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Old 10-24-2009, 05:30 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I'd say Oklahoma

-Prairie aries, good for riding horses.
-Cowboy culture (a lot of bullriders are from Oklahoma)
-Forests, Wildlife, and Quachita Mountains (southeast Oklahoma)
-Country Music is very popular

-Most Conservative State in the U.S.
That's a bit arguable, but it might be the state with the most conservative Democrats. Dan Boren, the sole Democratic representative for Oklahoma in Congress, is a fairly big-time NRA person. I believe their governor is also a conservative Democrat.

I don't know if the person was wanting conservative though. Although the "Country and Western" world is largely conservative. There's some "outlaw country" that's a bit more libertarian than conservative, but mostly it's a pretty conservative world.
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:08 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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If you want the horses and wildlife than I'd imagine Montana and Wyoming are good choices. Some parts of Eastern Oregon might also work. Norco, California is apparently referred to as a "horse community."

Oklahoma seems to have a good deal of museums and places devoted to cowboys, honky-tonk, etc. As well as some American Indian places if that also interests you. Possibly a rural area within an hour's drive of Oklahoma City or Tulsa would fit what you want.
it is pretty rural in north bay... I am right on the sonoma/marin border and there are plenty of places to ride horses, whether trails, or on the beach, plenty of horses, goats, cows, sheeps... plenty of places to board a horse too. Nothing like montana and wyoming though.
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
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Hi everyone. I'm Marc from Spain. I'm new to this forum but I was wondering if someone could help me answer a question. I was born in the Netherlands(Holland) but 6 years ago I moved to Spain. Now I've visited the US a couple of times and I really loved it although I've only visited the West so I don't know anything about the rest of the country. I really love the western lifestyle. I like country music, honky tonks, pick-up trucks, horse riding, nature, animals/wildlife. So, now my question is, what is the best place/state in the USA to live a country life/western lifestyle where the people are laid back and friendly and it's not too populated? Thanks in advance!
I'm from Oregon and I can vouch for Oregon east of the Cascades as having everything you want. There are still real cowboys in Eastern Oregon. I actually see help-wanted ads for them off and on.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Jefferson County
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Marc, from Holland via Spain, you are very, very good with conversational american english; I'm impressed. Enjoy America, where ever you choose to settle.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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Tennessee would be great for you. Nashville, TN is the home of country music. Rolling hills are contained within the city; many, many horse farms surrounding the city; mountains not far away. You can live a very rural life and not be far from the mid-sized city of Nashville.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Sounds kind of like where I live. Though there's not a lot of horses around here. Rodeo is big, though. But fourwheelers (ATVs) are big around here, as well as muddin' and deer hunting. Country music is pretty popular, too. Lots of nature, too. This area has hills. South of here is flat (parts of it). I would say the area here is country, not as much western. If you go into Missouri's cities, you won't find much in the way of rodeos, muddin' and hunting. We're kind of borderline south and midwest, with a touch of both.

From what you described, Texas comes to mind. But probably rural parts of most Western/Midwestern/Southern states will meet your criteria.

Do you have a preference weather wise?
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:27 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Default Oklahoma City Oklahoma..........................

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Hi everyone. I'm Marc from Spain. I'm new to this forum but I was wondering if someone could help me answer a question. I was born in the Netherlands(Holland) but 6 years ago I moved to Spain. Now I've visited the US a couple of times and I really loved it although I've only visited the West so I don't know anything about the rest of the country. I really love the western lifestyle. I like country music, honky tonks, pick-up trucks, horse riding, nature, animals/wildlife. So, now my question is, what is the best place/state in the USA to live a country life/western lifestyle where the people are laid back and friendly and it's not too populated? Thanks in advance!
Oklahoma City should be a (Shoe In) because there's (620 Sq Miles
of Oklahoma City Oklahoma) , partly densely populated and partly Non-Densely
Populated where you can drive for a mile and not see another
house.The country western music genre is strong there along with the
Honky Tonks , pick - up trucks "please" 7Th heaven..horse back riding...
the list goes on and on. Nashville Tenn is another Place you should look into
with it being the "National Headquarter Of Country Music.Tulsa Oklahoma
is in no way what you are looking for there's a (Strong Rough Neck Culture)
in Tulsa Because it was once upon a time the Oil Capitol Of The World , but
if you like Indians "Oklahoma" has more than any other state , and Tahlequah
Oklahoma is in Tulsa's CSA and the National Headquarter For The Cherokee Indian
Nation.Branson Missouri is another strong possibility it's the "Country Western" small time
Las Vegas of the United States of America (without any gambling) , but a whole lot of live country shows and theaters "check them all out and decide for yourself.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Austin, Texas
No way. Austin isn't even Texas-like.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Hi everyone. I'm Marc from Spain. I'm new to this forum but I was wondering if someone could help me answer a question. I was born in the Netherlands(Holland) but 6 years ago I moved to Spain. Now I've visited the US a couple of times and I really loved it although I've only visited the West so I don't know anything about the rest of the country. I really love the western lifestyle. I like country music, honky tonks, pick-up trucks, horse riding, nature, animals/wildlife. So, now my question is, what is the best place/state in the USA to live a country life/western lifestyle where the people are laid back and friendly and it's not too populated? Thanks in advance!
Are you going to need a job?
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Girona, Spain
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Marc, from Holland via Spain, you are very, very good with conversational american english; I'm impressed. Enjoy America, where ever you choose to settle.
Thanks for the compliment Clintsullivan! The ecucational system is very good in Holland. Everybody speaks english there, at least at a basic level. Most television programmes are in English(with Dutch subtitles), that also helps to improve your english. The same is true for the Scandinavian countries.
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