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Old 10-28-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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Hi,
I am looking to discover a small town population less than 100,000.

It needs to be:
liberal town
near a good university or college with very good school distict for school age kids.
near a bigger town with good job opportunities.
It will be nice if the living standard was not too expensive. One could buy a house or appartment for 75 to 90K.

It does not matter what type of climate it has or what part of the US it is located in.
I will appreciate any thoughts or comments.
Thanks!
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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I just moved to Valparaiso Indiana. It has a very good college, Valparaiso University, as well as great schools. It also has a very cute small town down town and feel. It is about 55 miles from Chicago and there is a train nearby that I take daily to work in the city. I know there are some homes on my street for sale in the 120K range and I believe a home down our block sold for 95K but it is very small. It may be a bit out of your price range but I'd imagine jobs pay more. I also think surrounding areas may have lower priced homes. Parts of it are pretty rural which I learned last night when I get lost. I can't say if its liberal or not since I don't know many people there yet, we just moved, but I'm pretty liberal and was raised in NW Indiana. Indiana isn't exactly known for being liberal however. Good luck in your search.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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I forgot to mention it has a population of about 30,000.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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Chapel Hill, NC. Population about 55K. Home to UNC-Chapel Hill. Very liberal area. Best schools in the state.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Georgetown, Texas. Population about 50,000. Has Southwestern University in town, or UT-Austin, Concordia, St. Edwards, and more are just down the road, along with job opportunities. The only problem is the $75-90,000 for a house, but you could do that in Jarrell, just north of Georgetown, and perhaps a couple of other subdivisions.

Here's the city website with demographics and other info.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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Charlottesville, Virginia- University of Virginia
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Ashland, Oregon. But Portland is several hours north. Medford is the biggest city near Ashland ~ it definitely isn't Portland, but should suffice for whatever you need. Problem is, the whole state has been in the hole for job opportunities for years.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Yeah, Chapel Hill is pretty liberal. They're so liberal they vandalized their ROTC buildings not too long ago. Real friendly openminded people.
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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here's a news link incase anyone here doubts it actually happened
newsobserver.com | Two ROTC buildings vandalized (http://www.newsobserver.com/102/story/433153.html - broken link)
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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Yeah, Chapel Hill is pretty liberal. They're so liberal they vandalized their ROTC buildings not too long ago. Real friendly openminded people.
I like Liberal towns and since Im not a neo-con and tend to share similar tastes in music with these folks I get along with them despite my Goldwater-Liberterian Paleo-Con views. However, when this type of stuff happens I get p-d off!
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