Two City-Slickers Moving To A Rural US-Mexico Border Town. What Should We Expect?
In a year, my SO and myself (both late twenties) will be spending two years in a rural area near to the US-Mexico border (probably Texas, New Mexico, or Arizona). We do not know where exactly we will be yet, but it will be in a town (i.e. not a remote farm), probably a place like Douglas, AZ
. My SO will be moving there for a two-year-job-offer-you-cant-refuse, and I will be following her since my work can be done remotely. On paper it works out perfectly.
The only problem is while both my SO and myself have moved around a lot, domestically and internationally, we have always lived in big cities (e.g. Atlanta, Nairobi, London, etc). We have never lived anywhere that one would consider rural. We are well-traveled, but we are definitely city slickers. We are always up for an adventure, but frankly I don't know what kind of adventure we are getting ourselves into.
1. What should we expect? How different will this be from a city?
2. We currently share a Honda Fit, do we need to buy a second car? A truck?
3. How is internet access along border towns? My job doesn't require a super fast internet connection (any DSL is fine) but it does require one.
4. What is the cost of living in these areas?
5. Are there any resources or books I can read before hand to get a sense of what living there will be like?
6. Am I overlooking anything?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.