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Old 04-22-2009, 11:25 PM
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Congratulations and Good Luck on your dicision..........
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:42 PM
Location: In a van, down by the river.... LOL
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I found this too late... I was going to suggest south Jersey to you... it's northern mid-atlantic, so it's less wintry than western NY or New England, etc., but you do still get some cold and snow... it's close to NYC, MD, etc... it's got fantastic farmland... after all, it IS the garden state... and it's politics are liberal... south Jersey tends to be less flaming than northern, but they're still liberal...

I lived at Ft. Dix for 3 years... and if I didn't live in what I consider pretty close to heaven... (New England), then I could be very happy in south Jersey.

Charlottsville is really nice... I lived in Woodbridge for a little over a year.... but it will be very humid in the summer compared to NY....

Oh well... if Charlottsville doesn't work out for you, save south Jersey for your list of 'nexts'.

Best of luck on your move, new life, and adventure!!!
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:47 PM
Location: SW Missouri
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Originally Posted by cheesegirl View Post

The things that are important to both of us are sustainable living, progressive education, natural beauty and outdoor activities, cultural diversity, and good manners (which believe it or not, I find lots of in Brooklyn).

We're looking for a small town with a nice town center, or a rural area with easy access to a city. We'd like a few acres to try our hand at gardening or small scale vegetable farming.
Welp, that pretty much takes Arkansas and Missouri out of the running. You might look into Hot Springs, Arkansas where there are a lot of older people from "someplace else".

If you want rural though, you are pretty much going to have to resolve yourself to accepting the redneck mentality.

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Old 05-06-2009, 03:11 PM
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What Coastalmaine said--only I say move to Maplewood NJ along with everyone else from Brooklyn.
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