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Old 08-21-2010, 02:49 PM
Location: Los Angeles area
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Originally Posted by ChrisC View Post
It probably varies by region, but in my neck of the woods, the most welcoming size for the local towns seems to be from around 200 up to maybe 1200. I've spent time in many all over the state. And this is in the middle of the mormon kingdom, where people are supposed to be lepers or vampires... or some alien form of life. Those small, backwoods folks are far more friendly than the people in the metropolitan rat-race in which I now reside.

Spent some time last week in a little town called Sunnyside. It's about 90 miles from hell (my current location) and has approximately 400 people. And, it's around 20 miles down a dead-end road from a highway that's already in the middle of nowhere... Very refreshing! I'm jealous. The best thing about the place is that, unless coal suddenly becomes popular again, it has little chance of becoming another faceless McMansion Magnet. Not one McMansion in the entire town. As I said, VERY refreshing. I could "breathe." If I suddenly were willing to remain in the hot climate of (summers in) Utah, I'd definitely consider moving there.
I am curious to know what city you live in, since you have called it "hell", and a "metropolitan rat-race". None of my business, so "declines to answer" is certainly legitimate, but knowing would help me better understand where you are coming from personally. In other words it would help me flesh out the full meaning of your post.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:23 AM
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:31 AM
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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It's not the size of the town. It's the size of the hearts of it's inhabitants.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:52 PM
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ihave found it varies by region as well as size. large gities have pretty rude people and very small towns.
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