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Old 06-27-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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Whoops, misread it. Sorry. OP, go to Oregon or Washington. ( Just take off your Calif. plates so no one busts your windshield )
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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I would definitely choose Athens over Lexington. WAY better downtown and you can't run out of things to do. Also, from what I have seen, traffic is not an issue there. Plus, you are only about an hour or so from Atlanta (depending on Atlanta traffic). Can't beat that.

Lexington is great compared to alot of places, but its no Athens.

Never been to Asheville or Charlotesville but have only heard good things.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC/Cincinnati, OH
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I'm a 39 year old single guy looking for a fall/winter/spring location. I would live in Portland or Seattle in summers. My job is via the Internet so employment isn't the issue. Big college basketball fan, like the outdoors, golf. I want to buy a craftsman style house close to town. I currently have live in Cali. for 20 years and I'm looking for more affordable housing + outdoors + a mid sized town with character and a progressive feel.

Has anyone spent time in Athens GA and Lexington KY? Can you give me opinions of both? Also considering: Baton Rouge LA, Tallahassee FL, Charlottesville VA, Asheville NC, and Fayetteville AR.

Thanks!
Okay, first of all I would def pick Athens over Lexington, because, when you get bored of the town and go to the city, Atlanta has a lot more to offer than Cincinnati.....As for you other picks, Baton Rouge isnt bad, but crime is bad for a small city. Tallahassee is great, its a pretty place, nice people, BUT, other than Tallahassee, not much to see. Charlottesville is nice, but to me its only a place to visit and not live at, its not near a lot like Tallahassee, and no where close to as big. Ashville, I drove by it, but havn't been to it, it looked kind of crummy to me, but I didnt see a lot of it. I dont know anything at all on Fayetteville. If I were you I would be in Athens or Tallahassee. Hope you find what you like and enjoy it.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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Baton Rouge is one of the nastiest cities I've ever set foot in. Sure, LSU is big and it has a college town vibe, but the city itself is in terrible condition. The crime is fairly high for a college type town and in general, it is not one of the nicer cities on the coast.
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Old 01-21-2017, 06:58 AM
 
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Wink Salem,Oregon to Lexington, Kentucky

Although Lexington may not have the cleanest rivers or the ideal camping spots it does offer a much healthier atmosphere all around.
There is a diverse amount of people with something to do in each and every culture.
The people in Lexington are good friendly people and most would invite one in out of the cold if need be.
This is something in Portland,Salem or Seattle you just don't hear of .
There are also many possibilities of new and upcoming businesses of many different fields.
It has a mass amount of medical specialists that are very good at what they do.
I have yet to hear about a happy patient in Oregon that was happy with their services and or doctors.
Lexington is a Common Wealth State so it is somewhat different than what we are used to in Oregon yet it tends to make the laws feel a little more just and on a personal approach to ones well being.
I have lived in Oregon most of my 52 years and I am glad to have chosen Lexington as my final destination.
In a nutshell;
Life is going to be what you make of it no matter where you decide to make your home.
Stay positive and surround yourself with good positive people and I have no dought that positive things will come your way no matter where you are.
Good luck and God Bless.
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:16 AM
 
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This thread is seven and a half years old, so I expect the OP chose her new home long ago.
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky Proud
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Well...Retha probably didn't notice the date on the original post...she appears to be new to the City Data forum. Only two post.

Does it really matter?
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:20 AM
 
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We took a possible relocation visit to Charlottesville a couple of years ago and loved it. A little more expensive than Lexington but a lot to offer, a true college town, and great proximity to other cities.
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:34 AM
 
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Okay, first of all I would def pick Athens over Lexington, because, when you get bored of the town and go to the city, Atlanta has a lot more to offer than Cincinnati.....As for you other picks, Baton Rouge isnt bad, but crime is bad for a small city. Tallahassee is great, its a pretty place, nice people, BUT, other than Tallahassee, not much to see. Charlottesville is nice, but to me its only a place to visit and not live at, its not near a lot like Tallahassee, and no where close to as big. Ashville, I drove by it, but havn't been to it, it looked kind of crummy to me, but I didnt see a lot of it. I dont know anything at all on Fayetteville. If I were you I would be in Athens or Tallahassee. Hope you find what you like and enjoy it.
Fayetteville is also on the doorsteps of the Ozarks of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. While it gets cold there in the winter and occasional ice and snow it doesn't stay cold for long periods and you get a lot of mild winter days where it gets into the 60s and 70s for the highs. Summers can get hot in that region, actually warmer than Atlanta but you still get the occasional cool fronts. Also it's warmer in the winter than Lexington, KY as well. Lexington is further north so it gets colder. Lexington's climate is about identical to St. Louis in the winter and a bit cooler in the summer. Fayetteville is a lot warmer than central KY in the winter.

I also love the scenery of the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas! Tallahassee is just plain boring. No scenery. Just as bad down here in SWFL. No hills. Also Tallahassee isn't like what most people think of regarding Florida. It's not tropical looking and no Coconut trees. It gets cold in the winter in the Panhandle at times just minus snow. You can't swim in the winter there. I'd rather have to put up with the colder conditions and live in the Ozarks of AR or far southern MO if I had to choose between there and the Panhandle.

Springfield, Missouri is another college town to checkout. It's a sun beltish city and seems to be expanding. Also you got Table Rock and Branson just 45 minutes away.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:34 AM
 
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Well...Retha probably didn't notice the date on the original post...she appears to be new to the City Data forum. Only two post.

Does it really matter?
No, of course not, but it does put the older posts here into perspective. Things change over seven years, and anyone new to this thread who doesn't realize that it started long ago may be operating with inaccurate info.

No offense to Retha whatsoever, of course - glad she's participating.
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