Many of us dream of owning a beautiful acreage property. One of the best things about living in Prince George is that there are plenty of acreage homes available within city limits and beyond.
So, is country living right for you?
Country living = more space
Having that extra land around you can make your home feel like your own private retreat. Build a big deck, a workshop or storage for your RV or other toys – you’ve got room!
Country living = longer commute
Unless you work from home or are planning on establishing a business on your rural property (remember to ask your REALTOR® about zoning for different business uses) living in the countryside probably means a longer commute to work. The good news is, there are plenty of acreage properties in Prince George located just a short distance from the city.
Country living = closer to nature
From wildlife encounters to looking up at the stars, living in the countryside makes it easy to feel connected to the natural landscape. On larger properties, there may be enough space for you to build your own trails, pick berries on your land and enjoy the benefits of being in nature without having to get in your car and drive somewhere.
Country living = further from amenities
While there are many acreage homes in the Prince George area that are just a few minutes drive from shops and services, you may well be further from most amenities than residents of suburban neighbourhoods. If there are specific amenities that you need regular access to, such as educational institutions or the hospital, determine the distance you are comfortable travelling and ask your REALTOR® to show you properties closer to those areas of the city.
Country living = city utilities?
Depending on where your acreage property is located, you may not have access to city utilities. This means you need to access well water and septic tank or lagoon systems. If you have questions about how any of these systems work, or how to get them inspected before you buy, talk to your friendly and knowledgeable REALTOR®!
Country living = extra maintenance
Many people live on rural properties because they love spending time outdoors – even to do the chores. Depending on the property you choose, there could be large areas of grass to mow or a long driveway to plow in the winter. One of the best solutions is to budget for the gear you’ll need to maintain your property. Most chores are much easier with the right tools.
Country living = homesteader’s dream
If you’re a homesteader at heart, you’re going to love the opportunities even a small plot of land provides. Hobby farm properties are often set up with space for horses, a chicken coop or other livestock. Grow your own veggies and live off the land!
If you’re ready to start searching for a rural acreage to call home in the Prince George area, give us a call so we can connect you to one of our expert REALTORS® at 250-563-1000.