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Pros (not that Kind !) and cons of country living

As above , city slicker all my life ( living in a NASA village at present ) but what would I miss and not miss by moving to the country ?

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Well Dermo I just moved from town out the country a few weeks ago and its BRILLIANT. Everything about it is an improvement in lifestyle. The only things we found were that it's not as easy to nip to the shop if you forget milk. (but mostly there is some little shop nearby in Ireland) and taxis home after a few pints are expensive. Loving the walks, the fresh air, the views and how damn relaxing it is. I'm like a man after finding his zen..... dude. Also we already know all our neighbours, and after a year in town we only knew one house. +1 for country living.
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..yup, apart from taxis home from the boozer it's hard to argue against life in the sticks.. especially if there's a tidy two-car garage thrown in..!
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Cost.

For what we would spend on a relatively short commute to work from a house we looked at 5 miles out, we can pay the council tax on this for the year.

Also the hassle if you have one car off the road.

And forgetting stuff if you are in th eshops etc etc.

I love the countryside, I just don't think I want to live IN it.
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The only downsides for me are the cost of taxis and no takeaways/deliveries.

It really depends on your lifestyle and personality though.

I really do live in the sticks though, my nearest neighbour is a couple of miles away.
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Ha Ha I read this first as 'moving OUT OF the country" ie leaving Ireland. I had some list of 'Pros'!!

Anyway stick verus slick living?


Pros for country:
- Space for cars.
- Loud music and loud talking is not considered bad manners.
- Space for cars.
- Peace & quiet at night (excect for silage season)
- Space for cars.
- Fresh air.
- Space for cars.
- Keeping a few Irish Wolfhounds is not such a big deal.
- Space for cars.
- You don't have to the Olympic sprint to your front door to dodge 'the annoying neighbour' after coming home from work.. (you know the type I mean!).
- Space for cars.
- There is always plenty of outdoor stuff to be done. Nature is always trying to brake stuff so you have to keep up fixing it.
- Gun ownership
- Space for cars.


Cons for country:
- On the road all the time (Can't walk to shop etc, you need to really plan the old dinners!)
- Oil heating $$$$$$!! - as in the city Natural Gas is plumbed to the house.
- Own septic system as in the city man-made made gas is plumbed away from house.
- Own water system - costs of pumps, purifier system & testing..
- Cutting the grass takes on a new meaning; it's a days work not a hobby.
- Birds stealing stuff... I haven't proved it yet, but it's got to be them..
- No pizza delivery.. ever.
- Taxis home after a night out.. not that that happens very often now..
- No neigbours to spy on Cattle aren't that interesting after the first 12 months.


Seriously thought the biggest cons are hidden costs and convenience to shops and services.

Personally having experienced City/Suburbs, satellite town and country... I love the country. Then my bother hates it! He’s loves apartment living in the city centre. Is a personal choice se at the end of the day……..


Are you thinking of moving home?

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Ha Ha I read this first as 'moving OUT OF the country" ie leaving Ireland. I had some list of 'Pros'!!

Anyway stick verus slick living?


Pros for country:
- Space for cars.
- Loud music and loud talking is not considered bad manners.
- Space for cars.
- Peace & quiet at night (excect for silage season)
- Space for cars.
- Fresh air.
- Space for cars.
- Keeping a few Irish Wolfhounds is not such a big deal.
- Space for cars.
- You don't have to the Olympic sprint to your front door to dodge 'the annoying neighbour' after coming home from work.. (you know the type I mean!).
- Space for cars.
- There is always plenty of outdoor stuff to be done. Nature is always trying to brake stuff so you have to keep up fixing it.


Cons for country:
- On the road all the time (Can't walk to shop etc, you need to really plan the old dinners!)
- Oil heating $$$$$$!! - as in the city Natural Gas is plumbed to the house.
- Own septic system as in the city man-made made gas is plumbed away from house.
- Own water system - costs of pumps, purifier system & testing..
- Cutting the grass takes on a new meaning; it's a days work not a hobby.
- Birds stealing stuff... I haven't proved it yet, but it's got to be them..
- No pizza delivery.. ever.
- Taxis home after a night out.. not that that happens very often now..
- No neigbours to spy on Cattle aren't that interesting after the first 12 months.


