From a young military family on a strict budget to retirees in their dream getaway, country families share their stories.
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Real people. Real stories. Real land.

How Moving to the Country Changed their Lives for the Better:

At Rethink:Rural, we love to share the stories of lives changed for the better when families move to the country. What better time to talk about the gift of country living than in December? This month, we're sharing the stories of:

How could country living change your family's lives?

When a City Girl Goes Country

When a Girly-Girl Goes Country

Jayne Gray didn't think country life was for her the first time she saw her future home down a long dirt road. Today, she couldn't imagine living without her peaceful back porch, long walks outdoors and wild drives in her convertible down that same country road. Read More.

Living on a Family Compound

Living on a Family Compound

When Suzanne Franklin takes a walk down the road, she is likely to see her kids, her siblings, her grandkids and her mother. The people dearest to her heart are never far on their 500-acre multi-family compound.  Read More.

They've Goat it Good

They've "Goat" It Good

The McCarthys longed for land for many years. Finally, they found the perfect tract -- a former timber plot where they could carve out space for a house, a garden, horse pastures and a beautiful Western-style village they built to house their new family of goats. Read More.

Sustainable Shepherd

Meet Vickey: The Sustainable Shepherd

Tired of her corporate city job, Vickey Russell moved to a tiny town to take on a lifelong dream: shepherding sheep. With the help of farming mentors and her own determination, she built a sustainable grass farm for a flock of 100+ sheep. Read More.


How to Retire to the Country

Are you thinking about moving to the country when you retire? We literally wrote the book on how to do it! Get tips on planning ahead, hiring the right team to make your dream a reality and the "small print" to be aware of before you make your move. Get your rural retirement eGuide here.


McCully Forest -

Block B, Lot 1 
A Hidden Gem! 

With three lots sold and three under contract, it's safe to say this lot tucked away in west Nassau County, Florida won't be available for long. This 3-acre tract is 7.7 miles from Callahan. Read More.

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Rustic Star
Choose your spot in this rural Texas community

Just north of Huntsville, Texas, among the pines in this beautiful part of Walker County, there are 8 separate large lots ranging from 15 to 22 acres each. There's plenty of space for a hobby farm, horses or country homestead. Read More.


Bellamy Point
Room to grow

Bellamy Point is a 7-acre tract located in the heart of west Nassau County, FL. a peaceful country setting with road frontage on Musselwhite Road. Bellamy Point is just a short 11-mile drive from I-95. Read More.