I Come From A Small Town

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 868 People

    It may be small, but the love I have

    for it is bigger than any city.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 5, 2015

    No Change.....

    I was born and raised in a small town. Actually in its history it was a city founded on the iron ore industry and built on the railroad....so it was a "boomtown" in its day. By the time I came along it was still a fairly active place, but over the years it has dwindled...
    IndyJoe IndyJoe
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Sep 15, 2008

    Well, It Used to Be a Small To...

    Well, it used to be a small town, but it is becoming quite a large town now.
    Irishchick Irishchick
    18-21, F
    Sep 25, 2007

    I have lived in a small town in Colorado

    for most of my life. I have lived a few other places...including cities. I like the small town feel...but there are so many new people here, I don't know everyone like I used to...or it felt like I did anyway. It's pretty here...surrounded by mountains. We get tourists...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    Nov 23, 2014

    From Hood,CA on to Paradise, CA

    My first memories is growing up in Hood, CA population 75, then moving to a house outside Walnut Grove CA from there moving to just on the Yuba City,CA  side of the Sacramento River but lived closer to Nicolaus, CA then when Dad died we moved to Rio Oso, CA population 200...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53
    56-60, M
    Jul 29, 2011

    I Wouldn't Even Call It "Town"

    I live in a village. We have about 500 people living here. All the years I drove to school about 35 minutes and whenever I want to get out of here (and I have to cause we have nothing, no shops, really, nothng) I have to wait for a bus. And on the weekends there are no busses and...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2007

    Lakehurst, Nj--the Town That Time Forgot

    I grew up in Lakehurst, NJ...quite possible one of the smallest of small towns, only approximately 3,000 people. Lakehurst was (supposedly) a bustling town back at the turn of the century. A series of disasters (fires at the railroad station and large resort hotel), most notably...
    brokenxtooxoften brokenxtooxoften
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 18, 2007

    We Have More Cows Than People

    In our neighboring towns of Groton and Dunstable. I have lived here for my entire life, on the same street, in the same house. I'm leaving for college in August and I don't know how I am going to feel. Finally it's a new start! No one will know that I'm the weird girl who can...
    laurenmargaret71810 laurenmargaret71810
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 16, 2012


    The town i grew up in had about 1,500 people. There was one gas station, a school, two restaurants, a coffee shop, and no stop light! I would never, ever want to move back (just graduated college and am in a much larger city now) but I've realized that I need the outdoors and get...
    D07C D07C
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2007

    The Place I Call Home Is Classified As A Villiage

    My home village has a population of 200. The village limits are 1 sq mi in radius. The nearest decent sized town is 7 miles down the road. The bigger city with the malls and stuff to do is bout an hour away. I love the close knit atmosphere that people share being in such a...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 10, 2011

    Small Town Girl

    Where I am now is the first city I've ever lived in. I grew up all over northern Ontario, in tiny tiny towns. The school I graduated from had a graduating class of maybe thirty. The cons were typical, like small-town gossip, a lack of things to do, and so on. Even though I very...
    shayla shayla
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2007

    Half the time, when I go into the store,

    I leave my car running, grab my wallet and leave my purse on the seat. Small town life.
    RMDk RMDk
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 7, 2016

    I come from the most beautiful town of the

    world (well, for me) a little, colorful and full of nature town. I have been living in a city for over 13 year now but I still love to travel there. I hate people when they say "the simple minded people of the little town..." because you know, there's a lot of people in town...
    kattarb kattarb
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2015

    Every person and car

    that you pass on a walk or run will wave at you and some of them will even stop you to talk even if they didn't know you existed before that:)
    kortskat kortskat
    18-21, F
    Jul 24, 2014

    3,000 people. 600 in school k-12.

    It's amazing when everyone knows everyone. Not really an advantage for me because I don't talk anyway. But it's amazing to observe the town.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2014

    So Small We Had No Street Numbers

    I grew up in nothern NH in a town of less than 500 people. my freshman class had 9 kids ( we merged with two other towns next year  had 110 Kids in graduating class) I never really relized how small it was til I moved away and tried to send a package UPS to my folks for Xmas...
    mnscooter mnscooter
    56-60, M
    Oct 8, 2007

    Small Burg In Michigan

    I grew up in a small town in mid-Michigan, population around 1200.  We had a couple of bars (3, if you count the American Legion Hall), a couple of grocery stores, one drug store, a little corner shop, 2 gas stations (one was actually just outside the city limits) and a half...
    pooge pooge
    41-45, F
    Oct 16, 2007

    Only 1500 people in my town.

    It's been a safe place to grow up, but I'm ready to leave it now.
    apilot98 apilot98
    18-21, F
    Feb 15, 2016

    actully its the 4th biggest city in sweden

    but its still only 200k ppl living here
    deleted deleted
    Jan 22, 2015

    Little Town Of Mine

    I come from this small little town  Where the people like to frown  On anything that they believe not to be normal  This town of mine is so very formal  On the facts of life this town cannot reach    That is why I am about to breach   This small little town of mine...
    Jessica1967 Jessica1967
    41-45, T
    Feb 15, 2013

    I love my small, one stop light town

    but sometimes it's just too much! Every knows everything about everyone and it's really annoying. They expect everyone to act the same and share the same beliefs as them but that's not me. I want to be able to tell someone a secret without worrying about the rest of the town...
    kortskat kortskat
    18-21, F
    Jul 21, 2014

    yes i do and its the crappiest place to live in.

    people run their mouths faster then they can run and i regret telling people some things. i want to move outta Here soon.
    Morganater97 Morganater97
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2014

    It's small, but I like it.

