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Old 01-07-2010, 07:16 AM
 
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i do not drive and need information on ski towns where it is possible to live without a car driving.
would like to here from people who live in these towns either east of west.

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Old 01-07-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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Breckinridge will get it done. I don't live here, but a buddy of mine does. Breck itself is very compact and walkable. If you live in the town, there is no need for a car. On the rare occassion we drove, we used the free public transportation called Free Ride. If you need to get out of town, there are shuttles you can hire who are familiar with driving in the snowy conditions.
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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I'd say Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Old Forge in Upstate NY. All are in the Adirondacks and have nice, cute walkable communities. Old Forge is considered to be less so, but I disagree as someone that has been there many times.

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Old 01-08-2010, 07:17 AM
 
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Default no car in a ski town

thank you "metro" and "thank God",

i have been stuck in largo fl for the last 20 years and have had enough. gonna get out! i have never skied out west only skied east coast ice, and in my research breckenridge has always been on my top 5 of places that would appeal to me.
upstate ny holds a place in my heart as that is where my fathers side of the family is from.

going to keep looking for input, any info on home prices, rents, employment in these or any other similar places would be helpful. not really concerened with nightlife

thanks again
pete
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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thank you "metro" and "thank God",

i have been stuck in largo fl for the last 20 years and have had enough. gonna get out! i have never skied out west only skied east coast ice, and in my research breckenridge has always been on my top 5 of places that would appeal to me.
upstate ny holds a place in my heart as that is where my fathers side of the family is from.

going to keep looking for input, any info on home prices, rents, employment in these or any other similar places would be helpful. not really concerened with nightlife

thanks again
pete
Check out Salt Lake City. You can easily live there without a car, and it's surrounded by ski resorts, several of which are easy to get to via shuttle buses. Salt Lake City is also one of the few metro areas in the country that doesn't have high unemployment.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:17 AM
 
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Default slc unemployment

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thanks for the info. i looked it up on the census and slc unemployment is hovering around 6%, that is pretty amazing these days

pete
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