Edit: Oh and trust me if you go to college out of your city then it won't be like high school. I spent one year in a university out of my home town and things where much different. It was a break from reality, for a while I wanted to stay there forever. If you do stay in the same city and go to college there then some high school things may come up down the road. I live in a fairly small town (about 28,000 ppl) and only one community college so you see the people you saw at high school all the time.
I'm so glad to hear that. I purposefully picked a school that is four hours away from my hometown. I live in a small town too and that was a major factor in my deciding to move so far away. I don't want to see anyone that will remind me of my life here.