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Old 08-21-2014, 11:27 PM
 
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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.
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Probably somewhere in upstate New York.
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:12 AM
 
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Central New Hampshire near Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center along the Vermont border.
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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There are several quaint, safe, Main Street type towns in rural areas but within half an hour or so of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan Medical Center or within an hour of the excellent healthcare facilities in Metro Detroit. Tecumseh, Chelshea, Dexter, Brighton, Howell...all the kind of cute towns that have hanging baskets of flowers, benches, and Victorian era architecture along the main street and friendly, down to earth people.
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:29 AM
 
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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

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Old 08-22-2014, 05:35 AM
 
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Check out the twin towns of Saugatuck/Douglas in SW Michigan. They're beautiful little "white picket fence" towns just off of Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River. The public schools are very good and both are extremely safe towns. Neither town has a big box store and yet offers plenty of stores/services should you need them and if unable to deal without Walmart for some reason there is one along with a plethora of other stores in the city of Holland, 15 minutes away. Spectrum Health Medical Center in Grand Rapids is a very modern Level 1 Trauma Center/Teaching Hospital/Heart Center/Children's Hospital (20th largest hospital in the US) and is just 40 minutes away.

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Old 08-22-2014, 06:26 AM
 
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Anchorage KY in suburban Louisville.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Above I-80 in PA. Western NY. Check out the small, and I mean small, college towns. Very walkable with a ton of amenities.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Plenty of such towns throughout the country. To find them, you have to get off the interstates and wander the back roads.

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Old 08-22-2014, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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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.
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