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Old 02-14-2011, 02:19 AM
 
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Or Mayberry towns?
With an ol’ fashioned downtown with cute shops/restaurants,
Front porches where you can sip sweet tea on a rocking chair,
Real friendly/nice people where the pace is just a little bit slower,
People wave and smile as you walk by,
A great place to raise a family that’s really safe and clean,
Any places like this still around?
(I'm posting this in Huntsville's forum too )
Thanks!
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:48 AM
 
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thank ypu for share it
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:26 AM
 
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Great question. My wife and I are looking for the same thing. We are originally from Birmingham and never really new of anything among the more popular B'ham Metro suburbian areas. I have heard that up around Arab and Lake Guntersville is somewhat like this, but I don't know from experience. I've never been there. I'm curious to see what people post on here too!
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Fairhope, in Mobile County, is the usual suggestion when someone wants the picture-perfect Alabama town. Lots of artists and interesting people, so it is more of a hip little town than a country, "town-that-time-forgot". So it depends on what you're really looking for.

You might check out Springville, NE of Birmingham. It has become more of a B'ham bedroom community over the years, but is still small-town at heart.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Arab Alabama
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Yes.... Arab and Guntersville really are like that. I am originally from Pensacola Florida and moved to Marshall county 15 years ago. Here is one video of Arab on youtube...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG0qbRySch4 there are others too, if you want to search youtube for Marsahll county alabama. Arab is about 30 minutes drive south of Huntsville. My husband grew up in Mobile County, and neither of us want to ever move out of Arab.... (Pronounced A-rab) LOL.

I do sell real estate so if you have any questions....I can help you find the answers
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:16 AM
 
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Thank you all so much for any help I really appreciate it! I will have to check into all these cute little towns!
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:11 AM
 
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Fort Payne also comes to mind.
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