5 Tips for Moving to a Rural Community

Moving to the country can be a big transition, especially if you are used to a more urban or suburban lifestyle. Although rural living has many perks, we’ve put together a few tips to make the move a bit easier!

Stock up on essentials

Rural living can be great because it gets you away from the hustle and bustle of city life. However, this can also mean being farther away from gas stations, grocery stores and other amenities you might be used to having right around the corner. Keep extra food and supplies on hand, in case of emergency or bad weather, and to reduce unneeded trips to the store.

Be prepared for emergencies

In rural areas, emergency and medical services may be located farther away. Because of this, make sure that you have plenty of first aid supplies and a fire extinguisher. Moreover, if you are in an area prone to brush fires or wildfires, follow all fire preparedness recommendations from your local fire department and have an evacuation plan in place. Purchasing a back-up generator may also be a good idea, in case of power outage due to weather or wildfires.

Invest in security

It’s important to prioritize safety and security in rural areas, as homes can be more isolated from others. People aren’t the only security concern in the country; critters and wild animals can also cause trouble. Security cameras are a great option that allows you to keep an eye on your property, whether you are concerned about human or animal intruders!

Get to know your neighbors

In rural communities, it’s all about who you know. People in the country are usually friendly and eager to help out a neighbor. If you ever find yourself in need of some help, it’s nice to know that you have a neighbor right there to help. Introduce yourself to your neighbors, join local clubs or just strike up a conversation at the neighborhood store. If you’re looking for a more ways to get to know your neighbors, apps like Nextdoor or local Facebook groups can be great!

Select a fast & reliable Internet provider

Because there are fewer residents in rural area, most cable Internet providers do not think that it is worth it to dig trenches in rural areas, as there are fewer customers per mile than in urban areas. Unfortunately, this leaves many rural residents with limited options when it comes to their Internet provider. However, if you live in Central California, unWired has you covered. Our service is designed to deliver fast & reliable Internet service right to your rural home.