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Old 09-05-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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I am looking for the right mountain town. Thats not to heavily populated . My husband and I are looking for a nice town to raise our family in. We want to get them away from the city. We are looking for a place that is somewhat less expensive than virginia beach, Va. I work in the medical field so doctors office or hospitals is a must. We want that good country town feeling where everyone waves to eachother and the air is clean. Any ideas?
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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Greetings from Pikeville

Pikeville is a small town (population about 6500) but big on amenities..We are proud of our Medical Center and are glad we can stay here for serious med conditions and be treated as well as in Louisville, Lexington or Huntington.. There are always positions available there because we are constantly expanding the facilities and services..

We moved here waaaay back in 1975 to raise our kids in a safe environment where they could play out after dark and I would know their teachers, classmates and their parents..Never regretted Leaving Ohio and my family for a minute

Here are a couple links..
http://www.pikevillehospital.org/about_pmc.html
Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center - Home
Pikeville Independent School District
Welcome to the Pike County Schools Website ::
Pike County Chamber of Commerce

I hope these will be of some help to you..
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Here is a tool that be used to find your perfect place - especially if it's a mountain community:
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If it fails, here are some favorites of mine...

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I just took the quiz. It said I should live in Jackson, TN!!! I wouldn't take a crap in Jackson, TN. Your results may vary...lol
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:03 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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I just took the quiz. It said I should live in Jackson, TN!!! I wouldn't take a crap in Jackson, TN. Your results may vary...lol
I think the expression is that "I wouldn't even be buried in (Jackson, Tenn)".
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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I just took the quiz. It said I should live in Jackson, TN!!! I wouldn't take a crap in Jackson, TN. Your results may vary...lol
Have you ever been to Jackson Tennesee? While it isnt exactly Pacific Palisades, it isnt exactly Gary, Indiana either.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Have you ever been to Jackson Tennesee? While it isnt exactly Pacific Palisades, it isnt exactly Gary, Indiana either.
Yeah...numerous times. Had a friend who went to school at Union. Funny how you mentioned Gary, IN seeing as they are known for having a high crime rate. Jackson, TN is right along those lines. The place is unsafe and should be avoided at all costs.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Durango, CO
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I realize I may get slammed for this but "mountain town" in Kentucky means EXTREMELY rural. This describes the eastern third of the state which is relatively "hilly". The middle and western parts of the state are relatively flat. Not Kansas flat, but flat nonetheless. I responded to this thread because me and the Mrs. are wanting to move to a mountain town ourselves and are considering moving to OR,CO,NM,UT or ID. When I think of mountains, they aren't in Kentucky. I am a KY native and have lived here forty-ish years so I'm not hating. Good luck.
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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If it's rural you seek, then I would look seriously along I-71 between Covington and Louisville. Some darn big hills in there with some outstanding people who will genuinely wave and sincerely wish you well.

T'aint da mount'ns, but darn good place to live, too!
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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Check out Berea, a good place for families and individuals. It's a small town where much of the cultural/social life revolves around Berea College, plus it's considered the arts and crafts capital of Kentucky - lots of creative people live there. Richmond is 12 miles away; Lexington 35 by Interstate 75. Berea is located on the westernmost slope of the Appalachian Mountains, in a beautiful area which has been spared mountaintop-removal coal mining (but that's another story...). City schools are good; other area colleges and universities nearby include Eastern State University on Richmond and Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Lots of gorgeous mountain and/or bluegrass scenery within that same 35 mile range, plus many historic sites and other attractions. Boating and fishing on nearby lakes and rivers are readily available.
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