Question 7: Which of these pairs of property descriptions most excites you?
A. Bustling and central.
B. Quaint and historic.
Question 8: How do you spend time outdoors?
A. I’ll go for the odd run or stroll in the park.
B. Visiting country houses, woodlands and other green spaces – or just relaxing in my own garden.
Question 9: Who are your ideal neighbours?
A. I like being around exciting go-getters with busy social calendars. Sometimes, though, I’m happy just to disappear into the crowd.
B. I’m looking to live near locals who care about the community and families with similar lifestyles to mine.
If your answers are primarily A’s, you’re a city slicker. The sophisticated arts and culture, fast-paced social scenes, and personal and professional opportunities in the city are all too much for you to resist. You want it all at your fingertips, and you're ready to make the most of it. Time to invest in a city pad in the heart of it all.
If your answers are mostly B’s, you’re at home in the country. You value village virtues and appreciate large properties surrounded by greenery. For you, the space and fresh air far outweigh the hustle and bustle of the city, so it's time to invest in that cosy cottage or rural mansion.
Whatever your result, the next step is the same: research. Take the time to assess the relative merits of city life vs village life, and look through available properties in a range of areas before making a final decision. Remember, it’s about building a lifestyle that suits you, so don’t forget to enjoy the search and dare to dream.