I've been torn between using the town I reside in as my setting, and creating a fictional place. Basically my novel is about a place in the US with hidden fantasy. I'm afraid that local people will not like their businesses or local landmarks included in a fantasy book. I'm unsure of the legalities that could hinder the publishing of the novel. I have created a fictional setting at this point, located in one of the states, but I would rather use the county in which I reside to show the realistic portions of the book. Any thoughts?