Three years later I am still doing the 50 minute drive, he got transfered closer to the house(20 minutes). We love it though. 5 acres, exactly five neighbors all really nice and helpful.(The first month we moved in our older neighbor bushed hogged half our property and helped do the last 1/4 of fence posts we needed for the pasture. )
So if you can put up with the drive, there a lot of benefits.