Medical services are difficult to access
Lester Balajadia/Shutterstock If you’re used to the convenience of booking a doctor’s appointment and being seen right away, you may have trouble adjusting to the lengthy wait times for medical services in rural towns. Seeking specialized treatment, like with a psychologist or psychiatrist, will leave you with even fewer options, greater waiting times and a fair way to travel in order to be seen.
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Diversity comes in different forms
Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock Small towns aren’t always culturally varied, but what may surprise you is diversity in different forms, from the animal and plant life to the townspeople’s social characterizations. Alan Muskat, director of the show No Taste Like Home, made the move from Miami, Florida (population 453,579) to Marshall, North Carolina (population 889) completely unaware that his new hometown would be a biodiversity hotspot. Sometimes, what makes a town different is what eventually makes it feel like home. Here are the best small towns to retire to in America.