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Old 05-10-2016, 02:15 PM
 
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Yeap comrade! I do feel you very! I`m 35 and i`ve very tired of crazy rhytm of big cities! I was living 15 years in Moscow. Then i relocated in Prague (Czech) but due my work i have to commute periodically back in Moscow. I hate the crowds, permanently traffic jams, pollution and "pin-pong" style life (when you are hustled by others everytime because of a lot of people and lack of space). I would like to leave this huge city and get back to my Prague, but......job-job-job. There is no job on my job field.
Actually, despite my decent wage (even for Moscow) i can affort almost nothing. In the big city you could take in two times higher wage than you would take in country, but COL is in three time higher! I don`t know how is it in USA (i hope i`ll check it soon), but here is so. Many people dream to live in big city. They think they`ll have got a good job and high salary, in comparison the country life. However, they dont notice how much they handing out. Eventually, they have got nothing for their souls. They aren`t enjoying of their expensive cars (in the traf. jam everyone is the equal), they have middle house but pay for it a lot of money.
If i have been offered to alternative, i`ll choose the life in decent suburb. I`d be working in the DT but not 8/5 (not in office). I`m going to turn my dreams into reality)
Don`t bind yourself with your job. We have only one life and we must to spend it with the pleasure)
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Old 05-13-2016, 04:12 PM
 
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There are some rural areas that are within some metros. Lincoln Co., NC (NW of Charlotte) and Madison Co. NC (north of Asheville) come to mind. Very beautiful, rural areas that are reasonably accessable to the central city. But if you want a total escape from everything city/metro, just do some research, put down specifics you're looking for, and go from there. Good luck!
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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First of all, OP, you are certainly not alone in this. Sure there are thousands of people who wouldn't want the country lifestyle but to each their own. You shouldn't get hung up on other people's choices. Just think about your own choices and don't worry about other people's opinions. After all if you think people are crazy for wanting to live in the city, other people have the right to think you are crazy for living in the country, fair is fair.

Actually, CD has an entire forum on country life called "Rural and Small Town Living" so there are many who would agree with your wanting to live in the country or rural area. You can probably get lots of good ideas from there. And you won't feel you have to justify yourself as to the reasons for where you want to live.
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:22 PM
 
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First of all, OP, you are certainly not alone in this. Sure there are thousands of people who wouldn't want the country lifestyle but to each their own. You shouldn't get hung up on other people's choices. Just think about your own choices and don't worry about other people's opinions. After all if you think people are crazy for wanting to live in the city, other people have the right to think you are crazy for living in the country, fair is fair.

Actually, CD has an entire forum on country life called "Rural and Small Town Living" so there are many who would agree with your wanting to live in the country or rural area. You can probably get lots of good ideas from there. And you won't feel you have to justify yourself as to the reasons for where you want to live.
Great reply!
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:14 AM
 
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You can buy my house. Four bedroom plus office and unfinished basement overlooking Lake Michigan on 2.5 acres with a four stall barn in Upper Michigan. We don't farm, we just use the barn to store our camper, boat and fourwheeler.
How is Michigan? See commercials all the time come to Michigan?

I love to move out to the country. Not sure if I could deal being away from water. I need a cabin on the lake in the wood's away from civilization.
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