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Youngtown holds community "winter wonderland"

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Youngtown hosted its annual A Youngtown Winter Miracle Saturday, Dec 7, in the Clubhouse Square. This event is held every year as a token of appreciation from the city government to the community. Food vendors, karaoke, slides, hot chocolate, and a kiddy train were some of the favorites of the residents, to name a few. A play area with a pile of ice, cold snow was a popular attraction with the children. Neighboring firemen and the sheriff's department also came to join in the fun and keep the event a safe place to play. Youngtown hosts several community events every year for its residents in order to unite neighbors, and to keep its small town feel

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Youngtown is a small town that can be found South of Grand Avenue along 111th Avenue. It has approximately 6000 people, and is run by its own city government and budgets. Two of its goals are to keep its neighborhoods united and to promote the active involvement of residents in town planning and government decisions. Many residents here feel that the benefits of living in a small town far outweigh the benefits of living in a large city. So what are the benefits to living in a small town?

Small towns have a smaller population. This means that knowing your neighbor, and even the neighbor down the street is far more likely to happen then when living in a big city. Neighbors in a small community tend to look out for one another, and help each other when in need.

Small towns tend to be far less dangerous. The streets are less busy, and therefore have fewer reckless drivers on them. Crime rates tend to be lower because there are more people watching the neighborhoods, and each other’s houses. If a crime does happen, the likelihood of someone seeing the event and the perpetrator is far greater than that in a larger city.

The town may or may not have a primary property tax. Some small towns use sales tax to support their services. Housing is then more affordable, and the home owner within the town can save literally hundreds or thousands of dollars per year. This also means more square footage for the dollar.

To experience a humorous slideshow of small towns vs. big cities, visit 10 Reasons Small Towns are Better Than Big Cities.



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