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View Poll Results: 18-29 year olds only please: Where is your ideal place to live?
Big City 49 55.68%
Suburb 12 13.64%
Small Town 11 12.50%
Rural Area 16 18.18%
Voters: 88. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-27-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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Agreed. Even small cities can be a drab for young people. I would say minimum acceptable size is the 1.7 million metro range i.e. Charlotte.
What about college towns, which tend to offer quite a bit in a smaller package?

Also, one could say that a small town/village of say 1000-5000/10000 could be the best of both worlds if you want a slower, quieter pace, but close to a rural area. Some places of that size may offer enough and may be within a relatively close proximity to a bigger city. Here are a few examples I could think of: Owego Homepage
Historic Owego Marketplace - Have fun Shopping, Dining and Sightseeing in Owego, NY - Home

Skaneateles Area Chamber Of Commerce - Welcome to Skaneateles

Village of Nyack | Official website for the Village of Nyack
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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What about college towns, which tend to offer quite a bit in a smaller package?

Also, one could say that a small town/village of say 1000-5000/10000 could be the best of both worlds if you want a slower, quieter pace, but close to a rural area. Some places of that size may offer enough and may be within a relatively close proximity to a bigger city. Here are a few examples I could think of: Owego Homepage
Historic Owego Marketplace - Have fun Shopping, Dining and Sightseeing in Owego, NY - Home

Skaneateles Area Chamber Of Commerce - Welcome to Skaneateles

Village of Nyack | Official website for the Village of Nyack
Bars & Clubs in Nyack | Metromix Hudson Valley
Most college towns fall under the category of boutique towns. They are generally politically liberal, walkable, funky, and offer quite a bit for the creative class, all things at the top of most young peoples' list and the exact opposite of most small towns in America. Places like Asheville, NC come to mind.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:23 PM
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I live in a small town now(more like a rural suburb). I don't like it. Nothing to do, and nowhere I would want to go to. Big cities have more things for me to get into.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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Most college towns fall under the category of boutique towns. They are generally politically liberal, walkable, funky, and offer quite a bit for the creative class, all things at the top of most young peoples' list and the exact opposite of most small towns in America. Places like Asheville, NC come to mind.
I only ask, because they usually aren't too big. You may have exceptions like this small city/area that only has a community college, but has its share of arts based activities and other events: Glens Falls is full of things to do, delicious restaurants, and numerous places to shop for everyone in your family or friends.

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Old 11-27-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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I only ask, because they usually aren't too big. You may have exceptions like this small city/area that only has a community college, but has its share of arts based activities and other events: Glens Falls is full of things to do, delicious restaurants, and numerous places to shop for everyone in your family or friends.

Glens Falls, NY - Official Website
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Yeah that is definitely a boutique town. Eureka Springs, Arkansas is another one. They are excellent in my opinion for young people who want the quiet and charm of a small town but with a 21st century mindset.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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I'd be ope to a college tow environment, but couldn't really see myself living in a metro area with a population less than 250k.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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Yeah that is definitely a boutique town. Eureka Springs, Arkansas is another one. They are excellent in my opinion for young people who want the quiet and charm of a small town but with a 21st century mindset.
Yeah, it is a city of 14,000 and a metro of about 165,000. It doesn't hurt that it is near tourist towns/cities(Lake George, Saratoga Springs and Ticonderoga), as well as the Adirondacks. Albany is only an hour away too.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:35 PM
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I only ask, because they usually aren't too big. You may have exceptions like this small city/area that only has a community college, but has its share of arts based activities and other events: Glens Falls is full of things to do, delicious restaurants, and numerous places to shop for everyone in your family or friends.

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Rachael Ray is from around that area.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:07 PM
 
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Rachael Ray is from around that area.
Correct and she attended Lake George High School. Glens Falls is more of a regular city with things to do for its size.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:25 PM
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Correct and she attended Lake George High School. Glens Falls is more of a regular city with things to do for its size.
Upstate NY is one of those places I hear about and read about, but since I've never been, I wonder what it would be like for me to go up there, and see it for myself.
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