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Old 07-17-2006, 05:36 PM
 
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It's rough being a liberal who enjoys small town / country life. I love the political and social climate of the big city, but I can't take the hectic pace all the time.

I know of only two small liberal towns....Oberlin and Yellow Springs in Ohio. However, I'd like to move from Ohio, so I'm trying to find a friendly, progressive small town.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-18-2006, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Nowhere near Elko, NV
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Ever look at Vermont? There are plenty of small liberal towns there. Pretty ones too.

Heck, the state elected Bernie Sanders, the one-and-only neosocialist senator.

Magpies
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Old 07-18-2006, 08:52 PM
 
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Good luck. Let me know when you find one because I'm looking too.
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Old 07-19-2006, 11:29 PM
 
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Port Townsend, WA
Ashland, OR
Brunswick, ME
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Old 07-20-2006, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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If you pick out a liberal state like California there are lots of towns to choose from and many would be liberal. it may also be more expensive then you'd like.
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Sunriver
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Default Best of both worlds?

I could have written your letter. We're in central Oregon, which is beautiful but far too conservative (how did conservatives get a monopoly on small towns?)

I'm considering a move to the Oregon coast - one of the most beautiful places in the world - but I'm not sure there is any town there where I'd fit in politically. I'm planning to check out Astoria, OR, where I'd have the ocean and an easy, relatively short trip over to Portland when needed. The best of both worlds?
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Old 07-22-2006, 03:25 PM
 
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Nature Lover, Bandon might be more to your liking than Astoria.
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Sunriver
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Default Best of Both Worlds?

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Nature Lover, Bandon might be more to your liking than Astoria.
Thanks - tell me more!
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:32 AM
 
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Pick a Liberal state and go from there. I lived in Lancaster, PA (home of the Amish) for nearly 3 years and I couldn't stand the conservative mindset. I liked the pastoral, slow-paced life, but, like you, I felt the need to move back to a more liberal area. Now I live outside of Philadelphia in a crowded suburban area...

One day I also hope to find a liberal oasis.
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Maryland outside DC
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There's always Ithaca, NY. Actually had a socialist mayor some years back. Very active citizenry. There's also an Ecovillage a little ways outside of town. Lots of natural beauty and outdoor recreation if you like.
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