How To Adjust To City Life

How to adjust to city life, after living in the country...
Beautiful Country Road in the Fall
First of all, be kind to yourself during this adjustment period.  Country life is a very different lifestyle from city living, you need to prepare yourself for lifestyle shock!



  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  • Mom & Pop\Country Stores have been replaced by 24 hour Convenience Stores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...

               Enjoy Life!

   ~Limeade Gal





9 comments:

  1. Hi Jane. I can relate. Our Little Shack is on a hillside in the middle of nowhere and the days there are relaxed and easy going. I visit my son in Vancouver and feel the stress and tension in the air. It's a beautiful city, but I sure couldn't live there myself.

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    1. Hi Sue! Thanks for visiting :). Yes, the tension is overwhelming at times & the noise. I will definitely be making plans for some country getaways here & there!

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  2. Wow, I can't imagine. I moved to a Little Big Town (population 68,000) from Denver and it kind of unnerves me to drive in Denver. And I really don't like going there and I really don't miss it. In fact, I'm looking for a smaller town to live. LOL People will welcome your experiences and you seem like a great woman with a big heart. Just close your eyes and remember the country when you sit at the stoplight. Good luck to you!

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    1. Hi Laura! Thank you for your visit and kind words. I will definitely keep your tip in mind for my commutes to work! Good luck to you in finding your perfect small town :)

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  3. Seek out green spaces and urban hikes. Look for or start up a hiking club on meetup.com! It will get better! I moved from an acreage to subdivision many years back. I stay sane by going to a park every day and to the mountains on the weekend!

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    1. Great ideas, thank you!
      Have a Happy 2015 :)

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  4. Jane, this is great! I went through the opposite transition. I grew up in the city, living in the heart of Dallas before falling in love and marrying my farmer. It helped to spend a lot of time in the country before moving to the farm. Wherever you are, there is always good and bad and something to be thankful for!

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    1. That must have been quite the transition for you! How wonderful to be able to experience the country with the love of your life! I'm curious to visit your blog now to learn more. Will be stopping by this week.

      I agree there is always something to be thankful for.
      Thank you for your visit and connecting on Twitter.

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    2. That must have been quite the transition for you! How wonderful to be able to experience the country with the love of your life! I'm curious to visit your blog now to learn more. Will be stopping by this week.

      I agree there is always something to be thankful for.
      Thank you for your visit and connecting on Twitter.

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