I am in a small town in country SA, but our house is also on the outskirts of the actual town, in a cul-de-sac so the only people that come up here are the ones that live here.
I have to laugh sometimes because the street we live in sometimes resembles Ramsay Street! LOL! We are all so involved in each others lives and I reckon if someone that didn't know us came to visit, they'd have no idea whos kids belonged to who cos they are always at the neighbours house!!
DH works away too, so when I know he is due home in the early early hours of the morning, I just leave the door unlocked so that he doesn't have to fumble in the dark for his keys.