If the place you are doesn't meet your expectations or pre-conceived notions...then you have 2 logical choices.
You change your place.
Or you change your pre-conceived notions.
(for what it's worth, I live in a small and what many people think is boring town. I walked past things for years and didn't notice, but lately I've made it a personal project to do street photography in my downtown. It's been very rewarding and a surprisingly deep well of material...my photoblog for it is www.reservedatalltimes.com -- think about it for your place. Remember, it's a personal choice and what you bring to your photography is up to you. Don't think, just do.)