I don’t talk much about my home town, but I am from a small town in Arizona. There are many reasons why I don’t talk about it, but it mostly deals with privacy. Despite this, there are many things about living in a small town that make me very sentimental for my home town. Here are five of the things I love about living in a small town.
Small Town Parades
If you love parades, you probably know about the charm of a small town parade. Sometimes these small town parades very small, but fun to go to. Other times they’re big with floats that are much nicer than what other parades in larger cities may have. Still, they’re a lot of fun to go to and super enjoyably.
Everyone Knows Everyone
In a small town, it’s easy to get to know everyone by first name. Since there aren’t many people in town, it’s normal to see the same people over and over again. This makes a friendlier atmosphere that makes living in the area more enjoyable.
High School Football Games are More Fun
High school football games are the big sporting event of the town. Because of this, whenever there is a game, especially a homecoming or a game against a rivalry school, there will be more people there and it will be more spirited than any high school games in big cities with professional sporting teams.
(Almost) Everyone is on the Same Page Politically
It’s hard to know if someone is on the same page politically as their neighbors, but this isn’t always a problem in small towns. The population of small towns are generally motivated politically with what’s best for the town and everyone who lives there. Because of this, people in the town are politically motivated (Party affiliation, what causes to support, ect.) in the same direction. There are people that have political beliefs that are contradictory to the majority of the townspeople, but I’ll go into that in a different post.
Slower Pace of Life
Since there isn’t a huge amount of people populating or doing business in the town all the time, when business hours are over the town quiets down. Saturdays are calmer than in big cities and Sundays are very quiet. In my home town, businesses shut down on Sundays and nobody questioned it. (It also helped nearby small towns had stores open seven days a week so if anyone needed anything, they’ll just go to the next town over.) This results in a slower pace of life many people associate with a small town.