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Old 06-17-2011, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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My town's around 3500 people in the town proper, 5500 including the outskirts. We're in coastal North Carolina. Entire county's around 65,000. We moved here from a large city, though I was born in a small town of 13,000.

Our goal was to live where we could walk or bicycle to most everything we needed, so we chose our neighborhood carefully. It's worked out fine, especially in these days of high gas prices. We got rid of one car.

We can walk or bike to: library, doctor, dentist, vet, drugstore(s), grocery store(s), hairdressers (though we mostly cut our own hair), a Subway, a diner, a couple of hamburger joints, a bbq place, a health food store, a local department store, a couple of Dollar stores, two hardware stores, and a video rental. 15 minutes away are all the big box stores and chain restaurants you can imagine-- Wal Mart, Lowes, K Mart, Sears, Office Depot, Pet Smart and such. Hospital is within a 15 minute drive, too. Fire Department a 1/4 mile away.

We love the friendliness of community. We run into our banker, realtor, and car mechanic and see our grocery store folks around town. Our plumber is on the city council. I like that. It's comforting to meet everyone when shopping, biking or at a public event--kind of like family. Our neighbors water our tomato plants if we go out of town. We cat sit for them when they do.

Just posting this in case some people think living in a small town can be isolating or inconvenient. For us, it's not--just the opposite. Of course, you've got to pick your small town wisely--not every town is as well situated as ours, but surprisingly, many are.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Ball Ground, Georgia
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I LOVE living in the "sticks" I was born and raised here and couldn't imagine living anywhere but out in the country. The back of my property borders a wildlife management area too.

This is downtown Ball Ground lol. All we have are rock shops that you can't go in.




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Old 06-17-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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if your town is small, mine is tiny! less than 2200 and dropping. whole county is a little over 16k. love it.

ps: mine is in georgia, too. and i have been to ballground!
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Ball Ground, Georgia
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Where do you live sith? So, you have been to Ball Ground? Didn't see much did ya lol!
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:46 AM
 
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wrens, ga...about 30 miles south of augusta.

yeah, i kinda blinked and almost missed it think i went slowly as at one time someone said it was a 'speed trap'. maybe they just wanted me to enjoy the sights!
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Ball Ground, Georgia
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I've never been to Wrens. I don't make it over to that side of the world very often lol. And yes, if you don't go down main street 25 mph or less then our 1 cop will get ya!
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