said by H_T_R_N:
Get ready to be involved in a 5 car traffic jam when Jim Bob needs to move his harvester down to the north west field.
I take it you drive on Valencia Road a lot.
To the OP:
I grew up in the city, moved to the suburbs when I got married, and now live out in the country as I approach retirement. It's nice out here. I've lived out here for a little over 3 years now, and here are the things that are the biggest adjustments for me:
The longer commute to work. I used to drive 17 miles one way, now I drive 44. But it only takes me about 15-20 minutes longer.
If you get a place with oil heat, remember to check your oil levels regularly. Nothing is more frustrating than running out of oil in the middle of the evening. You will only do it once; trust me, I know.
If you have a pond, expect people to stop and ask if they can fish.
If you have a pond, and your properly boarders a fairly busy road, expect a car to end up in it. Trust me, I know.
Now one might expect this to happen during bad weather in the winter, but it can also happen on a hot, sunny, August afternoon, Again, trust me, I know.
There tends to be a bit more maintenance associated with the extra land that you will likely have. But that's OK - the extra work is good for the soul.
Your walk behind mower won't be sufficient. Expect to purchase a decent tractor. Then you too can annoy passers-thru like Jim Bob.
Well water isn't that bad, but the cost of treatment chemicals can offset the savings of having to pay for muni-water.
A septic tank isn't that bad either.
Your neighbors are more than willing to help, even if you are brand new to the neighborhood. Be sure to return the favor with whatever skills you can offer.
Burn piles are a thing of beauty.
Taxes are cheaper. I have 30 times the land and three times the house that I had in Allegheny county, but my taxes out here in Butler county are slightly less.--
Shine on you crazy diamond...