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Old 04-10-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Howdy, I've been looking for a forum like this for awhile now, and I'm glad I found this one. This is my first post, so I thought I'd give ya'll some of my background. I am from a small Texas farming town, lived here all my life, and for some reason, I dont know why, but I dont really want to move to a city. If anything, I might move out to small town alabama, now that I kind of have ties out there. Is anyone else out there like me, lived in a small town thier whole life, and dont really want to leave the atmosphere?
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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I grew up in a town of 5000 and always felt crowded...I currently live on our 40 acre patch, 10 miles from pavement and have no intentions of going anywhere more crowded...
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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its weird, I have an urge to move like 20 miles away from civilization, for some reason. I guess I just like the isolation idea, but I'm just glad I'm not alone
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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its weird, I have an urge to move like 20 miles away from civilization, for some reason. I guess I just like the isolation idea, but I'm just glad I'm not alone

I know what you mean! DH and I just spent Easter Break (I work for a school district) in West Virginia - mostly Blackwater Falls and Senecca Rock. Driving the back roads, you saw nothing but hills, woods, and an occasional cabin up on a mountain or a farm. No malls, McMansions, or sprawl. I thought it was Heaven! I already live in the rural outskirts of small town Pennsylvania, but compared to West Virginia, there are too many people here.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I know what you mean! DH and I just spent Easter Break (I work for a school district) in West Virginia - mostly Blackwater Falls and Senecca Rock. Driving the back roads, you saw nothing but hills, woods, and an occasional cabin up on a mountain or a farm. No malls, McMansions, or sprawl. I thought I was in Heaven! I already live in the rural outskirts of small town Pennsylvania, but visiting West Virginia gave me something to fantasize about.
Exactly, I cant stand all that pre-fabricated mess. Thats what I love about small towns, you go into any city, and everything is the same, but small towns have personallity
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:34 AM
 
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its weird, I have an urge to move like 20 miles away from civilization, for some reason. I guess I just like the isolation idea, but I'm just glad I'm not alone
Definately not alone hippyman....I've never lived in a city....lived in rural outskirts all my life....wood heat for last 38 years....wouldn't want it any other way.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I like the quiet and lack of light at night but do not like the inconvienence created by the distance to medical facilites and groceries.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The medical facilities might be something to consider; one of the things that I love about living here is, the animals. I've fed oppossums, raccoons, skunks(through glass doors,) all kinds of critters and there are 12000 people in my town, I think i still qualify.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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I like the quiet and lack of light at night but do not like the inconvienence created by the distance to medical facilites and groceries.
First of all, I like all the posts Ive seen in this thread!
Lack of a lot of street lights, smog and tall buildings is WHY we can see thousands more stars at night and stretch out a little.
Ive lived in cities and more so in smaller towns growing up, and there is definately a difference in lifestyles, 10,000 is way more than Id like but it sure beats 100k or a million, anyday! Even when I lived in cities the ability to get to work, a hospital or some places STILL tested your patience, heck I had to travel up to 40 miles a day (round trip) for some of my jobs when I lived in bigger cities...or had to sit through traffic lights every block, which still took me 20 minutes or more to get to work which was only 5 miles away. Right now I live in a town of about 3500 people and there are some pretty decent jobs about 9 miles out, but they are hard to get your foot into the doors.
Good thread, I love this one!
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Texas
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First of all, I like all the posts Ive seen in this thread!
Lack of a lot of street lights, smog and tall buildings is WHY we can see thousands more stars at night and stretch out a little.
Ive lived in cities and more so in smaller towns growing up, and there is definately a difference in lifestyles, 10,000 is way more than Id like but it sure beats 100k or a million, anyday! Even when I lived in cities the ability to get to work, a hospital or some places STILL tested your patience, heck I had to travel up to 40 miles a day (round trip) for some of my jobs when I lived in bigger cities...or had to sit through traffic lights every block, which still took me 20 minutes or more to get to work which was only 5 miles away. Right now I live in a town of about 3500 people and there are some pretty decent jobs about 9 miles out, but they are hard to get your foot into the doors.
Good thread, I love this one!
Thats one thing I have against where I live right now, the hospital isnt that good. Also, this town cant seem to make up its mind; there are, I think 3 stop lights, when we only need one; theres no need for alot of the legislations, but that comes with any place. Anyone know anything about Oak Grove, AL?
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