The closest largish city is an hour and a half away. Bad things can happen anywhere, but compared to even the relatively safe Chicago suburbs, crime is really, really low here. Sometimes they try to indulge in an adventure leading to catastrophic results. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. There is constant construction and growth and it is starting to feel too congested. Another pro to living in a small town is that your children have more room to meander and play.
The limitation in employment opportunities is the main disadvantage of small towns. Food, drinks, tobacco products, and gasoline are also more expensive in major cities. It is also rare for businesses to have their own parking lots which means that you will most likely have to pay to park somewhere on the street, maybe even a couple blocks away from your destination. You can catch a concert or a baseball game without the long drives to and from the suburbs. It is also rare to have an outside space like a yard or patio.
It can also be stressful moving to a new environment that you are not used to. You can even hear the crickets chirping maybe an owl hooting too. Living in a small town and knowing my neighbors personally has saved me a lot of money over the past few years. There may, however, be a required purchase of a certain product to be eligible to live in some communities. Major cities always have a higher cost of living than the surrounding suburbs, and cities like San Francisco and New York routinely have the highest costs of living in the U. Yes, there are more temptations but you can handle them with discipline.
City life is marked with hustle and bustle, traffic jams and bustling markets. If you grew up in a small town, then you may, like me, have experienced a love-hate relationship with the little hamlet where you were born. I have traveled many many places and I am shocked to see the amount of garbage and overall disarray of other towns. I hope you enjoyed this little post about small town living and some of my random stories. But on the other hand, same goes true for the salaries. Very seldom does anything happen that warrants worrying for your safety.
If more educated and experienced employees prefer to live and work in a large city, your business may need to accept less education and experience in employees. When someone becomes ill the entire community quickly jumps in to help the family. In spite of living in very close proximity to each other, many people in cities and suburbs feel isolated, strangers to those around them. Small town living may not be for everyone just like big city living may not be for everyone but each has something to offer that each individual will enjoy and love living there. Usually prices, property costs and in general cost of living in the smaller cities are lower. Teachers in small town are usually people from that town who have returned and they may not the bets and brightest for the task.
Plenty of peace and calm is available to town dwellers. Pro: You are less likely get hit on by sleaze balls at the bar because everyone is watching Con: You are distantly related to most of the eligible men in town 8. My family still lives there. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. Interference can also be a big problem as people consider it their right to give you their opinion about everything you do. Along the same line of thought, check to see what other services may be available through the community.
Students of small towns are not ambitious and mostly consider following the lines which their grandfathers had set. Another advantage is less traffic, thus less hustle and bustle. Also the prices of most of the clothes and grocery are of reduced amount. Often, the community will offer group services for things like trash and pest control. British Columbia is built on nearly one million square kilometres of forest, mountain and open plain.
Moving To A Very Small Town Depending on how far you will be moving, it would be good to downsize a bit — in this way you will save from moving costs. Lack of job opportunities and lack of motivation also lead to high rate of high school dropouts in small towns. We got to know our neighbors well, everyone at restaurants knew us and remembered our orders, and we loved that nothing was ever crowded. Looking through your blog and seeing your words confirm exactly what was in my heart about the pros and cons of living in a small town and this was comforting. The movers arrived early, set up my entire home with protective pads and flooring, effectively moved all of my home items, and cleaned up afterward.
Like Kim, I too live in a small town. I grew up in a small town of about 2,000 people, where the closest city which only had about 100,000 was a 3 hour drive away, so I too can relate this too! This 1875 beauty below is for sale in case any of you are interested. Meeting and talking to new people who have had very different life experiences than yours can be refreshing and give you a new perspective. There was only one or two clothing stores, no fast food places, no movie theaters, etc. It leads to many difficulties. No matter where we live, we can make sure our kids are getting the most out of where they live. Life is simpler with less.
The varieties of crops grown are commodity crops, vegetables and fruits or flower gardens. While residents of a small town are usually friendly sometimes some can be too friendly. However, not all towns are created equal, and the small town we chose has a lot more to offer than the towns where we grew up. This gazebo is located in the main park in town, less than 300 feet from the house I grew up in until I was 11. Plus, small towns are no guarantee of utopia; they also have their problems - depression, drug use, etc. But small town living definitely has its pros and cons. Search through the job options in the area you want to move to and book some interviews before moving to see your chances.