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Old 04-14-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I grew up in NYC. I now live in a town of 5K with 3 stop lights and know every 6th grader in town (teaching Math at the middle school). I absolutely love it and could never to back to living in big cities.
One thing I've noticed, just from visiting big cities, is that people are different; in a big city, if you break down or if you have some other kind of trouble, its less likely that people will stop and help you. Living in a small town, its safer to be courteous, and help thy neighbor.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:44 PM
 
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One stop light in the whole county!

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Old 04-14-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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One stop light in the whole county!
Where is this, and do they welcome newcomers?
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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One stop light in the whole county!
How can you stand something so crowded?? I haven't lived in a county with ANY stoplights in over a decade (and seven moves) lol
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:59 AM
 
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In the rural mountain area I've daydreamed about, there is one stoplight in the county (put in with much controversy). Now there's talk of a second one. Big issue.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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Where is this, and do they welcome newcomers?
http://www.floydvirginia.com/visitors-guide/

Do they welcome newcomers? You betcha...especially if you are a hippy man!
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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So, ummmmmm.......what's a stoplight?




Seriously, there's one in a town about 12 miles west of me, and 2 in a town about 10 miles east. South, 15 miles or so, one light. North I'd have to into NYS which I'd really rather not.



There's one county in PA that has none-I think Forest county?
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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I live about 5 miles from a town of 70,000. I like that the house I'm in is far off the road and quiet. I lived in a town of 12,000 for 10 years, part of that time I had a place outside of the house.

I would love a place further into the hills or move to a place with mountains. I would be happy. Wait, I am happy now.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Personally, I think if our resources continue to shrink, it's going to be a lot safer and feel better to be in a small town, removed from larger cities. Especially a town/community that knows how to garden, raise chickens and has practical skills. Just my opinion, but that's what I think...and see.

My old neighborhood, near SF, CA,has been undergoing an amazing crime wave these last few years--I'm so glad not to live there anymore...I feel much better being in my little town far away from the city....
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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I'm just a homebody at heart and don't have an adventuresome spirit, so never left the only town I've ever lived in. I like watching my town grow with new stores and restaurants coming in every year. The Olive Garden will soon open. If I want more, which is fairly seldom, the biggest city in the state is just an hour's drive away.
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