The benefits of living in a small town

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Saturday, Poplarville hosted its biggest event of the year, The Blueberry Jubilee.
Despite the heat, hundreds turned out to sample and purchase fresh blueberries, fresh-baked confections and numerous handcrafted wares.
Poplarville’s Blueberry Jubilee and Picayune’s biannual street festivals are some of the main advantages to living in a smaller city.
During these festivities, you see current friends and people you haven’t seen in years. For those who moved away from home, these events provide a wonderful opportunity to make a visit.
The website lists 20 benefits of living in a small town.
If you work in a small town, there are shorter commutes to work. Smaller churches provide a more intimate setting. Some churches get together for events and the slower pace of life equals a more “Sabbath-like lifestyle and higher quality of life,” the website states.
Small towns offer lower crime rates and chances are you know the majority of your neighbors, the website states.
The website also lists small-town hospitality, local small businesses and celebrated traditions as benefits of small town life.
The list also includes a lower cost of living, ease of involvement in community activities, art appreciation and traditional values.
In both Picayune and Poplarville, most everywhere you go, someone will know your name or at least who your parents are.
Need a helping hand? The majority of people in this county are always volunteering their time and talents to help theless fortunate.
There are new businesses opening regularly in this county, which encourages residents to shop local, rather than travel out of town.
City and county law enforcement officers are making strides every day to keep this county as crime and drug free as possible.
In summation, Pearl River County is a great place to live and raise a family.

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