11 Things That Make People From Small Town New Mexico The Best People
Whether you grew up in a small town or moved to one as an adult, living in this kind of community is a unique experience. It tends to shape and attract people with certain priorities and attitudes. Here are 11 reasons why small town folks are some of the best people you’ll ever meet.
1. They have a strong sense of community.
When you've moved through each grade with the same small group of kids you know them well - whether you want to or not! You're also familiar with their families and all of the key figures in the community. When times are tough, folks in small towns rally together.
2. They support local businesses.
In a smaller community, it's easier to see the positive results of buying local and of supporting businesses run by your neighbors.
3. They try to behave well.
From an early age, small town kids know that their parents are likely to have been informed of their misdeeds before they even make it home! That makes you aware of consequences in a way that sticks with you through life.
4.They are patient.
Life happens at a slower pace in small towns and you often have to wait a day - or days - to get something. Patience is a useful life skill to master.
5. They appreciate the small wonders.
When cell service is sketchy, you're forced to look up from your phone and take in the sights around you. Some of them are pretty amazing.
6. They are independent.
When there isn't a mechanic in town, you learn how to change a tire and how to accomplish a range of other useful tasks yourself.
7. They know that the outdoors is their playground...
...And where all the prettiest spots are hiding. Be nice to a small town local and maybe they'll share that info.
8. They know that some of the best restaurants are located outside of cities.
Many are scattered throughout small towns across our state.
9. They're friendly.
You may start out a stranger, but if you spend time in a small town, you'll quickly get to know everyone.
10. They're inventive when it comes to having fun.
So what if the nearest movie theater is a long drive away. There are plenty of other ways to have fun. Snow shovel racing, anyone?
11. They are brimming with hometown pride.
When you live in a small town you're familiar with local history and heroes and the many reasons to be proud of the place where you live.
Have you ever lived in a small town? What were your experiences there like?
If you’d like to check out some of New Mexico’s tiny towns, start with these
15 places where everyone knows your name.
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