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Old 12-14-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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help me here..wanna move out west to a small town (under 5000) that's near(30miles) either rapid city sd,casper wy,billings or Spokane wa...prefer farming or outdoorsy type towns
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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That 30-mile radius of the cities you've mentioned REALLY, REALLY restricts the towns, to the point that you could simply look at a map to narrow it down to a handful. In the western states, distances don't mean the same thing as they do back east. For many here a hundred miles is the distance to run to the closest super market or to buy your license plates.

No recommendations within 30 miles. I'd simply be naming the towns I could think of that close rather than a "best town".
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:13 AM
 
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Take a map and throw a dart at it. Where it stick or the closest town to it, there is your answer. I live in Rapid. I can list several towns. As far as the best. That is subjective.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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I like New Underwood, near Rapid. But I think that's probably just bias since most of my husband's family lives in the area...
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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If you can double your distance, Red Lodge is a friendly, beautiful small town.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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I like New Underwood, near Rapid. But I think that's probably just bias since most of my husband's family lives in the area...
I'd go to Hill city or Custer. Spearfish if I could afford it.
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If you can double your distance, Red Lodge is a friendly, beautiful small town.
I love Red Lodge. On our vacation last summer we also went through Cody and enjoyed that town.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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I'd go to Hill city or Custer. Spearfish if I could afford it.
Personally, I would never pick a tourist town, but that's just me...
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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Personally, I would never pick a tourist town, but that's just me...
I see your point and tend to agree. With Custer there is logging, construction, some government. It isn't totally a tourist town. Hill City, I think of logging.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Pittman Center, Tennessee
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Chadron, Nebraska
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:24 AM
 
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Chadron, Nebraska
Chadron is decent enough, however it is 100 miles from Rapid City. 184 miles to Casper.
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