U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Rural and Small Town Living
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-23-2014, 06:37 PM
 
1 posts, read 2,011 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

I am a 20-something looking for a small scenic town with a lively downtown area.

Trying to move within 4 hours of family in central NJ.

Was looking at Brattleboro, VT. Really like Asheville, NC but it's a bit far.

Would be willing to go north, south, or west of NJ.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-24-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
23,481 posts, read 41,072,462 times
Reputation: 25053
Shepherdstown, WV
Manchester, NH (not so small, but much smaller than Asheville!)
There are Nice small towns along Maine coast.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2014, 11:35 AM
 
58,705 posts, read 83,293,256 times
Reputation: 12899
How small are looking to go? Geneva, Canandaigua, Oswego, Auburn, Ithaca, Corning, Glens Falls and Oneonta, among others in Upstate NY, could or would work. Ithaca for sure would work.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-25-2014, 01:18 PM
Status: "All in all, you're just another brick in the wall" (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
5,091 posts, read 4,577,750 times
Reputation: 10989
Why are you interested in Asheville? The town has a population of 83,393 according to the 2010 United States census. It is the principal city in the four-county Asheville metropolitan area, with a population 424,858 in 2010. That sure ain't "small" in my book. Brattleboro would be a far better choice if you're looking for a small town.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-26-2014, 09:40 AM
 
58,705 posts, read 83,293,256 times
Reputation: 12899
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckhthankgod View Post
How small are looking to go? Geneva, Canandaigua, Oswego, Auburn, Ithaca, Corning, Glens Falls and Oneonta, among others in Upstate NY, could or would work. Ithaca for sure would work.
This is another place that may work: Norwich New York

http://goo.gl/maps/b47YM
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2014, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
1,913 posts, read 3,480,741 times
Reputation: 542
I would recommend looking at Morgantown, WV. It is close to a lot of outdoor activities. Plus it has a very lively downtown for a city of it's size, and is full of young people. It's only 1 hour 15 min to downtown Pittsburgh, and just a few hours from the DC area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2014, 02:15 PM
 
36,024 posts, read 26,084,242 times
Reputation: 33118
Ithaca NY
Hanover NH
Portsmouth NH
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2014, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
1,326 posts, read 1,381,496 times
Reputation: 1958
Bisbee Arizona. What's not to like!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-08-2014, 12:36 AM
 
24 posts, read 35,139 times
Reputation: 18
West Chester, PA
Media, PA
Frederick, MD
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-08-2014, 07:30 AM
 
4,259 posts, read 9,882,437 times
Reputation: 3822
If you are looking SMALL not a rimshot-metro community:

Wellsboro, PA
Jim Thorpe, PA
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Rural and Small Town Living
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top