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Old 07-21-2007, 08:25 PM
 
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I currently live in Atlanta and am really getting tired of the traffic and mostly, lack of walkable areas here. We like being a part of a big city but not necessarily dealing with the day to day traffic. Wanted to see what people think is the best small town within 10-15 miles of a major city, that offers public transportation, but also a sense of community and walkability. Mild weather is something we prefer but it's not necessary. Being near a major airport is a must!
thanks!
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Old 07-21-2007, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Within 10-15 miles of a city you are in the suburbs. I live 25 miles from Denver, and it is still suburban-ish, although I will say Louisville, CO is one of those burbs with a downtown area.
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Old 07-21-2007, 09:47 PM
 
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okay, so which suburbs offer the best 'small town living'?
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:48 PM
 
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Of which city? I only know Denver well; Pittsburgh a little.
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Old 07-22-2007, 01:58 AM
 
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Default Knoxville Metro

seymour, tn

or

maryville, tn

both 15-25 minutes from downtown Knoxville


TT.....Out!
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Old 07-22-2007, 04:50 AM
 
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The best public transport tends to be in colder climates in places like metropolitan New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, etc. and unfortunately, there. These areas, especially the close-in walkable communities, in turn also tend to be very desirable and therefore expensive. One suggestion off of the top of my head though is Collingswood, New Jersey. It is located only seven miles from Center City Philadelphia, has a population of 15,000, a walkable downtown and it's own train/subway stop to connect it to the city. In addition, while it may be subjective, the city in my mind isn't all that expensive.

I'm sure there's plenty of others as well, but my brain is fried at the moment.

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Old 07-22-2007, 06:02 AM
 
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We're open to anywhere, USA. We tend to like the climates of Atlanta and Colorado (if cold, then cold and crisp, not dreary) so these areas are of more interest.
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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How about Louisville, KY? No where near the size of Atlanta so no matter where you live here the commute won't be too awful bad and the suburbs are nice in most of it.
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Old 07-22-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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Louisville, Colorado, but it's 25 miles and at least 40 min from downtown Denver. Walkable if you don't live on top of a hill (downtown at the bottom). East of Louisville is pretty much suburban all the way to Denver.

Arvada, CO is closer in, has a downtown area, but is really surrounded by suburbia.

Golden, CO a little farther out than Arvada, same general area.
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:22 AM
 
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Lebanon, Ohio, is midway between Dayton and Cincinnati. It still has its smalltown charm, but unfortunately is rapidly expanding into a McMansion suburb of both cities.
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