Harrisville, New York is the only place I have lived all of my life. I was born and raised in this small, rural town that also has approximately seven-hundred people in the whole community with a density of eight hundred and forty nine square miles. Of these seven-hundred people, about four-hundred attend school at Harrisville Central School, the elementary, middle, and high school I attended. This school that has approximately four-hundred students ranges in grades from kindergarten to twelfth grade.
As a result of being such a small town, Harrisville is very close knit. This can be both good and bad. It is great in the sense that if there is any sort of tragedy in a household, the whole town always pulls together to help this family get over their rough time or event. To many people, Harrisville would not be considered a place. There is no shopping, including grocery stores, within thirty miles of it, and the only thing to do in town is to bowl at the bowling alley. To anyone living in this town however, there is no place like Harrisville. There is no town that has nicer people or a nicer environment. People in Harrisville occasionally go through it and pick up any garbage on the sides of the road so the streets look nice.
When speaking about the people involved in politics, they are real people that you see on a daily basis. The old mayor of our town runs my summer soccer team I play for and is very involved in anything the youth of the town want to do. He owns a restaurant and sponsors nearly anyone who asks. I don’t think many other people in other towns can say they have this close of a relationship with their mayors. The people that grew up and live in Harrisville are very shaped by this area. Harrisville is safe and nearly crime free. You could leave your car unlocked with the keys in the ignition and it would not get stolen. Harrisville, NY is a small, unknown town, but I could not have asked for a better place to have been raised.