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Old 11-29-2012, 07:46 AM
 
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Now that I have a better sense of your criteria I'd recommend some smaller versions of Charlottesville with more reasonable real estate costs and similar climate (or milder). Check out:

Staunton, Virginia
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Hendersonville, NC
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Radford VA may be another place to consider: new river, radford virginia jobs, blacksburg va, radford univ, events in virginia

It is close to Blacksburg, which is where Virginia Tech is located and Radford has its own state university: Radford University | Virginia | Best in the Southeast

This community is in between the two others: Christiansburg, VA - Official Website So, it could give you a few options in one area.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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i appreciate the ideas, guys.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:07 PM
 
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Travelers Rest SC
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:39 PM
 
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You might want to see what the real estate costs are in Davis, California, near Sacramento. They've got to be much cheaper than in the coastal cities. Davis is definitely warm in summer, and is famous for bikability.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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I don't know what you do for a living, but you might want to consider Marietta, Ohio. It's on the North Country Trail and the Ohio River, the cost of living is relatively low, there's a fine small college, and the climate isn't too different from northern Virginia. Athens is also a good town. BTW, I've been to Oneonta, NY, and it's gorgeous. If you could handle the winters, the town is definitely walkable, and it's close to Cooperstown, NY, which is also lovely and historic.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:23 AM
 
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Travelers Rest SC
TR isn't really my idea of pedestrian - friendly.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:28 AM
 
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I don't know what you do for a living, but you might want to consider Marietta, Ohio.
i currently work in a field where i can move pretty much anywhere and find a job.

i'm working on starting a business that would make me truly location-agnostic, where i could work from home if i wanted.

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It's on the North Country Trail and the Ohio River, the cost of living is relatively low, there's a fine small college, and the climate isn't too different from northern Virginia. Athens is also a good town. BTW, I've been to Oneonta, NY, and it's gorgeous. If you could handle the winters, the town is definitely walkable, and it's close to Cooperstown, NY, which is also lovely and historic.
nah, New York is way too cold for me.

after checking some of these places out, i think i just need to emigrate to europe.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:53 AM
 
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i currently work in a field where i can move pretty much anywhere and find a job.

i'm working on starting a business that would make me truly location-agnostic, where i could work from home if i wanted.



nah, New York is way too cold for me.

after checking some of these places out, i think i just need to emigrate to europe.
What is considered too cold for you, as it could narrow down locations to look into.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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What is considered too cold for you, as it could narrow down locations to look into.
i don't know if i could put a number on it. winters that are too intense or too long in duration wouldn't be a good choice.

plus places further away than a 5-6 hour drive of south carolina have a disadvantage. NY, New England, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, etc. are places i'd consider to be equally far away from my family (a plane ride).

there's a lot of towns in NC i haven't visited in a long time that might work. brevard, boone, etc. i had looked at blowing rock, nc, but it's too small and gentrified. i'm thinking somewhere with a good microclimate and a brewery where you can hang out around downtown with a near-zero chance of getting mugged.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:50 PM
 
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Default Mukilteo, WA

Check out Mukilteo, WA. Per Money Magazine (I think), it's one of the top ten small towns in America. I live there and love it.
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