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Old 10-06-2009, 09:33 PM
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Organick, my family is considering a move to this area as well and it's funny, because as I was reading your post I couldn't help but wonder if I had actually WRITTEN it! The only difference is that we're hoping to live more "in town" as we like the "neighbor and community" feeling.

It's funny you say you've lived in Ashland and Eugene. We are looking at those places too

Looking for alternative docs, a progressive, environmentally conscious, open minded, kind group of people, safe community, larger property (we want to grow ALL of our own food, including the chickens for meat! This is lofty and i don't know how well we'll succeed but we'd like to try)

Love the outdoors, hubby wants to fish all the time and i'm a big hiker and love riding bikes.

We have 3 kids and are looking for a wonderful place to raise them where I can (hopefully) stay at home or work very part time. My husband is a teacher. I would love to homeschool the children.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello to you, as we seem to have similar ideals. Who knows, maybe we'll be neighbors in the near future. Our move wouldn't take place until summer at the earliest (a slave to the school schedule).

Might I ask what your profession is? Each time I ask advise on one of these sites, I get more unsolicited advice about the fact that I should ride out the recession before following my dreams since I have a stable job here (which we appreciate very much, by the way). Wondering if you've had much of the same response.

Where are you currently residing and what brings you to want to relocate?

And lastly, do you have any suggestions for other areas I might look into?

Nice to meet you organick!!!
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:41 PM
Location: Old Forge, NY
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It's a great town. It's still a "cowboy" town but there's a big "progressive" scene there too. I liked how they seemed to balance each other out. The art scene was strong but not as strong as it should be.

If you like a dry climate, it's a good place to be. One thing I noticed though is that it's rather transient...meaning a lot of people hang around for a few years and leave. It's actually one of the reasons we left, most of our friends moved away.

It sounds like what you want will be a ways outside of the town though. Mike Weber pretty much nailed it.
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:45 PM
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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Has " The Fort" got critisism for that balloon boy story?
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:18 PM
Location: Northern Colorado
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Originally Posted by NetMaster View Post
Has " The Fort" got critisism for that balloon boy story?
I have received some good natured jokes about it from friends in other places, but I don't think anyone is taking it very seriously.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:21 PM
Location: in my home
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" It's still a "cowboy" town"

Does this mean in the goat-roping, racist, good-'ole-boy, sexist, ignorant kind of way or the wild west, lawless, maverick, kind of way?

I live in Flagstaff Arizona and it is all of the things the OP was asking and it isn't a "cowboy" town but it is NOT affordable at all.

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