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Old 03-08-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I doubt I'll live anywhere smaller than I do now. I live in my hometown, which is about 50,000. It's just too small and isolated for me. We're two hours from any metros of around a million.

We lack what I consider fairly basic shopping like Costco, Trader Joe's, etc. The town I live in and work in has a Target, Walmart, one dumpy Kroger, Aldi, several of a regional grocer, and salvage grocers. A lot of the things that I was used to living in two Midwestern capital cities simply is not available here. I get a lot of off Amazon.

We've had cable internet since I was a kid back in 1999 or 2000. Verizon has good LTE coverage in all but the most rural parts of the area - the other phone carriers are basically LTE only within city limits.

I used to work in a town in southwest Virginia that had no broadband, no municipal water, and was 45 minutes to a mall or Sam's Club. There are dozens of backward towns like that in southwest VA and eastern KY. I'd never live anywhere like that.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:11 AM
 
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Somewhere on the Ouray/Silverton/Durango Million Dollar Highway corridor. Those towns have at least enough going on combined with unparalleled natural beauty to make the distance from major cities worth it to me.

Back east, maybe somewhere like Thomas/Davis, West Virginia or the Adirondacks (Saranac Lake/Lake Placid).
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I've always fantasized about moving up north into the mountains Near Taos, like Ojo Caliente, Red River, Las Trampas, or Tres Piedras, way up away from any Interstates or full-gauge railroads. There is nowhere with more beauty than southern Rockies towns.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:53 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I've always fantasized about moving up north into the mountains Near Taos, like Ojo Caliente, Red River, Las Trampas, or Tres Piedras, way up away from any Interstates or full-gauge railroads. There is nowhere with more beauty than southern Rockies towns.
Taos is remote but still has access to some sophisticated stuff...not just a Walmart or Dollar General sort of small town.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:53 AM
 
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I would live in Honolulu.
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:22 PM
 
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Denver probably.
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Old 03-08-2017, 04:45 PM
 
Location: L'Enfant D.C. near the southern end of the megalopolis
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Somewhere on the edge of a metro the size of Raleigh. I grew up in a city near other cities.
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Old 03-09-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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Denver
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:28 PM
 
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Taos is remote but still has access to some sophisticated stuff...not just a Walmart or Dollar General sort of small town.
Taos is really neat in my opinion.
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:24 AM
 
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Astoria, OR
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