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15 Best Places to Live in the Countryside | United Country Real Estate

Posted by abreitenbach on September 13, 2022

The Best 15 Places to Live in the Countryside

The hustle and bustle of the city has prompted many to move to the countryside where they can experience a more laid-back life surrounded by nature. 

Hundreds are making the choice to give up the city lifestyle for country lanes and rolling hills.

So, if you are looking to move out of the big city and escape to the country, here are the 15 best places to live in rural US:

If you enjoy recreational boating and fishing, you will love to live in Kent County, the hotspot for these hobbies.  It is the least populous county in the state, with over 20 marinas and public launching ramps. 

The county boasts of its preserved rural roots and stately farmhouses, dating from pre-Civil war.

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This small little town of only 2,800, filled with local shops and a grocery market thrives with a strong community that supports many exciting events. 

It is considered a great place to live and is known to be a hub within the spectacular Red Mountain American Viticultural Area, a glorious mountain backdrop.

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Ellis county is considered by many as a very friendly and affordable place to settle in for both young professionals and families. 

It is one of the best places to live in Kansas because of its sparse suburban feel and conservative lifestyle.

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Think about lush farmland and gorgeous hill country scenery, and you will move to Kendall County.  Located on the Edwards Plateau in Texas, it is located in a gorgeous spot with rolling hills. 

No wonder why it was named a top rural place to live in and ranked fifth in Progressive Farmer’s “Best Places to Live in Rural America”.

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The northwestern portion of the U.S. offers a livable county that is known for the “Home of Sliced Bread” in Chillicothe.  Livingston is a top-ranked county that has become attractive to employers and residents because of the can-do attitude of its residents.

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Horse Creek is an unincorporated community in western Laramie County in Wyoming with wide open spaces and lots of space to stretch out. 

The neighborhood has more Swedish and Lebanese ancestry people living in it than any other neighborhood in the States. 

It is considered one of the best neighborhoods for families in the state because of its top public schools and low crime rates.


Another beautiful rural top choice is Obion County which boasts glorious rolling hills in northwestern Tennessee.  This unique county strikes a great balance between agriculture, manufacturing, and education. 

It is home to half of the state’s largest natural lake, Reelfoot Lake.  It is home to many small farms of tobacco, corn, and wheat.  

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If you are looking for a rural area where you can enjoy hunting, fishing, sailing, and hiking altogether, move to Yankton.  It is an ideal spot for anyone who loves the outdoors. 

This place offers 15 parks and many other spaces for recreation like basketball courts, sports fields, trails, and theaters. It has an incredible array of outdoor recreational activities and is considered a safe and community-centered neighborhood.

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Mountain lovers will appreciate the beauty of Columbia County.  This small town is at the heart of a mountainous region mostly in the Appalachian Ridge and Valley.  It has lots of farmlands and state game lands with several communities developed along the Susquehanna River. 

There are several patches of forest that provide trails.  If you want affordable living and a friendly environment, try this small, decent, and homey town.

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Although this tiny town is located right in the middle of a desert, it is generally considered a peaceful place.  It offers unique places that are worth visiting any time of the year. 

It is home to only 206 people and is well-known as “the gateway to Burning Man”.  The desert surrounding Gerlach provides many recreational opportunities that residents and visitors have enjoyed in the past years, including breathtaking night skies. 

Stargazers and astronomers consider this quaint town paradise.

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The rolling meadows and thick forests, along with small farms that adorn Wexford County make it worth living in the place.  The county is a beautiful place with infinite natural beauty and resources. 

It is a livable place to work and play, making it a great community for the whole family. 

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Explore Texas in Fayette County where you can enjoy events, festivals, recreation, and sports.  It also has state parks worth visiting if you enjoy the outdoors. 

Fayette county is surrounded by gentle, rolling hills.  It is a bustling small town with grassy knolls, the Colorado River, and a lake.


Home to some of the fastest-growing occupations in the country, Coffee county specializes in aircraft maintenance and poultry supply companies.

Its tight-knit small communities will give you a welcoming and homey feel.

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The natural springs in Gilchrist are something you will truly love about this peaceful place.  There are many places where you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, canoe/kayaking, boating, fishing, or simply relaxing in a natural setting.

The small-town atmosphere boasts a strong civic and community pride.

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Another picturesque small town that is home to the San Juan National Forest, the Weminuche Wilderness, and the San Juan Skyway is La Plata County. 

There are wilderness waterfalls and hot springs around the area that complete the gorgeous scenery and outdoor recreation you have been wanting.  The community has a warm and friendly vibe with a booming economy.

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Whether you want to choose the places in our list or have something else in mind, we at United Country Real Estate are more than happy to provide any type of property you have in mind.


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