Trading The City For The Country

An increasing trend shows urban residents giving up city life to move to the country. Is it worth it?
November 8, 2001, 8am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Will the events of Sept. 11 hasten the move from city to country? While it's too soon to tell, experts agree that the terrorist attacks have, for many people, pushed the idea of rural living from a romantic pipe dream to a more serious possibility.'A lot of them are saying they are stepping up plans.... They're getting down to the nitty-gritty, instead of just dreaming,' says Gene GeRue, author of "How to Find Your Ideal Country Home" (Warner, $16), in a phone interview. 'We, as Americans, are longing to return to traditional values.'"

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Published on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 in The Christian Science Monitor
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