|Beautiful Country Road in the Fall|
If you have the opportunity to visit the city you are relocating to, before the big move, I highly recommend it! If this is not an option, get in contact with the local Chamber of Commerce for the community you are moving to. The Chamber of Commerce can provide you with a wealth of information. You can also google the city you are moving to; for information, such as population, weather, schools, restaurants, shopping, and more.
Having some pre-knowledge will ease the transition.
Everyone handles change in different ways, what you find difficult to adjust to, might come with ease to someone else, and vice versa. If you are relocating with your spouse or children, keep the aforementioned in mind.
I will share with you some of my thoughts, on the differences I have experienced, since my move from the country to the city.
- City life rolls at a much faster pace! Everyone is in a hurry to get somewhere ( or nowhere) fast. Whether it be in the grocery store, the mall, or traffic.
- There are fewer trees and more street lights in the city.
- Camouflage is not considered a color in the city.
- Mom & Pop\Country Stores have been replaced by 24 hour Convenience Stores
- Farms are nonexistent. You'll find Malls and Super Stores instead.
If you have recently made this transition, I would love to hear from you! Can you add anything to this list?
Don't take me wrong, the city offers some wonderful opportunities and experiences. I'm still transitioning, but excited to explore my city, once I settle in.
Do you have any suggestions or advice for a country gal (or guy) moving to the city? Would love to hear from you!
Until next time...