I just introduced myself to one of our new hires. He moved out here last week from a small town of 800 people in the middle of nowhere in Colorado. Before he got married, he lived outside of that town pretty much by himself on a mountain. He said he could literally step outside of his door and walk up 3,500 feet. The biggest city he's lived in is Austin (he's got a bit of a Texas accent, although it's mellowed to the point of being almost indeterminate).
I can only imagine the culture shock.