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Thread: what is your town like

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    Senior Member Hosta's Avatar
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    I live in a town (25 square miles) that used to be all farming now it is all houses and there is basically a main street with 10 pizza shops one grocery store and lately five car repair shops have moved in. There are also a wide variety of empty stores. There is no local recreation for teens nothing but a park with a fish pond. Our biggest building besides the schools is the library. We have only one claim to fame we host a dinky corn festival every year. I have been wanting to start a quilt group but can't seem to drum up much interest. I have been here my entire life my husband was born in a house a couple miles from where we live. I just wish there was something here to draw people out of their houses and into a community spirit. Everything that has been tried has died out after a couple years.

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    I'm just 20 minutes from Westcliffe Colorado.The town it's self has about 1400.We have surrounding areas but they all come into town for shopping.1 quilt store,1 super market,2 gas stations,1 bar,1 Pizza,bowling alley,1 stop sign.Alot of churches,1 ace hardware and more.I use to belong to a quilt group but had to give that up. Connie in CO

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    Our town is similar, getting a little run down and lots of empty stores. A hundred years ago this was a big railroad town and everybody either passed through on the railroad or worked for the railroad. We still have lots of trains that pass through but our big station is closed and most of the money has gone out of the city. It's kind of sad. :( Lots of low income families now, mostly people stay because their families are here or because they just can't figure out how to get out. :( They are really trying to improve the area but without any real industry here it's going to be a tough challenge.

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    I don't even know what I would call my area. I do know it has grown ALOT since I was a kid! Many moons ago. I grew up in a neighborhood close by that has also grown alot. I have always loved the idea of living in a small town where everyone knows everyone as soon as they see them on the street!

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    We have 2 gas stations, a pizza-sub place, chinese restaurant and a family type restaurant. We have a section that is industrial, but besides that we're pretty rural.

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    we were once called the shopping mecca of the monadnock region of NH. That was because we had a walmart. Now all the cities have every thing possible, however our town is small and cozy, We have 2 supemarkets, 2 pizza places, Walmart, 2 dunkins, a large university,2 restaurants but houses mostly have space between. there are farms for cows, horses, lamas,apples and more apples. Our private lane has 18 houses, 12 are year round so that makes us very friendly and family- like.

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    I live in quite the opposite of all of you--I am in the center of "the big Apple," just south of Central Park. I've been in my apt. for 30 years and my neighborhood has seen some huge changes. We went from an area that used to be known as "hell's kitchen" that was essentially deserted after 6 p.m. to one that now, if I'm out on the street at 3 a.m. (dogs need emergency walk) the streets are still hopping! We also have a second home about 2 hours northwest and that town has 482 residents. It's a lovely town and I wish I could be there more often...

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    I think BG is around 70,000 and is home to Western Kentucky University and the GM Corvette plant. We have most of the major chain restaurants but not many really good independents. Most of our really good places are Bosnian owned and feature Mediterranean cuisine.

    We are not big enough to have all the shopping choices I'm used to from SoCal but it's less than an hour down to Nashville. There I can get my fix for Trader Joe's, Costco, Coldwater Creek, and most anything you could want. Also lots of country music to enjoy.

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    I live in a small town of 1500 or so, a couple of general stores. Some dairy farms, lots of nice people. I love it. been here 20 years, grew up near Boston in the suburbs, couldn't ever go back to that.

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    Jonesborough, TN -
    The oldest town in Tennessee - 1779
    Home of National Storytelling Festival!
    Check out the rich history of our town.
    http://www.historicjonesborough.com/...borough-tn.php

    Our town was one of the stops along the route of the Food Truck Show last year. (Think that was the name of the show)

    The town closes down before 8:30 each night.

    Like most places the area around down town is growing, but down down although it changes some, still has it's wonderful history.

    Great mountains surround us!

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