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Old 05-18-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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Hi everyone. I am looking for a small town somewhere on the east coast. I dont mind snow but i also do not mind heat. What im not keen on is lightening. I dont like having severe thunderstorms on a regular basis. Im looking for a the small towns that i read about that usually do not exist. lol. I would like a town that is secluded like forks washington but i would like less people (i saw that its estimated population is 3k-4k people). A great place i would like to live in (that does not exist mind you) would be from the sookie stackhouse series called bon temp. Pretty much everyone knows everyone. There is a supermarket in town to get what you need but if i wanted to do serious shopping at a department store id have to drive like 45 mins to get there. Does anyone know where such a place exists?
Im not looking for a place that is small or quaint but then you drive 30 mins and are in a bigger busy city.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Stockton Springs, Maine.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Hi everyone. I am looking for a small town somewhere on the east coast. I dont mind snow but i also do not mind heat. What im not keen on is lightening. I dont like having severe thunderstorms on a regular basis. Im looking for a the small towns that i read about that usually do not exist. lol. I would like a town that is secluded like forks washington but i would like less people (i saw that its estimated population is 3k-4k people). A great place i would like to live in (that does not exist mind you) would be from the sookie stackhouse series called bon temp. Pretty much everyone knows everyone. There is a supermarket in town to get what you need but if i wanted to do serious shopping at a department store id have to drive like 45 mins to get there. Does anyone know where such a place exists?
Im not looking for a place that is small or quaint but then you drive 30 mins and are in a bigger busy city.
While not on the east coast what you've discribed as a dream place to
live fit's Central Illionis perfectly. There is Bloomington, Peoria, and
a whole host of small quiet well equipped towns surrounding these
small big cities. The cost of living also matches the slower pace and
not to bad climate.

Everything and more is within 30 miles or chicago is about 2 hours.
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:42 AM
 
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Stockton Springs, Maine.
I was think Unity Maine...but same idea.
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Hi everyone. I am looking for a small town somewhere on the east coast. I dont mind snow but i also do not mind heat. What im not keen on is lightening. I dont like having severe thunderstorms on a regular basis. Im looking for a the small towns that i read about that usually do not exist. lol. I would like a town that is secluded like forks washington but i would like less people (i saw that its estimated population is 3k-4k people). A great place i would like to live in (that does not exist mind you) would be from the sookie stackhouse series called bon temp. Pretty much everyone knows everyone. There is a supermarket in town to get what you need but if i wanted to do serious shopping at a department store id have to drive like 45 mins to get there. Does anyone know where such a place exists?
Im not looking for a place that is small or quaint but then you drive 30 mins and are in a bigger busy city.
You are describing Maine...except for the thunderstorms they can whip up, Maine is where you should be. Coastal Maine is beautiful but northern Maine is really God's country. I lived up there for 12 years and miss it every day more than anyone would know. The town I lived in at that time only had 300 people but there were other neighboring towns some within walking distance. We could drive to Houlton Maine in about 20 minutes where there is shopping, movies...all the same stuff as down here in CT...check out Maine!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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You are describing Maine...except for the thunderstorms they can whip up, Maine is where you should be. Coastal Maine is beautiful but northern Maine is really God's country. I lived up there for 12 years and miss it every day more than anyone would know. The town I lived in at that time only had 300 people but there were other neighboring towns some within walking distance. We could drive to Houlton Maine in about 20 minutes where there is shopping, movies...all the same stuff as down here in CT...check out Maine!!
A place like twilight describes sounds perfect to me, too. I have visited coastal Maine, and really enjoyed it - beautiful views, friendly people, small towns, and a relaxed pace. But I have only been there in late summer/early fall. I'm curious about what it's like the rest of the year. How brutal are the winters? And do some areas get congested during the summer vacation season?
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:50 AM
 
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Wellsboro, PA. The Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce : Home Although they have these stores: Welcome (http://www.wellsborostores.com/Wellsboro_Stores/Welcome.html - broken link) and two food markets (one in town and one at the edge) you even have to drive 25 minutes to a Wal-Mart, and a good 45 minutes to the nearest mall: Arnot Mall - You didn't mention anything about needing employment, there isn't any there.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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AI'm curious about what it's like the rest of the year. How brutal are the winters? And do some areas get congested during the summer vacation season?

The picture says it all, (-45.2 below) and yes it gets crowded in the summer unfortunately.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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The picture says it all, (-45.2 below) and yes it gets crowded in the summer unfortunately.
Whoa! That's a little chilly
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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A place like twilight describes sounds perfect to me, too. I have visited coastal Maine, and really enjoyed it - beautiful views, friendly people, small towns, and a relaxed pace. But I have only been there in late summer/early fall. I'm curious about what it's like the rest of the year. How brutal are the winters? And do some areas get congested during the summer vacation season?
It's not THAT cold here. Sure, there are some cold days, but it's not 50 below for months on end... And some areas do get very congested in the summer, but not all. If you are looking for an out-of-the-way town that doesn't have a lot of tourist attraction or retail activity (or isn't directly on Route 1), you would probably not see it become too congested in the summer. A little more congested than in January, but not drastically so. LOL- I think about "congested" in my town, which amounts to 3 or more vehicles on Main Street at the same time (tight street, parking on both sides, the vehicles travelling through have to kind of take turns..) and realize that congested may have many different meanings in Maine.
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