These 15 Tiny Towns in Illinois Defiantly Have Small Town Charm
Illinois has some of the best cities in the world in my opinion, but if your looking for that small-town charm there are plenty of towns that provide that feeling.
Coming from New York and moving to a small town of 2,500 people I know the feeling of culture shock from moving from a city to a small town. However, there are advantages to living in a small town, you know your neighbors, small school districts mean more one-on-one time with teachers and students, and silence at night. I have to admit, that last one took me a while to get used to. Listening to crickets over police car sirens was a BIG difference for me.
I was really shocked to know that there are several small towns in Illinois with populations under 1,000. According to city-data.com, here are the top 15 tiniest towns in Illinois:
- Hooppole - Population 201
- Shumway - Population 201
- Spillertown - Population 202
- Buncombe - Population 205
- Donnellson - Population 205
- Keensburg - Population 205
- Norris - Population 206
- Batchtown - Population 208
- New Minden - Population 208
- Adair - Population 210
- Kinderhook - Population 211
- St. Johns - Population 211
- Standard - Population 211
- Curran - Population 212
- Mill Shoals - Population 212
Besides Kinderhook, I have not heard of any of these small towns, which is probably what many of the residents like.
These might be a bit too small for some of you (I know they are for me) but that doesn't mean that they aren't worth looking into when thinking about moving to a smaller town/city. I always said when looking for a new home a few years back, if I don't have neighbors to hear me screaming that it's not for me. But for those of you needing a more quiet and not as busy town, one of these may just be the spot for you.
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