Crime & Safety
This area has a lot to offer. While I choose to live in a rural area with a lot of land there are areas that have a closer knit neighborhood feel. Limited big box stores and commercial development is both a positive (less traffic) and a negative (must drive to store).
There is very little crime in the area that I live. Traffic violations seem to be the major area I see police involvement.
Winters aren't awful and every other season is great there are never terrible, destructive storms