Sounds like Westchester or Nassau moved upstate?Guilty as charged.
Former city dweller here. Hesitant to post as with all the negativity towards city dwellers here, ha.
During early pandemic days, i saw a zillow listing, liked what i saw, called the agent and offered 20k more than asking price without setting foot on the property. sold my city home and moved into sticks.
Old house (Sold over asking price) - Close to NYC, Worked from office - 1350 sq ft - 0.15 acres - 3800 monthly mortgage (5% rate) - (congested area, suburban, unfriendly neighbors, list goes on)
New House - In the Sticks, Work from Home - 2400 sq ft - 9 acres - 1800 monthly mortgage (2.75% rate) - hunting, skiing, hiking, 50 yard range, good neighbors etc etc. House is backed to 3000 acres of public land hunting grounds, no one can build anything.
PS: I am NOT mr. money bags, i was broke and living out of car with bag of clothes 8 years ago. Simply made better life choices.