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Old 01-31-2013, 09:01 AM
 
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We actually bought outside Ft Payne. It has a population of 14,500 mol. There are a number of smaller towns not far.
Ft Payne itself has a hospital and enough shopping to take care of the basic needs. If I need major medical, a mall or a Starbucks fix, Chattanooga TN, Huntsville, Al, Gadsden and Rome, Ga are less than an hour away.

Altho our move is a few years away, every trip up I'm making a point to meet new people so I won't be a total stranger when we get there permanently.

I also plan to volunteer at the parks and/or recreational areas when I get there.

I love the people from Alabama.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Alabama!
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I recommend looking for a town with at least about 6k people. That's small enough to still be a "small town", yet big enough so that everyone isn't in your business. You also have to think about things like police/fire protection and access to a hospital (even if it's a small one).
Just down the road is a town of 10,000, and I often hear that its residents are always "in your business," as well as being insular and unwelcoming to newcomers. It also just lost its hospital.

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Dothan is a nice little town...Now if it would only get a Fresh Market, Pottery Barn, macy's...
LOL! I'd categorize Dothan as a "small city" rather than a "little town." And Huntsville, which is becoming one of Alabama's biggest cities, still has no Macy's.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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Haha! southlander ---- I guess it is relative! Compared to Atlanta where we lived for 30 years, Dothan is a small town. Compared to the nearest community now it is a city!
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:38 AM
 
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im a small town lady from wva wat are the jobs like in small towns. also im a horse person so of course ill have horses. any suggestions
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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Depending on what you are qualified to do you can make as little as min wage or as much as $50K, even more if you are willing to drive a little further to work. Where I live we have EarthLink call center and they make good money but if you work retail or fast food you will make less than $10 unless you are a manager. Many people where I live work at Redstone Arsenal or NASA so they make the big bucks.

You can find acreage here and a home or or MH pretty reasonable.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:11 PM
 
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Im looking for a small rural town in Alabama,where everyone knows each other with small churches. But not to expensive.

About 60 miles north of Birmingham are a few: Attalla, Gadsden, Gallant, Oneonta...
Gadsden is a little larger. Gallant I would say is the smallest.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:41 PM
 
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Im looking for a small rural town in Alabama,where everyone knows each other with small churches. But not to expensive.
I recommend Troy, Alabama. Troy is a wonderful small college town. The locals are very accepting of new residents. Troy has some wonderful churches and great neighborhoods. It is also located halfway between two larger metro areas in Dothan and Montgomery.
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