It is difficult to balance our need for community with our need for privacy. It seems that, in the city it is almost impossible to do so. While it is relatively easy to establish a strong sense of community in a neighborhood, cities are just too big and too populated for the feeling to truly spread city-wide… and privacy?
Maybe if you’re at home… maybe.
The further you go from a city, the further apart the homes are spaced, the stronger the sense of community. Where the homes aren’t as close together, where there are no streetlights or emergency services minutes away you become closer with your neighbours than in a city, even though they are further away.
Rural life creates communities that care for themselves, where your relationship with your neighbour is so much deeper than a nod and a wave – which isn’t even a guarantee anymore in the city – it’s one of our best kept secrets.
We don’t know why though, we say it all the time.
Buck Lake offers a plethora of hiking trails, camp sites, marshlands and wildlife preservations. Each and every one guaranteed to take your breath away and force you to lose track of time. It’s easy to lose yourself in nature, to be taken aback by the beauty and simplicity. Where in the city a person may spend hours at a time in front of a TV, we simply sit on our front porch in awe of the simple splendor of nature, and we are rarely alone. Friends, neighbors, family, it doesn’t matter; living a little further from each other makes the time we spend in each other’s company that much more meaningful.
Regardless of the weather, every morning and every evening provides a scenic backdrop that demands attention. To see the sun rise and set over a lake and forest rather than skyscrapers is something that is impossible to be taken for granted. Not to mention a sky full of stars that let your imagination run wild.
We live life simply here, as it was meant to. There is no rat-race.
We just sit back and enjoy, safe in the knowledge that we belong to a community of those who help each other.
If you’ve been trying to find the perfect balance between community and privacy, come pay us a visit. We bet it will last longer than you planned.