The Advantages to Living in the Country: The Canyons at Scenic Loop, Part 2

The number of people living in rural areas in the United States continues to decline. In the 2010 census, the United States had 19.3 percent of the population living in the country, but rural areas are defined at 97 percent of the landmass of the United States. Traditionally, most people have left the countryside for economic opportunities. However, as the population continues to grow, many people are now looking to move out and away from the city. 

UrbanLUX Builders is a home building contractor that has beautiful custom homes available in The Canyons at Scenic Loop just outside of the city of San Antonio. This area to build your custom home is perfect in every way, from amazing views of the Texas hill country to being just far enough away from the city to be in the country, but close enough to the city so you can enjoy a night out on the town.  In our last blog post, we discussed some of the reasons for living in the country. In this blog post, we’ll continue to take a look at the overall benefits of living in the country, as well as why you might want to partner with a home building contractor yourself. Contact us today to get started!


Better Overall Psychological Health

Being close to nature improves your health overall, but it’s important to mention that it also improves your psychological health. The country life tends to be less hurried, less rushed, and much more laid back. Urban environments tend to overstimulate your emotions and your anxieties, which can lead to more stress and other psychological issues. Living in the country lowers your risk for anxiety disorders and mood disorders, as well as schizophrenia. That’s not to say that you still won’t be stressed, but your environment plays a key role in maintaining your mental well-being. At The Canyons At Scenic Loop, you are surrounded by the beautiful, rolling Texas hills. Every morning you get to wake up to amazing views and lush greenery. When you arrive home from work at night, you’ll be surrounded by a gorgeous sunset. What better way to improve your psychological health!

Less Stress

Let’s face it, traffic stresses us out. This is because when most of us get in the car, we are going somewhere, and usually we have a timeframe in mind. For example, every morning you have to drive your kids to school and/or drive to work. School starts at a certain time and so does work. You want to be on time, and when traffic gets in the way and slows you down, your stress levels go up. There will be less noise, which can be irritating, and less car accidents. Living in the countryside fosters a slower pace of life, which is what attracts many to live there. When you come home at night, there is a sense of relief that your work for the day is over (at least, your career job). When you come home to rolling hills and the gorgeous countryside at The Canyons At Scenic Loop, your stress decreases even more. 

Greater Sense of Community

When America was founded over 300 years ago, people had to rely on each other just to survive. A lot of work was done communially, such as building a house or barn or tilling a big field. This fostered a closeness and a sense of always lending a helping hand. To an extent, this still exists in the countryside today. Many people rely on their neighbors almost as they did a long time ago, and neighbors are much more willing to help out. Odds are, once you move into your custom home in The Canyons At Scenic Loop, your neighbors will introduce themselves and invite you to community and social events. You can probably expect pie or cookies to show up as well. Having people who are always willing to help definitely makes life easier.


Many people are looking for less stress in their lives, a greater sense of community, and overall better psychological health. Most of us want to be relaxed when we come home from work and just spend quality time with our children. By being in the country, you’ll have a greater sense of peace and quiet, fresh clean air to breathe, and you’ll be closer to nature. You’ll be able to let go of more junk you are carrying around, and truly be present for your children. The Canyons at Scenic Loop in San Antonio offers the best of both worlds.

If you are looking for a custom home builder in San Antonio, then contact UrbanLUX Builders. We also are offering custom homes in other amazing communities around San Antonio, including, The Overlook at Boerne, Monteola, and Woodridge. Contact us today to get a quote!

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