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Old 02-01-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Missoula County, Montana
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Howdy yall,
I'm relocating from Montana to one of the following states and I'm looking for a small, quiet, cowboy town where I can own 20+ acres and have a ranch and shooting range on my land. I am looking for a conservative place with many trees, rivers and good bbq. I do enjoy Honky Tonk Bars with country music. Rodeos are another thing I like to go to, although I do not do Rodeo. I love good quality country people who are very selfless and friendly. Not like Southern California or North East US. In other words, I am not a liberal and I do not want to be in a liberal city. I will have kids soon and I am looking for employment in Law Enforcement. I hope you guys can help me find a place. Thank you
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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Cowtown Rodeo - The Oldest Weekly Running Rodeo in the USA
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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Whats your budget?
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:41 PM
 
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I would recommend Tennessee first, then West Texas second and East Texas third. I'd also add that I think you are crazy to leave Montana.
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:10 PM
 
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As someone considering Missoula (along with some others) for relocating *to* - why do you want to move away?

I can't speak much for the Eastern US, but I would say that a lot of Texas won't quite fit your bill. The panhandle, west, south, and central parts of the state don't have much in the way trees and a lot of rivers are seasonal and spread out. East Texas is more in line with the rest of the South - green, tall trees, lots of water, etc.

While test scores aren't everything, most of the eastern part of Texas tends to have average or below average rated school districts. As with anything though, there are definitely some gems but if public education is important to you, you might want to be careful when you're shopping around for where to live. On the other hand, Texas has a great homeschooling community and there are usually local support groups should you decide to go that route. I was homeschooled in the San Antonio area, and our local community is so large we're actually able to support competitive sport programs, playing against private schools in basketball, football, soccer, etc.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:17 AM
 
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I would highly recommend SW Virginia which is a stunningly beautiful area that should fit your requirements pretty well. Check out the Christiansburg area along the I-81 corridor just SW of Roanoke.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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North Carolina isn't on your list?
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:32 AM
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Location: Camp Wood, Texas
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Howdy yall,
I'm relocating from Montana to one of the following states and I'm looking for a small, quiet, cowboy town where I can own 20+ acres and have a ranch and shooting range on my land. I am looking for a conservative place with many trees, rivers and good bbq. I do enjoy Honky Tonk Bars with country music. Rodeos are another thing I like to go to, although I do not do Rodeo. I love good quality country people who are very selfless and friendly. Not like Southern California or North East US. In other words, I am not a liberal and I do not want to be in a liberal city. I will have kids soon and I am looking for employment in Law Enforcement. I hope you guys can help me find a place. Thank you
Howdy! Honky Tonk bars, rodeo, bbq, guns, conservative, country music, rivers and trees. Sounds like you just described Texas. Hint.... check out the towns of Bandera, Comfort, Utopia, Leakey, Hondo, Castroville, Pleasanton and Floresville. Happy huntin' .
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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I don't understand where Virginia comes into this. Although a good deal of the state is very conservative, it has nothing to do with "cowboy" culture. In Virginia even if you have cattle, it's still a farm. You could probably find some land at cheaper prices in the depressed southwest part of Virginia, however, than you could anywhere desirable in rural/small town Texas. Coming from Montana, the VA weather might be a bit less of a shock to the system than TX. A lot more trees in VA. Dunno about the bbq there -- suppose it's more or less Carolina style in any of the places you would want to be.
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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My husband, a native Texan, spent a year at Fort Lee, VA. Although he and I both enjoyed the time there (since we both love civil and revolutionary war history), Virginia isn't "cowboy" at all. The horse country of Virginia is up in the northern part, but it's more hunter/jumpers and dressage than western riding. Avoid Fairfax County at all costs; it's a democrat haven for people who work in nearby DC. The BBQ in Virginia is the Carolina-style, which we thought was nasty.
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