In my area, there are a ton of dollar stores where you can get almost anything you need for very cheap prices. My town consists of mostly all mom-and-pop shops, florists, gas stations, bars, and restaurants. The food at the restaurants are pretty good. The bars are very welcoming. You do not have to drive more than five minutes to buy anything you need or to shop at our local Walmart, Target, Lowes, Home Depot, and Petco.