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Display Name: robyn.g.jones
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I forgot to mention that you can be "out in the country" in a ten minute drive, which is fantastic, as well. Plus, no smog!

10 Reasons I Love Living in a Small Town
7/7/12 10:27 PM

When I saw the 'Cream City' sign, I knew the picture had to be of my own home town (and current residence.) I am a frequent visitor to Apartment Therapy, and was so surprised to see a picture of the very town in which I live! Everything the author mentions is all true (although I have to say that these antiques and farm tables are not found with the most affordable pricetags (IMHO), usually. This is not a teeny-tiny, one horse town; but it is also not a big, metropolitan area. At approx. 30,000 people it is a nice, in-between size; not too big, not too small. It's a college town, giving us a pretty good mix of people, and also, I think, more people than is actually reflected in the population total. We do have a Super Walmart (but alas no Target), and mutiple elementary schools, a large high school, and we just had to build a new, larger middle school. But for me, considering the size and population, I think we could have more to do. We do have a 12 screen movie theater, but depending on your interests, entertainment can be somewhat limited around here. But what it does offer is a great mix of both small and bigger city living. Compared to other smaller towns, we have a fairly large selection of restaurants, stores, healthcare, schools and houses and apartments to choose from. All with less traffic and crime than you'd have in a larger area. Plus we have a lower cost of living and have even been on lists as one of the cheapest places to retire. All in all, not a bad trade-off.

10 Reasons I Love Living in a Small Town
7/7/12 10:23 PM