My area might be considered the back woods or small town full of old timers. It is a Retirement area. But I have done OK with out fighting the big city traffic or crime. I guess it is all in what you want out of life. The Happiest time of the year for me is Snow Bird Go Home Day. So far the Big Boys have not pressed too hard on my area, so Competition isn't real bad compared to other places. But like all of Florida My area is growing, maybe Too Fast for my liking. .