I like little towns like that. A place where you can get a small house on a lake with a big tree to sit under and let time tick away. I could never live in a place like that, I'm too used to city/suburban life - but for 1 week every couple of months? If I had the money, I'd do that.
I't's why I love south Georgia so much.
And I'm completely the opposite. I love Austin as much as any place, the Hill Country in general. We go twice a year usually, but no way, no how, could I live in Austin, or outside of it. Way to big, congested, and crazy. You can have a great time, live it up, and see some amazing things, but I don't think I could live there. My 2nd favorite place could be Destin, but wouldn't be able to live there either.
I have 45 acres in the Pineywoods, off of a Farm Market road, surrounded by huge tress and wilderness. I wouldn't trade nothing for the laid back, slow pace, simple life that east Texas offers. Actually much like that of the Thomasville/Valdosta area of GA, just a few more hills and hollers.