Sunday, August 28, 2005

Back to the land, with concierge

The Philadephia Inquirer says the trend isn't urban:
Pushing wheelbarrows full of home-equity or low-interest mortgages, more people all across America are heading for the countryside - to raise animals, to experience life in the rough, sometimes even to grow a crop or two.

This new move to the land is different from back-to-nature trends of the past, real estate and agriculture experts nationwide say. And the people driving it are not New Yorkers moving to now-barely-exurban retreats in Bucks County. They are baby boomers mostly, and many are willing to pay developers to build rural spreads for them.
These rural areas have huge potential for growth.