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Old 11-01-2011, 11:52 AM
 
Location: North Pole Alaska
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Buffalo
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Does this place exist?
farm/country-ish, homes with nice sized lots. close-knit community. everyone knows everyone. nice people. old buildings. lots of history. cold weather. NO CHAIN STORES all family owned. quiet town, not much to do but have alot of town gatherings. maybe under 5,000 people.

i know its alot to ask, but i really dont know what is out there. ive lived in buffalo ny for most of my life, currently live in phoenix. HATE THE HEAT but i really didnt like ANYTHING about ny. too big, too many people.

Just want a cold place, everyone knows everyone where your community is your family and alot of history to it.

Price is not an option so that does not factor in at all. Thanks!
If you lived in Buffalo then you were only about 90 min from many towns just like you describe. Did you ever take a ride down into the southern tier of WNY? Angelica, for one, sounds like it would be perfect for you Welcome to Angelica, NY - The Town Where History Lives
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:31 PM
 
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Does this place exist?
farm/country-ish, homes with nice sized lots. close-knit community. everyone knows everyone. nice people. old buildings. lots of history. cold weather. NO CHAIN STORES all family owned. quiet town, not much to do but have alot of town gatherings. maybe under 5,000 people.

i know its alot to ask, but i really dont know what is out there. ive lived in buffalo ny for most of my life, currently live in phoenix. HATE THE HEAT but i really didnt like ANYTHING about ny. too big, too many people.

Just want a cold place, everyone knows everyone where your community is your family and alot of history to it.

Price is not an option so that does not factor in at all. Thanks!
I used to live in Phoenix (not by choice but I worked out there) and I swear I will never ever EVER go back to a desert. Ever.

Forest Bookeeper's post hits it pretty well. The more people in a city, the higher the crime rates are going to be, its s historical fact.

I live in Chilton, WI and am very happy here in this town of about 3200. No chain stores, no tiny lots with a hundred homes squeezed on an acre of land, no malls, we have one grocery store here, aside from the Walmart. No gated communities, no cookie-cutter homes and pretty much everyone knows everyone. No banks or convenience stores on every corner. There may be good and bad with anywhere you live, but again, in comparison to a big city, there is a difference.
Wost of the real work is in dairy unless you want to commute...
Winters and snow, WI is known for the coldest winters around, so beware!
Farm style homes, thats pretty much all WI is, for the most part anyway, its a beer and dairy state.
Keep in mind its a whole nother lifestyle compared to Phoenix, LA or NYC. I blended right in here from day one.
Research other areas though, I can only speak for places Ive been, in OK and here in WI.
Just my 2c, and Im sure those who prefer city life might bash my comment, but it wont change how I feel.

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