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Old 11-30-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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I absolutely love trees and want to move my family to a town that has a lot of them.

Ideally I would like it to be on the west coast but I am open to other parts of the country.

Looking for affordable housing and a good, safe place to raise kids. I also would prefer a moderate climate that's not too hot in the summer and has little to no snow in the winter.

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Old 11-30-2010, 10:35 PM
 
Location: America
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sounds like you're looking for portland
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:25 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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How about living in a forest?
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:35 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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You might want to check out the following thread.

States with a lot of forest?

Alaska, Idaho, Northern California, and Oregon look to be fairly forested from what I can tell. Fairbanks, Alaska and Redding, California look to be two small cities near notable forests.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Before anyone says Minnesota, keep in mind much of the state looks like this:





But we also have this:





Northeastern Minnesota is covered in dense boreal forest. Maybe places like Duluth, Ely, Hibbing or International Falls would work for you. However, the rest of the state is either prairie, farmland or patchy deciduous forest. Overall, Minnesota is one of the least forested states in the nation.

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Old 12-01-2010, 01:08 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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From that other thread the following states apparently have the majority of their land have forest cover.

1. Maine 85.8%
2. New Hampshire 78.4%
3. West Virginia: 77.2%
4. Vermont: 75.7%
5. Alabama: 70.6%
6. Georgia: 64.2%
7. South Carolina: 63.8%
8. Mississippi: 61.9%
9. Virginia: 60.7%
10. North Carolina: 59.9%
11. Pennsylvania: 55.3%
12. Arkansas: 55.1%
13. Connecticut: 54.7%
14. Tennessee: 52.9%
15. Massachusetts: 52.5%
16. Michigan: 51.2%
17. New York: 50.9%
18. Rhode Island: 50.8%

Although in total forest area I think Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon are still quite high.

Concord, New Hampshire looks to be near some state forests. Although I don't know how forested the city is itself. Both Morgantown and Charleston in West Virginia look to be near a state forest and have a fair amount of trees judging by the pictures.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:11 AM
 
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A place frequently overlooked, but densely forested and beautiful:
Southeastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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If you're looking for the trees in with the houses in the town check out Mount Gretna, PA: Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Gaston, North Carolina
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how about living in a forest?
lol!
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: S.W.PA
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From that other thread the following states apparently have the majority of their land have forest cover.

1. Maine 85.8%
2. New Hampshire 78.4%
3. West Virginia: 77.2%
4. Vermont: 75.7%
5. Alabama: 70.6%
6. Georgia: 64.2%
7. South Carolina: 63.8%
8. Mississippi: 61.9%
9. Virginia: 60.7%
10. North Carolina: 59.9%
11. Pennsylvania: 55.3%
12. Arkansas: 55.1%
13. Connecticut: 54.7%
14. Tennessee: 52.9%
15. Massachusetts: 52.5%
16. Michigan: 51.2%
17. New York: 50.9%
18. Rhode Island: 50.8%

Although in total forest area I think Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon are still quite high.

Concord, New Hampshire looks to be near some state forests. Although I don't know how forested the city is itself. Both Morgantown and Charleston in West Virginia look to be near a state forest and have a fair amount of trees judging by the pictures.
Yes, and these eastern states have a diversity of species that you probably wouldn't find in the west. But if you like pines, the west is the best!
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