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Old 10-01-2007, 09:50 AM
 
Location: NE Salem
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Question Best Rural Places to Live in the U.S?

Hello. I am looking for a quiet, rural, affordable, reasonably progressive, friendly, and uncrowded place to call home. I have lived in ten states and have still not found the home of my dreams. I have been crowded and priced out of just about everywhere. I am not rich nor conservative. I am a creative loner who needs peace and quiet, and would like to eventually buy my own house on acreage. I prefer the West Coast, but I am willing to look at other parts of the country to find something affordable and uncrowded. I like sunshine, but I'd even tolerate bad weather, among other things, just to find the right place. Thanks in advance for suggestions. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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There are a few places stateside that have 10 people per square mile density. You can find the maps online, and the census data listings with densities of every state and every county.

The township that I reside in is around 9 people per square mile. However there are other areas where the density goes much lower.

I find that lower density goes along with lower cost-of-living, lower government intrusion, and lower crime rates.

Good luck
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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Hello. I am looking for a quiet, rural, affordable, reasonably progressive, friendly, and uncrowded place to call home. I have lived in ten states and have still not found the home of my dreams. I have been crowded and priced out of just about everywhere. I am not rich nor conservative. I am a creative loner who needs peace and quiet, and would like to eventually buy my own house on acreage. I prefer the West Coast, but I am willing to look at other parts of the country to find something affordable and uncrowded. I like sunshine, but I'd even tolerate bad weather, among other things, just to find the right place. Thanks in advance for suggestions. Any thoughts?
Check out Belfast!!
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Glendive, MT
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when can you be packed? lol....I am joking, because I do understand moving is a serious thing, but I think Maine may be your place. You can choose as busy or laid back, as rural--well Portland isn't "city" by most big city standards pop of (64,000 or so), but to most of us, it's really "city"....anyway, I'm tired and can't seem to hold a thought....but the choices are many here, and most people who move here are very happy.

Have you ever visited Maine?
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:38 PM
 
Location: santa fe,nm
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Default where so far ?

Hi Rural, Where have you lived so far? I know of lots of places in New Mexico where there are no people around for miles.
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Farmington Area, Maine
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I would add that Maine is NOT generally considered affordable.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I would add that Maine is NOT generally considered affordable.
What fascinating dis-information
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I agree, Forest. When initially researching Maine in comparison to the other NE states, I found numerous studies showing that Maine is one of, if not THE most affordable among them.

I SO wish people would do their research before popping in and out of here making generalized statements.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I repeat,.. it's the lifestyle thing,...
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I repeat,.. it's the lifestyle thing,...
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