I am used to driving anywhere I have to get to. My docs are all 30+min away...nearest grocery is 5 miles. (or 7 min) For any entertainment it is at least 35 min away. Big shopping as well....I personally could not live in an area that was so congested. I grew up in a suburb of St. Louis...and from a very young age wanted to live exactly where I am now...next county away...and not within spitting distance of neighbors. I like it just fine.