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Old 01-22-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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Hi everyone!

I'm just curious.My Dh and I laid out our wish list today of our perfect area. ( I know nowhere is actually perfect) And here's what we need:

Smaller town or atleast low crime
green or working on getting there
street fairs, outside activities
alternative / holistic healthcare providers
food coops/ recycling programs
atleast a community college within 45 minutes or so
all four seasons, the more snow the better
and a decent economy, construction work going on

Is this possible?

Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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Not too sure. Maybe Charlottesville?? Haven't been really to a lot of small cities in the US.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:30 PM
 
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Probably Burlington, Vermont or maybe Ithaca, NY. Here's some info. on the Ithaca area:Complete guide to Ithaca, NY hotels, attractions, dining, shopping and recreation with maps and driving directions. The official web site of Ithaca, New York and Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau in the Finger Lakes.

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In my area, you have the Westcott neighborhood, which is close to Syracuse University. Westcott, Syracuse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Westcott Street Cultural Fair

Westcott

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Syracuse University: Government and Community Relations - The Neighborhood

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Old 01-22-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Traverse City, (northern) Michigan. It has everything you are looking for. Except maybe the construction jobs prospects.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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I would say maybe Asheville,Nc except for the economy.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Traverse City, (northern) Michigan. It has everything you are looking for. Except maybe the construction jobs prospects.
I second that.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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How is the economy in Traverse City, even if there are no construction jobs? Are there other types of types?
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Aside from the construction jobs it sounds like either Burlington or Brattleboro in Vermont. Vermont's and New Hampshire's economies are stronger than most in the country right now.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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I have always wanted to move to Vermont, but have heard the economy there is rapidly going downhill.Do you know of a good place to find jobs in VT, WILWRadio, or anyone for that matter!
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Hi everyone!

I'm just curious.My Dh and I laid out our wish list today of our perfect area. ( I know nowhere is actually perfect) And here's what we need:

Smaller town or atleast low crime
green or working on getting there
street fairs, outside activities
alternative / holistic healthcare providers
food coops/ recycling programs
atleast a community college within 45 minutes or so
all four seasons, the more snow the better
and a decent economy, construction work going on

Is this possible?

Thanks!

Plainfield,Indiana is a very nice town on the west side of Indianapolis,Indiana. has low low crime. very GreenHas an extensive Greenway network and is currently exploring wind energy as an alternative resource. great healthcare--has great recycling programs. no "Community"Colleges near by but there are lots of over colleges close by. definetly has 4 seasons. It also has a very strong economy right now withs lots of construction work going on
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