Interesting thoughts there, as far as myself I’m a city person but for those who have or are starting their families in our modern world the small town environment isn’t how it used to be back in the day.
I haven’t thought about any of this either but it makes sense. Even better if you get a group of like-minded location dependent folks, you can create your own community, like a coworking space but writ large. Think of something like cohousing where families live in together in the same complex (https://www.ted.com/talks/grace_kim_how_cohousing_can_make_us_happier_and_live_longer) but the focus is expanded to a community that others would overlook. You can bring back what people miss from small time America into an age with smartphones and drones.