I live in a small country town in Northwest Ohio. Some of the advantages of living in a small town are the community, the simplicity, and the views. My town has a river, farm land, industry, big stores, and little stores.

We may not have high rises, massive shopping centers, or a ‘booming’ night life. But we have things that mean so much more to me. The sense of community in a small town is tremendous. You get to know your “neighbors,” even if you live across town from them. Driving down the road, we have a tendency just to wave at the oncoming traffic, because that’s the friendly thing to do.

Not to mention… driving through the country on a warm summer night is a beautiful thing. I can walk into my backyard at night and look up to see the stars.

Screenshot of Google Maps view of my town.

Small town, big heart

We’ve got a population less than 10,000, but there’s so much here. We have a low crime rate, organizations to help those in need, a great school, delicious dining, cultural locales, and rich history.

Located in what was known as the Black Swamp area of Ohio, combined with the waterways through here, we have a great stretch of history. We’re near the location of the Battle of Fallen Timbers, on the Miami and Erie Canal, and also near the area fought over in the Toledo War.

There’s also a few buildings that are on the Historical Register, including the courthouse:


Close-knit communities are wonderful places to raise families. Most people look out for each other, the parks and family things are great for the kids.

girl in a swing at the park
Photo by bharat kumar on Pexels.com


This week, the challenge will be to look around the city where you live. What are some of the good things about it? What does it have for you?

As always, we would love to hear from you. If there is something you’d like to tell us, share with us, or even ask; please feel free to comment below or you can contact us. Own your journey, and we will catch you on the flip side.

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