If you didn't already know this: there are some small cities that do holiday celebrating better than most big cities. The Buhl Sagebrush Days parade and community celebration is always something to talk about. The one year I went they had planes do a flyover to kick off the parade. Who else does that? I also went to Arco one year for their Atomic Days and their parade was awesome. People in the parade would spray water on those watching and I think that should become something everywhere since parades are always on hot days.

Why Do Small Towns Party Better On Holidays Than Big Cities?

More proof that small towns know how to party better than the big boys can be seen in a new YouTube video of the latest Fourth of July celebration in Crouch, Idaho. Can these small towns get away with more due to less big city oversight or do they just not care and want to party hard? Check out this video:

The Fourth of July video from Crouch. Idaho makes me want to go there next year. The fireworks definitely don't look safe and sane and the parade looks chaotic, and I love it. The pairing of the video with music from Creedence is just the cherry on top. This is America and it looks fun.

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Are American Small Towns Better Than Medium and Large Cities?

Before anyone says the inevitable 'if you like them so much you should move there' let me first say: no. I like living here and I can accept that there are things we could do that would make it an even better place to live...like having water guns at our parades.

LOOK: Here is the richest town in each state

Just saying the names of these towns immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, luxury cars, and ritzy restaurants. Read on to see which town in your home state took the title of the richest location and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows—your hometown might even be on this list.

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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