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Old 02-17-2012, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Hello everyone,

We are two younger adults, in our 20s looking for a good place to move somewhere in the South (like maybe Georgia or Alabama), or considering somewhere on the east coast, just not any further north than the Virginias.

Our wish list would be
1. Small town feel/close community
2. Decent sized lots with houses that aren't too close together
3. We'd also like to do a little bit of gardening too, so weather and soil that is good for that
4. Somewhere not too close to the coast (at least 100 miles out)
5. Our price range would be anywhere from $500-$1,000 a month
6. We are fairly liberal and ideally would like a like minded and younger community
7. A reasonable commute to a larger city (10-40 min). We're from Colorado and Denver is big to us (600,000 people)

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Old 02-17-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Eastern shore Maryland
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Eastern shore Maryland
Can you tell me a little about why you would pick Mayland? And maybe a city you had in mind?
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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Maybe Greenville NC, Richmond VA, Columbia SC, Salisbury MD and Newark DE. I know you didn't want to got north of VA, but there are communities north of VA that fit most of the criteria.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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For #3: The Carolinas and part of Georgia is primarily clay i.e. not fun for gardening. If you bend on that, these areas fit the best for your other wants.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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Eastern shore Maryland
Which is well within the OP's 100 mile distance from the coast criteria as the Eastern Shore area is only around 50-60 miles wide.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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Though it's well within a metro area I would recommend the North Druid Hills area of NE Atlanta. It's quite liberal (close to Emory University) and has housing stock on larger lots that was largely built before the 1960s. The neighboring town of North Decatur would be a great option as well.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Maybe Greenville NC, Richmond VA, Columbia SC, Salisbury MD and Newark DE. I know you didn't want to got north of VA, but there are communities north of VA that fit most of the criteria.
What areas north of VA would you suggest?
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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What areas north of VA would you suggest?
Salisbury MD and Newark DE are. Both aren't too far from Baltimore, with Salisbury being somewhat close to DC and the Tidewater/Hampton Roads metro of VA. Newark isn't too far from Philadelphia as well.
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