The Lifestyle and Financial Benefits of Moving to Regional NSW
With housing affordability lower than its ever been in Australian capital cities, many Australians are looking to make the move to the country. Changes of this nature have never been easier with rural property finance provided by Sprout Ag. There are many benefits of moving to regional NSW. Lifestyle change is one of them, cost of living another. We discuss reasons why moving to regional NSW is a positive change and explain how you can get your rural life started.
Lifestyle and Infrastructure
Moving to the country can have great benefits on your lifestyle and wellbeing. Despite common misconceptions, there is plenty to do in country towns.
Community events make up a large portion of the annual calendar. Local fairs, shows and celebrations give locals the opportunity to showcase their lives to the other people living in the region. This open communication is reflective of the friendly atmosphere of country life, where people are warm and conversational.
Schools in regional areas are many and abundant, and often offer specialist education programs adapted for rural life. Because of the broad geography of regional living, social clubs facilitated by local government are commonplace too. These give regional dwellers the opportunity to meet face to face and discuss hobbies and interests.
Investment in infrastructure is a regular occurence in regional areas. This means residents easily enjoy the same medical, sporting and family services as people living in metropolitan areas.
Finance and Employment
As discussed in our last blog post (link TBD), the cost of housing in rural areas is much lower than in city areas. Land sizes tend to be much bigger in rural areas too. Lower mortgage repayments make an increasingly lucrative lifestyle possible. This and the overall lower cost of living enables families to focus on building relationships rather than working all the time to pay the bills. Food is generally more affordable in agricultural production zones where supermarket shelves are closer to commercial farms – the source of produce.
For entrepreneurs looking to form startups in small towns there is plenty of support from State and Local Government. Regional towns have been developing sustainably for decades. They now have the technology needed to help income producing startups thrive across the region, the country and the world. Other work opportunities are rife in regional New South Wales and offer competitive wages. The Riverina region, for example, enjoys the third-lowest unemployment rate in the country.
Beginning Your Move
The first stage of deciding to move to the country is picking which town to live in. You can organise guided tours of most towns after you’ve done your research online and via local agencies. Country Change is one organisation that helps facilitate people moving to the country. Other services can introduce you to local services and job networks.
If you’re looking to buy a house in a regional area but need investment capital, contact Sprout Ag to discuss rural property loans or land loans. We have several competitive interest rates on rural property loans available. We will ensure your move to regional New South Wales is a smooth as it can be.
Once you’re settled in to your new country home you have all the benefits of country living available to you at your doorstep. We hope you enjoy your move and wish you all the best in your new lifestyle.