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Old 11-10-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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I doubt you want to pick up and move across the country but....
if traveling doesn't bother you and you want a small mountain town,
gorgeous with beautiful forests to boot....Sisters Oregon is the place to
go. It's small, classy little shops of anything you would want and quiet. Close to Bend Oregon and snow skiing if that's your thing. If you like water, hey, white water rafting and rushing rivers that seem untamed are there. Fishing, golfing, you name it. Forests are phenominal. Rock climbing can't be beat. Eagle Crest nearby with spas etc. Cleanest air, purest water and super people. Couldn't do better!!!
Oh my! I just looked for images of Sisters, Oregon. It's beautiful. I must check further.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Great Lakes region
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I love Rabun County - it's so pretty there. I'd move in a heartbeat if I could, but the real estate seemed kind of expensive to me. It seems like the local folks would be priced out of the market. Unfortunately, the area seems to have become a vacation home paradise for the wealthy folks from Atlanta and Florida. It's a shame because it's such a beautiful area.

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pnc
Do you blame Foxfire, ltd. for this? I doubt many people would have ever hear of the area if it weren't for the Foxfire publications. On an aside: Do you feel Eliot Wigginton was framed?
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Great Lakes region
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I live in Rabun county. There are no jobs I have lived here 3 years and had 1 job! They closed the only factory we had about 4 years ago it seems like now. Noone has bought it so its just sitting there. The major employers are Home Depot and Wal Mart. You are 30+ miles from any other shopping besides that. In the summer a lot of tourists and floridians like to come here for the summer as well bc its cooler so tons of traffic. Not much crime the usual petty stuff. Anything else you want to know I can tell you. Oh yeah rent is not exactly cheap here. 1 to 2 bd yer looking at 600$ + a month
Again I have to ask: Do you blame Foxfire, ltd. for this? I doubt many people would have ever hear of the area if it weren't for the Foxfire publications.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Commonwealth Of Virginia
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Floyd, Virginia is very nice and very small. It isn't too far from Roanoke and it's a drop-dead gorgeous area. Regarding North GA ... It's okay but the last time I was there, it seemed to be getting way too populated.


Yeah, I will vouch for Floyd too............
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Southeast Texas
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Do you blame Foxfire, ltd. for this? I doubt many people would have ever hear of the area if it weren't for the Foxfire publications. On an aside: Do you feel Eliot Wigginton was framed?
Hmmm, good question. No I don't blame Foxfire, well not really. I don't know how many would have heard of the area if it weren't for Foxfire, but I'm not sure if they are to blame for the rapid development. The area's beauty speaks for itself and I think maybe it might have been discovered eventually, just perhaps not as fast. What do you think?

I personally absolutely love it there. I would move tomorrow if I could. It feels like home to me, much more so than anywhere else I've lived. My mother told me a number of years ago (before I had even heard of Foxfire and read about the area) that we have ancestors/family who lived in the area and maybe that may be part of the reason it feels like home.

Do I feel Eliot Wigginton was framed? I really don't know enough about his case or exactly what happened. It was quite by accident that I discovered the charges against him, and I had such a bad taste in my mouth that I didn't research it further. Do you believe he was framed?
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Southeast Texas
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Floyd, Virginia is very nice and very small. It isn't too far from Roanoke and it's a drop-dead gorgeous area. Regarding North GA ... It's okay but the last time I was there, it seemed to be getting way too populated.
I was just in North GA last month (Rabun County) and it didn't seem as crowded as it did when I was there four years ago during the summer. I also noticed that this time we only saw a couple of license plates from Florida but last time, we saw more Florida plates than Georgia ones. I don't know if it was the time of year or what. What I did notice was that the local population seemed to be made up of either (presumably) wealthy retirees or ... uh... (no good way to put this, my apologies ) the stereotype "hillbilly" although I saw more of that in NC than GA.

Going to have to look into Floyd, Virginia. It sounds nice! :-)
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I was just in North GA last month (Rabun County) and it didn't seem as crowded as it did when I was there four years ago during the summer. I also noticed that this time we only saw a couple of license plates from Florida but last time, we saw more Florida plates than Georgia ones. I don't know if it was the time of year or what. What I did notice was that the local population seemed to be made up of either (presumably) wealthy retirees or ... uh... (no good way to put this, my apologies ) the stereotype "hillbilly" although I saw more of that in NC than GA.

Going to have to look into Floyd, Virginia. It sounds nice! :-)


Check out nearby Fancy Gap too

You can be in the big city of Winston Salem in under an hour for all those "big city needs".

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Old 12-23-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Southeast Texas
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Check out nearby Fancy Gap too

You can be in the big city of Winston Salem in under an hour for all those "big city needs".

Oh wow, that is beautiful! Thanks for the tip. I'll definitely check it out. Is view from your porch? If so, enjoy it!!
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Commonwealth Of Virginia
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Also look at Smith Mountain Lake, at Moneta,Va., its in Bedford County, close to Rocky Mount, and Roanoke. It's a small community,no real downtown,per se, perhaps not what you are looking for,but a suggestion.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Great Lakes region
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Do I feel Eliot Wigginton was framed? I really don't know enough about his case or exactly what happened. It was quite by accident that I discovered the charges against him, and I had such a bad taste in my mouth that I didn't research it further. Do you believe he was framed?
I don't know enough about the case, either. It was over 20 years ago, but I just recently found out about it. I just find it suspicious that the allegations only came out after Foxfire became so well known - it's not unheard of for well known people to be targeted falsely for some reason or another. I do know, though, that if it weren't for the Foxfire books I would have been deprived of so much knowledge about a way of life I long for and dream of.
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