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Old 12-20-2009, 12:38 AM
 
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I agree with the I-81 corridor suggestion. There's the history you're looking for, it's affordable, fairly conservative in many areas, and has the hills/mountains you're looking for. We lived in Front Royal, VA, for a brief time, and appreciated being able to easily head into the Shenandoah National Park. There's also a change of seasons, with some snow in the winter. Lots of Civil War History, some Revolutionary history, and within easy driving distance of other sites from both eras. No idea what the job market is like there now, but that general stretch of VA and into WV (Harpers Ferry, etc.) seems to fit all your other requirements.

It was also convenient for travel because while Front Royal felt like a smaller city/town (and was definitely not part of the DC/NOVA area) it's still a relatively easy drive to the (Dulles) airport.
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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The Fox Valley area of Illinois should suit you well. Towns like St. Charles and Geneva are in your size range, remain very conservative, etc. I have some pictures up on the Illinois board of both towns if youre interested, in the "Chicago suburbs" thread. There are several reenactments around here every year, but most pertaining to the Rev War. Here is a local orginization if youre interested:
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If you have more questions, let me know!
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Been getting a few job nibbles - interview possibilities from more western states like Colorado and Idaho. Fine with me.....less humidity and not as crowded, plus the air is cleaner.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Been getting a few job nibbles - interview possibilities from more western states like Colorado and Idaho. Fine with me.....less humidity and not as crowded, plus the air is cleaner.
Yes, good luck with the job in Silverthorne. It's the kind of place most people only dream of living in.
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