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Old 04-03-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, Georgia
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Not metro Atlanta.

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1) Places that were that way once and maintained a bit of the history and charm, but were built up all around them and swallowed by suburbia. A small area of historic charm with a Walmart and all kind of fast food just down the road from the cookie cutter subdivisions that had been built (This was by far the norm).
Yep, that pretty much describes everywhere in Atlanta. (except maybe Decatur?)
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:33 AM
 
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Virginia has a few thriving small towns that are Mayberry like, although I certainly wouldn't put Williamsburg in that category. It's just a sprawl. Did you look in VA, like Lexington, or Roanoke, or Abingdon? Maryland also has some quaint small towns, north of Baltimore.

How about Savannah, GA?

There have been a few posts about Texas. There are lots of small thriving towns in Texas, towns that take special pride in retaining their historic character.

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Old 04-17-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
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People ... people ... the OP asked for warm climates! Kind of missing the mark by populating the site with pictures of PA!! Warmth = FL, SoCal, TX, etc., not PA, New England, and upstate NY (all places I've lived, BTW, and froze my toochis off!) (or is it "tuchis"? ... depends on what Yiddish dictionary you're using I guess).

Labmom ... I'm looking for exactly what you're looking for, although maybe a slightly larger town with a more hip, modern feel to it. I'm definitely considering Athens. I would move to San Luis Obispo, CA in a heartbeat if it was anything like affordable.

Whoever posted about Crescent City, FL ... any further information you could provide about it would be appreciated.

S. Pasadena and Sierra Madre sound intriguing, but do they really have a pedestrian-downtown area? Looking at them from an aerial perspective (Google Maps) it's hard to see anything but sprawl.
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:30 PM
 
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Keppela - I just revisited this thread and thought the same thing....warm = no or minscule amounts of snow and cold

Not that some of the cold weather towns mentioned don't look great - but alas if I wanted cold I woould stay put

Would like to hear more about Athens if anyone has good intel....
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:51 AM
 
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Manitou Springs, Colorado [url=http://www.manitousprings.org]at the foot of Pikes Peak and its "Cog Railway", near Colorado Springs and Garden of the Gods www.gardenofthegods.com is awesome. An historic, very picturesque, thriving very small mountain valley community and only about one minute's drive from Colorado Springs. Walkable, quaint "downtown". Pike's Peak trailhead for hikers/trail runners as well as the Cog Railway (which climbs to the top of Pike's Peak and back, seasonally) are an easy walk from town, as well. Garden of the Gods is gorgeous, free, and within biking distance. Artsy town, yet elegant restaurants (some with Wine Spectator awards and highly rated by Zagat's) and B&B's, small bars with open mic nights, boutiques. Liberal yet tolerant of conservatives (for the most part). Fun, family-friendly events (such as the Annual Fruitcake Toss), music in the park seasonally, etc. I miss living in Manitou. LOVED IT.

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Old 07-19-2009, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Oahu
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St. Augustine, FL.
Monterey, CA.
San Luis Obispo, CA.
Lots of little places in Hawaii.
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