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Old 09-04-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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We live in Grand Rapids, MI about three miles from downtown, and all the big city problems. We spent the weekend at a friends house in Clarksville, MI. I asked her about living in a place like that...as much as she likes living in the city she wouldn't mind living in a place like that.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky
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Be careful. Small town living is a way of life, and not for everyone. You pressure, she doesn't like it, who pays?
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:51 AM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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We live in Grand Rapids, MI about three miles from downtown, and all the big city problems. We spent the weekend at a friends house in Clarksville, MI. I asked her about living in a place like that...as much as she likes living in the city she wouldn't mind living in a place like that.

You have some prime picking of great rural areas in central and northern Michigan! The real estate prices aren't bad in places like Gaylord/Grayling, Wolverine, Hawks, Frederic, Lewiston, Mio, etc.

I agree with the previous poster. Do a little research. Check out cell and internet connections, flood zones, traffic, distance to shopping, road conditions, and the like. Country living is great, but can come as a shock if you're used to the conveniences of city amenities.
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Be careful. Small town living is a way of life, and not for everyone. You pressure, she doesn't like it, who pays?
I'm not pushing anything, but I think she is starting to realize that not living in the city isn't so bad

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You have some prime picking of great rural areas in central and northern Michigan! The real estate prices aren't bad in places like Gaylord/Grayling, Wolverine, Hawks, Frederic, Lewiston, Mio, etc.

I agree with the previous poster. Do a little research. Check out cell and internet connections, flood zones, traffic, distance to shopping, road conditions, and the like. Country living is great, but can come as a shock if you're used to the conveniences of city amenities.
I was thinking more like Byron Center area, that way it isn't more than a half hour from friends, family, and work.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky
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I hope it works out for both of you. I am a country girl, myself, and can live in the city or in town, but am not happy there, and have seen many city or town folks who moved to the country and could not be happy. It is a dramatic change, so try to leave a bolt hole open in case it doesn't work out.

Don't get me wrong, I love the country and can not be happy anywhere else. I don't like to see people move here and not be happy. I quess that is why I hate to see someone move here and wind up hating it. I Really do hope you all find a place that you both can be happy.
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