1. Not everyone knows everyone else.
Which means you don’t have to say a thousand “hellos” whenever you’re in public.
2. It’s quite possible that your new neighborhood will have more people than your entire hometown.
3. There are more important things than what high school you went to.
4. You don’t care about gossip as much as you used to.
5. There are more eating options available than Dairy Queen.
8. Unlike a small town you realize that in a city you will never be able to drive anywhere in five minutes.
9. Unlike your hometown, finding a place to live is complicated and scary.
10. You never really know what quiet is again.
Between fire trucks, garbage pickup, loud neighbors, and barking dogs, you’ll never know true silence again.
12. You won’t have to drive two cities over to catch a movie.
13. There are actually bigger teams than your high school sports team.
15. You’ll find out that wide open space is in short supply.
16. You’ll actually have to seek out nature instead of finding it in your backyard.
17. There is no longer just one of everything.
One post office, one grocery store, one stop light.