The United States of America is a huge country, no matter how you look at it. There are Americans living in all sorts of communities from the east coast to the west coast, not to mention Alaska and Hawaii. For younger generations in particular, there is a very clear tendency to want to live on either of the two coasts, particularly in a large metropolitan area such as New York City, or Los Angeles. However, I would argue that a life in the Midwest is the way to go, and by a large margin at that.
When people think of the Midwest, they often think of a simple lifestyle, and for the most part that is true. However, what people fail to realize is that a simple lifestyle is a great way to live. Rather than worrying about high-rise condominiums or paying off your expensive car purchase, people from the Midwest lead lives that value family more than anything else.
As a result, there is a lot less stress in your life, by not having to overly worry about things such as work or financial status. Instead, you can live a very relaxing and ultimately peaceful lifestyle. In essence, people who live in the Midwest typically worry less, and live more.
And while you might think it is somewhat foolish to not worry about cars or houses or anything with monetary values, it is important to recognize that the cost of living in the Midwest is a lot lower than on the coasts. With this lower cost of living, it is quite easy to purchase a nice home and a decent car, and just live an overall comfortable live, despite not having the kind of salaries that a typical bank executive in New York City might have.
In addition, the overall backdrop of the Midwest is just something that truly relaxes the soul, each and every minute of each and every day. Rather than overly hectic and bustling streets, the Midwest has much more open spaces, not just in terms of civilized places like downtown, but also just in terms of nature in general. It is so much easier for someone in the Midwest to go horseback riding or go on a beautiful picnic and take in all the beautiful natural scenery that this Earth has to offer, compared to living in the city where everything is completely urbanized.
While there is definitely an appeal to living in highly urbanized towns and cities, there is just as much appeal with living in the Midwest, if not more so. It all comes down to the values that are instilled in everyone who lives in the Midwest – from our emphasis to family and friends, to our relaxing pace of life. And while an inability to make the truly big bucks may seem like a clear downside to living in the Midwest, the fact that the Midwest has such a low cost of living more than offsets that fact. In short, if you are looking for a stress-free lifestyle that still gives your life real meaning, then living in the Midwest may very well be for you.