We live in a nice bavarian village with very kind and relaxed neighbours. For holidays its ideal: you have 2 lakes at the distance of 2 km, in winter there's a small skilift also at 2 km. The bevarian Alpes are at a distance of 45 min (by car. with the bus & train little more), the City of Munich at 35 km, reachable with car in 40 min (to the center) and by bus and s-bahn in 1 hour.
We live very familiar in our house, and the common sense is that everyone says immediately if something isn't ok for him. The grandpas love to talk a little bit... but only in german...