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Old 06-14-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I just bought a house in Levittown on Long Island. I think it's pretty "mayberry". Lots of movies and books take place in Levittown in the 50s and 60s. Maybe it isn't so much now, but definitely back then.
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I just bought a house in Levittown on Long Island. I think it's pretty "mayberry". Lots of movies and books take place in Levittown in the 50s and 60s. Maybe it isn't so much now, but definitely back then.
Except that instead of Aunt Bee, you'll have Marie Barone.

I'll take Aunt Bee, any day.
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Except that instead of Aunt Bee, you'll have Marie Barone.

I'll take Aunt Bee, any day.

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Old 06-14-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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I would sure love to find it, my wish would be for a town with diversity, where everybody said hi, where your political party wouldn't matter, where you would pick the man not a party, where you could go for walks and see people on there porches, or working in there gardens,--- WOW I can almost smell aunt bees apple pies.
Go to the deep south for the bold
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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A word of caution: Mayberry (well, all of its small town equivalents throughout the United States) is in the throes of a serious methamphetamine epidemic. The dangers of this drug are a persistent and insidious problem for small town america. If you are looking for a place that is relatively umblemished by the scourge of meth, you would be well-served to look at more affluent small town communities (Jackson, WY, Vail, CO, etc). Of course, the wealthier you get, the less "Mayberry" the small town. Not trying to be a buzzkill, its just that every place has its problems. Good luck in your search.
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:07 PM
 
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Here's information on the town that inspired "Mayberry" and is Andy Griffith's hometown: Mount Airy, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

mayberry days rfd in mount airy, north carolina - the andy griffith show nc

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Old 06-14-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Go to the deep south for the bold
As well as the Midwest/Great Lakes region.
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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As well as the Midwest/Great Lakes region.
and Upstate NY, for the most part.
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Mayberries are not "diverse, progressive, and tolerant". They do however have a homey feel and a small town charm so rare in these days of Wal-Mart and chain restaurants. Your best bet would be to look in the rural New England states, like Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, etc. The area commonly mistaken for Mayberry i.e. the South is not so much these days.
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I would sure love to find it, my wish would be for a town with diversity, where everybody said hi, where your political party wouldn't matter, where you would pick the man not a party, where you could go for walks and see people on there porches, or working in there gardens,--- WOW I can almost smell aunt bees apple pies.
The whole picture you paint above is so not "Mayberry". Mayberry was a small quiet all white southern town in the 1960's. ( I remember being shocked during one of the color episodes that you could actually see a black man walking on the sidewalk in the background). There's nothing diverse are tolerant about that. Yeah it was a friendly town but that was because everybody there was mostly the same (some just a little countryer or more idiosyncric than others).

I don't know where you would find the type of town you're talking of but Mount Airy North Carolina or any other true type Mayberry town wouldn't be it.
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