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Old 05-30-2013, 08:49 PM
 
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Jtur, the OP wants to be near the beach so that will draw some tourists - though most of these towns/cities have their own identities above and beyond tourism.

Hate to burst your bubble but I stayed in Victoria once - OK it was on the way to Padre island but your motel got my dollars. On the way back we slept in Hope arkansas before it got famous.

BTW I second the suggestion of Corps Christi for an actual home - not just a vacation getaway.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:10 PM
 
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I don't care what state it's in. I just want a nice small town or city far away from all of the pretentiousness, the selfishness, and of course away from the "big city" people.

I've lived in New York all my life, and let me tell you the people really take a toll on you. I find myself wondering at night, why am I here? Why do I keep doing this to myself? I know I'm not enjoying this, so why do I even bother saying? Honestly it's because I'm obsessed with planning. I can't do something without knowing exactly how it will plan out, even if it doesn't end up the way I planned it. I'm constantly stressed out, and for some reason, planning puts me at ease.

At this point though, I'm going to end up killing someone if I stay in this city any longer. My issue is honestly I have no idea where to go. I had this dream the other day about this small town along the coastline. Life there was perfect. The people were so nice and nothing like the stereotypical New Yorker. I saw this guy and he kept repeating this word to me over and over, but as soon as I woke up I forgot what he kept repeating.

I know this perfect little town of mine seems ridiculous, but really I think it's my mind telling me it's time for me to just get away. I just wished I knew where to go.
Cape May, NJ. Quiet, historic, scenic, beautiful. Birdwatching, if you're into that. Biking, horse and buggy rides, a lighthouse on a stunning bay beach with great views and a sunken cement ship just out in the water, which is pretty cool. It's beautiful there, and not too far from NYC. You can make it in under 3 hours without traffic, no flight needed. I highly recommend it, and if you can afford it, stay in Congress Hall.

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Old 05-31-2013, 06:11 AM
 
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Flagstaff, AZ. I used to spend weekends there when I lived in Vegas to get away. I loved it.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Corps Christi
Corps? haha Nice typo. At least I hope it was a typo. Corpus Christi
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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yes, definitely a typo. Seems to be a mellow place but not that mellow.
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:46 PM
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Jerome, Az. They have a former old hospital converted to a hotel, which is a nice place to stay. Nice eateries around. Some history to investigate there, too.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:07 PM
 
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wow .... from NYC to Jerome .... that would be some culture shock

I really enjoy visiting Jerome - just can't imagine there is much there in the way of jobs, single life, etc .... it's a good place to drop out though

i think the poster above commenting on line of work raising a pretty good point - what do you want to do for work?
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:07 AM
 
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I really like Albany, NY. Though there's no coastline.

Portland, ME is also good, and has a coastline.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:44 AM
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wow .... from NYC to Jerome .... that would be some culture shock

I really enjoy visiting Jerome - just can't imagine there is much there in the way of jobs, single life, etc .... it's a good place to drop out though

i think the poster above commenting on line of work raising a pretty good point - what do you want to do for work?
I thought the OP was looking for a getaway only, but you're right, Jerome wouldn't be for long-term residency. Maybe Prescott--more jobs, or Flagg.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Newport, Oregon. Great Seafood and waterfront. Right of the Pacific Ocean and Highway 101. One of the best aquariums in american. Quaint, and calm. Gateway to the Oregon Coast, most naturally Beautiful and Untouched coastline in america. Also Chelan, Washington. Small resort city on Lake Chelan. Good warm weather in spring and summer months. Relaxing, and in wine country. Not too far from Seattle aswell (like 2 hours)
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