Many find the small Alabama city of Anniston to be wholly idyllic. Part of the reason for this is the layout of the city itself. In fact, Anniston's description as \The Model City\ is due to the careful planning that went into its design. The primary reason for this description, however, is the character of the town itself. Far from the hustle and bustle found in a major metropolitan center, Anniston retains the small town characteristics that enhance the joy of life for its residents.