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    I have to drive 30+min to get to anything (Dr, Target country, no such thing as a cinema here). My town has maybe 300people. A butcher, Newsagent, PO, Pub (of course), Ambulance and Police (which is closing soon), and a service station/corner store (Which has stupid prices, as if id pay $8 for a bottle of cordial!).

    In the city, you dont have to worry about DUST!!

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    DH watched an old couple drive (ride?) there horse and cart up the main street of the town he works in (he is FIFO).


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    People drive to each store individually even if they're on the same or next block.

    There's no such thing as a secret.

    You walk, ride or drive - no public transport.

    Fences are a choice.

    No such thing as a sale. Everything is normal price - expensive.

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    You see a car drive down the road and stop to look at who it is. More often than not its a relative of some sort.

    Keys get left in the car and car unlocked while down the street.

    Noone knows old blokes real names -they are known by their middle name or blue or something obsecure like bunny, smiley, or shut.

    It's not that unusual to see a horse ridden down the main street.

    No such thing as a shop open After 12 on the weekend, corner store, pubs and clubs excepted

    Dodgy Chinese takeaway.

    Everyone waves at everyone ESP on dirt roads whether you know them or not. And by wave I mean lift index finger off steering wheel.
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    Most of my family comes from the country. I remember going to my nan and pops house when i was younger and it seemed like there was so much to do. Feed the animals and go for bush walks. I went out there recently and realised how boring it is when youre an adult! I dont know what the population is but the main st is called Main st and has a corner store, pub (of course), 2 streets and a kindy and primary school and im not even sure if anyone attends either.. They have to travel an hour to a larger town to do food shopping etc. But i must say it is so peaceful.

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    - No undercover parking
    - Definitely no "parents with prams" parking
    - No cinema
    - Doctors closed on weekends and can only go to ER at hospital for outpatients.
    - Maternity ward is jammed on the same ward as emergency and general after downgrading 10 years ago so the poor mums and bubs get exposed to sick patients and sick patients listen to women in labour and babies crying.
    - Petrol is dearer by a few cents up to 10 cents.
    - Pointless washing your car in the country
    - No online grocery shopping
    - No self serve checkouts

    I could go on.....

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    No specialists
    crap medical services
    crap shopping
    no costco

    But then there are def bonuses

    No fighting hours of traffic
    no paying $35 for a few hours car parking
    no tolls
    no million dollar mortgages
    great schools
    less crime
    just a better life (of course that's all subjective and just my opinion, I'm sure lots feel the city gives them a better life, horses for courses).
    and we still have cinemas in the stix

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    My older children can't attend school in town as it only goes to year 9 so the bus goes to the next biggest town which is 35 k away plus I have to drive them into town.

    We have the best butcher here. Amazing small goods and meat. All much cheaper than the big supermarkets and a whole lot better flavour.

    Our local bakery is a bakery with a twist They also sell Asian takeaway and sushi and rice paper rolls. It's amazing!

    Downside is when it hasn't rained properly for months we run out of water. When we have a blackout we have no running water.

    I'm only "new" to this area. I've been here now for 3 years but I'm not considered a local.

    Seriously wouldn't move for anything. I love where we live. Only 2 hours to The beach.
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    I must live in a larger country town,

    but our hospital has been one of the ones they are ry ring to shut down, no maternity ward, had to drive down a up/down highway that if rains floods, many many roadworks along it, the bumps oh my the bumps, and more trucks then you can count, to get to the hospital.

    we have a few shops Aldi,bilo,big w, iga No boost or Gloria jeans anything like that,

    It's small enough it's nog crazy but big enough for stuff lol

    things only just started opening on Sunday this year. A Main Street still closes every Thursday for markets.

    we have movies but they are very old crummy and run own,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    One more that really bugs me. Smaller towns have Target Country. Big enough for a Target, but not big enough for regular Target. Drives. Me. Mad. Either we have a Target, or we don't. Don't give me pseudo Target.
    Yes this!

    We've lived in a mix of places, from inner city Melbourne to regional WA. Currently regional NSW. I must admit I found it really hard adjusting the first time we moved ("DP...There's a snake in the yard!")but there's so many positives about small country towns. Things I can think of:

    - the wildlife. DD1 has stacks of kangaroos at her school. The rangers come in to educate the children on "kangaroo safety". It's also not uncommon to be driving and have to stop because there are animal(s) of some sort crossing/stopped on the road.

    - regional TV. This isn't as bad now with the digital channels though.

    - Neither of the regional towns we've lived in have had a maccas when we arrived. Shortly after, a Maccas was been built (amid protests from the locals) but they still don't seem to be very busy. No KFC, Hungry Jacks or any other take away franchises.

    - yes, the cinemas! We do have one where we live now, but it's a little one that screens one film at a time and only has a few showing each day. Tickets are only $7 though.

    -the shop trading hours. Living in regional WA I had a tourist ask me if there was a supermarket open. There wasn't. It was only just after 6pm on a weeknight.

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