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Old 03-04-2017, 10:45 PM
 
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Just curious and got something a little different, but what is the most remote city/town you would live in? You can mention more than one if you would like to.
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Old 03-04-2017, 11:38 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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I've considered life in Avalon on Catalina Island, California.
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Old 03-05-2017, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Where I am now LOL. And I've come to realize it's just too remote for me. It's beautiful, doesn't snow, doesn't get too hot, has 5,000 people in town, so not horrendously small. And at least there's a Walmart here and a Home Depot. But, the closest Trader Joe's is about 2 1/2 hours away...

I would never go back to living anywhere more remote than this. Just getting old, I guess. I've learned that I don't want to live anywhere that's too small to have a recreation department catalog of classes and events and bus trips. And lots of shopping options, like Trader Joe's and Asian food markets like Ranch 99. And more options for doctors and dentists.

Take me back to civilization! Living in a retreat is not fun year-round.
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:40 AM
 
Location: DFW
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I'm fine anywhere in the US as long as there's high-speed Internet, 4G LTE mobile, and Amazon Prime. Uber would be a plus. My current city (Midland, TX) has all of these and is at least 300 miles from all major metro areas.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:12 PM
 
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Midland,Texas.
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Old 03-07-2017, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I used to live in Cisco, Texas though would not wanna move back there no way no how! I wouldn't mind a small town in a rural part of the Midwest or rural New England. Northern Michigan on a lake shore would be nice, with a light house or somewhere on the Maine coast like Bar Harbor.
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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We just moved to the most remote town I'd like to live in. We went from a city of 500,000 plus people, to a place where the nearest town has a population of 350 people. We don't have any big box stores, just a local market, a few restaurants, and hardware stores. The closest Wal-Mart or Target is an hour and a half away, the closest Costco is over two hours away. However I wouldn't change a thing. No traffic, friendly people who know you, safety for my children, space to grow and a much slower pace of life. I wouldn't want anything more remote than this, but this is perfection for the time being.
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Silverthorne, CO
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Old 03-07-2017, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Bellingham or Santa Cruz.. maybe Eugene
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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I am retiring to a town of 1200 in downeast Maine, there is another town 20 miles away that has 3100 people living there that has the only two traffic lights in the county which is as big as Rhode Island and Delaware combined.

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