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Old 07-24-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Two years ago I could have suggested a great small town near me. But they went and voted in a WalMart.

pretty soon, they will all have a Wal-Mart, sad part of life
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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pretty soon, they will all have a Wal-Mart, sad part of life
And a Starbucks, even sadder part of life.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Lake Coeur D’Alene
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Prescott, Arizona.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Cushing, Oklahoma is a stable, charming town. It has a Wal-Mart, but it's going to be rather difficult to find a town between 5,000 and 20,000 without a Wal-Mart.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:51 AM
 
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OP, there are towns like the one you describe all over the country. Sounds like you need some good travel guides and to hop into your car and take a road trip or a dozen! Read some regional magazines at your library, check out the travel channel. Just do it and get off the beaten path/interstate to find them.

Right here on CD is a good place to start. Pick a state and start reading about all the towns listed.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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I think there used to be a lot of small towns like this - unfortunately, they existed about 40 or 50 years ago.

If anyone knows where this perfect place is, please post it!
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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Default Small town

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a smaller town(pop. 5,000-20,000)
affordable average small town
town square with old shops
decent economy
not located off of an interstate( hate the big box stores that pop up around the interstate towns)
still has the small town ways,charm,character and mentality, local restaurants, stuff like that
perferbaly a country kinda town
it could be located close to a city, just not in its metro area and not in a booming area where sprawl will someday intrude into the small town.

If you know of a town like this, it could be anywhre in the country except the northeast. Im not interested in the ne.
mayfield, ky.
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:44 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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I'd tell you about where we bought our house but I don't want all y'all flocking there and changing it into one of those bigbox type cities
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: 304
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yeah, I can't think of a town that size without a Wally World, even here in the mountains of WV
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:52 PM
 
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yeah, I can't think of a town that size without a Wally World, even here in the mountains of WV
Come out west. My closest Walmart is 180 miles away. I live in a town that pretty meets all your needs, except being close to a major city. But I wont reveal my secret...







Just kidding. Ely, NV. But closest metro areas are 250 miles away (Salt Lake City, UT, Las Vegas, NV, Twin Falls, ID, and St. George Ut is 230 miles).
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