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Old 10-07-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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What US town (if any) is closest to a European village? Walkable, close-knit community, small, artisanal shops, etc. Think Chocolat...
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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Helen, Georgia, is up in the Blue Ridge and is a tourist town designed (and redesigned) to resemble a Bavarian mountain village. The surroundings are beautiful, The town itself has a rather deliberately cheesy charm - lots of craft shops, motels, inns, b and bs, restaurants, tourist attractions of various kinds, etc. Is this what you had in mind?

Other towns which come to mind would include Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and Blowing Rock, NC, along with Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA - lots of quaint storybook-style cottages there that look as if they've stepped out of the tales of the Brothers Grimm.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:02 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Leavenworth, WA

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Solvang, GA

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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Perhaps...... Aurora Arts and Merchants Association

Skaneateles Area Chamber Of Commerce - Welcome to Skaneateles

Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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Leavenworth, WA. It's very pretty there.

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Old 10-08-2012, 12:05 PM
 
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Nantucket, Massachusetts, is still almost entirely cobblestone within the villiage.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Denver
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There are lots of nice little quiet villages all around New England.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:23 PM
 
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Princeton, New Jersey has a very European feel. It is very walkable and has beautifully preserved architecture. There are a lot of great restaurants, cafes, antique shops, art galleries etc.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:34 PM
 
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I say somewhere in the Northeast.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:26 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Helen, Georgia, is up in the Blue Ridge and is a tourist town designed (and redesigned) to resemble a Bavarian mountain village. The surroundings are beautiful, The town itself has a rather deliberately cheesy charm - lots of craft shops, motels, inns, b and bs, restaurants, tourist attractions of various kinds, etc. Is this what you had in mind?

Other towns which come to mind would include Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and Blowing Rock, NC, along with Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA - lots of quaint storybook-style cottages there that look as if they've stepped out of the tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Some VERY good suggestions here. The suggestions of Carmel-by-the-Sea and Helen are spot on
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