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Old 06-05-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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Default Best rural places to move with great weather, no snow

We currently live in Ft. Wayne, IN and want to move to a state that gets very little to no snow, has decent schools with opportunities for teacher employment, and is very rural, but with in an hour or so drive to a good size city. We don't mind diversity, just no gangs or thugs, Ft. Wayne is getting pretty bad that way, and a way of life like it used to be in the country when I was growing up, you know where people say hi on the street even if they don't know you and wave when driving by on country roads, and where neighbors still know and care about each other, but still maintain some privacy. If I'm asking for too much then I guess I'll have to pick and choose which things are most important, but I'm hoping there's a place out there somewhere in this country that is waiting for us.
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:02 AM
 
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Well, not many responses here, so let me offer something not too far from your present location. Northeast Tennessee, called the Tri-Cities area for Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, has plenty of rural country left, yet is close to a good regional airport, a top-notch medical center, and a really good regional university. Let me know what you think, and good luck with your search.

Cheers,

Craig
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Well, not many responses here, so let me offer something not too far from your present location. Northeast Tennessee, called the Tri-Cities area for Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, has plenty of rural country left, yet is close to a good regional airport, a top-notch medical center, and a really good regional university. Let me know what you think, and good luck with your search.

Cheers,

Craig
Don't they still get snow?
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:15 AM
 
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Don't they still get snow?
Yes they do. NE TN is definitely not a good suggestion.

Besides, I would hardly call the airport in the Tri Cities "good" unless you happen to like limited service, tiny planes and outrageously high air fares.

If ctnski is determined to recommend somewhere in Tennessee, better options would be places like Cookeville, Shelbyville, or Tullahoma. They're small'ish communities with good school systems, they get very little snow, and they're close to Nashville which really does have a good airport (hub for Southwest Airlines, cheap air fares and lots of flights to all over the country).

I would also recommend the areas around Huntsville, Alabama or Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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Lake Side, Ramona and Santee (San Diego County) are all rural (some more than others) and are relatively close to San Diego proper. There are others further out like Julian (snows there though). The upside I think about the area is you have beach, mountains, desert, etc. So many options within a reasonable travel area.

I've never lived in the rural areas but haven't heard anything bad about them and have known people who lived out that way. If nothing else it gives you somewhere to start.
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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Most rural areas worth anything will get snow on occasion. That's much of the appeal, I thought.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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Yes they do. NE TN is definitely not a good suggestion.

Besides, I would hardly call the airport in the Tri Cities "good" unless you happen to like limited service, tiny planes and outrageously high air fares.

If ctnski is determined to recommend somewhere in Tennessee, better options would be places like Cookeville, Shelbyville, or Tullahoma. They're small'ish communities with good school systems, they get very little snow, and they're close to Nashville which really does have a good airport (hub for Southwest Airlines, cheap air fares and lots of flights to all over the country).

I would also recommend the areas around Huntsville, Alabama or Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Sssshhh.

Lol keep telling everybody that there won't be any rural areas.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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where would a good place to live with little to no snow & ice, good place to raise a family, easy living, laid back, and affordable?
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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Texas Hill Country btw Austin and San Antonio.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: São Paulo
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Perhaps in the low country of South Carolina or the Athens, Georgia area? I'm pretty sure Athens has some relatively wealthy areas surrounding it since it's a growing city...good schools usually follow. You'd also be close enough to enjoy University of Georgia football games.

I went to college in Clemson, South Carolina which is about 90 minutes away from Athens. In my four years, I believe it only snowed twice. I use the term "snow" lightly...there was maybe a half-inch each time.
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