I'm ashamed to say that originally moving here, I carried with me a lot of my Atlanta paranoia. I have no problem with large crowds or big cities like some people. I just don't trust a lot of people. But in some of those heavily populated areas in Georgia there are constant break-ins and people going missing. I still love everything about being raised in Georgia, but the crime rate there isn't exactly something to brag about. (It doesn't help that my father is in law enforcement, so I get to hear about it more than others.)
I'm still a bit on my toes here, because I do like precaution, but it's nice to be in a place where people keep to themselves. They're worried about their business, not yours. We are the coffee and bicycle capital here--you just don't get much more hipster and peaceful than that.
Oh, and the various breeds of cherry trees are blooming, too. Today was such a beautiful day.