Here, doors remain unlocked, car keys are left inside unlocked vehicles, and children walk to school and back without the fear of a predator assaulting them.
It's a beautiful town half an hour off the Hume Highway, about an hour away from Canberra on the Lachlan Valley Highway. Its major business is merino sheep, but it's become a bit of a celebrity thanks to crop circles that mysteriously appear in paddocks around the town and the famous 'running of the sheep' during the town's IrishFest celebrations every year.
Statistically Boorowa is the safest town in New South Wales, and arguably the whole country.
In four key indicators of crime: home and property breaks-ins, assaults, malicious damage and alcohol related offences, Boorowa is the number one local government area - free of all of these crimes.
Sadly the town that had not seen a murder for 62 years has now seen violent crime gate-crash its innocence.
66-year-old former shearer and merino sheep grazier, Barry Lowe was murdered in his home the day before Melbourne Cup day. His body was found by his family when he failed to show up at the family property for work.
Nothing appeared to have been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry. Barry's murder is a mystery.
But in small towns, where everyone knows their neighbours and rumours spread faster than grass fires, fear takes over. Boorowa is now different, with its elderly population terrified a killer may still be living in their midst.
Streets at night are sadly empty. People have begun locking their doors. Keys are no longer left dangling in the ignition of cars. It's all changed. A beautiful town's innocence wiped away with one cruel act.
Detectives are praying someone has a snippet of information that will help them track down Barry Lowe;s killer. The longer this mystery drags on, the harder it will be for a once peaceful community to recover.
It's a sad indictment that even in Boorowa the real world has come crashing in. We wish them all well.
If you have any information on Barry Lowe's murder, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.This reporter is on Twitter at @RichoTT7