I just moved this month to an unincorporated community with a population of 400. It's 4 miles from a town of 7000 that has some stores and restaurants.
The main things I wanted when I bought the house were to be closer to my work and not living in town. It's got a 0.6 acre yard, so that's big enough. Plus it's 4 miles out of town. Can also hop on the interstate and get to work in less than 20 minutes.
Don't know a ton about the surrounding area yet. There's a large lake and recreational area nearby. There's a nice little diner not too far that serves breakfast in the evening, which is good for me since I work nights. Housing costs are very low compared to what I see talked about here.
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