your grandchildren to hang out in. Or, you can take them fishing, hunting, or gardening in your backyard. Plus, picnic tables are relatively inexpensive, and you can host cookouts at your place for the entire family. 

Invest in Land

Even though rural land is still cheaper in general, the value of rural land is rising in some places. This makes for a great investment opportunity. Recent retirees want a tangible investment and a fresh start that doesn’t break the bank, right? 


Here at Hurdle, we can get you started on your land investment journey. Or, if you just want one plot of land to settle on, we’ve got you covered too.