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Old 05-02-2006, 11:54 AM
 
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Can anyone tell me some of the nice small towns in Texas?

We are moving and Texas is on our list, but we want a small town with lots of outdoor activities and an active mentality. Within 2 hours to an international airport, safe, and away from tornados. Any thoughts???
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Old 05-05-2006, 08:47 AM
 
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Some good small towns would be anywhere South to SouthEast of Amarillo, TX.
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Old 05-07-2006, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Lake Brownwood, Texas
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Can anyone tell me some of the nice small towns in Texas?

We are moving and Texas is on our list, but we want a small town with lots of outdoor activities and an active mentality. Within 2 hours to an international airport, safe, and away from tornados. Any thoughts???
Why not try the geographical center of Texas, Brownwood, Texas, 76801....slower life, nice folks and low cost of living, 164 miles West of Ft Worth, 65 miles South of Abilene, Texas,...130 miles from Austin, Texas, ..180 miles from San Antonio....lots of wild life and fishhing....check out http://www.lakebrownwood.com....local (broken link) lake info etc., I have lived here for 13 years, from dallas area and love it. It's a slower pace in life also.

Jack
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Old 05-07-2006, 04:50 PM
 
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What about East or Central Texas? Brenham comes off the top of my head. That is small but has a nice little college and the Creamery is right there. Eat all you can and then save the rest. Very Historic area.

I was also thinking about north of San Antonio like San Marcos and New Braunsfel. Those are great areas and have lots to do there. Oh Boerne is very interesting as well. Also thinking, Fredrickburg.... that has alot of bed and breakfast places to stay at and lots of antique shops.

East Texas, Tyler , Forney is nice as well as Longview. Maybe Whitehouse and Athens too.
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Old 05-07-2006, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Lake Brownwood, Texas
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What about East or Central Texas? Brenham comes off the top of my head. That is small but has a nice little college and the Creamery is right there. Eat all you can and then save the rest. Very Historic area.

I was also thinking about north of San Antonio like San Marcos and New Braunsfel. Those are great areas and have lots to do there. Oh Boerne is very interesting as well. Also thinking, Fredrickburg.... that has alot of bed and breakfast places to stay at and lots of antique shops.

East Texas, Tyler , Forney is nice as well as Longview. Maybe Whitehouse and Athens too.
All good places mentioned here, depends on how busy an area you want.
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Sulphur Springs
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Well, for the weather, and for a good small town I would try Sulphur Springs. Less likely for the tornadic activity, we are just east of the dry line and the 'tornado alley', though we have had some hail in recent years. 14,000 people approximately. Median home price is around $70,000, although a good home for that price is getting harder to find. More likely $100,000 - 125,000 range for a good quality home built in recent years. There are homes here ranging from just around $20,000 to $12,000,000. We are about 80 miles east of Dallas, a good 1 1/2 hour drive to DFW airport. What type of activities interest you? we are surrounded by lakes. We have nice parks with walking trails. Visit www.sulphurspringstx.org
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Old 05-11-2006, 12:05 AM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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WOW! Lotsa choices........what type of geographical area you want?

Forests? Desert? Coastal? High plains? Rocky hills with scrub brush (CenTex)

How small? 3,000? 10,000? 20,000?(if you're from L.A. you'd consider this small).


Give us something to work with and we'll give you some suggestions!

Have a good one!!!
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Old 05-20-2006, 12:18 PM
 
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Willis, Montgomery and Livingston might be worth looking at for a small town. Willis is about 9 miles outside of Conroe and Montgomery isn't much further than that. Livingston is getting very popular with those who enjoy outdoor activities. I think all of these are within 2 hours of George W. Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Willis and Montgomery still have decent homes under $100,000. I've heard nothing but good about the Willis and Montgomery schools too. As BobTex said above, let us know what you want, and we'll try to help. Good luck in your search!
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Old 05-28-2006, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Southwest Texas
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May I suggest Crane, Texas? About 4,000 people; wonderful schools, reasonable real estate....40 minutes from international airport; 30 minutes from metropolitan shopping...cool nights....and bearable days....(with a little use of electricity)....moderate winters...day trip to Big Bend area or Davis Mountains....historical Butterfield Trail south of town.....benefitting from the present run up in oil prices.... ringed on the south by mesas, ranching country......low crime rate......good supermarket, two dollar stores, restaurants, many churches........

caprockvista
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Old 05-28-2006, 08:50 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me some of the nice small towns in Texas?

We are moving and Texas is on our list, but we want a small town with lots of outdoor activities and an active mentality. Within 2 hours to an international airport, safe, and away from tornados. Any thoughts???
You might think of Eagle Pass texas. There is plenty of recreational activities for kids, we haven't had any tornados, a hour away from Del Rio and 2 1/2 from san antonio which have airports. It also have a community lake, plaza, plenty of parks, cine mark, resturants, a public swimming pool, etc.
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