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Old 02-14-2011, 02:21 AM
 
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Or Mayberry towns?
With an ol’ fashioned downtown with cute shops/restaurants,
Front porches where you can sip sweet tea on a rocking chair,
Real friendly/nice people where the pace is just a little bit slower,
People wave and smile as you walk by,
A great place to raise a family that’s really safe and clean,
Any places like this still around?
(I'm posting this in Birmingham's forum too )
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:25 AM
 
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No.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Yes.. there are plenty of small towns like that. I lived in Arab for 14 yrs and it was very much like that (at least.. where I lived in town, it was). Hartselle is similar and those are only the ones I know of personally. I'm sure there are many others.
Arab was a great place to raise my kids. The road that I lived on, everyone watched out for everyone else. Frequent meetings/conversations in the road, in folks yards and on front porches. Many times I arrived home tired after a long day and as I pulled in the driveway, my neighbor stuck her head out the door and yelled to come on over...the kids were already there and she made enough dinner for all of us (herself, her husband and 3 kids and myself, my husband and our 2 kids) since she figured I'd be tired when I got home. We frequently sat on our other neighbors large, covered porch and sipped tea, lemonade, coffee...whatever... and chatted. I'd often find a bag of freshly pics veggies on my porch. It really was great.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Arab Alabama
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I agree with writerwife. On our street, one of the WWII vetrans has gotten out and planted a garden on a vacant lot. All the kids go down and help weed and pick and they all take the veggies to all the neighbors on a rotating basis. I have 3 kids, and there are three or 4 other homes with children. We live on a cul-d-sac and the kids are able to play without the fear of getting squashed! I love to cook and take food to many of the neighbors, and in turn they bring me coupons, or time to time they will bring me raw ingredients to cook a dish for them. The lady that just moved in two months ago just stopped me to tell me how much she loves it here....Not sure if it was because I took them chili during the last snow in, or the fact that me and the kids delivered 32 cups of snow cream to everyone.

I LOVE ARAB! I moved here from Florida and do not EVER see myself leaving here! The schools are teriffic, the residents are great and even go to our Walmart---the workers SMILE...... Here is a video that tells you a little about A-rab......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG0qbRySch4
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Hartselle. Moulton. Maybe even Cullman.
Of course, small towns sometimes are insular...it's hard for an outsider to get to know people.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:00 AM
 
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Well, it's not in Alabama actually, but.... Just up the road in Fayetteville, TN I get that Rockwell/Mayberry vibe. It's a very nice little town for sure.
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Eufaula!!!!

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Old 02-15-2011, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Well, it's not in Alabama actually, but.... Just up the road in Fayetteville, TN I get that Rockwell/Mayberry vibe. It's a very nice little town for sure.

I started to mention Fayetteville and then forgot....lol
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:18 AM
 
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Thanks so much for all the help you guys!! I'd never know about any of these little charming towns without your help
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Arab Alabama
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No Problem!
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