I ♥ Tiny Town.
Good thing, because tomorrow morning a news reporter will be on my doorstep to interview us about why we left the suburbs, good paying jobs, and the convenience of the city to move “to the middle of nowhere.” Seems we were volunteered to be spokespersons for a new Tiny Town commercial! Here’s what I might rave about.
- This is the cleanest little town I’ve ever seen. Lots of small towns get neglected. Not us. Very nice.
- We can walk everywhere we need to go in town. From one end of town to the other might be 8 blocks or so.
- Our home is nearly twice as big, and it cost us about 60% of what we sold for in the suburbs.
- Our yard is huge: 3 city lots. Yay for garden space! (and baseball space… and football space…)
- The people here are amazing. Nothing else matters if you’re surrounded by quality people. Some of Lance’s students are truly like family. They take good care of us.
- My daughter is one of 14 students in her class, and hers is one of the biggest classes. Excellent teacher/student ratio.
- My kids will get to participate in multiple extra-curricular activities. They won’t be “sitting on the bench”, even if they do end up with their mother’s athletic ability. (Hey. I played a mean saxophone!)
- Our park and playground area are perfect for the kids. Even before we moved here, we used the Tiny Town park for birthday parties.
- We have a fun city swimming pool. Most little towns have no pool at all.
- Living on the highway, it only takes about 15 minutes to get to needed shopping and only an hour to the city.
- Our library is quite updated for a small town. We are automated (not all are around here) and we have a nice selection of videos and DVDs in addition to books. If I can’t find a book that I need, we get it through interlibrary loan.
- Even though we’re small (pop. 500ish) there are new homes being built in the heart of town. Out with the old, uncared for properties, in with the new. Our builder has some serious confidence in this town, and his homes are selling.
- We can be a family here. Lance’s job is literally about 100 steps away. We can participate in school and community activities together. Tiny Town helps us keep first things first.
Do I have any Tiny Town friends out there? What’s your favorite aspect of living in a small town?