I have pretty much lived in urban or suburban areas all my life. I have always been in areas where you are close to every service you can think of - from Big Box stores and malls, to any kind of restaurant you can think of, to main attractions like Disneyland or just interesting places to visit like San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, the beaches and the mountains.
Yet along with these conveniences comes the disadvantages of "big city" living: traffic, smog, overcrowding, crime, gangs, expensive housing, etc.
What do you think are the advantages to living in a small town? And do you think a suburban girl could make the change and not go stir crazy? Anyone have any experience with this kind of change?