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Old 04-15-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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Asheville, NC, is a fab place to live. There's a tiny town near it called Black Mountain that we just love.

They each have annual arts festivals - Google Belle Chere (sp?)

Other artsy towns in NC mountains include Montreat and Boone. (The latter is getting mainstream at the university grows.)

What do you do for a living? Do you have kids?
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:25 PM
 
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from our day and weekend trips as we still learn the SC areas, Charleston would be a suggestion as well as Savannah. We like that both can have a similar vibe, have that deep history, and both are minutes from the beaches.
We have had friends suggest visiting Asheville, the mountains are beautiful just havent had a chance yet to do anything more then drive thru.
We do enjoy hitting Greenville which has a real nice downtown/Main street if that's an option
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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Athens, GA. One of my favorite college towns.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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Though I've never been to either, I also vote for Asheville, NC and Eureka, CA (maybe a bit more expensive being in California). And possibly Eugene, OR, from what I've heard, though it's obviously not the south, which you were hoping for. I've thought of spending some time in each of those cities. I'm not quite a hippie but also a live and let live kind of person.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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another vote for Chapel Hill / Carrboro NC! good schools, somewhat affordable.

Asheville NC is also good (but more expensive in some ways), and Athens GA would probably be more affordable.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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Also, Staunton VA. It's colder in the mountains of VA, but very pretty. Cute historic town with an artsy vibe. Not sure about the public schools.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:25 PM
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Savannah, Georgia?
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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Athens GA
College town, the one that gave us REM and the B52s I worked there once for several months, met the lovely chick I eventually married, and it is a great place to go downtown, hang out, great art and music scene.

This is the town that immediately leaped to mind.


Would also suggest Charlottesville VA or maybe Boone NC.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:44 PM
 
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Key west Florida might fit the bill
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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I also thought of Athens, GA although not sure about schools there for the kids.
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