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Old 01-14-2011, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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To me, "rural" means "farming area", which rules out pretty much anything that is next to an ocean. I don't agree with the notion that any place that is far from a large city is rural. There needs to be an agricultural aspect to the place, too.
Hmm, I think any area with 10 people per square mile [or less] to basically rural. Whether it is farmland or forest or desert.

Any of those types of lands can also be near an ocean.

If homes are spaced 1/2 mile apart [or further], to me it is rural.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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rural = anything outside of a city. In the country, or pertaining to the country. It can also mean agricultural areas.

There are plenty of places that are rural that are along an Ocean.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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To me, "rural" means "farming area", which rules out pretty much anything that is next to an ocean. I don't agree with the notion that any place that is far from a large city is rural. There needs to be an agricultural aspect to the place, too.
I remember driving down the California coast and seeing small farms and cows on land next to the ocean...
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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Castroville (artichoke capital of California) is basically a seaside town (about 5 miles from Monterey Bay) and seems pretty rural.

Then there's the tulip farms around Mt. Vernon, WA. They're next to the pudget sound.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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The Valley near the texas coast grows alot of things as the cliame is so constant compared to the inland areas which growing season is limited. Als alot fo cattle and other animals raised.There is a reason that califrnia ;florida and other coasdtal sates raise so mcu of mnay of the crops which as to do with stable wether compared to mnay areas. Where I love rice ;soy and other are most raised near the coast.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Commonwealth Of Virginia
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Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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There are towns like that in Hawaii, like Hana. But they're remote towns in the most remote part of the world.

hana, hawaii - Google Maps
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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There are towns like that in Hawaii, like Hana. But they're remote towns in the most remote part of the world.
'Tristan da cunha' is far more remote.


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Old 02-12-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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I live on one of the Maine islands, which is both coastal and rural (we are about an hour from the nearest stoplight or McDonald's). And as far as farming goes... my father has been a lobster fisherman for 60+ years and when he fills out his taxes... he's a farmer (the IRS designation includes both AGRIculture and AQUAculture.) We may not have a combine and acres of farmland, but we've got lobsterboats and many acres of the ocean floor. Both make their living from what they are able to harvest.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: cemetary
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Edisto Beach
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