When you are shopping around for a house to buy, it can sometimes be hard to determine exactly what kind of house and location you want. For instance, do you want something in the city? Do you want something in an HOA? Do you want something in the country? If you are stuck in between living in the country on a ranch or living in an HOA then you may want to talk to your real estate agent. They can provide more information about country estates.
What Are Country Estates?
Country estates are essentially an area of designated residential properties (similar to an HOA) that offer similar amenities to that of living in the countryside. For instance, while many homes that are part of a community are at a maximum half an acre per lot, a country estate may give you several acres of land while you're still part of a planned community.
What Are the Benefits of a Country Estate?
- Smaller Properties for Less Responsibility: Having a full ranch or a farm is a really large undertaking and may as well be your full-time job. In between plowing, watering, fertilizing, and taking care of animals, you may never find time for yourself. However, if you want to have some land of your own to roam around on and garden in, but you aren't ready to commit to dozens of acres of property, then a country estate may be the perfect thing for you.
- Neighbors: Living in a planned estate means that you will have a sense of community because you will have neighbors. While your neighbors may not be as close to you as they would be on a traditional street, you can still walk to their home for a brief chat. Having neighbors can also give your kids some friends to play and create memories with.
- Communal Lands: Another benefit of living on a country estate is that there will typically some sort of communal land that you won't have to worry about. This includes areas with a gated entrance, maybe a small park, paved sidewalks, and any communal areas. All of these places are optimal for young families with kids.
Getting to have some property without all of the obligations of a farm can really give you the best of both worlds. To learn more, reach out to a real estate agent near you. They can provide more information regarding country estates.