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Old 08-10-2007, 08:40 PM
 
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I was just wondering if anyone knows if the following town exists:

30-90k population, in the mountains/foothills, liberal leaning, good schools, walkable, family friendly, low/moderate crime, strong local economy...preferably a college town, but not a necessity. I'm sick of having to fight through two feet of snow to get my mail!
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Blackwater Park
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Chattanooga is fairly close to what you want.

It's a little bigger than what you want; not "liberal", but progressive; decent schools, very pedestrian/family friendly; isolated crime (somewhat high); not sure about local economy; has a good university, but not sure it's a "college town"
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:12 PM
 
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Asheville, NC
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:24 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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How about Atlanta? That always struck me as being a liberal city.
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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How about Atlanta? That always struck me as being a liberal city.
30-90k in population though. How about the town to the east of Atlanta named Athens.
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:24 PM
 
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30-90k in population though. How about the town to the east of Atlanta named Athens.
Oh yeah, Athens is pretty liberal. It's a college town for one thing, and some famous music bands came from there including R.E.M., Indigo Girls, and the B-52's.
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Indigo Girls are from Atlanta.

Athens is on the low end during the summer and on teh high end during the school year. :P

I've heard really good things about Asheville, NC as well.

Also, cities in the research triangle of NC, Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill. ?
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:58 PM
 
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Asheville is very liberal and in a very pretty setting.
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:40 PM
 
Location: In God
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I was just wondering if anyone knows if the following town exists:

30-90k population, in the mountains/foothills, liberal leaning, good schools, walkable, family friendly, low/moderate crime, strong local economy...preferably a college town, but not a necessity. I'm sick of having to fight through two feet of snow to get my mail!
ummm....no.
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Also, cities in the research triangle of NC, Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill. ?
Chapel Hill/Carrboro. Liberal by NC/Southern standards anyway. Doesn't really extend across the whole metro. Lots of division within the population over there makes it less progressive than you would think given its national image.

Just take a look at their forum.
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