In a small town I know very well, current population around 15,000.. there are bars and restaurants, a few club for seniors...green bowls, line dancing, swimming , a supermarket , medical centre and a weekly market .. . From the top of town to the boundary line Arches, is probably just 2 miles at most ..everyone owns at least one car. The other side of the arches is a dual carriageway leading to Much more interesting towns and villages and beautiful scenery ...yet time and time again, I see the look of horror on peoples' faces when asked if they ever go further than the boundary... ''Oh no, never beyond the arches''. ( except on the odd occasion when they have no option ...airports and vacations etc) These people are missing out on some beautiful areas and experiences as well as larger towns and cities... but nope, ''There be Dragons'' beyond the arches... for some reason they fear the unknown , at least that's how it seems to me...am I wrong? So...are you like that... do you feel that you'd prefer never to leave your own neighbourhood and has it become better or worse since you've become older?