If you’re looking for a small-town feel with reasonable access to the Metroplex, head north — and then north a little more — and be sure to tap the breaks when you see the sign that says, “Welcome to Providence Village.”

It’s a bikes-on-the-lawn community where the residents did the heavy lifting to become a town. They pulled together and made it happen in 2010, and your key takeaway from this endeavor? Men and women who care enough about their community and come together to make it better.

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