Do you live in a small town?

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How many of my MLP brothers are from small towns? Do you like living where you are? I personally would not want to live in the city. I enjoy small town life and am very thankful to live in the country. We are about 5 miles outside of the town. About 30 minutes from the next city. We have a population of 1,431 people here. We have a grocery store in town, and you WILL run into someone you know every time you go there. The woman at the quickie mart knows me by name, and i her by name. I go in there every morning to pick up a 5 hour energy before work. I remember when I was a kid and we got our first stop light. Before that there was a crossing guard (the intersection is by the old elementary school)

Small town life is nice. And living in the country I can bang on my drums as hard as i want, and dime my amps too.
 

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small town life sounds cool. Though I keep hearing if you weren't born and grown there you're always an outsider, which is disappointing.
 
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Grew up in a small town, went to college in a smaller-mid sized city and now live in Denver. There's certain things I miss about small towns, but overall I really enjoy the city. The music scene is incredible and there's always a long list of killer things to do on any given night. When I get sick of the city I drive 45 minutes and I'm in the mountains.

When I visit where I grew up and see what my friends are up to/daily life.. not sure I could do that. Not at this point in my life anyways, maybe in a decade or two lol
 

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I feel like I am in a small town. It has grown. I suppose at what the definition is. We used to be about 70K people. Now over 100K but most of the growth has been in the county. It still feels small to me. And right in between Milwaukee (35 minutes) and Chicago (60 minutes) is a nice option to have. Also have Lake Michigan 5 blocks from my house. Winters are little long, but I like the changes in season. makes me appreciate summer more. And this time of year is the absolute best here.
 

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It’s all relative I think. I grew up in a town of 50,000 or so, which I consider small.

But then when I came to Canada I offended someone by calling Toronto a small city (2.5m?). Currently live in a really small (?) city of 500,000.

I like the idea of a smaller town though - 30,000 -100,000 type sized is good IMO.
 

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Where I live, pop is about 5k.... My little shop is in a nearby bigger town....

I like where I live. Very quiet. Folks kinda keep an eye out for anything out of normal....

In five minutes I can be at the range. In fifteen minutes, I could be walking to a tree stand, in a dove field, or putting my boat in the water....

Only thing I'd like better than small town, is probably out in the country in a forest cabin....or maybe on a small island...
 

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I live in a town of 6,000 or so, LOVE IT. Has a country feel but I commute into Boston every day, so it's not like I'm in the complete boonies.
You get a 5 hour energy every day? Why not buy like a 6 pack at the grocery store? LOL
 

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This is where I live. It's a nice quiet town completely overrun by tourists from Chicago for portions of the year. Plenty of rural areas to escape to though.

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I do. My parents moved here when I started school (1978) and yes, we did get the outsider treatment for about 20 years but now I'm accepted 40 years later. I like it. You know everyone, more importantly everyone knows who they "don't know". Neighbors look out for each other, and kids play.
 

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where I live population is six million, never known anything else .. couldn't imagine small town life but I'd like to imagine it would be easy going and tranquil ..
 

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I've lived in a small town for the majority of my life. Spent the summers of my youth in DFW metroplex area. So I got the best experience of both worlds in manner of speaking.

I still live in the small town. The sign says the pop. is 19 thousand at the city limits. Most any local will tell you the population is much greater than that, as its a diversified community. We've had good growth by any ones metrics. I'm about ten or fifteen minutes from just about any thing you need. Whether its groceries or hunting and fishing. Boating is just another scoot down the road.

I'll go on the record saying my town is not small anymore in my feelings, but I wouldn't change any thing though. Deer and rabbits still eat my garden crops. Open burning, firearm discharge etc. No HOA's.

*Disclaimer- open burning means brush or trash. Not that other green stuff...but were waiting.:)
 

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the biggest town near my farm has 900 peeps, and the
next biggest has 300. i'm about 7 miles away from the
bigger town. i can't get enough.
 

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I grew up in a nice town, not exactly small, but it had a small population and not much commercialism when I was young. I'm still friends with most of the people I grew up with. It was a great townie place back then, very close knit and friendly. Most of the people from back then have since moved away and it's now more of a city than the town it once was. It's now full of crime and all kinds of trouble too. The town I live in now, where my wife and I brought up our kids, is a lot like that former town was fifty years ago. It'll be a crappy city someday too.
 

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I live in a small enough town in central Washington. Roughly 60,000 population with a small town feel, but pretty easy to live on the outskirts and be in the country. Alpine forests, spectacular mountains, lakes, rivers all within an hour drive.

I grew up in a smaller town of about 20,000 in Arizona. It was pretty much where Breaking Bad should have taken place. Dirt roads and meth labs everywhere.
 

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Me too, pop 7k.
Nice quite place, no problems with neighbors when playing guitar, country side. 15 minutes from the beach on foot.
I do miss the "bigger" gigs that a city offers now and then though.
 

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After living in large cities most of my life (excluding several years on a ranch) we moved to Durango CO about 7 years ago for our retirement home. The population is about 18,000, but that is distorted by the city's restrictive annexation policy. The "market area" population is closer to 35,000. We live about two miles outside city limits in an addition with lots between 1/2 acre and 3.5 acres. It is both a tourist and college town and has more events and activities than we can attend. It has a vital music scene, and one is never far from a pub! It has an airport with connections to major hubs. The temperature is surprisingly mild for CO, and snow is plowed from the streets and roads in the winter. There is some shortage of retailing, and that is one disadvantage I see. Another is that housing is very expensive (average is about $250 per square foot). Crime rate is low so that many folks do not even lock their doors, even though our sheriff advises them to do it. Lots of outdoor activities near like river rafting skiing, hiking, fishing, and hunting.

I don't think we'd want to move back to a big city.
 

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