Well, the Boston Federal Reserve Community Outlook Survey found that moving to rural Massachusetts from urban area changes what people worry about the most.
Make the move and the new list of concerns become: job availability, access to affordable housing, federal budget cuts, state budget cuts, and K–12 education. Also credit scores and home foreclosures appeared on the list of the top 10 challenges, displacing crime and vacant properties. When cruising on the open roads where houses are spread so far apart I have thought about what is it that people do out here for a living.
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