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Old 09-13-2008, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Palm Coast Florida
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Any suggestions on small city/town in North or South Carolina, Tennessee or perhaps southern part of Virginia with a larger area nearby like 35-50,000 w/i 10-15 miles. Must be inexpensive, school system not important, neither is night life, a few good resturants, a movie theater, a library, necessary stores grocery, pharmacy, hardware, home depot or the like, a PetSmart, bookstore, medical care, a hospital nearby, an airport would be nice but 40+ miles is ok, don't fly much anymore. Currently living in Florida but am growing increasingly tired of the humidity which in the past 3 years has gotten more intense and lasts much longer, I enjoy gardening and yard work as well as walking 3-5 miles a day and the heat and humidity of late makes doing any of it nearly impossible, am tired of hurricanes, both warning and the real thing, tornado warnings, no rain=wild fires, to much rain=flooding, and the cost of everything going up up up, only state I ever lived in where your H/O ins goes because as I was told by my insurance agent, "it doesn't matter if you had a loss or not, lots of people did and we all have to make it up". Hubby is retired, I will be in 4 years and we want to move somewhere that we can live out our so called "Golden Years" in a somewhat quiet, relaxed, friendly area where we won't have to wonder what bill is going up this week and how can we cut back to pay it. I have a friend who is experiencing the same feeling who says we have to find a small, nice, inexpensive town in the mountains, check it out then go for a long ride. I agree but we also need to start somewhere. One thing that is most important is no snow please, or as little as possible, cold I can handle snow, only on Christmas Eve.
Oh, when I say small town with large one nearby, let me explain, where I came from the community was 1200 people but there was a city of 30,000 eight miles away and one of 100,000 25 miles away so we had the peace and quiet but most of our other needs were 1/2 hour or less away, the exception being the airport.
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:37 PM
 
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Otto,Nc
Waynesville,Nc
Murphy,Nc

Those are a few that come to mind.
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:33 PM
 
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Any suggestions on small city/town in North or South Carolina, Tennessee or perhaps southern part of Virginia with a larger area nearby like 35-50,000 w/i 10-15 miles. Must be inexpensive, school system not important, neither is night life, a few good resturants, a movie theater, a library, necessary stores grocery, pharmacy, hardware, home depot or the like, a PetSmart, bookstore, medical care, a hospital nearby, an airport would be nice but 40+ miles is ok, don't fly much anymore. Currently living in Florida but am growing increasingly tired of the humidity which in the past 3 years has gotten more intense and lasts much longer, I enjoy gardening and yard work as well as walking 3-5 miles a day and the heat and humidity of late makes doing any of it nearly impossible, am tired of hurricanes, both warning and the real thing, tornado warnings, no rain=wild fires, to much rain=flooding, and the cost of everything going up up up, only state I ever lived in where your H/O ins goes because as I was told by my insurance agent, "it doesn't matter if you had a loss or not, lots of people did and we all have to make it up". Hubby is retired, I will be in 4 years and we want to move somewhere that we can live out our so called "Golden Years" in a somewhat quiet, relaxed, friendly area where we won't have to wonder what bill is going up this week and how can we cut back to pay it. I have a friend who is experiencing the same feeling who says we have to find a small, nice, inexpensive town in the mountains, check it out then go for a long ride. I agree but we also need to start somewhere. One thing that is most important is no snow please, or as little as possible, cold I can handle snow, only on Christmas Eve.
Oh, when I say small town with large one nearby, let me explain, where I came from the community was 1200 people but there was a city of 30,000 eight miles away and one of 100,000 25 miles away so we had the peace and quiet but most of our other needs were 1/2 hour or less away, the exception being the airport.
did you ever find that city/town you wanted to move to? I read your post and i don't need to post one now---you said it all for me!
What did you find out? My husband and I want to move to Tennessee or Virginia--N. Carolina also. I have NO idea where to start. We are 45/46 yrs old and don't have much money to go with. We just want to start over...and get out of Indiana (snow all the time and very cold).
Please let me know what you found out. I really appreciate it.
Thanks, Tina
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:53 PM
 
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Otto,Nc
Waynesville,Nc
Murphy,Nc

Those are a few that come to mind.
Otto? That's funny. It's not even a town, just a speck in the road between Franklin NC and Dillard GA. But it certainly is beautiful there!

Waynesville isn't very cheap for a small town. A lot of wealthy Floridians roll into town every summer. Million dollar "cabins" dot the mountains around Waynesville. If you want to stay in NC I'd look at Franklin, Murphy, maybe Sylva.

In TN I'd check out Greeneville, Dandridge, Kingston, or Rogersville.
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