2 Dozen (+10 Bonus) Reasons Why I Love Allendale


This series (Reasons Why Allendale Is Better Than Where You Live) started in May 2010, and has been one of my most popular recurring themes. In case you’ve missed any, here are 24 reasons that I love Allendale:

  1. Book mobile (the explanation of the first 10 items can be found here)
  2. Clara’s fried chicken
  3. Golf cart to Hardee’s
  4. Trains
  5. Military Humvees
  6. Popularity of Hardee’s
  7. No rush hour
  8. Cooter Festival
  9. Hardee’s, again
  10. Beaufort
  11. Maurice’s BBQ sauce
  12. Few traffic lights
  13. Auto repair supplies
  14. Less fast food
  15. Reserving library books
  16. Low-tech gifts
  17. Cake and bank
  18. Last names commonality
  19. Pine-fresh trucking
  20. Cheering sports crowds
  21. Community gardens
  22. Bike to the bank
  23. Seafood from a parking lot
  24. Where everybody knows your name

And for the bonus 10 reasons why Allendale is so great, check out The Grove Park Inn Was Great, But Allendale Is Better. Here’s what you’ll learn about:

  1. Cost and size of lodging
  2. No hills
  3. Parking
  4. Popularity of Allendale
  5. Cost of breakfast
  6. Easy to get around
  7. Socializing
  8. Warm weather
  9. Newness
  10. Home field advantage

I’m sure I’ll be adding to this list in 2013. Have any ideas? Let me know!

More Posts in This Series (from 2013):


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2 responses to “2 Dozen (+10 Bonus) Reasons Why I Love Allendale”

  1. Karen Heath Allen says :

    What about how it is socially acceptable to stop your car in the road to talk to someone coming the other way, and you rarely back up traffic! In the city you risk your life trying to wave to friends in traffic. Here you can stop and have an entire conversation!

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