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Old 07-18-2007, 09:14 PM
 
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Hi all, I'm just graduating from an acupuncture school in Santa Cruz and my wife and I are looking for a small(ish) mountain town. We are looking to raise a family, not work too much (so to enjoy the family), simplify our lives and have more outdoors in our lives. We want to find an area that is affordable, liberal minded, off the beaten path and diverse community would be a plus.
We visited a cool small town in Wisconsin which was pretty progressive, small, simple town that is in a beautiful area with cheap real estate which would enable us to enjoy our lives without having to work 60+ hours a week. Is that in California? (my wife has family in California and doesn't want to go too far.)

Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks all.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:39 AM
 
Location: CA Coast
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Truckee, although one of the finest Chinese traditional medicine specialists is in Tahoe City, just next door. Truckee is progressive with strong interest in alternative medicine. There should be room for another.
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:33 PM
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Location: Mountain Ranch, CA The heart of Calaveras County
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There's already an acupunture clinic in Calaveras County, but maybe Pat needs some help.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Hi all, I'm just graduating from an acupuncture school in Santa Cruz and my wife and I are looking for a small(ish) mountain town. We are looking to raise a family, not work too much (so to enjoy the family), simplify our lives and have more outdoors in our lives. We want to find an area that is affordable, liberal minded, off the beaten path and diverse community would be a plus.
We visited a cool small town in Wisconsin which was pretty progressive, small, simple town that is in a beautiful area with cheap real estate which would enable us to enjoy our lives without having to work 60+ hours a week. Is that in California? (my wife has family in California and doesn't want to go too far.)

Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks all.
I don't think you'll find the "cheap real estate" part of your plan there. Then again, cheap is a relative word
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:09 PM
 
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I guess the proper word is "cheaper"
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Nor Cal
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What about Hidden Valley Lake. There is hiking, fishing, boating etc all right here at your fingertips.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Wherever my feet take me
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Depends on how small you mean.

Weaverville is a pleasant, historical town in the Trinity Mountains of Northern Cal (about an hour outside of Redding).

Chester, in Plumas County (on Lake Almanor). Don't know how progressive it is, but it's a drop dead gorgeous area. The larger city of Susanville is nearby.

Bishop, CA which is near Mammoth Ski Area.

Laid back towns like Arcata, Trinidad and McKinleyville, way up north in the redwoods in Humboldt County. I'd bet it's getting expensive up there though. You might look at Eureka, too, a bit bigger of a city but in the same area. It's wet up there, though...
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