Guide to Rural Living

Moving to the Country

Rural living has a number of attractive qualities from fewer neighbors, more room to build, the ability to keep livestock, etc.

However, many citizens move to the rural areas without being fully aware of the potential negative aspects. These can include lower quality roads, slower emergency response, higher cost of fire insurance, no municipal sewer/water services, potential conflicts with agricultural operations, etc.

Rural road

To help potential homeowners in rural Riley County be more aware of these differences so they may better evaluate their choices, Moving to the Country - Riley County Guide to Rural Living (pdf) was developed. It is a comprehensive guide of things to consider before making a choice to live in the unincorporated area.