i spent the first 25 years of my life in a rural town. unless you're a healthcare worker, teacher, or a lawyer, white collar jobs don't really exist. most people in the suburbs or the city don't want to give up their comfortable office jobs to work in a warehouse, slaughterhouse, factory, walmart, or dollar store for the next 40 years. also real estate is only cheap in these areas because you're on the outside, looking inward. that $170k house is "cheap" because the median household income for the region is $50k a year.
>DUDE JUST WORK REMOTELY OR START YOUR OWN BUSINESS LMAO
i work remote. it's not an option for most people. most businesses fail to make any money, much less a livable wage.
>DUDE JUST LEARN A TRADE LMAO
my dad is a millwright, my grandfather was a carpenter. trades in rural areas pay jack shit. they make more money in the city, like this brain dead retard >>53524615 pointed out, but it's still not a great wage.