5 Reasons To Consider Acreage Living

Have you been considering acreage living and its many benefits? Perhaps you’ve already perused our first list of 5 Reasons To Consider Acreage Living.  Well we’re here to help. We’ve come up with 5 more reasons to consider acreage living which will ideally solidify if making this type of move to a less urban area is right for you.

Acreage living offers the potential for more land on your lot. This means self-sustainability can become more of an option and homeowners can consider growing their own produce, raising their own animals, and living a more self-sufficient lifestyle. This has significant appeal to those who prefer organic foods and the wholesomeness of nurturing a small harvest from field to fork.

Acreage living also provides more flexibility for homeowners to make endless customizations to their living space, build additional structures, or create unique features on their property. From swimming pools, hobby shops and she-sheds to large greenhouses, toy garages or barns, we’ve seen plenty of creative customizations on acreages, and we’re here for it!

Depending on the location of your acreage, you may benefit from a lower cost of living. This is due to a variety of factors such as lower property taxes in certain rural areas and lower utility costs. Utility costs can be lowered by leveraging options to offset utility expenditures at your acreage through custom modifications such as solar panels, outdoor wood furnaces or ground wells.

Often overlooked, is the tight-knit community with shared values and interests that acreage living brings together. Neighbours in rural areas, although not in the closest proximity, are often mindful of opportunities to help each other out, given that services tend to be located further away. The country does seem to bring out the best in people!

Acreage living provides a unique lifestyle, offering homeowners and their families the chance to slow down, live a simpler life, and connect with nature. Edmonton’s surrounding areas have an abundance of acreages that still offer a reasonable commute to the city while providing a beautiful environment to build your custom acreage in. 

If you’re ready to begin the acreage-building process or have some questions about it, please get in touch. Our experienced team can help you through all the steps, including the last one where you exhale and take comfort in having made the decision to embrace acreage living!