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Alden is a wonderful community, it is very quiet and family friendly. They often have family activities within the village as well as school activities open to the public. There are many stores and restaurants within the area, so driving for groceries or to go out to eat is only a short commute.
In general, the local businesses are okay. I greatly prefer the mom-and-pop shops, which we have a lot of, considering it is such a small town. The pharmacy, deli, and bakeries are mostly all family owned and they by far give the best service. Of course our grocery stores and fast food restaurants are commercial/big companies, but for the most part they do an okay job of helping the community-- mcdonald's usually donates to the high school homecoming parades etc.
There are quite a few family owned restaurants, but really no "night-life" for the younger folks. People in their 30s and up might be seen at the local bar but that's about as far as that goes. That bar does, however, make delicious food that is known around our town as the best food. They have incredible buffalo fries and mac and cheese and you can never go wrong with ordering there. There are also a few other family restaurants that serve great food as well, although it's all pretty similar