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Think about the town where you currently live: its local customs, traditions, and hangouts, its slang. What would be the strangest thing about this place for a first-time visitor?

I live in a smaller rural town, which I love! The population is around 14,000 (probably big by some standards, but it’s still considered small around here). The biggest store here is WalMart. The grocery store is either WalMart or Aldi (which is only 3 months old). If you want something else, then you have to go about 15 miles to the closest city. We have no department store such as Target or Kohl’s, but we do have a few tiny strip malls with discount stores.

What I love most about this town is the “downtown” area on Main Street. We have several independent stores including a yarn shop, a backyard shop that sells stuff for gardens and birds, a hometown coffee shop, and a few great local restaurants. However, what I think is the best part of our town is the library! That too is just a couple years old!

My town offers the best of a small town within a short distance of the big city. The hills, rivers, lakes, state forest, and the beauty of country living is why I call this place home!



  1. If you are happy and content and can maintained a decent standard of living then why move, it sounds so nice and relaxing your very lucky to surrounded with nature.

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