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Old 08-13-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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Can be anywhere in U.S., as I'm trying to keep an open mind. Just want to get away from the city. Finding it easy to search the < 10,000 results on Google, but the really small towns seem to be harder to dig up info on. So what you got? Places near you, or that you've been and enjoyed, or even that you've just heard of but found interesting.

Pics appreciated, but by no means mandatory!
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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Cooperstown, NY

Population 1,000
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:55 AM
 
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Cooperstown is one of those rare ones that appears on the radar, since it makes it onto those "best of" lists for small towns of any size. Perfect example.

Keep 'em coming, though. I want to hear every small-town aficionado's fave!
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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Cooperstown, NY

Population 1,000
It actually has a little under 2000 people.

I would say that villages like Aurora and Tully in NY would work. Village of Aurora
Aurora Arts and Merchants Association
Aurora, Cayuga County, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Village Of Tully: Homepage: [Digital Towpath]
https://maps.gstatic.com/m/streetvie...995085808,,0,0
Tully (village), New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are other small villages under 1000 in the area like Cato, Meridian, Hannibal, Fabius, Parish, Sackets Harbor, Cleveland, Sandy Creek, Lacona, Wampsville and Munnsville, among others.

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Old 08-13-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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Awesome links, thanks!

As for the "2000" people thing, for my purposes, close enough is close enough. I'm just trying to eliminate all the places big enough to turn up in every "best small town" list, most of which seem to be in the 5,000 to 10,000 range.

It's the tiny towns that are tough to find unless you know somebody. My best plan so far was to sort by state here on city-data, and drop down to very small towns and villages, and just click through them one at a time. But...uh...there are a lot. Was hoping to get a head start by asking the experienced.

Hope to hear from some of our midwesterners and rust belters, too.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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In NY the options I know of open up in the 1,000 - 2,000 range but Hammondsport has between 700-800 and is a nice little lake village

In AZ I like Jerome - I don't think there are a ton of options out here ... even small towns like Wilcox are close to 4,000 and rural towns that seem small like Chino Valley are 10,000 ......... Seligman is a very small town about 500 that is a bit more isolated although located right on old Rte 66 and I-40, it seems to be more of a tourist stop though

Crown King is a small mountain town which has a little bit for it's low population

A lot of the towns in the white mountains are a little larger though - Springerville, Snowflake, Heber-Overgaard .... still relatively small
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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Also, if anybody has some tips on how to search for threads about this topic, or how to search out info on Google, I'm all ears.

Seems anything small town related comes back to those monotonous lists I mention above, while anything with "villages" tends to end up directing me to housing developments.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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New Roads, LA and St. Francisville, LA.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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Like Finger Laker said, if the population range is up to 2000 people, then you have plenty of options.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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Hammondsport, NY and Jerome, AZ are both really cool contributions!

Hammondsport seems to be just oozing quaintness and lakeside charm, and Jerome looks oddly like an Italian village from the distance to me. Had no idea either of these places existed. I think I'm going to enjoy the non-city life.
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