It is a small town with a main street Post office,doctors office,churches, excellent grade schools (two) several parks,lake, we are on a fenced acre lot with the best clean well water you could want (I bottle it and take it with me!) There are side walks on many of the streets. Yet only a five minute drive to the stores. So you have the small county town feel with out all the traffic, yet close to everthing. My 91 year old father even has a place here in a senior park and is the happiest he has ever been with lots of friends. Of course as with any place you plan to buy, drive around at different hours, ask the mail person (they know most of what goes on) call the local fire/police department.