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Old 09-17-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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Our family is looking to make a fresh start. We've had enough of South Florida and Florida in general.

We have two girls a teen and a tween. We want an area that has seasons with snow in the winter. Mountains would be nice. Good schools for the girls where english is NOT a second language. We want the old town feel you see in movies (yeah I know doesn't everyone! LOL), but seriously, I want to open up a bakery on Main Street. The top 5 places we are considering are Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, & Colorado.

Any advice, suggestions, etc would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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West Chester, Pennsylvania would be a good choice:

West Chester | Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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West Chester, Pennsylvania would be a good choice:

West Chester | Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia

Thank you for your response. Why West Chester?
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Jefferson County
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You may like Shepherdstown Visitors Center - Shepherdstown, WV (http://www.shepherdstownvisitorscenter.com/index333.asp - broken link)

If you like the idea of a town bakery, there's one here; as a matter of fact it's for sale (and I would think turns a profit in a university town.) West Virginia: Pair of Shepherdstown landmarks on market

Clint
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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What's your budget?
Have you considered upstate NY?
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:55 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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If you want snow in TN you need to research carefully. Most of TN doesn't get more than a few inches of snow and most of that doesn't last more than a day or two at most before melting away.
If that seems like enough snow for you then I would suggest going to the Knoxville and Tri-Cities sub forums on the TN board for more research. Jonesbourough and Fountain City are two names that I hear recommended on a frequent basis.
Plenty of mountains in east TN.
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Jefferson County
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So, are you buying the bakery? I may come by to get a loaf when you get it.
Clint
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:13 AM
 
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What's your budget?
Have you considered upstate NY?

We wanted to be more in the midwest. As for budget, we just really want to find a great place were we can find jobs and rent for a while. What kind of budget are you asking about?
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:14 AM
 
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If you want snow in TN you need to research carefully. Most of TN doesn't get more than a few inches of snow and most of that doesn't last more than a day or two at most before melting away.
If that seems like enough snow for you then I would suggest going to the Knoxville and Tri-Cities sub forums on the TN board for more research. Jonesbourough and Fountain City are two names that I hear recommended on a frequent basis.
Plenty of mountains in east TN.

Thank you! I'll check it out!
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:15 AM
 
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So, are you buying the bakery? I may come by to get a loaf when you get it.
Clint

I don't have the 1.3 million they want for the bakery! LOL
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