Why do you live in the town you live in and what keeps you there?

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I live in a small town. I like the small town atmosphere. I know my neighbors and they know me. We talk to each other and give a hand when it's needed.
We have a fourth of July parade down main street and a town picnic in the city park.
These are just a few of the reasons why I live here. They are also the reasons why I stay.
 

I was born and raised here. What keeps me here now is that my immediate family is here. Also I'd be hard press to find a two bedroom, garden apartment comparable to this one and only pay $644 a month, including heat and hot water, which is what we pay now. It was $594 until a year ago; increases are usually by $50 and don't happen often. I have owned this unit for going on 52 years.
 
I don't care for where I'm living at all, but my son/grandson live in the city and I wouldn't be far from them willingly. I'm in a co-op and the monthly fees will rise in Feb. but it will still be within the range I could pay. I stopped driving, so have no car, wish I did, I would feel more free, but ... but ... No, I don't like where I live. Noisy. Very noisy.
 
I like where we live except for the excessive snow! Also, I would like to live a little closer to the larger city. I wouldn’t mind it so much if my daughter did not have to drive in. She went in the ditch twice this winter and 3 of the other 4 kids went off the road in winter driving in the past. But we stay because my wife’s parents built a house 300 ft away and we can’t just leave them here. Otherwise we would probably sell and perhaps build a small house closer to town.

It is very nice here in the summer and our house sleeps a total of 12 so kids and grandkids will stay over on holidays.
 
ive moved to a small hamlet now , from a small town .....
both are nice , this place is more rural...

both are close to beaches and countryside

i might decide to move on again soon....who knows....
nothing, is keeping me anywhere really

my ideal home would be greece , but to late now !!
 
I don't care for where I'm living at all, but my son/grandson live in the city and I wouldn't be far from them willingly. I'm in a co-op and the monthly fees will rise in Feb. but it will still be within the range I could pay. I stopped driving, so have no car, wish I did, I would feel more free, but ... but ... No, I don't like where I live. Noisy. Very noisy.

Have you tried becoming more hard of hearing? Works great for me. 😉
 
I live here because my former girlfriend on whose finger I went on to put a ring had bought our building so she could have her weaving studio where she lived back in 76. I liked the size of the place though it doesn’t look like much. I didn’t care beans about gardening when I got here but it has lots ground for a residential area and that played nicely into my emerging gardening fetish.

I live in a suburb of around 100,000 near San Francisco. Cost of living is high, Zoning and Building departments are tough and our particular neighborhood has never been described as better than sketchy. But we have a Target store and the closest library branch two blocks away, Kaiser just opened a medium sized hospital about a quarter mile away where my new doctor has her office, the YMCA is also about a quarter mile away, Trader Joe’s is a half mile and Safeway is about mile away. There is public transportation to almost everything but we might stay drive to anything further than my doctor. We can drive to ocean beaches in 45 minutes with average traffic, have nice walking trails in the hills east of us 20 minutes away, we have a couple of great bayside dog parks within 10 minutes by car and our closest neighborhood park is just around the corner or straight out my back gate down by the creek.

Our living area is on the top level of our old warehouse but we have recently put in a wheelchair lift so we should be able to age in place here so long as inflation doesn’t wipe us out before we reach the finish line. Our advisor always says not to worry but …
 
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