I Am a “Coastal Elite” Who Prizes Living in the Rural Countryside

We stick out like a sore thumb, but we have been welcomed.

Anna (she/her)
May 31 · 7 min read
I love that we have so much space but I can still drive to amenities. Photo by Wolfgang Bonness on Unsplash

While I was born in New York City (one of the biggest and noisiest cities in the U.S.), I spent most of my life in quieter, slower suburban communities adjacent to big cities in California. But after I hit my 40s, I moved out of the suburbs and learned…