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Old 04-21-2017, 01:50 PM
 
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I am aware it is southern, and yes, I am familiar with Asheville. While I like Asheville, and could potentially consider it at some point, it isn't where we are looking at the moment.


Also, I am not looking for somewhere that is some magical haven of atheists and liberals. I have no problem with conservatives, or those who attend church, considering the large majority of my family and friends are both of those things. I would just like somewhere that you don't get asked about it every few days, or get looked down on if you don't go to church. New England would certainly be the top place for liberals and non-religious, but may be too much for me in terms of winter weather. Not entirely sure yet.


Philly, while the outlying areas may have helped Trump win, certainly has a lot more going for it than somewhere like Asheville (where the city is surrounded by dark red for a hundred miles in every direction). Maybe Charlottesville is no better, I don't know. Which is why I said I would check it out. The only thing I know for sure about Charlottesville, is that I thought it was cool when I was a kid.


The grander point, is that we don't really want to look any further south than VA right now. We have friends in NOVA and Richmond, and have considered them, which is the main reason VA is even still a possibility.
In that case, I'd look into south Jersey as well. It's an overlooked area but is close to Philly, the Atlantic beaches, and has many charming towns in the area. It snowed a little too much for me during the winter (I'm originally from SC) but it may be something you can tolerate.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:27 PM
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In that case, I'd look into south Jersey as well. It's an overlooked area but is close to Philly, the Atlantic beaches, and has many charming towns in the area. It snowed a little too much for me during the winter (I'm originally from SC) but it may be something you can tolerate.
Any certain towns that you know of that we should look at? I think NJ could potentially work as well, in the same way I think somewhere like PA would. It is a kind of middle ground. Not too severe in any season, beaches, and many things to do nearby.


We aren't averse to snow, I just don't necessarily want somewhere that we could be snowed in several times during winter. Now my husband, he would actually like to live somewhere that gets a ton of snow. I think he would live in a Rockwell painting if he could.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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Any certain towns that you know of that we should look at? I think NJ could potentially work as well, in the same way I think somewhere like PA would. It is a kind of middle ground. Not too severe in any season, beaches, and many things to do nearby.


We aren't averse to snow, I just don't necessarily want somewhere that we could be snowed in several times during winter. Now my husband, he would actually like to live somewhere that gets a ton of snow. I think he would live in a Rockwell painting if he could.
South Jersey doesn't get a ton of snow every winter but usually gets a couple snow events.

Are you considering somewhere near the beach or perhaps somewhere in between Philly and the shore?
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:54 PM
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South Jersey doesn't get a ton of snow every winter but usually gets a couple snow events.

Are you considering somewhere near the beach or perhaps somewhere in between Philly and the shore?
Probably somewhere between the two. I would probably prefer to be a little closer to Philly than the beach, though. We would probably spend more time going into the city, or places other than the beach, than actually going to the beach, at least in the seasons that aren't summer.
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:38 AM
 
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Probably somewhere between the two. I would probably prefer to be a little closer to Philly than the beach, though. We would probably spend more time going into the city, or places other than the beach, than actually going to the beach, at least in the seasons that aren't summer.
South Jersey is rather unique and quite provincial which doesn't make for the most transplant-friendly environment in my opinion. You might consider the north/northwest side of Wilmington, Delaware which provides easy access to Philly and lots of outdoor recreation in the Brandywine Valley due north up through SE PA into beautiful Chadds Ford and the town of West Chester (which could be another great option too).
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Old 04-22-2017, 11:34 AM
 
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South Jersey is rather unique and quite provincial which doesn't make for the most transplant-friendly environment in my opinion. You might consider the north/northwest side of Wilmington, Delaware which provides easy access to Philly and lots of outdoor recreation in the Brandywine Valley due north up through SE PA into beautiful Chadds Ford and the town of West Chester (which could be another great option too).
Truthfully the whole Philly area is kinda provincial; the most transplant-friendly part of the region is the core of Philly itself.
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Old 04-22-2017, 12:10 PM
 
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If you do not mind colder and longer winters, you might look at Saratoga or Warren County in New York. Right outside the huge Adirondack Park (Warren is largely in the Adirondacks). Numerous battlefields and forts from the American Revolution and the French & Indian Wars like Saratoga NB, Fort Ticonderoga, Fort William Henry (Last of the Mohicans) and Fort Edward.

Saratoga Springs
Lake George
Glen Falls
Ballston Spa
Fort Edward

Albany is not too far away and Vermont and the Green Mountains are pretty close too.
Another reason this area may work is because it has been a consistently and steadily growing area. Saratoga County has been one of the top growing counties in NY State. Warren County has had some growth in recent years as well.
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