All 3 of those tows are as small as it gets. I live among them still. No massive sprawl. The only dollar generals are one in rapid city on the edge of town and one on the edge of town in bellaire. Both of which are a good idea. Saves you from driving a hour to get to TC. Mancalona has been at a dead stop for years since the Dura plant shut down about 10 years ago. Mostly empty buildings now a days and lots of drug traffic as it is on a main arterie. As for shanty creek. They have not grown in size since they purchased 200 acres to create ceder river golf course. Other than that nothings changed there in 30 years. The best part is it employees lots of people from those surrounding communities . We will never get big by any means or in any way up here. TC is the only area that has really expanded and the movement has been very slow. Chums corners has expanded, but that really is not a bad thing. Lots of work opportunities in that area. 34 years ago we figured charlivoix and TC would meet here in Elk Rapids, but it never happened.