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Old 07-02-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Okay- I'm a Brit. However, I love the USA and have lived and worked there.

I'm also a small town guy and would love to get feedback on how you are finding it living where you do.

I would love to hear what you have to say.
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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Oh, it really varies, depending on the region, and on the particular town. Some are faring quite poorly, and some are doing much better. But I certainly would say that things are changing over time. Economically, and socially. Small towns are not always as insular as they used to be. Not as far "behind the times," for various reasons, including the rise of broadband internet, and other trends.
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Small towns that have traditionally relied on agriculture are struggling unless they are "satellite" towns within commuting distance of larger metropolitan areas. Small towns that have something to offer in the way of natural scenery are doing just fine by living off of tourism and city "weekenders" buying vacation properties in the vicinity.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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That is true. I live in what could be called a small town on the coast of Oregon. We are still getting tourists here. When I drive down the main streets during the day it's getting a bit crowded just like usual this time of year.

I know there has been a downturn in the economy, but I can't tell any difference here. It's just business as usual.
It's sure nice that Jezer (The OP)wants to hear from us.
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