City Life vs Country Living, Which is for you?

8th September 2022

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We understand that one of the biggest decisions you face when investing in a property in the UK is location and lifestyle. Do you want the peace and quiet that comes with living in the countryside? or do you enjoy the hustle and bustle of public transport and the abundance of amenities that come with living in the city?

After the pandemic, the shift to rural living and working from home has been on the up. With over a third of the UK's population still working from home life in the countryside is becoming more appealing. Having that additional outdoor space and plenty of fresh rural air has now moved up people's priority lists. 

So should everyone be abandoning the city and moving to the country? Before settling on a location, it is best to consider the advantages and disadvantages and the impact environmentally and financially of each lifestyle to decide which one will suit you best based on your own needs and requirements. 

Both a city and a country lifestyle can provide great opportunities for many different reasons but it is also important to remember that these opportunities can come with downsides, so it is best to always evaluate both sides to make sure you are choosing the lifestyle that is best fit for you.

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Why is the city better than the country

Life in the city is perfect for those who enjoy the busyness of everyday life, vibrant nightlife and the energy that comes with urban life.


Public Transport, Transport is one of the key pros of living in a city, public transport connects people all across the city on a daily basis with cheap prices and constant regular services. 

Job Opportunities, The job opportunities is still a benefit of living in the city than those living in a country. Based on the idea that a lot more companies tend to base themselves in a city centre as a result of the connections and opportunities based there. Once working for larger companies it is widely recognised that people can now work remotely. 

Variation of Amenities, the city life offers you a lot more services and a larger variation of amenities closer to where you are based e.g faster broadband speed, mobile coverage and amenities such as gyms, cinemas, shopping centres, and supermarkets all on your doorstep with the majority available 24/7.


No Sense of Community,  vs country life. This is as a result of the huge population cities have, so if you are based directly in the city centre, there is little to no community feel in the big cities.

Cost of Living, The city lifestyle is notoriously known for the higher cost of living making it more expensive to live than in the country 

Densely Populated, Due to the overpopulated cities, public transport is usually overcrowded, especially in rush hour.


Property for Sale in the City

1 Bedroom Apartment London

London, United Kingdom


Situated in Central London, this beautiful property is one of a kind. With exceptional space throughout, the property is home to a lot of opportunities as well as being close to all amenities and transport links.

Why living in the country is better than the city

Country life is perfect for those who prefer to live a tranquil lifestyle with plenty of greenery and stunning views in addition. Although country living may not be for everyone there are a lot of positives that come with the change in lifestyle.


Scenery, The country is full of beautiful scenery, you will be surrounded by miles of greenery as opposed to the highrise buildings and offices in the city.

The community feel, As a result of the lower population in the countryside, there is a greater sense of community, especially in smaller villages and towns which are full of like-minded people.

Wellbeing, Rural life is commonly associated with green open space at the end of your vast patio compared to the city. This has been known to have a very positive impact on wellbeing and help to improve your quality of life.

The relaxed pace of life, Rural neighbourhoods are not only a lot more peaceful and more picturesque than those in a city, but they are also known for being a lot safer, with less crime, reduced air pollution and a substantial decrease in traffic.


Transport links, As a result of being further away from the centre, the transport links are not as regular or as high quality as of those in the city.

Lack of Facilities, More times than none, facilities such as supermarkets, shopping centres, gyms and leisure centres are not within walking distance of your property and require a car or a means of public transport to get there.

Communication, More often than not the countryside has a poor phone and wifi connection, making it harder for you to connect to those who may live outside of your local area.

Property for Sale in the Country

4 Bed House for Sale

Charlwood, United Kingdom


Located in a charming conservation area, home to only six properties two of which are listed but this property is not, giving you flexibility internally and externally. As a village, it has a deep history and a great sense of community.

Helpful Tips:

  1. If you are moving from the countryside to the city, you are less likely to need a car in the city as it is well connected and amenities are more centrally located. People prefer to commute to work.
  2. Cost of Living, ensure you have checked what the cost of living will be like, for example, visit the area and review amenities and areas to see if they differ from others and compare them to your current cost of living.
  3. If you are moving from the city to the country ensure you have visited and explored the local area before you move there. Find out where your local amenities are and how far away you will need to travel daily etc.

In Conclusion, City life vs Country life does have many pros. City Dwellers are starting to see the benefit of countryside life. Working from home is allowing people to choose where to live. Living in rural areas whilst working for big city firms is the best of both worlds. With the increasing cost of living and the after-effects of the pandemic 

At Propuno we have a range of properties in both the city and the countryside, if you are interested in viewing a property or would like some advice on finding your perfect home then you can take full advantage of Propuno. With our catalogue of reputable estate agents, we are here to help you find your dream property!










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