The city is where life's at! Or at least that's what our society, media, and every single city-dweller would make you believe. All the job opportunities, plenty of places to pick for dinner, and endless options for weekend activities are some of the shiniest gems the city has to offer. No wonder so many young (and sometimes old) people are drawn to the metropolitan glam. Amongst those who are most eager to join the big city life are those hailing from humble beginnings in small towns, all ready to escape the isolated areas where it feels like everyone's living in your backyard. However, you can't truly escape the small city aura no matter how far away you run. In a way, it's in your blood.

That's why one of the best ways to deal with things you dislike about living in a small town is to laugh at them. And if you're one of the people who grew up in a big city, well, now's a good chance to taste what the rest of the peeps experience. Scroll down to see the funniest memes about living in a small town and don't forget to comment and vote for your favorites!

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Hans
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1 year ago

Hope the contents were shared at least!

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Hans
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1 year ago

There are too many thnings wrong about it to make even a list...

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Despite big cities seemingly offering more opportunities for people, the rural areas of America are not entirely dying out. In fact, studies show that there is a surge of people (including younger generations) that move away from the big cities in search of affordable housing and quiet lifestyle. And that’s completely understandable when you look at the rent costs in the biggest USA cities. According to RentJungle, a site that collects rent-related data, as of April 2019, average rent for an apartment in New York is $3519.

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Doober
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1 year ago

Hehe

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Bored Phoenix
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1 year ago

Yes.

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1 year ago

My teachers are the students of my parents who are also teachers 😂

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Molly Universe
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1 year ago

Very important.

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Molly Universe
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1 year ago

Ha, that's me everyday and I live in suburbia.

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Molly Universe
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1 year ago

Vancouver will forever be known as "the one above Portland Oregon"

Yettichild
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1 year ago

You forgot the rest: -Where you from? *Vancouver -Canada? *No. Washington. -There is a Vancouver there too? *Yes, it's right across the river from Portland.

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Sarah Schmidt
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1 year ago

Do you know that phobia of too much space, like, the opposite of agoraphobia? As someone from a bigger city this sounds quite suitable...

Catlady6000
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1 year ago

My half brother, raised in Washington D.C. suburb, actually had a panic attack

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Leo Domitrix
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1 year ago

Bingo! "I grew up X hours North/South/East/West of Recognizable City"...

TigerLily Peterson
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1 year ago

As a Maine resident I have to do this all the time because the only place anyone knows in maine is Portland

Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

I actually know someone in Portland, Maine, because we once worked together in San Francisco. Maybe I'll even visit one day...

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Heiko Fischer
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1 year ago

I'm from a small town in Germany called Homburg, and every time someone asks me where I'm from I have to say "Homburg, NOT Hamburg!"

Blue Cicada
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1 year ago

I stayed with a family in Ottmaring, near Friedberg. When I explain this to a German in the US, they frequently assume I have mispronounced the city and say "you mean Freiberg"! (This mostly occurrs with teens or young adults. I have found that most Germans in their 40's and older are better acquainted with German geography. )

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Mia O'Brien
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1 year ago

Petaluma, the one nearish SF

Cat Mac
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1 year ago

AKA: not even on the map.

Amanda Hollingsworth
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1 year ago

I live in Atlanta, although that's 200 miles away

mrreeow
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1 year ago

This is so true, I live in a major city now but when people ask me where I'm from I always say "ummm.. have you heard of .. " and mention the closest city near my town and when they say "yes!" then I say "Yeah, I''m from about 2 hours south of there.."

funtime foxy
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1 year ago

stockdale, its about 150 miles south from san antonio, which is 500 miles west of Austin, which is in texas

Suzanne Haigh
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3 weeks ago

Oh Gosh, we had all this when living in Scotland,

Ann Abdelzaher
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1 year ago

LOL for me my hometown is Franklinville NY or "about 60 miles south of Buffalo"

Sophia Christina
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1 year ago

When we lived on Crete, directions to our house were "first right after the pita stand, then first right and second house past the blue dumpster." These were dirt roads with no house numbers or street names.

