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Our list of 10 reasons to live in a small town
There are hundreds of reasons to live in a small town. Here is our top ten list.
10. Peace and quiet!
—According to an article posted on Wikipedia, the main source of noise pollution in cities is traffic. Elevated workplace or environmental noise can lead to hearing impairment, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, annoyance and sleep disturbances.
9. Less crime!
—Small towns are not immune to crime, however, small towns typically do have fewer incidents and that is always a plus!
8. Fresh air!
—Some people don't care much for the fragrance of nature, but we sure do love it!
7. Everybody knows your name!
—This one could be considered a blessing and/or a curse depending on your viewpoint. You know you want to listen to the theme song from Cheers "Where Everybody Knows Your Name!"
6. Less expensive!
—Sure, we have a lower median income, but we also have a lower cost of living in many areas. Where else can you buy a three-bedroom home for around $40,000?
5. Free parking!
—Everyone loves free parking! While small towns don't have a "monopoly" (sorry, I couldn't resist) on free parking, it sure is nice to know you don't have to pay for it everywhere you go.
4. Nearby recreation!
—From seasonal activities like hunting, to year-round endeavors like fishing, nearly any type of outdoor recreation is located close by and you don't have to fight traffic to get there!
3. Hidden Treasures!
—Of course, bigger cities have hidden treasures, too, but the ones in small towns are so much more fun to find! Try geocaching on for size and learn a lot about a small town and the world!
2. Great neighbors!
—You have almost certainly heard about the nosy neighbor who is all up in your business. Yeah, they exist, but most neighbors in a small town will bend over backwards to help you with whatever it is you need from a listening ear to mowing your lawn!
...And the #1 reason on our list to live in a small town...
(Drum Roll, Please)
1. It's a great place to raise a family!
—This one is debated by many, except by those of us who know the truth—that a small town is the absolute best place in the whole wide world to raise healthy, well-balanced kids!