Recently, there has been a tendency when residents of large cities and megalopolises began to move to villages and towns. It became especially noticeable during the crisis, when the threat of unemployment and difficulties in finding a new job hung over a fairly large number of the able-bodied population. The desire to move to a quieter place is also facilitated by the poor environmental situation in big cities.
When deciding to move to a village, take into account the factor of proximity to a large settlement. You will have to visit it all the same from time to time - either to go to it to work, or to shop. Choose a place of residence within 100 km of the regional center so that such trips do not become ruinous for your budget. This is especially important if you plan to settle in the village for a long time and live there after retirement.
Please note that you may not be able to find a job immediately after moving. If you still have funds after selling a city apartment and buying a house in a village, buy a car or motorcycle. Own transport will not only reduce costs, but can also become a source of income. When buying a house, try to be large enough to grow your own vegetables on it. A large plot can accommodate an orchard or livestock pasture, which will also help you feed your family.
When choosing a place of residence, take into account your skills, your kind of activity, so that the skills and experience acquired in the city could be applied in the countryside. Give preference to the village where people with your education or qualifications are required. Be prepared for the fact that you may have to master a new profession that will not be associated with the mental work that you were engaged in in the city.
Do not place high hopes on the garden, especially at first. If you have never been involved in the cultivation of crops and plants, then you should not expect big harvests in the beginning. The products needed to feed the family can be purchased from local residents, who will surely share their gardening experience with you.
Try not to be a shock to moving to a village. Ensure that all of your cherished habits, routines and lifestyles are maintained. Do not lose touch with the city, more often get out to the nearest district or regional center. At the same time, do not give up the pleasures that life in the deep province is fraught with - travel, explore nature, enjoy all the benefits of a calm rural life.