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Old 07-08-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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A lot of cities in states like Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas would fit in terms of size and isolation.
Here's Cheyenne WY: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=cheye...,33.27,,0,9.42

Visit Cheyenne, Wyoming


Cheyenne, Wyoming - YouTube

Butte MT: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=butte...358.2,,0,-0.14

Butte Montana Convention and Visitors Bureau


VISIT BUTTE, MONTANA! - YouTube

Rapid City, SD: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=rapid...303.88,,0,-3.6

Rapid City SD | Do Big Things


Downtown Rapid City - Rapid City - South Dakota - YouTube

Grand Forks, ND: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Grand...63.97,,0,-6.24

https://www.visitgrandforks.com/


Downtown Driving in Grand Forks, ND. - YouTube
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:55 PM
 
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I was starting to think you were limited to the east/northeast, ha ha. You proved me wrong with these GREAT submissions. Rapid City is beautiful, last time I was there, I didn't want to leave.

An example from the state I live in:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmOWSiCjmH0

And another truly under the radar one:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD1-fpkI7MQ
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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If you know what to look for, it isn't hard to find such places throughout the country.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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Fayetteville, AR, although its part of a broader metro of 500k.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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Auburn and Lewiston, ME: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=aubur...37.37,,0,-0.55

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=lewis...,77.86,,0,0.35

City of Auburn, Maine | Official Site
Lewiston, ME - Official Website


Explore Maine - Auburn & Lewiston Maine's Great Falls - YouTube

Meridian, MS: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=merid...53.76,,0,-7.48

Welcome to the city of Meridian, Mississippi official website
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Downtown Meridian: Meridian, Mississippi - YouTube

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Old 07-10-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Nice mentions with Grand Forks, ND. and Rapid City, SD. The city is a bit above 90K, but the metro area may be close to the 200K limit- Fargo, ND. Mason City is kind of boring to me, maybe it has changed during the last 15 years since I used to travel there regularly on business. It is below 20K, but I prefer Whitewater, WI above other WI towns like Oshkosh and Racine. Hilly, green, lush, lots of small lakes in the are, hiking, road biking, mountain biking as well.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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Nice mentions with Grand Forks, ND. and Rapid City, SD. The city is a bit above 90K, but the metro area may be close to the 200K limit- Fargo, ND. Mason City is kind of boring to me, maybe it has changed during the last 15 years since I used to travel there regularly on business. It is below 20K, but I prefer Whitewater, WI above other WI towns like Oshkosh and Racine. Hilly, green, lush, lots of small lakes in the are, hiking, road biking, mountain biking as well.
I would personally say Mason city is pretty decent for the under 40k class. (It has changed quite a bit in the last decade and a half. Mankato, MN is pretty cool too. I would have included Appleton, WI if the "Fox Cities" metro wasn't so large.

I will have to check out Whitewater. (It's population seems to be about 6k short of 20k.)
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