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Jul 6th, 2009, 06:40 PM
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Best quaint little town, and or suburb to live in

I am a divorced 40ish female, I guess I'm going through my midlife crisis because I just want to sell everything and hit the road and move to a new town. I am from and lived most of my life in Texas, I have also lived in Miami( hated it) and Las Vegas, ( not crazy about that either) I have always wanted to live some place where you can see all the seasons change, I want a slightly laid back atmosphere, but don't want to be bored either, would have to have job opportunities, be friendly, and I do have asthma so it would have to be a not too polluted environment, and someplace thats nice to us older single females lol
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Jul 6th, 2009, 06:53 PM
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Maine? The Cape? Anyplace in the Northeast? What kind of job?
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Jul 6th, 2009, 06:59 PM
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I was once in a similar situation. I decided to move into a cohousing community (google and you will find them in a variety of locations). I choose one in Tucson, AZ - you won't get much change of season there - but IMO Tucson is a good place for single people.

Look into cohousing - supportive communities and a great way to transition to a new environment.

As far as jobs -- it is tough most places these days.

At age 51 I sold my house, quit my career and moved across the country. It was the best thing I ever did. Sometimes you just need to launch yourself in a new direction. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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Jul 6th, 2009, 07:07 PM
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Bronxville NY

upscale community with great shops, restaurants and movie house and a commuter rail to manhattan.
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Jul 6th, 2009, 07:10 PM
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What kind of weather? To me that is more important as I get older.
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Jul 6th, 2009, 07:49 PM
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Well as a single female my choice sure wouldn't be to move to a "quaint town", it's too isolated (been there done that).

I loved living in Vermont, and that sure the heck has all four seasons, but it's hard to find work, and not easy to be single in a small town.

Personally I'm thrilled with my life in Seattle.
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Jul 6th, 2009, 09:10 PM
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There are jobs in Federal gov't. How about Takoma Park Maryland? A bit of seasons. Access to lots of culture. A small neighborhood near a commuter train or metro line so you can get into town for big culture and then leave for the mellow life might be a good fit for you. Look for interesting cities with good public transit (not LA!)
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Jul 6th, 2009, 09:14 PM
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Franklin, Tenn?
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Jul 6th, 2009, 09:14 PM
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Asheville, NC!
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Jul 7th, 2009, 04:28 AM
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Asheville was the first thing that came to my mind as well.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 07:38 AM
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ditto on Franklin, TN
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Jul 7th, 2009, 07:40 AM
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Asheville - small city or big town, but you get seasons, scenery, community, etc.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 07:55 AM
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Carlisle, PA. Small college town. And every year, there's a new crop of families arriving when the LtCol and Col Army members arrive to attend the Army War College.

Housing's affordable, as well.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 08:00 AM
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our town is filled with dreamers.
http://www.ashlandchamber.com/
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Jul 7th, 2009, 08:01 AM
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I don't recommend New England for anybody who wants all 4 seasons. Most years, we skip Spring. This year, we're apparently having 6 months of Spring and skipping Summer. You guessed it: 65 and raining AGAIN. Seriously, for anybody who has lived in TX, GL and NV, anything north of MD is going to be a shock.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 08:10 AM
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I also recommend Carlisle, PA. I grew up there but have since moved to the big city-Baltimore. Carlisle is near Harrisburg - state capital - so there are job opportunities near by.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 08:36 AM
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Franklin (TN) is great, but I find it geared very much toward families. Nashville proper might be a good fit, though it's not "quaint." We get more seasons than Texas, but if you're looking for snowy winters, you won't find them here.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 08:37 AM
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Bronxville, NY

You better bring a REALLY big bank account to live there!

I moved from suburban NYC to Albuquerque in 2001. It was a wonderful move, maybe not different enough for you.

Colorado is pretty nice, Denver has lots to do, but can be expensive.

How much can you spend on housing? Jobs - tough times, what line of work?

If I were to move anywhere, it would be San Francisco, but with real estate [condo's] going for $1000 a sq ft, that won't be happening in this lifetime.

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Jul 7th, 2009, 08:41 AM
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Keep in mind that all of those little 'quaint' towns have been discovered and over run and the prices are usually out of reach of most of us.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 09:39 AM
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Anywhere?

Portland Oregon

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