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Old 03-25-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Southern New England or central/southern NY. The climate will be a little more tolerable than the upper midwest, especially if you stay closer to the water. There are some real nice small-towns in CT you may like.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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Thanks for the info so far and keep 'em coming We are currently in the upper midwest and actually do live in a great little town...but the weather...yuk. While New England certainly has it's allure it's still cold

Lovindecatur....you have some very interesting options particularily interested in Franklin, TN - looks like it might be just what we are looking for...temperate climate, good school options, historic elements, looks great for hiking, biking and other outdoor pursuits and an added bonus my hubby plugged in a search for his ideal job and got a lot of hits in the area
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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Sedona, AZ maybe or Prescott, AZ Warm and not fairing to bad.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Thanks for the info so far and keep 'em coming We are currently in the upper midwest and actually do live in a great little town...but the weather...yuk. While New England certainly has it's allure it's still cold

Lovindecatur....you have some very interesting options particularily interested in Franklin, TN - looks like it might be just what we are looking for...temperate climate, good school options, historic elements, looks great for hiking, biking and other outdoor pursuits and an added bonus my hubby plugged in a search for his ideal job and got a lot of hits in the area
One of my favorites...a vibrant, historic town center and home to a lot of country music stars (FWIW). If it looks like the Nashville area is your destiny, do check out Murphreesboro as well (my grandmother's hometown). Lovely "Mayberry-like" town square, neighborhoods and home to Middle Tennessee State U.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Maybe Williamsburg, Virginia? I went there as a kid and I loved the colonial section. I thought that was so cool. Definitely a historic town.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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Poughkeepsie, NY
What are our cutoffs here on population?

The Poughkeepsie metro area has 670,000 people.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Maybe Williamsburg, Virginia? I went there as a kid and I loved the colonial section. I thought that was so cool. Definitely a historic town.
Good suggestion, Rachael. So many people have the view that W'burg is all about tourism, but it's also a very livable city.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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How small and how big?
Small...Mt Airy, NC....had the walmart and such but it's out on the HWY.

Think Mayberry. We were able to get everything we wanted down on Main st

Waycross, Ga
Woodbine Ga
Talladega Al
Chattanooga Tn
Columbiana...tho it's getting too spread out for me

There's just so many.

Micanopy Fl
Crescent City Fl
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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One of my favorites...a vibrant, historic town center and home to a lot of country music stars (FWIW). If it looks like the Nashville area is your destiny, do check out Murphreesboro as well (my grandmother's hometown). Lovely "Mayberry-like" town square, neighborhoods and home to Middle Tennessee State U.
Murfreesboro is a fast-growing city of over 100,000 (up from 70,000 in 2000) and is home to a university with over 23,000 students. I would not classify it as a "quaint historic small town."

An aerial view of downtown Murfreesboro:




Franklin could maybe qualify, but it's also one of the most expensive cities in Tennessee, has the largest shopping mall in the state, and is home to dozens of suburban office parks including the new headquarters for Nissan USA. It's probably more "quaint" than Murfreesboro, though.

In Tennessee, towns that I would consider to be quaint and historic and that don't have a Wal-Mart would be:

Jonesborough






Rogersville






Dandridge




Livingston



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Old 03-26-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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there are a lot in northern california and new england...

you know...small towns where everybody isn't stupid and they have a sense of culture, everybody doesn't work at walmart and waffle house and kfc... etc.

I used to think I hated small towns growing up (FL, GA, AL, MS, LA)... but that is because I had only been to ones in the south as a kid and they were already run down and tired or scary religious.
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