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Old 06-11-2013, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Lawrence, Kansas. It meets all your criteria perfectly, if you take into account that only one person has been killed by tornadoes in the entire history of Douglas County.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:24 PM
 
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No nuclear power plants and no other major pollutants nearby.
Nuclear is clean and non-polluting. In fact it is the most "green" energy source we have.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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Look at Corvallis OR, Forest Grove OR, Olympia WA and Bellingham WA.
There's only one of those three that would I quantify as a small college town. Olympia is not a college town nor small. Bellingham is not small. Forest Grove = suburb. Corvallis is the only smaller sized college town on your list.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Juneau
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Eugene or Corvallis Oregon.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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Oxford, Ohio. Home of Miami University:

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Major bonuses of the area include its inexpensive home prices, great safe small-town atmosphere, rolling hills, beautiful natural areas, and rural life. Here is a Zillow snapshot of the area:
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... and a nicely updated farmhouse just minutes from town. Not sure about your price point, but it's listed at $275k.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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Eugene or Corvallis Oregon.
Eugene isn't small.

Moscow, Pullman, Ellensburg, Laramie = small. Corvallis is leaning towards midsize. Eugene with over 300,000 people ain't small.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Olympia and Bellingham are third-tier in the northwest - first tier being Seattle and Portland, second being Tacoma, Eugene, Salem, Spokane and Boise. The OP didn't quantify how small, or indicate where they're from. To New Yorkers, Portland can seem small. So I figured third-tier cities were worth mentioning. And Olympia has Evergreen State, St. Martin's, and a WSU campus. Forest Grove is at the outer edge of the Portland area, surrounded by farmland. The OP wants to be within an hour of a larger city; it can take an hour to get to Portland from Forest Grove.

Add McMinnville and Newberg OR to the list also.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:01 PM
 
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Olympia and Bellingham are third-tier in the northwest - first tier being Seattle and Portland, second being Tacoma, Eugene, Salem, Spokane and Boise. The OP didn't quantify how small, or indicate where they're from.
Anyplace with over 200,000 is not small. Olympia-Thurston County is over a quarter of a million these days.

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And Olympia has Evergreen State, St. Martin's, and a WSU campus.
No WSU campus, and it still isn't a college town. St. Martin's is smaller than most of the local high schools and Evergreen is the smallest independent state college/university in the state. Olympia is a bigger military town than college town based on population.

I live in Olympia FWIW.
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