#1. It has a lake.
#2. It is peaceful, quiet and romantic, and many people who live there would rather ride their bikes, or walk, than ride in their cars. One could hear the bird chirps and the frogs’ mating calls during long walks beside the lake.
#3. My flatmate, in addition to not knowing who Halle Berry is, also has never heard of the song/phenomenon “We Are the World.” Does this count?
#4. It has plenty deers, plenty geese, plenty cats and squirrels. It used to have two live cougars, but since one died and the other was donated to an animal centre, it doesn’t anymore.
#5. It is removed from school, and even far removed from downtown Edwardsville.
#6. It doesn’t have a public drinking bar.
#7. It has had a power outage at least once this month, which lasted for more than 12 hours.
#8. Almost everyone knows someone who knows someone that everyone knows. It only has 62 buildings – in which are 496 apartments. Each apartment has an average of three residents, so you know how many we are. We can’t form a local council in Nigeria even if we try.
#9. The buses that go there do so only on schedule – 15 minutes interval.
#10. It is called a Village, duh!
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