Four Things I Love About Boonville
I have lived in Boonville for almost 16 years now, and even though some people give the town a bad reputation because it's "redneck," I love it! Growing up, I always visioned myself moving away because I didn't feel like Boonville had much to offer me. After going off to school at Murray State and growing wiser with age, I have changed my mind on moving away for several reasons. Here are four reasons why I love Boonville, Indiana.
1. Tastee Freeze
There's nothing better on a hot summer day than to drive down the street just to get some delicious ice cream. Kick back on a bench with your loved ones, and enjoy some cold treats.
2. Boonville High School
I will go on record by saying that Boonville High School is one of the best schools in the area. It is full of teachers/staff that genuinely care about the students. The teachers go above and beyond to make sure that each student succeeds. Not only that, but it's not really a "cliquey" school. I mean how many schools do you know of that the theater kid wins prom/home coming?! I can't say enough good things about this school. It is a place that I would have no doubts about sending my kids to.
As mentioned earlier, I can't see myself living anywhere but here. I don't want a big city with skyscrapers, crime, and a crazy night life. I love the fact that there are so many things to do in/around Boonville that involves outdoor recreation. For example, Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife (although it is actually not in Boonville-but close enough) is one of the most peaceful and relaxing places around here. If you love hunting, fishing, and boating, this is the place to be. It's such a nice escape from the world when the world has you down. Not only that, but there is Scales Lake. Again, a nice escape from reality. Camping, fishing, hiking. That's my kind of partying. I don't need bars or fancy night clubs. Give me a bonfire and a lake. However, if you are into that kind of night life, the good thing about Boonville is that it is right down the road from Evansville, and 2-3 hours away from major cities such as Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville, and St. Louis.
4. Small Town, Big Community
Here's the thing that I love most about Boonville: It's a small town, but a big community.
What do I mean by that? The town of Boonville isn't big by any means, but the heart of the community certainly isn't small. For the most part, Boonville is a quiet town. Not much drama or anything like that going on. However, when the community sees someone in need, we rally together to make sure those people are taken care of. So many examples can be mentioned, but for time's sake, just know that we all come together to support each other in times of need.
That is the kind of environment that I want to raise a family in. A place where you know that people have your back (even if they don't even know you). Where "yes sir" and "yes ma'am" still means something. A place where you know your children are taken care of when you send them off to school. The list goes on....but the point that I am trying to make is this:
Boonville, Indiana is a place that I am proud to call HOME.