Janine Randall
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1 year ago

I was working in an office and the alarm kept going off. I called the alarm company, and the rep. replied that they would have someone there in the afternoon. After staring at the phone for a few seconds, I asked him if he knew were we lived. Of course, he said no. I then explained we were 6 hours from the closest city, and that we were 80 miles south of the Oregon Border. Unsurprisingly, they didn't even get there within a week. They told us how to shut off the alarm, then said they would wait for another problem in our area so that they could bundle it all in one visit. Ah, small town living.

Louise Brigance
Community Member
1 year ago

Even after a lengthy explanation, maps, and video's and endless direction, they still think you're really part of Canada and walk away. You know how those Canadians like to brag.

Rebecca Painter
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1 year ago

Our country is so unknown you have to reference being east of Australia

Bored Fox
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1 year ago

I always just used a map to tell everyone where I was from.

Jeannie Carle
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1 year ago

Soooo true - SMALL city - 20 miles away. If they're not aware of that one - the bigger one an hour away LOL

Wanda Queen
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1 year ago

Yep yep yep

Jim Steele
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1 year ago

our city is in a metro area of about 100k and we're still "just south of green bay"

Suebee70
Community Member
1 year ago

Truth. And in Michigan, if you're from the Lower Peninsula, you use your hand as a map to show where you're from. Places like Florida have "the Panhandle". We in Michigan have "the Thumb", "the tip of the Mitten", "the sunrise side", etc.

Andrew Yarke
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1 year ago

Nowthen will be known as the town that is north of the twin cities.

Essihazcat
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1 year ago

Yea. Everyone just forgets brooksville exists...

Eden-Rose Huntsman
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1 year ago

this is so true

Lewis Jones
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1 year ago

Yes! this

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DemPugs
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1 year ago (edited)

Two words: population density

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Molly Universe
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1 year ago

I would totally buy more than 5 pounds if I had money.

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Allie G.
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1 year ago

Hiding a body? "Well, hell, let me give you a hand with that! I got a shovel in my truck and know a great liddle spot right up here! Do you need a tarp? I might have one if the kids didn't take it to go hun'in' last weekend..."

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funtime foxy
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1 year ago

some kid stole from his grandma

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nothanks
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1 year ago

Sweet home Alabama.

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Bored Phoenix
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1 year ago

Same in Middle School.

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Bored Phoenix
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1 year ago

I live a small town. This is quite true.

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Hans
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1 year ago

Just do not loose apples now...

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A Rose Among Thorns
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1 year ago

*Drives through small southern town* *Sees 16 different churches*

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funtime foxy
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1 year ago

population: 1

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DemPugs
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1 year ago

High School Football.

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Diver Driver
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1 year ago

Yup, Tennessee has some of the most detailed direction givers. The one I like after the hill turn left.

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Elizabeth
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1 year ago

I grew up in Chicago, then met my husband and moved to his small town. Everyone remembers him then looks at me like "who the hell are you?" I like that my bicycle lives on the back porch for the past 10 years with no lock and it's still there

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反社会的 UNDER COVER
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1 year ago

As a small child, I would sit in my garage with my parents when there was severe weather, just to watch the show.

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Hans
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Akward moment when your driving skills do not suffice to still leave the driveway.

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Nia Loves Art
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1 year ago

Only scenario where friend’s ex is the best choice!

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Panda Bae
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1 year ago

Ew, that place is nasty. The last time I went there I got food poisoning.

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Bored Phoenix
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1 year ago

Happened at least 5 times.

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thepotatogirl
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1 year ago

almost everyone who was in my kindergarten class was also in my graduating class

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A Rose Among Thorns
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1 year ago

I prefer lesser-known local restaurants, every one I have eaten at while travelling has had better food than most chains.

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Bored Phoenix
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1 year ago

Yes

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funtime foxy
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1 year ago

its called the christmas

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