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Old 02-02-2014, 08:18 AM
 
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Good Point, Wendy. But there is a Kroger out Hillsboro that is easily bike-able.

But I think many people who want walkable want it for its entertainment value and quaintness, and Franklin is tops in that regard. I get the feeling most prefer the quaint over living near more useful stores/services in a strip mall environment.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:12 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Santa Fe, NM
Boulder, CO
Northampton, MA
Newport, RI
Newburyport, MA
Salem, MA
Boulder is just barely over 100,000.
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Old 07-05-2015, 05:00 PM
 
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A lot of these places have Walkscores of less than 50 and say they are car-dependent. Hmm ?
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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RIGHT.
You might think so, but check what happened when I inquired about Carfree living:

Surely, there must be people in the area, who enjoy the wonderful freedom of living a car-free life, and are willing to share some of their secrets.
=== UNQUOTE ===

I have started threads like this on C-D for four cities in NC and SC:

+ Charlotte NC : Living without a Car : Is it possible in the Charlotte area?
+ Asheville, NC : Living without a Car : Is it possible in the Asheville area?
+ Greenville SC : Living without a Car : Is it possible in the Greenville area?
+ Rock Hill+ SC : Living without a Car : Is it possible in the area?
I like this list and add Chapel Hill, NC. Aiken, SC is another good one. I like places like the OP is talking about
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Earth
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What about Montpelier, VT? It has around 8,000 people but it feels bigger because it's the state capital. The downtown is fairly compact and walkable but you're always close to nature.
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Old 07-08-2015, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Edinburgh,Scotland
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Durango,Co.Would move there in a heartbeat.
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Old 07-08-2015, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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A lot of these places have Walkscores of less than 50 and say they are car-dependent. Hmm ?
I noticed that. I sometimes have my issues with WalkScore's methodology, but in this case it's probably because it's really only just part of cities mentioned are really all that walkable. For example, where I live- Bellingham, WA, is walkable to me, and a good part of town is. And fortunately I live in a neighborhood where I don't have to use a car at all, but there are parts of town-subdivisions off in the periphery, for example, where it's absolutely necessary to have one to get around. So, I think those areas balance out the good parts, as far as the city's overall WalkScore is concerned. You probably already know this, but if you look on their map, you can see where the more walkable areas are in town. Overall, though, it's tough to tell from WalkScore if a town is known for being pedestrian-friendly or not.
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:34 PM
 
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This community would work: Village of Brockport, NY
Brockport, NY Community Videos - Welcome
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:14 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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New Paltz, NY is a nice, somewhat artsy town with a walkable center, a university (so lots of cultural stuff happening), near Poughkeepsie with all its amenities, and not too far from NYC when you need a big city fix. Lots of cute local shops and a decent variety of restaurants. Also very close to beautiful countryside, mountains, and woods, of course.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:47 AM
 
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I like cities such as Albany, NY and Eugene, OR. Under 100 thousand population but very urban. There are others.
Albany has over 100,000 people now. Same with Syracuse, which was mentioned earlier in the thread and has since the 1890's.

A couple of other places that would fit are Beacon(about 15,000) and Hudson(about 7000) in NY.

Royal Oak MI would fit.
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