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Old 05-22-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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Hi there,

I'm an Australian, currently staying in Sisters, Oregon for the summer. I want to go to stay in another small US town or village for the autumn and would love to know what your favorite small towns are.

Here's what I'm after more specifically:

Population - under 3000
In a scenic or striking location
Within an hours drive of an airport (preferably the airport of the state capital).
Nothing too expensive - I'd be looking for a room in a share house for less than $500 a month.

At the moment I'm looking at Wickenburg AZ and Harpers Ferry WV. I'd love to find a small place in VT or NY state, but I'm thinking that will be too expensive for me. I'd love to go to Taoh NM, but it's a bit too far from the airport at Albequerque.

(I do work over the internet, so I can work from anywhere).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Emma
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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How about Midway, Utah?
It has about 2,000 people.
This is what it looks like


The buildings are famous for looking Swiss because that is where many immigrants were from.
It is, according to Google Maps, 59 minutes from Salt Lake's international airport
I don't think it is very expensive to live in, especially compared to Park City and the Colorado towns.
Also, if you came for autumn, you could be here for Swiss Days.

midwayswissdays.com-Official WebSite of Midway Boosters,Inc

Seems to fit all of your criteria. You should certainly consider it.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:22 AM
 
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Check out Saugatuck, Michigan which is absolutely beautiful in the fall and features the friendliest residents I've ever met. It's half an hour from the Grand Rapids airport and two hours to Chicago Midway airport.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/08/03...saugatuck.html



YouTube - ‪Pure Michigan Fall "Harvest Time"‬‏

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Old 05-23-2011, 06:53 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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In the Southeast:

Dahlonega, GA

Dahlonega, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Madison, GA

Madison, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Blowing Rock, NC

Blowing Rock, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oriental, NC

Oriental, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:34 AM
 
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In NY, Sackets Harbor, Alexandria Bay, Lewiston, Youngstown, Lake George, Ticonderoga, Old Forge, Cooperstown, Clinton, Hamilton, Liverpool(village), Skaneateles, Pittsford, Port Henry, Clayton, Cape Vincent, Sodus/Sodus Point, Watkins Glen, Hammondsport, Cazenovia, Aurora, Groton, Trumamsburg and Sharon Springs. There's some others I'm missing too.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Autumn is my favorite season and my personal opinion is that the best place to experience it would be in the northeast or upper midwest.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Default wow - thankyou all!

Hi all,

thanks so much for these great responses! There's so many good options here for me. I love the photos of Midway, but experiencing fall in the northeast would be great. (I forgot about your lovely autumns in that area of the world).

Just one question, (mainly for skhthankgod who suggested NY towns)...are the accomodation prices high in small NY towns? Or are they a lot less than NY city? I had this idea that the whole of NY state had expensive rental prices.

You've all been extremely helpful - I was having trouble finding really small towns through internet searches. So, now I'm off to look at photos and accomodation prices.



thanks again!
Em
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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Upstate NY is more affordable than NYC. Autumn/Fall is probably the best time of year in Upstate NY too. There are plenty of options and you might find something here: MapsKrieg - CraigsList Apartment Listings Mashed With Google Maps

I would look into such communities within an hour or so of Buffalo, Rochester, Albany or Syracuse. All have International airports. It seems like Buffalo and Albany have cheaper fares, the Rochester and Syracuse. With that said, Syracuse probably has more of the places you are looking for within an hour or so of it. Some places are in between too. Personally, such communities with a college, like Clinton, Hamilton and Cazenovia might be worth looking into, as they might have more of the rentals you are looking for and have things going on due to the college presence.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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Default thanks :)

OMG - thanks so much for MapsKrieg - that is exactly what I've been looking for! And, I'll check out the rentals in the areas you mentioned.

cheers
Em
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:42 AM
 
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To get an ideal about some of these communities, here are some good websites: Village of Hamilton - Welcome to Hamilton New York

Stats about all US cities - real estate, relocation info, house prices, home value estimator, recent sales, cost of living, crime, rdace, income, photos, education, maps, weather, houses, schools, neighborhoods, and more

The Village of Sackets Harbor NY - Experience the Treasures!

Official Website: Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce, Thousand Islands NY

1000 Islands - Clayton Area Chamber of Commerce Online Family Vacation Guide

Cape Vincent -- Where Lake And River Meet

Village of Cazenovia

Skaneateles Area Chamber Of Commerce - Welcome to Skaneateles

Aurora Arts and Merchants Association

Village of Groton, N.Y.

Village of Trumansburg

Watkins Glen - Finger Lakes NY

Hammondsport Chamber of Commerce

Historic Lewiston, NY
Chamber of Commerce - Lewiston NY, Youngstown NY, Porter, Ransomville, & Sanborn ..::.. Lower Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
www.youngstownnewyork.us

Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce

Town of Moriah

Lake George Area in New York's Adirondacks - Official Site

Village of Pittsford: Home Page

Village of Alfred

The Great Sodus Bay Association ~ Your Four-Season Get-away
Welcome to Sodus, NY

Bemus Point: : The OFFICIAL website of Bemus Point NY

Richfield Springs Online -- Otsego NY

Old Forge New York in the Adirondacks | McCauley Mountain Ski | Water Park | Cruises | Lodging | Museums | Hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, boating, snowmobiling

Home - Sharon Springs Chamber Commerce - Central New York

Village of Liverpool Home Page

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