Growing up, my family lived in the wooded area with no visible neighbors, so if we wanted to be loud, we didn’t have to answer to anyone.
But, when the time came for my husband and I to find a house, we found ourselves hooked on a house that was smack dab in the middle of a small town.
The town, which has a population of less than 1000 people, was very appealing, but, at first, we were unsure if we could live in a small town. Since living here we have found small towns have a lot more perks than we actually realized like:
1. Private education without the cost – When my son started school, he literally had 8 students in his class, yes 8, while the other kindergarten class had just 15. My son is getting one on one individualize teaching and my husband and I are just paying our school taxes, no need for fancy private schools.
2. Everyone knows everyone – You know those times when you need help but can’t find anyone willing to help? In small towns we all kind of look out for one another and if something is going on, we all know about it.
3. We put God into Everything – Small towns are very humble, to say the least. We pray at church, school and home. And since we’re so small, no one ever makes a fuss. In fact, my son often brings home papers from school inviting us to church events.
4. Plowing your driveway is a thing of the past – In towns you are lucky to have a big driveway, so in the winter time, there’s usually no need to plow. Just a few shovels of snow usually get you out onto the road which is maintained by the town.
5. Electric is usually first to be restored – Electric in a small town ALWAYS triumphs the folks who live on the outskirts of towns. Businesses, schools and other places are usually first priority for any type of power outage plus, most of the time, you deal with less outages.
6. You get front row seating to all of the big events – Growing up, my family always had to drive to town to watch parades and other events, but now my kids get front row seating to all of the big events because we live here. If we don’t feel like going out or are too sick to go out, we can still see everything going on from the comfort of our home.
While, my husband and I still miss the peacefulness of living on the outskirt of town, small town living has definitely found it’s charm in our book.