    I've been in busy cities and I feel out of place...but it's still fun to visit.
    Soozkat Soozkat
    22-25, F
    Aug 30, 2014

    I come from a small grey town

    that many claim to hate yet no one ever really leaves. There's a sea wall but it's dirty and graffitied and public benches have been ripped off and vandalised, you also get strange people hanging about so you have to be careful if you're on your own. Despite this, the best place...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    I live in a small town

    and there's mobile homes everywhere I look. The town I live in everyone knows and enjoys being it people's business. I feel like at the end of the day it's called home, but at the same time I despise it.
    Ariesmommy7 Ariesmommy7
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2015


    I am from Holiday, Florida. anyone ever heard of it?...Of course not. I miss my little town. I now live in Staten Island, New York. I hate it. The people here are so mean.
    killthejill killthejill
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2007

    Compared to other towns in the area,

    my hometown is tiny. I lived there for 4 years, and it has 4,300 residents currently. But, in other states that's average. And currently I live in an average-sized city here, but big for other states (50,000 people).
    LanelJaento LanelJaento
    16-17, T
    Feb 14, 2016

    A Small Town On A Small Island

    I'm from a really small town on a small island, our population (on the island) is only roughly 3 million and in my town maybe a few thousand. I liked it because it brought a sense of community, Sure an odd rumor or something might be spread or just the town's gossip but nothing...
    rajiv123 rajiv123
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Feb 16, 2011

    Small Lil Hick Town

     Ive lived in the same place almost all my life minus three yrs in cinci .  I cant say i love it because it is so small you cant walk out your door and everyone knows youve done it with in the hour ... thats annoying . I spent my teenage life trying to escape this place...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2007

    I hate living in small towns,

    everyone knows your business, I crave the anonymity of living in a big city so I can just be myself without worrying about the whole ******* town talking about me.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Feb 21, 2016

    The small towns I come from are really *tiny*

    towns. Born in a small city of maybe 30,000 at the time... moved a few weeks later to a "forest camp" called "Happy Jack"... population maybe 5 families... no store, no gas, no nothing. at 3 we moved outside of another small city (of maybe 10,000?) into a group of homes that...
    JacquesSade JacquesSade
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2014

    Small Town

    I come from a small town called dewsbury born and raised I love it the people are actually really kind I have made lots of friends especially with shop keepers haha you meet all sorts of people it's a multi cultural place even though most people say it isn't and now growing up...
    Ifsa Ifsa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

    Exotic Old Little Town In The Caribbean

    I grew up in an old Spanish house in the Caribbean surrounded by hills and more old houses that jumped with rich history of years past. They were both colorful and decaying but oh so welcoming and sometimes even haunted....
    deleted deleted
    Mar 27, 2012

    I come from a city in the south of about 8,

    000 people. The town is surrounded by farmland. Not a lot goes on there. Most of the people there are really nice.
    EpicSkittlez EpicSkittlez
    Mar 4, 2014

    Love The Cadence Of A Small Town

    Although I moved around a lot when I was young, the last significant move as a youngin' was in 1980 when my parents moved to a small farming community in Burlington County, NJ.  Though we weren't farmers and lived in a newly developed section of the town, it seemed...
    AaaaaaRGH AaaaaaRGH
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Aug 27, 2010
    GaiaMD GaiaMD
    13-15, F
    Nov 3, 2015

    Not Quite Like Anywhere Else.

    Most people are familiar in this town. If you go to the grocery store, you'll see someone you know, or at least recognize. There are places with no cell phone service, and people come from 70 miles away to go to a 200-student high school. The air is fresh, and trees are...
    dancelaughlove dancelaughlove
    18-21, F
    Aug 13, 2012

    Can It Even Be Considered A Town?

    I grew up in town of about 30 people. The only public place was a bar. Everyone knew your business and knew each other by name. In a way it was like one big family..all the kids played with each other and all the grown-ups hung out together. There were nothing but gravel...
    cinfullysweet cinfullysweet
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 11, 2011

    One Light

    I grew up in a town with only one traffic light. It was that way till after I left for college. Even still, they only have 2 in town now and that one is only because they put in a Sheetz store
    Percheron Percheron
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2008

    I Hate Everything About It

    I grew up in a small town and got out. Some of family and friends still resent me to this day for escaping what they couldn't. I am headed home for the holiday and I can guarantee you that some of the same people I left behind will be on the same bar stool their dad was sitting...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 22, 2010

    So Embarassing...

    In the town where I live now, everyone I know seems to complain about how small and boring it is, but it's the largest city I've ever lived in. I come from a teeny little college town in one of the less popular states, but I don't remember ever being bored there growing up...
    anastasiadiem anastasiadiem
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2006

    In Which I Was Born and Raised.

    I come from a small "grape" district. I grew up on a vineyard. I now live in the city but I miss the country and would love to go back, but there is just no money for farmers now.
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2007

    Never Heard of It, Ny.

    hahaha my town is 1 sq mile big. thats it, i live near the square and almost every kid here has broken more than one law. we drink,alot of us smoke, we break things, and the cops dont do ****. there is only about 2500 people in the whole town and about 1500 of them live...
    kimosabi kimosabi
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2007


    Tiny. Miniscule. Well, maybe a bit bigger than that. Ant fanilies aren't the only ones that live here. We have room for people too. Quite a few families. When I first went to the massive secondry school I went to, nobody had heard of the area where I lived. Well, a few did I...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Feb 1, 2008

    I Come From a Small Town Called Hantsport

    It's the worst place I've ever been. It's here in Nova Scotia and most people have no idea it exists, sometimes it seems like even the government doesn't know it's there
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2007

    My hometown is your vacation spot.

    Love the small town life. <3
    deleted deleted
    Jun 9, 2014
More Stories