Are You a Small Towner at Heart? Take This Quiz to Find Out

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Are You a Small Towner at Heart? Take This Quiz to Find Out
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About This Quiz

As cities become more and more expensive and overcrowded, people are starting to look at small towns as a desired destination. Do you have what it takes to live in one, though? Could you handle having all your neighbors know your business and try to have conversations with you? Respond to these questions about your ideal location, and we'll let you know if you're built for small town life or not. 

We're not saying that those who live in major cities think any differently than those who love living in small towns. Every person on the planet has certain requirements that they need to feel comfortable in life. While some think that cities provide a sort of safety in numbers feeling, others find them far too over-stimulating and crave a slower-paced life. If you can deal with having a conversation about your family every time you run out for milk, you just might have the heart of a small towner. Or would that drive you insane? 

When you read our questions, take a second think about them before you answer. Every response you give will show off the kind of heart you have and tell us where you really belong. Will you get the answer you expect, or will you need to reevaluate your life? Keep scrolling down to find out!

2 grocery store Can you handle having to drive at least 30 minutes to find a grocery store?
That sounds miserable to me.
I do it all the time.
I think that's pretty normal, no matter where you live.
I can't live without grocery delivery.

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3 town council seat Would you ever run for a seat on your town's council?
We have one of those?
I would love to be the mayor someday.
It's my civic duty to at least vote for them, but I'm not into that kind of thing.
I'll never have enough money to run for office here.

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4 netflix How do you usually amuse yourself when you're bored?
I call some friends and have a get-together.
I have tons of hobbies!
My Netflix queue works every time.
That's when I hit the gym or go out for food.

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5 neighbors Are you on friendly terms with your neighbors?
We wave at each other every morning.
We're like family!
I don't really have neighbors.
We nod politely at each other from time to time.

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6 large crowds Do large crowds tend to make you nervous?
I enjoy them once in a while.
I prefer more intimate gatherings.
They used to make me nervous, but they're no problem now.
No way! There's safety in numbers.

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7 community garden If your community wanted help sprucing up some landscaping, would you pitch in?
My HOA handles that stuff.
I love helping out when I can.
I might help with something indoors.
I'm too allergic to pollen for that.

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Convenience Store Do you have conversations with the convenience store clerk?
We exchange pleasantries.
Of course! We've known each other forever.
I would, but they're usually too busy.
I try to avoid it.

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8 local gossip What's the best part about local gossip?
It's fun to talk about!
It helps me keep up with everyone.
It's always hilarious.
I don't think there's anything fun about it.

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9 coffee shop Which one of these things is most important for you to have nearby?
A shopping center
My family
A local farm
A coffee shop

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10 big farmhouse Would you be comfortable living in a huge farmhouse?
I love big houses!
It's too much to clean; I don't need that much space.
A small ranch home would be work for me.
Big penthouses are more my style.

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11 no stoplight Do you feel uncomfortable driving through towns without stoplights?
I think they're quaint!
I feel right at home.
It's been a long time since I've done that.
I try to get out as quickly as possible.

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12 rush hour traffic Does rush hour traffic freak you out?
I'm used to it.
Ugh ... I hate it!
I do my best to avoid it.
It's fun for me!

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13 barista remembers you Is it important that people in the places you shop remember your name?
I would prefer they didn't.
It's a great personal touch.
If I shop there a lot, it's their job to remember me.
It sure is! It's a matter of prestige.

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14 small town life What do you think is the best part of small town life?
Things are slower.
People are friendlier.
Crime rates are low.
It seems kind of stifling to me.

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15 mom and pop shop Which of these small town stores would get most of your business?
Walmart
Family Dollar
Mom and pop shops
Dollar General

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16 being near relatives Do you like living close to your relatives?
A little bit of distance is good.
I wouldn't have it any other way.
The further away, the better!
I like them close, but not right on top of me.

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17 remote cabin Would you rather vacation at a busy resort or in a remote cabin?
An island resort sounds like heaven.
The cabin sounds awesome.
Let's just go to the beach.
Sign me up for a cruise.

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18 living by virtues What virtue do you hope others see you living your life by?
Honesty
Honor
Integrity
Ambition is a virtue, right?

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19 climbing corporate ladder Would you enjoy climbing the corporate ladder?
Is there any other way?
It's not for me.
I would rather work with my hands.
I've already done that.

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20 railroad xing As a driver, do you know what to do when you approach a railroad crossing?
Unless the arms are down, you just ignore it.
You stop and look both ways.
You just slow down a little.
If the lights are flashing, you stop.

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21 drinking coffee In your opinion, what do big city people pay way too much for?
Coffee
Housing
Clothes
Transportation

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22 lots of green space Do you need a lot of green space to feel comfortable?
I like a few trees in my back yard.
I would go crazy in the concrete jungle.
It's nice to have a few parks nearby.
I need lights and sidewalks more than I need green space.

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23 stocking up How far in advance do you stock up on household supplies?
About a week
A few months
It depends on what's on sale.
I have a three day supply in case of power outages.

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24 home security Which one of these things is your idea of home security?
We have cameras.
I have a baseball bat for that.
My dog does a great job.
We have a doorman.

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25 local religious leader Do you know the name of at least one of your local religious leaders?
Religion is not my thing.
I know most of them on a personal basis.
I know the name of the leader where I attend church.
I think I heard about one of them on the news.

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26 new neighbor How would you welcome a new neighbor?
I would wave politely.
That's when you bake some cookies and introduce yourself.
I wait for them to approach me.
Why would I do that?

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27 potluck Can you see yourself attending something like a community potluck?
I don't do potlucks.
I love potlucks!
No, but I'll like the photos on social media.
I would rather fast for a week.

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28 walking in the rain If you saw someone you know walking in the rain, would you offer them a ride?
My schedule is too tight to stop.
Who wouldn't?
I might lend them an umbrella.
A little rain won't kill you.

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29 traffic noise Does traffic noise outside your window bother you?
I've tuned it out.
It drives me around the bend.
It's better than hearing ATVs.
It makes me feel alive.

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30 shopping mall Where are you more likely to buy new clothing?
The mall
A thrift store
Online
A boutique

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