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Old 04-09-2009, 07:32 PM
 
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Northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri are Republican strongholds. Eureka Springs is one exception. Fayetteville is a college town, which might make it seem more liberal.
Sometimes I think people fret too much about being accepted. I've lived in conservative areas most of my life (and generally am one), but the liberals I knew got along just fine in those places. The key is not to be in-your-face about it, and in most places, even in the Bible Belt, you'll be okay.
The whole "Bible Belt is the boogyman" thing is just silly.
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Not sure what you consider a small town, but here are some places you might want to look into. They are certainly smaller than NYC. LOL

Bellefonte, PA

Victorian Bellefonte: Old-world charm in a modern world

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jim Thorpe, PA

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http://www.city-data.com/city/Jim-Th...nsylvania.html

Hagerstown, MD

http://www.city-data.com/city/Hagerstown-Maryland.html

Hagerstown, Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frederick, MD

http://www.city-data.com/city/Frederick-Maryland.html

Frederick, Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Columbus, IN

http://www.city-data.com/city/Columbus-Indiana.html

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Charlottesville, VA

http://www.city-data.com/city/Charlo...-Virginia.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlottesville_(VA)
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:29 AM
 
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Floyd Virginia Online :: Discover the Heart of the Virginia Blue Ridge!

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Old 04-11-2009, 07:52 AM
 
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Bloomington IN is pretty liberal (college town) and WAY warmer than Wisconsin.
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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I agree with Virginia. I've been looking at places to move as well and I've decided on the NE TN, SW VA, NW NC area's. I love that region with the mountains and the small towns et cetera. I found that everyone in the area I mentioned before was very open to my political views. I liked the topography of the land and in the summer it stays cooler then the rest of the south because of the elevations. The views from these mountain towns are amazing. I'd recommend checking out Damascus, VA, Boone, NC, Asheville, NC, Mountain City, TN. I absolutely loved the area and people didn't push religion either as some people say.


Check it out! I'm from Portage, WI (Half Hour North of Madison)
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:04 AM
 
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Thanks everyone, for these great ideas!

My husband's family has encouraged us to look at Frederick MD.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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Thanks everyone, for these great ideas!

My husband's family has encouraged us to look at Frederick MD.
Frederick is a great town. Great architecture and very pedestrian friendly.
Some of the neighborhoods there remind me of the rowhouse neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

If you are going to consider Frederick also look into Hagerstown. It has a similar character to Frederick, but is more blue collar and cheaper. Cumberland is another cool looking town in that area, but it has a depressed Appalachian feel to it.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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Hmmm, midwest and southern, good combination. What about someplace like TE, OK or MO? Its not too far south, or too far north, but kinda right in-between.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Hmmm, midwest and southern, good combination. What about someplace like TE, OK or MO? Its not too far south, or too far north, but kinda right in-between.
Haven't I seen you on the OK forum?
http://www.city-data.com/forum/oklahoma/
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:17 PM
 
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Default Finally decided

Thanks everyone. We've made our decision and are moving to Charlottesville, VA in June.
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