1. The breakneck pace of local news.
2. The powerful sense of civic pride.
3. The sense of being somewhere properly rural.
Even if that can occasionally cause problems.
4. The public amenities.
5. The impressively cavalier attitude towards the emergency services.
6. The helpful bilingual signs you see everywhere.
The one on the left refers to "bladder inflamation". The one on the right, confusingly, says "look left".