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15/04/2013 at 17:31
Does anyone have experience of living outof town in a fairly rural location with little ones? We're looking at somewhere a 5 min drive out of the nearest town but am concerned about being isolated when on mat leave should the time come.
15/04/2013 at 18:02
A 5 minute drive from town isn't isolated surely? Especially if you can drive and have a car?
15/04/2013 at 18:13
We're a 10 min drive from our local town but h has the car for work so its an hrs walk. It can be isolating but we have some good groups to go to. the main problem is that the town is only small so if I need any specific shops I have to get up at out the house for 7.15 to go in with H and then find something to do till 5!
15/04/2013 at 18:20
I guess its not that isolated. Where we are at the moment I could just walk to groups rather than drive everywhere, and there would be no park we could just walk to.
I would have my own car so maybe it'd be ok!
15/04/2013 at 18:22
I live in a main town but not in the centre and there arent any parks or groups i can easily walk to. I drive everywhere and i find it fine. But then i grew up in a fairly remote village and there was literally nothing!!
15/04/2013 at 18:35
I honestly think 5 mins is fine, really not isolated at all.
It's just a change in routine really.
I'm 5 minutes drive from the local town but don't feel isolated in the slightest. And I would tend to drive to groups anyway but then I'm lazy and usually tag a meet up on afterwards so like to have the option to go anywhere after class IYSWIM.
15/04/2013 at 18:40
I live 10 mins drive from the nearest town and most groups etc aren't in the centre anyway so I tend to drive everywhere, plus I find it easier with b invade I have to rush back or anything
15/04/2013 at 20:35
You see I would hate living somewhere that I couldn't walk to somewhere be it local shops, a post box, groups, a park etc. However, I don't drive so therein lies my problem! I have friends that need to get in the car to go anywhere and it annoys them that they can't just pop out especially as they live on narrow country lanes without pavements so they don't feel that comfortable taking the buggy out for just a wander.
15/04/2013 at 20:39
It does have a shop and a pub plus a primary school you can walk to in just under a mile so its not completely in the sticks! We've decided to make an offer tomorrow! Fingers crossed!
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