I don't seem to see many if any advantages to living out in the country anymore. I've lived on acreage in small town rural areas for over 20 years. There is no longer clean air as good jobs and economic development have taken that away. There is no peace and quiet for all of the neighbors, between their outdoor arguments, barking dogs, speeding junk cars, and fighting roosters it's not exactly quiet. The good economy has created large housing developments and shopping malss all along anything greater than a gravel road. Taxes keep going up as services attempt to keep up but they are extremely behind and it will cost 2 fortunes for them to catch up, besides all of the crooked politics of the good old boys. The schools were always happy not to be last in the nation but they're headed more that way every day and costing us more and more as they are behind on everything from buildings on down as they play catch up with the relocation boom. The crime and drug problem is getting real bad too and you have to lock everything up or it's gone.