Thursday, February 3, 2005

Farm Living Is The Life For Americans

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – More Americans are heading for the sticks.

According to research from Progressive Farmer, a magazine that focuses on the rural life, there is a “definite trend of people choosing to live in the country rather than urban areas.”

Editors have even put together their first annual top 10 list of desirable rural counties based on community neighborliness, the way residents manage growth and general aesthetics.

Fauquier County, Virginia, just 45 minutes west of Washington, D.C., is the top pick, where average income is $67,237 and equestrian sports are popular.

Second-best is Oconee County, Georgia, which has a low population, little crime and Georgia’s best SAT scores.

And third best on the list is McPherson County, Kansas, where the magazine’s editors say kids can walk to school because of low crime and a small town feel.

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