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Old 01-26-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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There are probably a lot of towns like this, but here are three that come to mind:

Stockbridge, MA. The basis for many of Norman Rockwell's paintings, and still retains a lot of that character.

Plymouth, NH. Clean little New Englandy village in central New Hampshire, home to Plymouth State University, lakes and hills all around.
Stockbridge is a good choice, and Plymouth is a nice town, but unfortunately the schools are not the greatest.

These towns in New Hampshire all fit your requirements, I think:

Lyme
Warner
(http://www.warner.nh.us/_vti_bin/shtml.exe/photoagreement.htm - broken link)
Hopkinton
New London
Bethlehem
Sugar Hill
Bartlett
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:06 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twnzD7oQ3K0

Madison, Indiana.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I grew up in Clinton, New York which fits your description. It has around 2,000 people, is the home of Hamilton College and is a beautiful old village that looks like Norman Rockwell's wet dream. It is in the Utica-Rome "metro" so it is cheap to live in too. Cooperstown and Hamilton, New York are also similar although Cooperstown may be more expensive. Almost any small town in the northeast that has a college is going to be nice.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:16 AM
 
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I grew up in Clinton, New York which fits your description. It has around 2,000 people, is the home of Hamilton College and is a beautiful old village that looks like Norman Rockwell's wet dream. It is in the Utica-Rome "metro" so it is cheap to live in too. Cooperstown and Hamilton, New York are also similar although Cooperstown may be more expensive. Almost any small town in the northeast that has a college is going to be nice.
Yes, Clinton is a great choice. Same for Cooperstown. Some other great options in Upstate NY are: East Aurora, Lewiston, Pittsford, Fairport, Brockport, Horseheads, Watkins Glen, Scotia, Sackets Harbor, Alexandria Bay, Spencerport, Aurora, Groton, Trumansburg, Dryden, Owego, Ballston Spa, Lake George, Sidney, Seneca Falls, Victor, New Paltz, Saugerties, Palmyra and many more.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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CWest Michigan is definitely a good choice. In addition to the towns Bydand named, you could also check out Three Rivers, Gobles, Bangor, Mendon, Centreville, Plainwell and Marcellus. All are great small towns within 30 minutes of Kalamazoo. I'm from that area, and it's awesome.

Great, now I'm homesick
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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It's great that people are giving you all of these choices, but you should be a little more specific than East Coast or Midwest. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of towns that meet your broad criteria. Where are you most interested in living?
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:41 AM
 
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It's great that people are giving you all of these choices, but you should be a little more specific than East Coast or Midwest. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of towns that meet your broad criteria. Where are you most interested in living?
I'm thinking East Coast. We love the history there, the huge trees, all of the beautiful old houses, and the little towns. Im not sure that helps at all but thanks every one for your advice!!!
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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