I live in a fairly typical moderately sized Midwestern town. Its a quiet, peaceful place with lots of schools, churches and banks. There is no central business, just a lot of retail stores. Its pretty conservative politically and the general feeling can be summed up as "Don't rock the boat." The stability is a good thing and a bad thing. Its nice to know that no one will break into my home but there is a kind of Pleasantville/Stepford Wives feeling. People got upset a few years ago when the Gay Games had an event on my town's lake. They also had a small controversy when a Hooters restaurant opened. There was talk of a teen center, but people didnt want a gathering place for teenagers. The whole feeling is like "Sit still and be good." What is your town like?