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Old 05-17-2011, 01:52 AM
 
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For those of you who are not familiar with Warrenton, VA let me describe it for you: charming historic downtown where you can easily walk to everything you need- restaurants, library, bank, post office, great thrift stores, farmer's market, etc. It has very little crime and a good hospital. The people are well educated and there are ethnic restaurants of almost every variety. It is a pretty place with wonderful views. I am disabled and can not drive so I am looking for a city with similar amenities. Suggestions?
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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Geneva, Canandaigua, Batavia, Glens Falls, Plattsburgh, Corning, Oneonta and Oswego, among others in Upstate NY. Geneva probably fits the most in terms of demographics and it has a college. It's in the Finger Lakes region.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:39 PM
 
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I forgot to mention that I need close access to medical specialists for myself and my dogs.....must be within 15 minutes of a 24 hour emergency vet and also an internal medicine specialist. I prefer a consistent climate, but it is hard to have it all. I am now in Florida where it is too hot 9 months of the year.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:47 PM
 
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Also, again I am disabled and can not drive so walkability is KEY and availability of cabs would be a plus. Usually I hire someone to drive me to the DR but this has gotten way too expensive as I am traveling one to two hours each way now. So a town like Warrenton where you have an old fashioned downtown main street with your basics would suit me best.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:20 PM
 
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Check this out: New York State Hospital Profile

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Ithaca might be another city to consider: Cornell Veterinary Medicine
Home : TCAT Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit
Home > Downtown Ithaca Alliance
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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Some more good information: Public Transportation Takes Us There (http://www.publictransportation.org/systems/state.asp?state=NY - broken link)

http://www.apta.com/resources/links/...nsitLinks.aspx
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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In my neck of the woods I'd say Danville Kentucky. It was our original state capitol and has a large Victorian area, including several buildings built before 1800. It is home to KY's state school for the deaf and Centre College (and thus decent public transit for a town of 18,000 in the Land where Lincoln was born and the Mullet refuses to die)
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:57 AM
 
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For those of you who are not familiar with Warrenton, VA let me describe it for you: charming historic downtown where you can easily walk to everything you need- restaurants, library, bank, post office, great thrift stores, farmer's market, etc. It has very little crime and a good hospital. The people are well educated and there are ethnic restaurants of almost every variety. It is a pretty place with wonderful views. I am disabled and can not drive so I am looking for a city with similar amenities. Suggestions?
Chapel Hill/Carrboro, North Carolina. The two towns adjoin one another. Chapel Hill is larger, with a population of 55,000. Carrboro has 20,000. There is no separation between the two so going from one to the other is seamless, even on public transit.

They both have a nice walkable downtown area, loads of great restaurants, an amazing food scene for the population (worthy of numerous national media mentions), very little crime, a world class research/teaching hospital, a well educated population and worthy of note...FREE public transit!

Chapel Hill, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carrboro, North Carolina Overview
Town of Chapel Hill : About Chapel Hill Transit
About Us —
Chapel Hill Farmers Market
Carrboro Farmers' Markets
Weaver Street Market - Carrboro location description
Chapel Hill | WholeFoodsMarket.com
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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Geneva, Canandaigua, Batavia, Glens Falls, Plattsburgh, Corning, Oneonta and Oswego, among others in Upstate NY. Geneva probably fits the most in terms of demographics and it has a college. It's in the Finger Lakes region.
Here's some information on the places I mentioned:
Home & Geneva Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to City of Geneva
Geneva, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HWS Homepage
Downtown Geneva, New York 14456 - The Difference is Downtown!


Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce : Supporting tourism, a healthy business climate and responsible economic growth.
Canandaigua (city), New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canandaigua, NY*
Finger Lakes Community College
Canandaigua New York - Your Guide to Beautiful Downtown Canandaigua, NY


Batavia Business Improvement District NY
The City of Batavia
Batavia (city), New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Genesee NY
Genesee Community College


Glens Falls, NY - Official Website
Glens Falls, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adirondack Regional Chamber Of Commerce - Helping Those In The Southern Adirondack Region
Glens Falls is full of things to do, delicious restaurants, and numerous places to shop for everyone in your family or friends.
Glens Falls NY Real Estate, Restaurants, Events & Hotels: Your Official Guide To Glens Falls, South Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, Queensbury & The Entire Region!
I Love Glens Falls, NY
Home | SUNY Adirondack


Downtown - Plattsburgh Photo Album - [domain blocked due to spam]
City of Plattsburgh
Welcome to Plattsburgh New York
Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce
Clinton Community College
SUNY Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh (city), New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Corning Area Chamber of Commerce Home
Experience Corning, NY
Corning (city), New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Corning's Gaffer District - Corning, New York - Shopping - Entertainment - Museums - Food
Corning Community College
City of Corning*


Welcome to the Official Website for Oneonta, New York
Main Street Oneonta NY :: Main Street Oneonta NY :: Life Enjoyed
Welcome to Sweet Home Oneonta - Visit Oneonta NY
SUNY College at Oneonta
Oneonta, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oneontany
Hartwick-Home


The Official Web Site of the City of Oswego
State University of New York at Oswego
Oswego, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greater Oswego - Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Canal Common - Fine Shopping in the Heart of Downtown Oswego


You would probably like similar cities like Cortland, Saratoga Springs, Watertown, Lockport, Jamestown, Potsdam, Canton and some others in NY State.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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For those of you who are not familiar with Warrenton, VA let me describe it for you: charming historic downtown where you can easily walk to everything you need- restaurants, library, bank, post office, great thrift stores, farmer's market, etc. It has very little crime and a good hospital. The people are well educated and there are ethnic restaurants of almost every variety. It is a pretty place with wonderful views. I am disabled and can not drive so I am looking for a city with similar amenities. Suggestions?

It is so good to hear that Warrenton is still a very charming town. I absolutely enjoyed walking around the downtown area, spent quite a bit of time at the Library there and even attended a year of high school when I lived outside of town. Unfortunately I moved out of state and have not been back there in almost 12 years. I most certainly the landscape surrounding the town.
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