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How Small-Town Living Sparks Big Joy

Living in a small town comes with its own set of advantages, life slows down and inner development speeds up! Here are ten reasons why you should move to a small town.

10 Reasons You Should Move to a Small Town

  1. Tight-Knit Community: In smaller towns, people often know each other, creating a strong sense of community. This can lead to closer relationships and a supportive network.
  2. Lower Cost of Living: Generally, smaller towns have a lower cost of living compared to big cities. Housing, groceries, and other essentials might be more affordable.
  3. Less Traffic and Noise: Small towns are usually quieter and less congested than cities. This can lead to a more peaceful and relaxed lifestyle.
  4. Closer to Nature: Small towns often have more green spaces, parks, and access to natural landscapes. The 16-mile loop trail encompasses Fairfield, Iowa and connects many of the area’s parks. If you enjoy the outdoors, this could be a big plus.
  5. Less Stressful Lifestyle: Life in a small town tends to be less hurried, which can reduce stress levels.
  6. Safety and Sustainability: With a smaller population and a close-knit community, there’s often a feeling of greater safety and security. A culture of sustainability — Fairfield has a focus on reducing nonrenewable energy consumption and increasing energy generation.
  7. Opportunities to Get Involved: In smaller communities, there may be more opportunities to get involved in local initiatives, organizations, or events, allowing you to have a more active role in your community.
  8. Stronger Sense of Identity: Small towns often have a unique identity and culture that residents can take pride in and contribute to. Fairfield is an immigration success story. Residents include students who represent over 60 different nationalities and cultures.
  9. Easier Commutes: Getting around a small town typically takes less time, and commuting distances are often shorter, which can save time and stress.
  10. Personalized Services: In smaller towns, businesses may offer more personalized services because they have the time to build relationships with their customers. Fairfield boasts a rich agricultural and industrial heritage, and is home to more than 40 health and wellness businesses.

Of course, whether these benefits apply depends on personal preferences and lifestyle choices, but many people find these aspects attractive about living in smaller communities.

If you’re interested in visiting Maharishi School in Fairfield, Iowa please contact Springli Johnson, Director of Admissions to schedule a tour.

Call 641-472-9400 ext. 5076 or email

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