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Old 07-03-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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the thing I found moving to a small town (Brattleboro) from a small city (Colorado Springs) is that a small town in semirural area makes it harder to meet people & adjust to the lack of convenient shopping. Just my 2 cents - you might feel that the other factors outweigh these...
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I have read that people are friendly in Brattleboro. I have also read (in iBrattleboro.com) that people are reserved at first because they do not know if you will stay in the area or leave. Apparently, people come and go.

I imagine that, if and when I move to Brattleboro, I will meet people through my faith community, professional activities, volunteering, contra dances (which we don't have here in NYC, I don't think) and other civic engagement, recreational and community activities, As I read in a Dear Abby or Ann Landers column years ago, the trick to meeting people is to take your interests into groups.

My friend took me to the senior center for lunch one day and I met people who were more than happy to talk to me, talk about the area, and even refer me to a realtor. I also bought some stuffed fabric cats at the store there.
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Old 07-03-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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I love getting to meet new people!! I am a very friendly person, one of the few in So Cali..haha j/k. I would love to join some organizations or clubs. I guess I am worried about the homes being so far apart from each other. Like I said, I dont know if anyone here on the board suffers from anxiety or panic, but when they flair up, it is nice to know that you can atleast walk to a store or a home, somewhere where you can feel a bit safer than being home alone. The snow kinda has me worried too, as far as being able to leave my house when I need to.
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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snow seldom stops folks in Vermont- the cold will before the snow LOL
Adapting from a mild, temperate Mediterranean climate like southern California to Vermont will be your biggest challenge.

It can become very cold in Vermont- and compared to SOCAL the difference will be startling. - here in CT it takes newcomers from California time to adapt. Snow is plowed quickly in Vermont- so at most you may be confined 1 day.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:07 PM
 
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Suzet

snow seldom stops folks in Vermont- the cold will before the snow LOL
Adapting from a mild, temperate Mediterranean climate like southern California to Vermont will be your biggest challenge.

It can become very cold in Vermont- and compared to SOCAL the difference will be startling. - here in CT it takes newcomers from California time to adapt. Snow is plowed quickly in Vermont- so at most you may be confined 1 day.

I remember when I moved to Iceland, I thought omg, how will i get used to it up there. Turned out, I loved it! I know it will take some getting used to again when we get to Vermont. I am up for the challenge. It is good to know that I will still be able to get around even in the snow. Haha, people had better watch out for the car that is slippin and sliding all over the place, as that will be me behind the wheel that will be a huge challenge to me, the driving.
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