Crime & Safety
Since Brooks is a rural area where people hardly ever met their neighbors, it's difficult to say anything about people's backgrounds. Alot of people have had relatives grow up here, so they live here as well because they inherit land/house. Most people I have seen here are Caucasian, and I assume they are more conservative. I've met one family here that moved from South Africa, but they moved for job reasons. And there is one African-American family on my street that I know of, and a Falcon's football player has/had a home here (not sure if he is still here or not). But that's it for diversity as far as I know. There are a few churches in the area, and that's it. The church communities seem pretty close. It's the closest to a small-town feel that you will find the town. The people are usually cordial and helpful if you need something.
For a very rural area, it doesn't have the stereotypical small-town feeling of everyone knowing each other. Someone told us when we moved here that people come to this town to get away from people. It's very peaceful, but not very exciting. There is one big event a year during the summer that caters to children mostly, and the most exciting thing that happens in the town is the baseball, softball, and t-ball games at Brooks Park. The park is only ideal for those sports, so for people with children who play the game, it's the most people interact in this town. The few store owners are very nice, but I can't really comment on how other people treat guests in town because I've never seen them interact for any reason.
Pollution is really low here. No businesses to pollute anything, and very little traffic. There is one local park for baseball, and there are lots of grassy areas. However, all the land area is owned by somebody, and you can't just trespass on people's land. If you live here, and own a good chunk of land, you have the freedom to do whatever you want on your land. If you are lucky enough to have a lake or pond or something, then good for you. Otherwise, there is not much for travelers to do here unless they are visiting their acquaintances's land. No national parks or reserves.