I am still in the early stages of construction out here in North Carolina. I will have my own water and septic “infrastructure” and the electricity/cable/phone land line was laid several months ago. Fresh spring water will flow to the house.
In the end, it pretty much all comes down to personal preference.
I would quickly go ******* nuts living in the crowded city. I do like to visit the city, but wouldn’t want to live there. The nearest neighbor to me will be fully a mile away and I will be the highest location on that part of the mountain ridge, no interlopers, no traffic.
Now, of course, I figure a lot of you city dwellers would likely go ******* nuts in the first week living out here in the extreme quiet and solitude of the backwoods. On a clear night, you can see the lights of Winston-Salem, North Carolina from here, but on a moonless night it gets totally dark out here, away from the light pollution of the city.