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The demand for rural real estate in California has soared in the last few years. The thousands of buyers who are looking for California land for sale, California ranches for sale, California horse property, vineyards, farms, groves and rural homes for sale in California are representative of a dramatic trend to embrace the alternative lifestyle that country living offers – a lifestyle that features privacy, cleaner air, lower traffic, lower crime, and upholds values promoting greater health, less stress, good stewardship, and a greater sense of community.
Finding that special piece of rural real estate is fast becoming the American Dream, and nowhere is the dream more alive than in California! For some, the dream may be for an acre or two - just enough room for a garden, or a horse, or ... [click here to expand]maybe both. For others, the dream may be for land that extends as far as the eye can see. And to what end? For privacy, peace and quiet, a little bit of elbow room, clean air, billions of stars in the night's sky, a chance to try one's hand at growing grapes or lavender or olives trees, to have room for dogs, horses, maybe even cattle, or perhaps alpacas or ostriches or some other exotic breed. Whatever the specifics of the vision are, you can bet on one thing: there's romance involved, something stirred from deep within the recesses of a collective unconscious that knew and tamed the wild west in an earlier century, one that retains the pioneering spirit, and continues to treasure the expansive riches of the great outdoors and intimate involvement with Mother Earth and with nature.
On the other hand, there may be an element of simply seeking relief from 5:00 o'clock gridlock, from tawny smog-filled skies, and the never-ending auditory rumble, punctuated by siren blasts and honking horns. After a long trek home in such conditions, what could be more appropriate than an online search to find California land for sale, California ranches for sale, California horse property, vineyards, farms, or groves, and rural homes for sale in California.
Rural communities seem to offer a safe haven from crime and gangs and graffiti and other urban phenomena. Some people acquire a place in the country as a second home, or a place for retirement. But, in the early 90s, a remarkable number of urban Americans throughout the U.S. began relocating their primary homes to small towns and rural communities - a trend that continues to this day. This growth trend coincides with one of the most significant technological innovations of the twentieth century that made access to the internet as commonplace as television network access. As a result, and enhanced by national cell phone coverage, wireless connectivity, broadband, and Bluetooth, and an endless array of software products such as PCAnywhere and GoToMyPC enabling access to essential data files from off-site locations, the '90's ushered in a new phenomenon called the virtual office. Many professionals discovered that they were no longer bound to the urban business setting and the daily commute to a specified work place. They discovered that they could do their work from almost anywhere. And this meant that they suddenly had much greater flexibility in terms of where they chose to live. Other professionals discovered entrepreneurial opportunities made feasible by the new technology that could be pursued from any location. All of this has led numbers of young professional people to relocate in the hopes of finding a greater quality of life for themselves and their families.
The extensive search for California land for sale, California ranches for sale, California horse property, and rural real estate in California is underwritten by a search for lifestyle. Lifestyle comes out of the values that all share in common, regardless whether the dream of country living is about riding a horse across open space, rounding up cattle, undertaking an agricultural venture, or simply allowing the beauty and peace and quiet inspire artistic expression. All share the values of having fresh air and clean water, of having a direct relationship with the land itself and with nature and taking pleasure in the changing seasons and the natural rhythms, of being good stewards of the land and doing whatever is possible to minimize pollution and negative environmental impacts.
Rural lifestyle also places value on a more relaxed pace with less stress, more time with family and friends, more laughter and play, more fun. Urban life is all about going somewhere and getting somewhere. Every thing is out there in front or in the future somewhere. Rural lifestyle is about being able to say with all sincerity, I am exactly where I want to be, right now!
There’s a guy who moved to a small town in the California central coast area after many years in the real estate business in Los Angeles. He set himself up a business providing horse transportation for local equestrians. When asked how he’s doing he always has the same answer: Just another day in paradise! His answer pretty much sums up what rural lifestyle is all about.
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