There is a huge overlooked money saving strategy you should try, its only for people who like change or tend toward a more adventurous lifestyle which is relocating to a small town. In addition to the hustle and bustle of the big cities also comes a higher cost of living. In most other cities, big cities, the idea of homeownership is out of the question for most, but not in FESTUS, MO. Homeownership is obtainable for most! Festus has plenty of great perks of its own to offer, and you may find it is a lot more affordable than a crowded city. Here are some of the reasons why Festus is a great, budget-friendly places to live:
Lower Cost of Living: Everything from homes to groceries is cheaper in Festus. You can get an entire house for the price of a studio apartment in a large city, and with more mom-and-pop outfits than big corporate chains, the price of goods often is lower, too. Not to mention small towns tend to have low property taxes!
Close-Knit Community: It's also a great chance to become a "big fish in a small pond," with less competition for jobs and more opportunity to earn a well-known reputation, you may stand out in your chosen field in a way you never could in an enormous city.
Slower Pace: Far away from the hustle and bustle of a big city, the slower, more relaxed pace of small towns can be a welcome change.
Fewer Crowds: When you go out on a Saturday night, you won't be waiting in line 45 minutes for a table or fighting to find seats in a crowded movie theater.
Less Crime: In a small town, it's safer for kids to play outside, for bicyclists to chain their bikes in front of a coffee shop, and for you to leave your car windows cracked when you're parked in your driveway over the summer.
Less Traffic and Pollution: With fewer residents—and towns you can drive across from end-to-end in 10 minutes—commuting is a cinch. You'll save time and gas money, and if you're a runner or cyclist, you'll enjoy not having to jostle for space among heavy traffic.
Cleaner Air: Another side effect of fewer cars on the road is overall cleaner air, which is great because people in small towns love to enjoy the outdoors. (It's part of that slower pace of living.)
You might also find that, in addition to these benefits, living in Festus reduces the amount of stress in your life. Smaller towns have less noise and business, and you'll probably have a very short commute to work. Other benefits, such as greater job security, may only exist for people in certain fields, but small-town companies often have stronger ties with their employees and turnover is less than in the "big city."
If you have been considering leaving the hustle and bustle of the city be sure to contact a Main Key Realty Realtor. They will help introduce you to the community and get you acclimated to small town living at its best!