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Old 11-17-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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Seaford doesn't look that bad.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Seaford doesn't look that bad.
Trust me. It was a once prosperous town that has fallen on hard times in the last 20 years or so and now has one of the higher unemployment rates in Delaware. There are a lot of vacant and condemned properties in town. I see a lot of potential there, and like to take pictures that depict that.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:11 AM
 
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I see what you are saying, as it does have good infrastructure for revitalization. That's how it is in many communities and neighborhoods my way. They aren't necessarily bad, but you can see the potential.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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Lots of towns like this in PA. Also, check out IL.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:17 AM
 
Location: McKeesport
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You described pretty much every town in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and western New York. My advice: pick any town in the rust belt and move there.

I especially recommend Wheeling, WV.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:06 AM
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Location: Springfield, Ohio
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You described pretty much every town in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and western New York. My advice: pick any town in the rust belt and move there.
That's your answer right there. Too many to choose from really...better you give a population range and we can narrow your Rust Belt search a little better
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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A couple of communities I can think of close by are villages like Solvay and East Syracuse, but it does vary even in those communities.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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really low population, please! i'd prefer rural , but with sort of an abandoned town feel rather than just really rural feel. sorry..... i mean. lots of this:
http://fedderson-fineart.com/Paintings_Lg_Jpgs/California%20Landscapes/Flower_Field_Road_lg.jpg (broken link)

open fields and empty roads, but with some neighbors spaced out. a place where people care about each other

i guess i am asking this question because the feeling of the town i am looking for is something that can only be experienced to know. so perhaps you guys have personally known a town like this, i know there are many rural towns to choose from

i know it's an abstract question. what i'm looking for is a place where a semi-hermit can be outside and see openness rather than a bunch of neighbors next door. spaced out, is what i mean. somewhere you can go on walks on empty roads and see the horizon, but can occasionally meet the neighbor a while away and fall in love or something with some awesome rugged rural guy. i'm sorry i'm deviating here. somewhere where people want to get away from the world but also are not opposed to being with one another, in the natural sort of way, not what we take for interaction today

i guess those were more technical, i guess i'm going after a certain feeling, which seems really idealistic. i know there are a lot of small towns, but emphasis on sweet and sleepy



and rain and mugginess and late night diners if possible!!! but those are optional if this question is too weird


perhaps i'll go hitchhiking based on these suggestions to see which has that feeling

maybe some dusty bookstores and broken traffic lights would be good too.


thank you for the suggestions so far

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Old 11-23-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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a railroad track would be nice perhaps some rundown buildings

and i'm particularly interested in the people, i guess they make up a lot of the feeling, hopefully they could be very laidback and unpretentious, loving people who appreciate silence, awkwardness, and darkness and odd and deep conversation

someone needs to tell me if my criteria is getting too much now

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Old 11-23-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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i really like pennsboro, that's one i've found, pennsboro, west virginia. the people are amazing, i've heard. but i'm looking for a ... more dead town, that's a weird criterion i know. just. muggy, empty, sweet.

yes i will stop with my criteria now


if anyone knows anything that resembles what i've rambled about, thank you and sorry for my rambliness

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