Some day I like noise around me, so I don't feel lonely. Usually a music radio station, or pod casts of CBC shows I like, sometimes a book from Librivox.
Other days I enjoy the quietness in this small town. Except it isn't really quiet, the sounds are just simpler, more subtle, more peaceful. Kitties snoring in their sleep. The occasional car on the wet street. Gulls crying from near the river. Water dripping off the roof. Starlings and chickadees on the telephone wires. Students chatting as they walk home from school.
I may miss some things from when we lived downtown, but I like it here. It feels more like a home than most places I've lived since I was a child.