I live in smaller town.
Nah, what's wrong with the country, Kaila?
I love it here.
I think that if you life farther, it often means prioritizing what's important to you. Timetables, job choices, many things... I study 50kms away and didn't want to move in that city since I experienced cozier and safer to live in that small town. For cutting costs, I ride there with carpool. It often means waiting 8 hours per a day, despite of it if my day lasts 2 or 8 hours.
...but some people just experience that it's worth of that.