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Wisconsin has some of the most beautiful countryside landscapes in the United States. People move here all the time to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life. Yet, some individuals aren’t as prepared as they should be. These are some must-know tips for moving to the countryside that people thinking about making the switch should know.

Well Water

Some people in the countryside use well water instead of water from the city. This requires homeowners to go to a well themselves to get their own water. However, it’s the city’s responsibility to treat the water with the right chemicals so that it’s safe for consumption.

Animals Everywhere

Perhaps the most significant difference between living in the city and living in the country is the presence of animals. You see them all the time when you’re driving down the highway past open fields. You have to get used to these sites if you want to live in the country. Consider joining in on the fun and building your own horse barn on your property. You’ll have a blast taking care of the animals.

Stores and Other Facilities

The fact that there are fewer stores and facilities around is one reason more people don’t move to the country. This may be shocking to some individuals in the beginning. However, you just have to know how to plan your trips. Limit your grocery trips to twice a month instead of four times a month. You may even save some money by not going as often.

These tips for moving to the countryside will make the transition easier for those that want to take the leap. Country living isn’t as scary as it seems. Instead, those who live in the country lead peaceful and full lives without the chaos of the city surrounding them. So, grab your boots and give this lifestyle a try.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.