My partner & I lived in town for a few months.
There were some fantastic points to townie life however more than one of us eventually decided to move away.
Every one of us wanted to have a bit more property & privacy. The noise level of the town was draining too. We realized that both of us didn’t utilize all the things that town life offered. Every one of us never seemed to go out to the movie theaters, bars or other restaurants. Every one of us are homebodies & it makes no sense to live in the city- country life is a lot better for us. More than one of us enjoy sitting on the back porch drinking tea in the afternoons. Every one of us can be totally private when in our yard & the few small stores aren’t a problem. The only snag is that with a small town, you don’t have a lot of competition. There are only a single steakhouses in town. When you want to order pizza, there is only 1 pizza place. There is a single electrician, plumber & Heating, Ventilation, & advanced A/C worker. I realized the neighborhood Heating, Ventilation, & advanced A/C professional isn’t particularly good, he had given our Heating, Ventilation, & advanced A/C equipment a tuneup & a scrub bill of health. A few months later our heating & advanced cooling system would not turn on. The Heating, Ventilation, & advanced A/C professional put some coolant in it & cleaned it. He then decided that it was totally done for. I guess the guy just didn’t know what to do. I had a hard time finding another Heating, Ventilation, & advanced A/C corporation to get another opinion. I didn’t want to update our Heating, Ventilation, & advanced A/C unless I had to. I ended up paying a guy from the town to make the drive to look at our Heating, Ventilation, & advanced A/C.