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Old 03-06-2017, 02:05 PM
 
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Just because of how it is set up, Rome NY is the second biggest city in terms of land size in the state(has about 34,000 people) and has very rural areas within the "city" limits.
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Old 03-07-2017, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Naples Island
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Phoenix/Scottsdale, Las Vegas, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Oklahoma City, Lubbock, Amarillo, Colorado Springs.
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Old 03-07-2017, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I would live 100 miles from civilization I could, but health needs require me to stay within an hour or less from an excellent medical system. I'm up for moving ANYWHERE in the US (would be anywhere in the world, but I don't have the funds or income level to emigrate). Please post your suggestions!

My wish list (I realize I won't find a city with EVERYTHING on this list, but this is the goal. I don't mind driving 30-60 minutes in either direction to check off as many things on this list as possible):

Excellent medical facilities.
FARM-FRIENDLY! Chicken and goat-friendly zoning (not a full-on mini farm, just a few small livestock for personal use).
CHEAP! Affordable property costs to afford yard for said chicken and goats.
TRAILS! Plenty of hiking trails.
TREES! Proximity to national or state parks/forests. Or metro parks that allow camping.
SCIENCE! Museums, science centers open to the public.
A decent economy (i.e., not Detroit or other empty rust belt towns/cities).
Not too hot, not too cold (55-80 most days is my fantasy), snowfall not measured in feet.
Moderate or liberal politically. Environmental regs a plus.
Not in a cultish-Christian region where every song on the radio is about Jesus and every social activity is sponsored by a church.
Proximity to public higher education institutions
Manageable traffic. Cities with chronic all day, everyday, congestion are just not do-able with my health condition.

Note: I'm from the midwest, so my idea of "affordable" is 80-90K or less for a quarter acre (or more), and a habitable (doesn't need to be recently updated, new, or "modern") 2-3 bedroom.

I don't care about:
Night life
Authentic ethnic foods
Public transportation
Bwhahhahhaaaaa! Ain't no such place.
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:59 AM
 
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Bwhahhahhaaaaa! Ain't no such place.
There actually are, and some have already been suggested.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:32 AM
 
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Look northwest of Oak Ridge TN for the cheap chicken friendly lifestyle. You will have all the science you want in OR. Decent medical care in OR and excellent in Knoxville.

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Franklin, TN is another gem. Right outside Nashville. Very White and posh but not too expensive.
Franklin is way too expensive. Pretty conservative overall.
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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There actually are, and some have already been suggested.
None that meet all of the criteria.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:58 AM
 
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NmS, you could re-read the original post (which you linked)

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My wish list (I realize I won't find a city with EVERYTHING on this list, but this is the goal. I don't mind driving 30-60 minutes in either direction to check off as many things on this list as possible):
The OP has gotten some good suggestions (and a couple of expensive ones). Why the animosity?
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania USA
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Just because of how it is set up, Rome NY is the second biggest city in terms of land size in the state(has about 34,000 people) and has very rural areas within the "city" limits.
Rome is like the NY version of St. Marys, PA
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:11 PM
 
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Rome is like the NY version of St. Marys, PA
Yes, they are similar. Rome is 74.79 square miles and St. Mary's is 99.32 square miles with about 13,000 people.
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:23 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Phoenix/Scottsdale, Las Vegas, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Oklahoma City, Lubbock, Amarillo, Colorado Springs.
He was wanting moderate/liberal politically and you won't find that in Oklahoma City, Lubbock, or Amarillo. I think Las Vegas, Phoenix, Orlando, and especially South Florida are too urban for the OP.

I honestly think their best bet is somewhere that is smaller but has a large arts presence, like Santa Fe, NM, Asheville NC, Boulder CO, etc.
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