I live about 15 miles east of St. Louis, but communte 20 miles further away from the city for work. Not so long ago, the drive was all fields and forest. Slowly but surely, it is all being converted to bedroom communities. It's still mostly farmland, for now, at least. This is just one of the places I pass on the way to work, lots of the land along this road (Rt 143) is starting to show "For Sale" signs....
Like the Lynyrd Skynyrd song says:
I can see the concrete slowly creepin’,
Lord take me and mine before that comes