It is interesting to see how strongly (starting at around 1:34 in this clip), George Bailey feels about the town of Bedford Falls. Here he is in the snowstorm, back from his near-death experience, naming and greeting specific buildings in the town. His act reveals how deeply the built environment is interwoven into his own identity.
BTW, this film is ranked the #1 Most Inspiring American Movie by the AFI. In case you want to be really inspired, here’s their complete list of the top 100 inspiring movies. The AFI also updated their list of top 100 movies of all time last year.