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Old 02-09-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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Another vote for Floyd,Va. Very pretty, but doubt there are many jobs....Wytheville is pretty and may have some.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:42 PM
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Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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West side of Center Ossipee, NH- Carroll County.
For closer access to trails to mountain peaks, the route 171 side of Tuftonboro and Moultonboro, NH- Carroll county.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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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.
I grew up going to Smith Mountain Lake from Greensboro, NC most weekends. My parents still have a place there.

I would suggest checking out Colorado, as well. There are some great areas not far from Denver like Bailey, Conifer, Evergreen, Morrison, or even Golden. There are also similar towns closer to Boulder and Colorado Springs.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I would suggest checking out Colorado, as well. ...
CA probably has the most abundance of choices of Mtn in proximity to urban.

Plenty in WA and OR too.

Find an urban area you desire near mtn and draw a 'commute circle'. 20 min is completely doable in most of USA. Property Prices usually decrease at 30min +
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Southeast Texas
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CA probably has the most abundance of choices of Mtn in proximity to urban.

Plenty in WA and OR too.

Find an urban area you desire near mtn and draw a 'commute circle'. 20 min is completely doable in most of USA. Property Prices usually decrease at 30min +
That is one thing about CA - even if you're living in the middle of the Central Valley, you really aren't more than about a 3-hour drive (if that much) from mountains.

From where I am right now, I have to travel about 9 hours before I hit mountains - in Arkansas. I think the Ouachita mountains are closer to me than the mountains in West Texas, despite being in the same state.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Sparta, TN
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Another vote for Floyd,Va. Very pretty, but doubt there are many jobs....Wytheville is pretty and may have some.
I agree about the job situation. When we lived there I was extremely lucky and blessed to find a job only eight miles from our house within a few months living in Floyd, but other than that, there are no jobs.
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