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Old 01-30-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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I'm trying to find a place to move when I graduate college, but with so many towns, I have no idea where to go. I want to live in a small, country town. Far enough away from big cities to actually feel the country, but close enough to have a job. No highways or malls or anything like that. A town with a population under 2000. The smaller, the better. A good place to raise children. And any kind of connection with Cherokee Indians. Just a good little country town. I grew up in one, and loved it. And while I'd absolutely love to go back there and raise my children, there are really no jobs available there. So, any help would be appreciated.

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Old 01-30-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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Does it matter as to what part of the country? In my area of NY, you would probably like villages like Tully, Marcellus, Elbridge, Jordan, Fabius, Marathon, Boonville, Sylvan Beach, Cato, Meridian, Dryden and DeRuyter, among others.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:09 PM
 
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When I think of Cherokee Indians, the only areas that come to mind are the southern Appalachians and Oklahoma. Both of which have many small towns not too far from larger urban areas for jobs.

I don't know enough about specific towns though to say which are good.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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When I think of Cherokee Indians, the only areas that come to mind are the southern Appalachians and Oklahoma. Both of which have many small towns not too far from larger urban areas for jobs.

I don't know enough about specific towns though to say which are good.
Didn't see that part. In that case, maybe some small towns near Asheville NC, Oklahoma, Eastern Tennessee near Knoxville and perhaps parts of states like Texas, SC and GA.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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What about North Dakota? There are hundreds of tiny compact towns with only a few thousand people at most. The unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation, so the job market is pretty good. It may not have any heritage with the Cherokee, but it does with the Sioux. And there are only a few highways in the entire state. Cost of living is low, too. Of course, this is if you are willing to live through long, harsh, cold winters.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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What about North Dakota? There are hundreds of tiny compact towns with only a few thousand people at most. The unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation, so the job market is pretty good. It may not have any heritage with the Cherokee, but it does with the Sioux. And there are only a few highways in the entire state. Cost of living is low, too. Of course, this is if you are willing to live through long, harsh, cold winters.
Don't be fooled by low unemployment rate = good job market. The unemployment rate means a higher ratio of citizens are working, but that does not necessarily mean new jobs are coming in or there is job growth.

OP - There are tons of small towns throughout the Midwest that are off the beaten path, small population and within a reasonable commute to larger cities.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:07 PM
 
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The north Georgia mountains seem to fit.
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