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Old 04-16-2009, 03:56 PM
 
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Just wondered about people's opinions about what are the friendliest small cities and or towns in the south. Also, (I know this is really general) but how about states?

Thoughts? Opinions? Experiences? (I'm originally from the south but it's been a LONG TIME and I'm looking to move back in that part of the U.S.).
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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Arkansas might be a good bet. Someday I'd like a little property on the lake myself.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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Arkansas might be a good bet. Someday I'd like a little property on the lake myself.
Thanks for the feedback!! Any other opinions, anyone???
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Tennesse small towns/cities

Around Knoxville
Johnson City area
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Around Knoxville
Johnson City area
I'd go with Knoxville, but Johnson City is so far away from an airport. It's hard to visit friends /relatives or for them to visit you. I have an older friend who live there. I really want to visit her often. But it's just plain hard - air tickets are expensive plus car rental and the time wasted on the road. I love the area though.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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If you like Texas, Bastrop and Smithville are great. Small, friendly, close to medical facilities, and low cost (very low cost) compare with some other cities and states.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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One of the main reasons I love Knoxville is the people. So pleasant and helpful. Just a friendly place to be. Add in good weather, gorgeous setting, major university and cheap living and it's perfect -- at least for me.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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One of the main reasons I love Knoxville is the people. So pleasant and helpful. Just a friendly place to be. Add in good weather, gorgeous setting, major university and cheap living and it's perfect -- at least for me.
Indeed, they are among the most pleasant and helpful people in the country, and probably in the world.

I got lost a couple of years ago, due to the closeout of part of the I40. I asked a couple directions in McDonald. The gentleman was so nice, he didn't want to just tell me the directions and send me off (he probably could tell that I was from out of state), he took the time and drew a detailed map to direct me to the area I was looking for. I would have got lost again without his map. That town and its people are just wonderful.
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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Indeed, they are among the most pleasant and helpful people in the country, and probably in the world.

I got lost a couple of years ago, due to the closeout of part of the I40. I asked a couple directions in McDonald. The gentleman was so nice, he didn't want to just tell me the directions and send me off (he probably could tell that I was from out of state), he took the time and drew a detailed map to direct me to the area I was looking for. I would have got lost again without his map. That town and its people are just wonderful.
Thank you all for your thoughts!! Interesting that there are more than a few Knoxville replies. I've been torn (for months now) between Lynchburg, VA, Chattanooga, TN and Knoxville. Knoxville seems to be Number 1 for me at this point!!!

Thanks all!! Keep the opins coming.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Conservative in Liberal California
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Indeed, they are among the most pleasant and helpful people in the country, and probably in the world.

I got lost a couple of years ago, due to the closeout of part of the I40. I asked a couple directions in McDonald. The gentleman was so nice, he didn't want to just tell me the directions and send me off (he probably could tell that I was from out of state), he took the time and drew a detailed map to direct me to the area I was looking for. I would have got lost again without his map. That town and its people are just wonderful.
I had this same scenario happen to me when we were visiting Chattanooga last October. The folks there are the best!!
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