smstack wrote:Hello all! I just found out I was placed in a "town" of about 4,000 people (and shrinking). I grew up in a small town and moved to a big city and I have noticed that I have a pretty different idea of what rural means. In San Francisco, it seems that anything past the Oakland hills is considered rural. I wouldn't consider my placement rural. Maybe it's because I'm an avid hiker and camper, but if there's running water and a phone line, it's not rural just small.
And that is a good attitude to have but as many of have said things like ruralness are subjective. I know my nearest jets in cites of 40 000 and 110 000 respectively complain about the ruralness/smallness of their placements.