Living in a rural area is hard if you aren’t lucky enough to live in a community that has really good service businesses available for home contract work.
It can even be hit and miss with pharmacies and auto repair shops if you only have a few options to choose from in your small community.
Before I moved to Hillsborough County, I lived out in Arcadia in DeSoto County. I don’t have anything against Arcadia, and I’d probably enjoy it too if I was older and could benefit from the intense seclusion. That’s largely what made it so annoying until I moved to Hillsborough County—I could find friends at last without going on the internet and scouring forums dedicated to the area. And even if I had still used the internet to find friends, it helps when you live in an extremely populous county like Hillsborough. You could meet a new person everyday and still never get bored with what this county has to offer. More specifically, I live in Tampa and I’m equally happy about all of the businesses this city has to offer in addition to the people. It was my first time eating out at a restaurant that’s open past midnight! I could see movies at the theaters late as well. But above and beyond anything else, there were more workers available for home maintenance and service. After looking at several, we narrowed down a great heating and cooling company that has its headquarters in Brandon, but I still live in Tampa and simply commute by road each day.