The Babies - Benefits of Living in the Country

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty, LLC

When people see the prices of Colorado Springs area homes that are in the country, it is not uncommon for them to ask "Are the benefits of living in the country really worth it?"   Other times, people are a bit more concerned about the commute.    As a real estate agent that lives in the country, I will be the first to admit:  Country life is not for everyone.   Yet there are many benefits to living in the country.   


This blog post will be the first in a series of photo essays that is intended to show the benefits of living in the country.   


Benefits of Living in the Country:  The Babies 


The babies.  They are just too cute.   


When you live in the country, you get to see the babies.   If you don't have your own farm animals, you can enjoy seeing other people's babies in the pastures as you drive to town or on your way home.   


Black foal in Calhan Colorado


If you live in a rural subdivision, you might be limited on the type and number of animals that you can have.   Most rural subdivisions outside of the Colorado Springs city limits, which is often referred to as unincorporated El Paso County, allow a couple of horses.   Others may allow other livestock only if they are being used as 4H or FFA projects.       It is very important to check you subdivision's rules.   Generally speaking, you will find that the rules regarding horses and livestock are typically very reasonable for the size of the lots.   


white free range piglet in Colorado Springs area


The good news is that if you want goats, pigs, or a couple of cows; there are lots of 35 and 40 acre lots in El Paso county that are unrestricted.    


Black baldie calf in Rush


If you would like help finding a lot or home in the Colorado Springs area or El Paso County, please do not hesitate to call or send a text.    I love helping people make their dream of living in the country come true.   


If you are thinking about selling, I hope you will call as soon as possible.  The inventory of available rural homes in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas is still very low.  As result, it is a great time to sell.  




Sondra Meyer 

Star View Real Estate 


Comments (16)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


As we drove up to the wine country yesterday, I saw a few calves and new born horses.  It is always an adorable scene !  Enjoyed your photos, and delighted to see that you are blogging again.  Welcome back.  A

Feb 27, 2020 11:11 AM
Sondra Meyer:

That sounds like it was a wonderful, very bucolic drive.   

I am glad to be blogging again.  I look forward to seeing your photographs again.   Your farmers market photos are some of my favorite.   

Feb 27, 2020 11:54 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Sondra Meyer: those are beautiful babies living in the country.

Feb 27, 2020 11:36 AM
Sondra Meyer:

Thank you John.   

Feb 27, 2020 11:48 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good evening Sondra. Seeing these beautiful babies just warms my heart. A great reason to be in the country.

Feb 27, 2020 02:51 PM
Sondra Meyer:

Thanks Sheila.   It is hard to NOT  love getting to see the babies. 

Feb 28, 2020 06:40 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Sondra Meyer: - This is a great idea! Your photos of the babies are so adorable! I really am a country bumpkin at heart. I know you're going to have fun photographing all of life's creation as it unfolds before your very eyes in Colorado Springs. I am looking forward to experiencing your new series. I wish you all the best and much happiness too!

Feb 27, 2020 05:57 PM
Sondra Meyer:

It is great to be able to see you again.    The DFW are is not so country as it used to be.   Granted, when I think of Fort Worth, I think of Will Rogers Collesum and horse events.   


I hope to see you around in the Rain much more in the near future. 

Feb 28, 2020 06:43 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Sondra Meyer: - You are correct. DFW has changed a lot. Many are seeking greener pastures while overcrowded city dwellers who pay more for housing and cost of living keep moving to DFW. 

I enjoy connecting with you and seeing what's going on in your world. 

Feb 28, 2020 06:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Sondra... as an animal lover I totally get your perspective. But as someone raised in the concrete jungle of NYC, I'd still be hard-pressed to move to the country! :)

Feb 28, 2020 05:04 AM
Sondra Meyer:

Hi Nina, 

My son works in New York City.   After visting my Colorado farm, he enjoys sending pictures of the concrete jungle to show what a contrast it is.   

Thanks for taking the time to read my post even if you would be hard pressed to move to the country.   


Feb 28, 2020 06:45 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your photographs.

I hope you are enjoying a very productive month.

Feb 28, 2020 05:58 AM
Sondra Meyer:


You have always been my inspiration, the little voice,  that reminds me to take photographs so that I can share the moments with others.  

I have always enjoyed your photographs and blogs posts.  


Feb 28, 2020 06:47 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sondra, what an adorable post, and the babies are so cute!   Not sure about animals, but sure miss my garden. 

Mar 05, 2020 11:25 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Too cute!  That little lamb is adorable and I want to reach out and touch it.  Good point about country living.

Mar 17, 2020 08:05 PM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

My wife, an IL farm girl, would have me out on a farm with her in a heartbeat, Sondra Meyer: ... maybe when we retire??

Looking forward to the upcoming segments you share.  


Mar 20, 2020 02:09 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Sondra Meyer: Thinking about our present situation, the country might be the safest place to be there days, away from many folks. It certainly is beautiful in the country, but I have been told that it's a lot of hard work, and it's certainly not for everyone as you mentioned above.

Your photos share a great vision for anyone thinking about living in the country. Hope to see more of you in the Rain Again!

Mar 27, 2020 11:29 AM

Babies are always SO CUTE. Agree with Jerry that your photos are great and I am waiting to see more! May I use some for this website?

Mar 30, 2020 07:39 AM
Sandra Mathewson
RE/MAX 4000 - Grand Junction, CO

Sondra, Love your post and the pictures!  

Apr 03, 2020 06:31 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi there Sondra Meyer: hope you're doing well. In my opinion, few things cuter than a baby goat. However, babies of all species are pretty irresistible. Thanks for your recent visit to our blog post. Appreciated.  D

Nov 18, 2020 07:03 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Sondra, The exodus to the country has been real and will last.  The charm of new life as you've shown, plus health benefits -- fresh air and water, spacious skies, space to hike and explore, grounding soil, connection to Nature.  In the country one understands the inspiration for "Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies."

Mar 07, 2021 11:48 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I know a lot of people get a good sense of peace from living in the country areas.

Mar 08, 2021 11:32 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Wow so true, I also find the opposite is true people want to change from mother used to at times when they need different stimuli

Mar 08, 2021 11:33 PM