In NorthEast Alabama life may fall into one of three categories:
Town/City Life: Lots of cars, restaurants, WalMart.
County Life: You can see the houses of your neighbors but cannot hit them with a thrown rock.
Country Life: You cannot see your neighbor's house. You can see little but fields/woods and probably own a tractor. In Spring/Summer you can see even less because of the leaves, flowers and chipmunks.
We live in the county and can see our neighbors' houses. Usually.