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Old 05-14-2015, 07:26 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Can't comment on the job front, but for everything else, Decatur and North Decatur in Atlanta sounds like it might be just what you are looking for. I moved here about two months ago and love it. There are equality stickers on half the cars here. My apartment community seems to be overflowing with lesbians. My neighbors are well-educated, intelligent, liberal and yet also still very southern. Outdoor activities abound within the city limits, but getting outside Atlanta offers up some beautiful and exciting outdoor fun. I have an infant so no camping yet, but I've taken my baby and dog with me on some really fun hikes and have checked out several different campgrounds for future adventures.

I really love it here. Love that I can have my country, southern culture without the bigotry that typically comes with it. Love that I can discuss liberal issues while listening to George Straight in the background. Yes, there are plenty of transplants but that does not at all seem to have diluted the culture.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Boulder County, CO?
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:52 AM
 
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Decatur is very lesbian. Move there you'll like it.


I'm a conservative but I get what you want.


Also Portland Oregon isn't southern but it is kind of redneck lol you would like it
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:47 PM
 
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Also Portland Oregon isn't southern but it is kind of redneck lol you would like it
Definitely doesn't have any Southern-style hospitality, though. It's more like the tweaky kind of rednecks.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:53 PM
 
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The Asheville area is pretty redneck/hillbilly, Western NC in general fits this description. It's only Asheville at the core that's super liberal/hippie. It's the blue dot in the middle of big red Western NC.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:04 PM
 
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The Asheville area is pretty redneck/hillbilly, Western NC in general fits this description. It's only Asheville at the core that's super liberal/hippie. It's the blue dot in the middle of big red Western NC.
To be fair are there any truly progressive rural areas in the US?
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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To be fair are there any truly progressive rural areas in the US?

While not exactly as liberal as Berkeley or Seattle, Eastern Iowa, Minnesota's Iron Range, and parts of Northern California (Humboldt County and Napa Valley in particular) are all rural and progressive.

Vermont is very liberal and very rural, but it does have some conservative quirks, such as very lenient gun laws.

Perhaps the OP might like Vermont. It's not Southern, but it is country, liberal, and lesbians are plentiful.

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Old 05-14-2015, 07:58 PM
 
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To be fair are there any truly progressive rural areas in the US?
Floyd VA is a hippie mecca. But I doubt they hire many librarians.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Boulder County, CO?
Boulder has the liberal part nailed down, but it's not exactly a redneck haven.
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:45 PM
 
Location: DC
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Shiner Bock, Football, Barbecue, Liberalism, and Live Music make me say Austin, TX. But maybe that's not redneck-y enough.

Possibly Louisville KY? It's really alternative/counterculture and liberal feeling like Portland OR, but with bourbon instead of beer.

Nashville?
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