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Old 09-03-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Interior AK
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I don't believe there is such a thing as "too far away"... unless, maybe, you're off-planet. Although, I'd probably be one of the first to sign up for the Lunar or Mars colonies. But, seriously, as long as I'm within an hour of a post office where I can get mail order deliveries, and can get a good satellite alignment for Internet, I'm good

I'm currently living 3+ hours from the nearest city. There are a couple of villages with less than 200 people and virtually no services between here and there. It's D-I-V-I-N-E! Being this far out does require a good bit of planning since you can't just pop over to the grocery/hardware store whenever you need something on a whim. Shopping excursions are at least full-day endeavor, or you have to wait 1-4 weeks for mail orders. Health care is also an issue, we only have a tiny native clinic within 30 minutes... we have MedEvac insurance in case we have to call in the helicopters or planes to get us to the bigger hospital quickly.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:42 AM
 
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Currently looking for land...30-60 minutes to the nearest gas station... Nother half an hour to a population between 20 and 30K.

Nother hour + to a 'Large enough' city (Real city)


I'll be traveling for work, so I'll get 'enough city'

I don't plan on seeing people often between contracts.

Best of both worlds.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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One way of ensuring the distances you want from others,is to own the land in between.

If it takes you 30 minutes to get to your property line that sure helps with the isolation.

Australia has such properties.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Up here in Northern Minnesota im a 1 hour 30 minute drive from St. Cloud, 2 hours and 30 minutes from Minneapolis and Duluth, 3 hours from Fargo, ND, and 6 hours from Winnipeg, MB.

I live in a pretty little town but i feel too close to some big cities. Our town gets flooded by tourist from Fargo and Minneapolis.

I'm happy where i'm at but were kind of surrounded by big cities Duluth way to the East Fargo way to the west and Minneapolis to the South. If i could move the whole family id go to the Lake of the Woods region where only on big city is close (Winnipeg)
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN (North Minneapolis area)
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Up here in Northern Minnesota im a 1 hour 30 minute drive from St. Cloud, 2 hours and 30 minutes from Minneapolis and Duluth, 3 hours from Fargo, ND, and 6 hours from Winnipeg, MB.

I live in a pretty little town but i feel too close to some big cities. Our town gets flooded by tourist from Fargo and Minneapolis.

I'm happy where i'm at but were kind of surrounded by big cities Duluth way to the East Fargo way to the west and Minneapolis to the South. If i could move the whole family id go to the Lake of the Woods region where only on big city is close (Winnipeg)
Do you by any chance live near Brainerd or Bemidji? I live in St. Cloud right now but will be moving to a Minneapolis Suburb, hopefully at the end of this month or during october.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN (North Minneapolis area)
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Currently looking for land...30-60 minutes to the nearest gas station... Nother half an hour to a population between 20 and 30K.

Nother hour + to a 'Large enough' city (Real city)


I'll be traveling for work, so I'll get 'enough city'

I don't plan on seeing people often between contracts.

Best of both worlds.
No clue, are you looking in North Carolina or are you moving somewhere?
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:04 PM
 
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No clue, are you looking in North Carolina or are you moving somewhere?

No clue about what?

Who said N.C.?
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN (North Minneapolis area)
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No clue about what?

Who said N.C.?
Sorry, I saw the person who posted below you has their location set to North Cackelacky, and accidentally mistaked that person for you.

Are you looking anywhere in the country? How do you know you'll be traveling for work?

30 minutes north of Staples, MN partially fits your description, About a half hour to Staples which is a town of around 3k people. About a half hour to Little Falls, MN population 9k about, and about another half hour to St. Cloud, population 60k roughly. Little falls is smaller then the 20-30k you said, and St. Cloud may be too small for a city city type city, but it's a friendly suggestion Just a suggestion.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:19 AM
 
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Sorry, I saw the person who posted below you has their location set to North Cackelacky, and accidentally mistaked that person for you.

Are you looking anywhere in the country? How do you know you'll be traveling for work?


30 minutes north of Staples, MN partially fits your description, About a half hour to Staples which is a town of around 3k people. About a half hour to Little Falls, MN population 9k about, and about another half hour to St. Cloud, population 60k roughly. Little falls is smaller then the 20-30k you said, and St. Cloud may be too small for a city city type city, but it's a friendly suggestion Just a suggestion.
I've been over most of the country, lived coast to coast.

I have a couple hundred mile area I'm looking in.

(And it ain't up there in 'Yankee land' Too COLD!!!!)


As to the traveling... I know what I want to do, Getting my Masters now... Want to work for myself.

Market's wide open.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:17 PM
 
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The only time it's too far away is when I'm on another planet. Even then...
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