Seriously thought the biggest cons are hidden costs and convenience to shops and services.

Are you thinking of moving home?
Very witty Cathal but I would put Dermo in a home for everyone's wellbeing!!
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Very witty Cathal but I would put Dermo in a home for everyone's wellbeing!!
Ah you quoted me before I had a chance to edit my post!!!!

b ut yes I agree...
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ah lads a HOME.. Im in a home all by myself !

To answer the question , not sure whether I want to live away in the country side but the suburbs have more cons than pros . I may leave the Job in the next 2 years (and I'm not a Pensioner yet like you Rory ) so may think about moving , there seems to be some good bargains for houses out there at present ..

thanks For the replies and as usual Mr C "space for cars" is one of the best Pros . Might have to live on my own though if I did move to the country "space for Wife" might come into the equation

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If you can find the right location you could have the best of both worlds Dermo. I came from living in Bray which it a big enough seaside town 12 miles from city centre (admittedly I wouldn't really call it city living) but then I moved to Maynooth and although it is more or less the same distance from city centre I would call it a country village. However I can still walk to the shops if I forget the milk and have more shops to choose from compared to Bray. Are you talking about moving away from living in a town as well?

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Just put it out there Gav to find out from people who have moved from city to country life , not really a Pub man but do like the thought of going out for meals etc , being honest the house we are in is fine but would like to have a bit more space and being honest would prefer a bit more privacy . Then again when I moved to here it was 7 miles from the city , but over the years the city has come out to meet us . There was also a "country" feel to the place with 6k people living here now its a whopping 35k .. bit too many for my taste .. may not move , may not even leave the Job but its a thought I and my better half want to consider . Funny If I had my way I'd move to lanzarotte and fook the begrudgers
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Maynooth has about 12k and to me still has a nice small town feel but is still lively enough night-life wise because of the students. Bray has about 31k according to Wikipedia which may be to big for some, if I had my choice I'd live in Maynooth but if it had the beach that Bray has it would be perfect. I really miss not living by the sea.
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Yes living by the sea would be one item on the list of pros. when I lived in dublin Bray was always a nice place to be.
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Bray isn't that nice
Not as nice as Clontarf anyway wot wot...
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From a motoring perspective

Living in the country Pros:
Your next door neighbour doesent park in your spot outside your house
Your next door neighbour doesent reverse into your car with his tow bar


Town Cons:
If youve got a dpf on your derv, it aint going to regen driving in town
Car hardly gets warmed up, driving anywhere
Built up area speed limits

Country Cons:
Car gets dirty a lot quicker on country roads
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^^^
Those are good points. Its a nice way to wake up in the morning, testing the accelerator a little while passing out an aul tractor or something.
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From a motoring perspective

Living in the country Pros:
Your next door neighbour doesent park in your spot outside your house
Your next door neighbour doesent reverse into your car with his tow bar


Town Cons:
If youve got a dpf on your derv, it aint going to regen driving in town
Car hardly gets warmed up, driving anywhere
Built up area speed limits



Country Cons:
Car gets dirty a lot quicker on country roads
But you can wash it at 3am without anybody thinking your mad !
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Those are good points. Its a nice way to wake up in the morning, testing the accelerator a little while passing out an aul tractor or something.
Passing out johnny in his Tractor can be dangerous as johnny always swings left before he turns right into HIS lane , dragging your car half ways up the lane before he even notices he has hit you
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Cons:
Electricity costs you more.
My mother-in-law lives next door.

Pros:
You can murder people, and bury them all over the place, safe in the knowledge that they'll never be discovered..
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You can murder people, and bury them all over the place, safe in the knowledge that they'll never be discovered..
Ah! That explains the 4 foot thick foundation under the new garage!
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Ah! That explains the 4 foot thick foundation under the new garage!
Shhhhh..! Don't go telling everyone. You never know who's listening..
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Nice quite Twisty roads
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Shhhhh..! Don't go telling everyone. You never know who's listening..
Is it true your mother in law is very fond of your Garage so much so she BASED there ?
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Nice quite Twisty roads
Agree , the only drawback is if you are on a twisty road and meet a local driving at 10 KPH its hard to get past ! But there is a striaght stretch in my area where you can do 100KPH
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"BASED" ... I saw what you did there.... :mygrin1:
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