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Old 01-07-2019, 05:16 PM
 
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I think people just have to do some research using the criteria that is important to THEM. We searched for over three years before finding a place we wanted to retire. (We just bought a lot there on which to build our custom home and will, hopefully, retire in about two years.)

The problem is that MANY small towns that look "behind the times" are often VERY rundown, depressed and depressing.

We were only able to find our place using City Data and limiting our search to towns under 10,000 population and with a very low percentage of people living in poverty. Our only other criteria were a true four-seasons climate, paved roads, lots of natural beauty and parks/forests, and the average price of existing homes being in the price range we were looking for.
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I think people just have to do some research using the criteria that is important to THEM. We searched for over three years before finding a place we wanted to retire. (We just bought a lot there on which to build our custom home and will, hopefully, retire in about two years.)

The problem is that MANY small towns that look "behind the times" are often VERY rundown, depressed and depressing.

We were only able to find our place using City Data and limiting our search to towns under 10,000 population and with a very low percentage of people living in poverty. Our only other criteria were a true four-seasons climate, paved roads, lots of natural beauty and parks/forests, and the average price of existing homes being in the price range we were looking for.
There are places with low COL where nobody thinks of themselves as being in 'poverty'.

Here in Maine nearly the entire state is dense forest, if you like nature and wildlife. Over 92% is forested. But only a tiny percentage is 'park' or any sort of government-owned land.

My land is nearly all dense forest. We see lots of wildlife, moose, deer, bear, turkeys, coyotes and fox.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Artane, Dublin
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If anyone finds this magical land of yesteryear please let me know. Thanks.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:44 PM
 
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Wow! Widest residential streets I have ever seen. Why are there only single story bungalows?
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:04 AM
 
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If you find the name of this town,


A Homage to Gus


let us all know.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Is there any town in Usa that maybe stuck in time like 50s,60s ?
Mackinac Island, Michigan. They don't allow cars, everyone uses horse and buggy or bikes, shops everywhere with handmade candy, etc.
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:19 AM
 
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It’s not rural, and so far the HOA does not force people to wear and use only 50s-60s era items, but this is as close as you can get...for now, until their sister town INSIDE Disney World gets even wackier. Read all the way down to the thing about hiding Mickey Mouses on your property.

6 Bizarre Realities Of Life In A Town Owned By Disney | Cracked.com
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Thankfully well stuck in time... way back to the 1400s and hope it never changes. Culross in Fife.
https://scotlandwelcomesyou.com/culross-village/


https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/c...lack-1-3928358 lovely Falkland in Fife.
Falkland Palace on a small group tour of Scotland Outlander filmed in both places .
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:26 PM
 
Location: The Outer Limits
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what i mean is there a town stuck in 50's,60s that in such town there might be people who casualy wear 50s,60s clothes,drive classic cars ...etc
I’ve lived in many towns, and have been casually wearing the same style clothes since the 50s;
Ball cap, T shirts, Flannel shirts, Dungarees, Sneekers or Work Boots, and a big ass buckle
to hold up my britches, heck, I have a T shirt that I occasionally wear thats close to 50 years old.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I'm going to give a shout out for Kearny AZ here. Nice town but I think the highlight of the town is Norm's IGA which takes you back about 35 years.
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