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Old 05-03-2016, 11:24 PM
 
Location: New England
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Boston isn't that close to the mountains any more than NYC or Philly is to theirs.
Boston is an hour and a half away from the white mountains. NYC is at least three hours away from anything in upstate NY or Vermont. Philly has the Poconos which are about 2 hours away. Boston is on the ocean but Philly isin't. The Jersey Shore isint a far drive however most of it is too commercialized for my taste. The New England shoreline is better.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Boston isn't that close to the mountains any more than NYC or Philly is to theirs.
What tysmith 95 said.

There are even two ski areas an hour or less away from Boston in Mass.
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:38 AM
 
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I'm in a very similar boat. Minus the city preference and racial preference. I live in a valley that was a small logging area when I grew up, about 40 minutes east of Seattle. We have a ton of moisture, hills, mountains and lush greenery everywhere. Unfortunately Seattlites have made their way out here and all but destroyed our small towns and forever have changed the cost and way of living.

So I'm looking for a rural, wet, green and hilly area to relocate to, much more similar to our town in the past (and with small chance of being turned into master planned communities).

So far I have found Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia to be ideal. Luckily, even as a single parent, with a fed job, my money seems to go pretty dang far in those areas in comparison to here. But topographically, Kentucky seems to be the most similar. But the metro areas won't be near as big as what it sounds like you're looking for...
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