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Old 08-22-2014, 08:21 AM
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Grand Ledge is another Lansing MI area community that could work: Grand Ledge, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 08-22-2014, 08:27 AM
Location: Savannah GA
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Originally Posted by bluecarebear View Post
I would disagree and say the southern towns aren't the same as the north. There is a different vibe with a New England type town. They are much more self contained, independent, and unique.
As well as cold, aloof, unfriendly, cliquish, insular, rude and suspicious of outsiders.
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:29 AM
Location: Cleveland
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Shaker Heights Ohio. Only minutes away from the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, Great schools, safe neighborhoods, beautiful pre-war houses.
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:53 AM
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Any of these towns other than the one mentioned in Kentucky or Virginia?
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ckhthankgod View Post
Good ones canudigit, as those are some that came to mind in MI. Plymouth and Farmington, while surrounded by usual suburbia, would fit too. Webberville, DeWitt and Williamston in the Lansing area come to mind too.

Like Bobloblawslawblog stated, Upstate NY would fit and is why I suggested looking further west in Upstate NY. Just look in the metro areas and you can find at least 1 in each of them, big or small. A couple of sleepers may be Owego and possibly Corning, as both fall under the Guthrie Health Network: Guthrie Owego also has a Lockheed Martin plant and Corning is home to Fortune 500 company Corning Inc. Others that come to mind are: East Aurora, Lewiston, Brockport, Fairport, Pittsford, Skaneateles, Cazenovia, Clinton, Homer, Trumansburg, Seneca Falls, Waterloo, Canandaigua, Honeoye Falls, Fayetteville, Manlius(village), Spencerport, Orchard Park, Williamsville, Penn Yan, Horseheads and Sackets Harbor, among many other villages.

Another thing about Corning is that it has more than you would think, with things like this: Home : Corning's Gaffer District
American Planning Association Designates Corning's Market Street a Top 10 Great Street for 2013 : Corning's Gaffer District

Rockwell Museum - Art about America

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Another Upstate community I didn't mention that could be another sleeper is New Hartford. Very good schools, nice little village, but also has a bunch of big box shopping in the town as well. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=new+h...330.15,,0,8.11


Sangertown Square
Welcome | New Hartford Shopping Center
The Orchard, New Hartford, NY | Cameron Group LLC
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:19 AM
Location: The City
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Doylestown PA

Doylestown, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 08-22-2014, 09:34 AM
Location: Boston, MA
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Stockbridge and Lee Massachusetts. They actually are the models for Rockwell's paintings and, with the exception of the tourists, they haven't changed much.

Boston and NYC are within two hours for the finest medical facilities in the world.

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Old 08-22-2014, 10:12 AM
Location: Milwaukee
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Lots of small Rockwell-like towns dotting Door County WI shores, where I grew up.


Fish Creek:

Egg Harbor:

Baileys Harbor:

Ellison Bay:

And so on. If you need a little bigger, there's one city (Sturgeon Bay) around 10,000:
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:22 AM
Location: Maryland
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Galena, Illinois would be one that immediately comes to my mind.
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:08 AM
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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We are curious...are there any Norman Rockwell type towns left? Safe, great schools, and not TOO far from advanced medical care would be nice.
Norman Rockwell was from New England and I'm sure that there are many towns that are Norman Rocwellesque there.

However, for more bang for your buck, beautiful homes, a Village square and white steepled churches check out the lovely Poland Ohio.

More pictures on the city data site.

Great schools. Safe. And about 45 minutes from the famed Cleveland Clinic.
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