Fridge Town by Soundsandstuff. I like how adventurous this one is with the concept; it really stands out from the rest of the submissions. I love the idea of it, but I do think that it is missing a bit of the softness that I personally associate with the theme. The song is good, but feels more like a situational theme than something for simply wandering the hometown.
Home by Danilo Ciaffi. Gotta love chiptune JRPG hometowns. The drums were a touch I wasn't expecting, but they work really well. I like the composition, but I think that the sustain in the pulse wave sometimes clashes a bit with other sounds. If this was made with Famitracker, I'd suggest making the notes fade in volume as they sustain. Giving the sounds a pluck attack can go a long way towards making them work well with each other when you're constantly introducing new notes.
Hometown by hslesperance. Really nice melody and countermelody work. The instruments are constantly playing off each other in a way that builds harmonic interest very well. The rhythm at the beginning sort of faked me out and made me lose track of the beat, but once the song settles in it grooves well.
3rd: Sitreya Town by Floflo79. Reminds me a great deal of a bunch of classic hometown themes; The calm arpeggiated guitar is a perfect choice for that. Really great song, bothing stretching the boundaries of what a hometown is, but fits perfectly. I love the pitch bends in the B section, they give a western-ish feel to the thing that really sets the mood well. I think the shaker could be quieter or mixed with other percussion, but besides that I have no complaints.
2nd: Hometown by Basisti94. I love how this one bridges between a traditional JRPG hometown and a country hamlet with the banjo and fiddle. There's a definite development in the song between the individual sections, which I love; you can feel that there's nuance to how the song wants you to feel about the hometown. Compositionally I think the tremolo picked part of the melody could have been improved in sound, but that's probably something that would need to be done with more than just exporting from Sibelius. That's something that would be an easy fix with a full recording of the song.
1st: A Town on the Brink of Change by Tiger Child. This one hit me in all the right places. I love the bittersweetness of it, and probably in that matches how I feel thinking about the concept of a hometown. This says it's the piano version, but honestly I think it might be best as is. This one I've actually had stuck in my head since I listened to it