What is it like living in a small town?
Next month we will be moving to a real small town with ~4k people. I have never lived in such a small town before. Smallest was about 120K and that was for a very short time, so I'd like to hear from others who have or are living in a small town what to expect. We will be living right outside of town in a new part of an existing sub-division of acerage lots.
I met one of our neighbors and landowners in the area where we are moving and he mentioned when I said I've never lived in a small town that everybody knows your business. This makes me a little uncomfortable (not that I have anything to hide - just a private person who would never want to be a celebrity). So any tips on how to deal with that too would be much appreciated.