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Best quaint little town, and or suburb to live in

Jul 7th, 2009, 08:40 AM
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Don't know about some of the others, but you can live in & around Asheville for about the same as you can in Charlotte or Atlanta, if not less if you venture outside of town a bit.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 08:41 AM
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Try the findmyspot.com (or something like that) see where it puts you.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 09:06 AM
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lolli, I've given this a lot of thought and really expected to end up in Colorado. If I didn't have to earn a living, it would be Durango. Friends have moved to Telluride and love it - but are just earning "spending money". Another option for jobs would be Colorado Springs or nearby. Washington State/ Oregon are too rainy for me, as much as I like them. I agree with "too much snow" in going too far north. Franklin TN is family oriented but near Nashville for jobs and activities. A friend moved to Asheville a few years ago and absolutely loves it. It really is pretty much what you have described. I've moved "home" so am not going anywhere anytime soon, but for me it would be some place in Colorado or Asheville. Good luck with your decision.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 09:09 AM
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Jackson, NH - population 800, very friendly welcoming community, foliage, skiing groups, kayaking, bike clubs, hiking and running/speed walking groups, quaint church, 3 hours from Boston....
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Jul 7th, 2009, 10:01 AM
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You don't mention what you do or could do for a living or if you need to work.

In general, many people's "small town dream" careers based on crafts, arts, alternative medicine etc don't work out real well. If you can fix things (small engines or outboards or cars or even people as a nurse or doctor), there are plenty of opportunities. If you are certified to teach science or math or are certified for special education, you can usually find a job. Otherwise, many towns don't have a lot of opportunities for jobs above the minimum wage unless you commute to a larger city.

The good side of a small town is the peck of quahogs someone gave me this morning, or the people who stop and sit on our front porch on their way to the post office, or the neighbors and friends who came to our potluck Fourth of July picnic in the backyard. The downside is everyone knowing your business all the time.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 10:13 AM
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Taos, also comes to mind.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 11:12 AM
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It's the need to still earn a living that will drive this train. If you were retired and indepedently wealthy (or at least comfortably set), would give you a lot more options.

What's your line of work? What kind of employment would you be expecting to find?
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Jul 7th, 2009, 12:04 PM
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I have been reading about Paducah, Kentucky lately as a small arts center. Is it nice or just hype?
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Jul 7th, 2009, 12:11 PM
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It is smaller than I would like, but it does have close proximity to the Land Between the Lakes region if you are outdoorsy. Too far away from an Airport for me. I'll defer to someone who has been there more recently than I, to give a more UTD assessment.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 12:17 PM
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Asheville, NC or Charlottesville, VA.

Pretty towns. Four seasons, but not too cold or too hot. Smallish towns but with plenty to do. Reasonable cost of living (although expensive for smallish cities in the south, the expense reflects the desirable quality of life).
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Jul 7th, 2009, 12:30 PM
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I would never move anywhere without a job, especially in this economy.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 02:09 PM
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Springfield, Mo or Northwest Arkansas. Both areas have all 4 seasons, culture, shopping, restaurants, affordable housing, airports, and low crime. Plus you have the beauty of the Ozark mountains, and many gorgeous lakes.
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Aug 20th, 2010, 09:08 AM
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I have heard so much about Asheville and am looking there myself. I lived in Charlotte for one year and loved it. Asheville was only two hours away, so it was nice.

I see here in this line-up I saw at least four people mention Asheville. what does that tell you?
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Aug 21st, 2010, 03:46 PM
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I see here in this line-up I saw at least four people mention Asheville. what does that tell you? Lack of imagination?

Portland (OR), Austin, San Diego, Beaufort (SC), Santa Fe....

I would never move anywhere without a job, especially in this economy. Oh.

It would be good to move to a place where you have at least one friend or relative.

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