I live in a rural area near a couple of resorts with few other Buddhists (well, there IS a Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center that charges $600 per year membership fee and seems to be oriented towards celebrities and their kids as well as a Won Buddhist Retreat Center with no meetings or groups or anyone that speaks English). So my only local sangha option is Soka Gakkai.
Now I used to be involved with SGI. I now mostly gravitate towards a Rissho Kosei-kai interpretation of the Lotus Sutra. RKK does not "shakubuku" so it really has not grown or expanded much in the United States. (It also does not teach "chanting for stuff" which I think contributed much to SGI's growth.) So the closest RKK community is 3 hours away either in Los Angeles or Fresno.
However, it is lonely being an independent (and I have two kids - ages 12 and 14) so I am considering going to SGI activities but just adding the RKK interpretation and emphasis at home. I figure I can avoid the Soka Spirit meetings and just focus on the monthly meetings, Youth Division activities, and Kosen-Rufu Gongyo events in order to have connections with others. Or am I just going through temporary insanity? Has anyone been able to make it work?