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Old 11-28-2018, 12:56 AM
 
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My family currently sold our home & headed out in an RV trying to find a new area to call home. I have been in Ohio all my life and need change. These are things I am looking for: 1) a crunchy/conservative area ( I love Asheville, Nc - but can't see myself fitting in to live there). 2) mild weather - little to no snow/ milder summers 3) a place with homeschooling groups and great homeschool laws 4) a religious area is good 5) a place with access to to natural minded healthcare 6) a place where getting around is easy (I am a scared driver - so a place that is easily drivable) 7) affordable and a good place for my husband to find a job - office/finance work.8) a place with natural beauty is a huge plus Does a place like this exist?? thanks!
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Old 11-28-2018, 01:45 AM
 
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I have never seen nor heard of crunchy and conservative/religious coexisting, in fact I believe it's something of an oxymoron. Perhaps you're looking for a town less liberal, yet still just left of center so to speak? Some more information regarding your belief system would be helpful as very typically those who are religious and into homeschooling (creationist-oriented) aren't residing in what would be referred to as a progressive or "crunchy" area.
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon (in Transition)
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My family currently sold our home & headed out in an RV trying to find a new area to call home. I have been in Ohio all my life and need change. These are things I am looking for: 1) a crunchy/conservative area ( I love Asheville, Nc - but can't see myself fitting in to live there). 2) mild weather - little to no snow/ milder summers 3) a place with homeschooling groups and great homeschool laws 4) a religious area is good 5) a place with access to to natural minded healthcare 6) a place where getting around is easy (I am a scared driver - so a place that is easily drivable) 7) affordable and a good place for my husband to find a job - office/finance work.8) a place with natural beauty is a huge plus Does a place like this exist?? thanks!
If you were to assign a priority to your list, what would it look like? You are not going to get all that you want more than likely.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:37 AM
 
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Try Cookeville, Tennessee. It may be too hot there in the summers for you, but it otherwise checks off all your other boxes:
  • crunchy - organic farmers markets, farm-to-table restaurants, hemp stores, art studios, holistic and alternative health clinics
  • conservative
  • lots of very active homeschooling groups that even have their own sports leagues and theater performances
  • average of 8" of snow per year, usually at 1-2 inches at a time, and it rarely stays on the ground more than a few days at a time
  • low cost of living and low taxes
  • booming economy and only an hour from Nashville
  • small town (35,000) so traffic is not a concern
  • gorgeous area with over 100 waterfalls, 24 state parks and natural areas, 1200 miles of lakeshore within 40 minutes of town
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Why don;t you feel you would fit in Asheville? It's one of the few towns I know that actually does have both a strong crunchy community and a strong conservative community. And the two communities seems to get along, which is a bonus. Plus, it has mild winters.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:10 AM
 
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I have never seen nor heard of crunchy and conservative/religious coexisting, in fact I believe it's something of an oxymoron.
As a former homeschooler, I can say that a great many homeschooling families are both religious/conservative in political and social issues, and personally "crunchy" in things like organic foods, holistic/alternative medicine, anti-vaxxing, and so forth. And they all hate nanny-state laws and Big Brother meddling in the raising of the kids.

I believe what the OP is looking for is a place that would facilitate those "alternative" elements, such as farmer's markets and access to holistic medicine, as well as an environment that is friendly to homeschooling: a state with relaxed laws regarding compulsory schooling, neighbors who mind their own business and won't complain if kids are playing alone outside, or if the kids are shopping with mom during "school hours." Basically more real tolerance, not modern liberal "tolerance," and less government and social interference in a lifestyle that is different from the mainstream.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I would think Colorado Springs would have that. The crunchier part being Manitou Springs and the areas along the base of the mountains.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Crunchy conservative?
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Why don;t you feel you would fit in Asheville? It's one of the few towns I know that actually does have both a strong crunchy community and a strong conservative community. And the two communities seems to get along, which is a bonus. Plus, it has mild winters.
Asheville proper is very liberal. Once you start getting outside the city limits, and especially Buncombe County, it starts trending more rural mountain Southern.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:25 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Try Cookeville, Tennessee. It may be too hot there in the summers for you, but it otherwise checks off all your other boxes:
  • crunchy - organic farmers markets, farm-to-table restaurants, hemp stores, art studios, holistic and alternative health clinics
  • conservative
  • lots of very active homeschooling groups that even have their own sports leagues and theater performances
  • average of 8" of snow per year, usually at 1-2 inches at a time, and it rarely stays on the ground more than a few days at a time
  • low cost of living and low taxes
  • booming economy and only an hour from Nashville
  • small town (35,000) so traffic is not a concern
  • gorgeous area with over 100 waterfalls, 24 state parks and natural areas, 1200 miles of lakeshore within 40 minutes of town
Cookeville is a very good suggestion. I'll submit for the OP's consideration another TN town, Cleveland. It leans a bit conservative and religious, what with being the home of Lee University. It's clean, safe, friendly and picturesque, and you're right at the doorway to the Great Smokies. What's more, Chattanooga is 25 miles away, so the need for bigger city amenities are covered as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland,_Tennessee

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_University

https://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm
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