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Seeking friendly affordable small mountain towns, good health care, school districts, friendly people, low crime rates, love snow and four seasons, construction, nursing and teaching employment

 
 
Old 12-31-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Sounds to me like what you want is a place either in the Missouri Ozarks or the Northern Appalachians in the Northern half of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York. All of these places experience all four seasons and always see snow and at least reasonably cold winters. Lots of festivities and culture in many of the towns in these regions.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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Also, try communities in the Catskill region of New York like Hudson, Catskill, Kingston and just about all of Orange County except for maybe Newburgh and Middletown, but working in those cities shouldn't be a problem. Oneonta, which is in the foothills of the Catskills is another community to consider too.

Also, the Southern Tier region of the state in very hilly and you might like communities like Corning, Bath, Hornell, Olean, Owego, Ithaca, Binghamton, Elmira, Wellsville and Jamestown.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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ckh ,

I know you didn't post those sites for me, but I gotta tell ya how fantastic they were! DH and I were looking into upstate NY not too long ago and I have to tell you that renewed our interest!! I really like the looks of Saratoga Springs! Not sure if we can afford it, but wouldn't mind being close!

And Scran, what great pics of Scranton! I have a friend that lives not too far from there, but he said work in the construction trade was almsot non exisitant.What do you think? I've also wondered about Erie. We have come across a few jobs there lately...just from quick glance on the PA forums, you seem like the go to guy!

Thanks everyone!!
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:25 PM
 
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ckh ,

I know you didn't post those sites for me, but I gotta tell ya how fantastic they were! DH and I were looking into upstate NY not too long ago and I have to tell you that renewed our interest!! I really like the looks of Saratoga Springs! Not sure if we can afford it, but wouldn't mind being close!

And Scran, what great pics of Scranton! I have a friend that lives not too far from there, but he said work in the construction trade was almsot non exisitant.What do you think? I've also wondered about Erie. We have come across a few jobs there lately...just from quick glance on the PA forums, you seem like the go to guy!

Thanks everyone!!
Another city in Upstate NY you might like is Ithaca. Great small city of about 32,000 that is very cosmopolitan, is a college town, beautiful scenery, good schools, a very walkable downtown and city in general and much more. It is known for being very "liberal", but you don't have to be "liberal" to enjoy this community. Check these pictures out of the area:http://www.city-data.com/album/album...-New-York.html

Photo Gallery (http://www.downtownithaca.com/enjoy/gallery.htm - broken link)

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Old 12-31-2008, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Danny, Hi again and thanks for the info! When you say the snow melts right away, is it there long enough to enjoy it? Like with sledding or building snowmen or whatever? Here in NC it could snow all night and be gone by 11 that morning.
It will snow at night, stay all the next day, and melt by the next day. We have had some pretty cold temps this winter though, so snow has been sticking around a little longer than usual.
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