Certain aspects of the game depend on your hometown, such as calculating rent costs. Rent costs are lower in hometowns than other towns. Note! You must be a citizen to get this bonus.
These are the races town officials recognize as being at home:
Anduin vale: Beornings Blue Mountains: Dwarves Fornost: Half-elves, Men Grey Havens: Elves Lorien: Half-elves, Elves Rivendell: Half-elves, Elves Shire: Hobbits Tharbad: Men
Darkie officials have no racial prejudices (apart from hatred of others).
See also: Rent