7 Truly Wonderful Things About Living in a Small Town

Photo by: Jessie Knadler
You Can Show Up Alone to a Party and Not Feel the Least Bit Awkward
Guaranteed you're going to know a minimum of seven people there: your friends, your internet provider, ... more 
Photo by: Jessie Knadler
You Can Show Up Alone to a Party and Not Feel the Least Bit Awkward
Guaranteed you're going to know a minimum of seven people there: your friends, your internet provider, maybe even your psychologist. It's only a little uncomfortable until the booze kicks in. And those you don't know? You invariably engage in a "Six Degrees of Separation" type discussion wherein mutual friends and acquaintances are identified and whittled down. By 10 p.m., you're mayor.
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Fri, Nov 8, 2013 11:48 AM EST

When you think of all the wonderful things about living in a small town, you probably think of stuff like the slower pace of life, the lack of lines and traffic, inhaling fresh, clean country air, and knowing dirt on every third person you encounter in the grocery store. And those are all great reasons for moving to a small town (though not so great when your fellow grocery shoppers know all the dirt on you). But that's not why I like living in a small town. No, I like small town life because it means I get to eat things like Taco in a Bag at the local county fair and enjoy a faint whiff of potpourri every time I step into the ladies room at my local municipal park. That, my friends, is the true splendor of small town living. Feel free to click through 7 more of those reasons here. -By Jessie Knadler

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