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Old Yesterday, 03:54 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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You might want to look at Jonesborough, TN or Greeneville, TN areas.

(1) Climate - we'd prefer a mild year-round climate; winters are fine...just not 6 months of sub-zero temps
Northeast TN offers a 4 season climate, and winters have maybe 3 or 4 small snows, but nothing major. A 3 or 4 inch snowfall can be considered "huge" around here.
(2) Cost - we're coming from semi-rural Minnesota
You could buy a house for a reasonable amount, and maybe slightly pricier than rural MN.
(3) Space - we'd like 1+ acres
A few I looked up in Jonesborough:
$169k
https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-08365?view=qv
$250k
https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-64396?view=qv
$255k
https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-07900?view=qv
$165k
https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-41886?view=qv
(4) Schools - we have two young children and need a strong school district
says above average, per this site:
https://www.niche.com/k12/d/washingt...l-district-tn/
(5) Water - would love to be near a lake/water community
You have Watauga Lake & Boone Lake within 20-30 mins
(6) Walkability - can we walk to school, restaurants, shops?
Downtown Jonesborough is the most adorable historic downtown, with shops and restaurants
(7) Safety
Very safe area, but safety can be relative to a specific person's own comfort and definition.
(8) Community
Becoming a bit retiree and transplant community, Johnson City (67,000 ppl) is about 15 min away.
(9) Good healthy food - a nearby coop would be great
Here's a good one:
https://www.washingtonfarmerscoop.com/

Take a look and see what you think. Jonesborough is Tennessee's oldest town.

https://jonesborough.com/
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Old Yesterday, 05:31 PM
 
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My husband and I live in a suburb of the Twin Cities (Minnesota). We now both work remotely and want to escape the horrid, never-ending winters. We have not traveled extensively and are relying on the recommendations of others to create a "short list" of towns to consider for relocation.

I'm dropping our wish list here in hopes someone out there can help us find our next home. In no particular order:

(1) Climate - we'd prefer a mild year-round climate; winters are fine...just not 6 months of sub-zero temps
(2) Cost - we're coming from semi-rural Minnesota
(3) Space - we'd like 1+ acres
(4) Schools - we have two young children and need a strong school district
(5) Water - would love to be near a lake/water community
(6) Walkability - can we walk to school, restaurants, shops?
(7) Safety
(8) Community
(9) Good healthy food - a nearby coop would be great

We've looked at places like Portland, ME; Asheville, NC; Coeur D'Alene, ID...any other ideas would be most welcome. Many, many thanks!
Did you really think anyone would believe Minnesota has 6 months of sub-zero temps? Nothing like exaggeration to make a point. Also, what about your other post, where you talk about living in North Carolina?
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Old Today, 12:22 PM
 
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I'm looking for suggestions, Enean, not conflict. Minnesota obviously does not have six straight months of sub-zero temps every single day. Do you have any suggestions to add to the wonderful list that others have helped me create?
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