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Old 02-14-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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For me...it means EVERYTHING. I grew up in a big city..(UGGGGH) I DREAMED of a small town! I'm an only child...living in a small town makes me feel the entire town is family, I never felt like an outsider.OHHHHH.... I found my dream farmhouse (built in 1886) I LOVE my life in a small town! I made friends, we joke about how we were 'seperated at birth'....it's AMAZING...for me it is a dream!
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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But when is a small town too big? At 10,000 population? At 1,000?
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:06 AM
 
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when they have an Internet connection, non of us live in a small town if we did we wouldn't be posting on this board
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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but when is a small town too big? At 10,000 population? At 1,000?
500
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Lived in small towns most of my life. Formative years in a town of about 1200. Lived in Boston, NYC, Sacramento too. Prefer the small town life. Quieter, generally less expensive, less stressful. Not perfect but what is. Small town living means a lot to me.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I moved from an area of about 500,000 to a small mountain town of 800 (300 in winter) when I retired. I loved it there! People were friendly and open. It was quiet too. Stupidly I moved away, but plan to move back this summer. There's an old saying, the best thing about a small town is everyone knows everyone. The worst thing about a small town is everyone knows everyone.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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The only storefront business in our town is a gunsmith. Wednesday mornings the town's menfolk gather in his shop to discuss things over coffee. [mostly hunting, fishing, trapping, and crops]

My Dw calls it the Mayberry barber shop.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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What does living in a small town mean to you?
1) no traffic lights,
2) time to visit at grocery, PO, or hardware
3) shared interests and help
4) potlucks
5) community events with EVERYONE helping
6) knowing the folks that serve you.
7) supporting locals and appreciating their hard work and contribution
8) time to sit and chat
9) laughter
10) relax, safe, secure
...
Drive your tractor (or ATV) to town and not feel wierd.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:26 PM
 
Location: A Very Naughtytown In Northwestern Montanifornia U.S.A.
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Default I'm a Happy Boy ~ by "The Beat Farmers" See it on YouTube !

I enjoy the lack of noise from buses, screams and gunshots, off and on throughout the night and filthy air to breath.
Give me a small town, or better yet, just outside of a small town and I am "A Happy Boy". ~♥~
"Happy Boy" courtesy of The Beat Farmers.
Country Dick Montana, you will be remembered. ~♥~
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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I live in what is more like a "small city". I'm an Atlanta native who has escaped. I love the fact that my city is small enough that wherever I go, I run into someone that I know, but big enough that not everyone is in my business. I love that locally, my voice is heard, my vote counts, my opinion is easily influential, and i can make a difference in the community.
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