Describe the town where you grew up. I live in (and grew up in) a great city. It can be quite a busy place, yet in some places it can be very quiet. There are horrible places (eg. shopping places on a Saturday) and lovely places (where you walk your dog).
People can be very friendly and very rude. Some can be very helpful. It varies, and I try to be a friendly person.
It looks like you would expect a city to look like, yet in the outer areas it may not. It is peaceful there. And better, in my opinion.
Where did you grow up?