Todd and I live in a town called Newton Falls, OH. We live in the township (the outskirts,) but there is also the city of Newton Falls (if you can call it a city.) Total population is about 5,000 people. Our little town has two stop lights. Yup. That’s right. Two.
When you drive through town, it consists of two rows of old buildings on each side and is about 1/10 of a mile. That’s it. If you blink, the town will pass you by.
We love this little town. We love living on the outskirts of town even more. Only 3 houses are on the street, and we own two of them. Our neighbor is in her 80’s and the only problems we have are when her grandson comes for the 4th of July and he sets off firecrackers and scares the little pigger. Otherwise, we have no problems with our neighbors.
I am at the library so much, everyone knows me by name. We have two grocery stores, a Rite Aid, an Ace Hardware, a Subway, Pizza Hut, Arby’s, McD’s and a couple mom and pops. One full-service gas station, and one that doesn’t even accept credit cards at the pump yet. Oh, and then there is the Dairy Queen.
The town closes down at 8 pretty much every evening. Good luck trying to find anything open on Sundays.
If you are ever driving through Ohio on the turnpike (80,) give us a holler. We live within miles of the turnpike and would love to have you over.