|July 23, 2001|
is the best thing about small towns?Good things about small towns is there is a closeness when
something happens and everyone tries to help out or do something for the family that is
affected by the situation that may have happened.
Diamond, OH USA They're not very exciting, but they are, for the most part, pretty secure. And the driving is usually pretty good. Johanna, 18
OK USA The people. Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario CANADA A sense of community. Jill, 60
Saylorsburg, PA USA The best thing about small towns is the sense of community you develop when you meet the same people in the library, the supermarket, the coffee shop, and when just out for a walk. Oddly, you get the same sense in the kind of neighborhood that forms a village within a very big city. Jane, 60
West Linn, OR USA The space to move and breath and explore. There is usually nature close by and you are not rubbing elbows with people every moment of every day. Deb Probably the close-knit community spirit. Helping each other out when times are rough. Brad, 20
Sydney AUSTRALIA I no longer live in one. :) Firelady, 23
Dallas, TX USA The small town newspapers. I used to live in a small town in rural Georgia. Almost every headline included the word "here", e.g., Property Tax Increase Here, or International Students Visit Here. Also, all the clubs put a notice in the paper after they had a meeting. So when the Council of Catholic Women or the Garden Club met, the notice would include who attended, what was discussed and what refreshments were served. Laura, 36
Lowell, MA USA The complete lack of Wal Marts. Alias Irrelevante The way everything seems like home. Angela, 16
Bella Vista, AR USA As of right now I can't think of anything because small towns are just way too damn conservative for me to enjoy them. Justin, 16
Bend, OR USA absolutely nothing...i live in a small town and i'm constantly leaving because it SUCKS ASS. maybe that's not clear enough for you: THERE IS NO GOOD THING ABOUT A SMALL TOWN. there is nothing to do here...poor me and all my friends are stuck in this wimpy-little-nothing-to-do-ever town. word of advice: never move to a small town. kids find their own thing to do for fun if nothing is offered, be it drugs, alcohol or something else illegal. if we had a movie theater or something fun, there would be a lot less f-ed there would be a lot less f-ed up people in this town.
Everyone knows eachother and wherever you go you can walk there. I don't live in a small town though so i wouldn't really know.
I think the nicest thing is that everyone seems to know one another. It's really hard to find that nowadays....even in small towns anymore. Most of New England is made up of small towns, but sadly most of the folks who live in them now are people who grew up in large cities and want small-town life. Once you get lots of city folks into a small town, things start to change and build up. I love small-town pharmacies and general stores.
Getting the hell out of Dodge. (Or McMinnvile as the case may be.)
the fact that i don't live in one anymore.
Knowing everyone when you walk down the street. Of course, that can be the worst thing to.
The pace of life is slower and there is a network of people and information that can be at times comforting and at times infuriating.
Generally they are friendlier.. its nice to walk into stores and whatnot and have people know you, and to run into people you know everywhere..
The best thing about small towns is that everyone knows each other and are really close.
I can't say because I live in a city, but I would imagine there's more of a sense of community and concern for your well being in a small town than a large city.
Having lived in one all my life---NOTHING....ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, NO QUESTIONS ASKED----NOTHING
Beverly Hills, CA USA