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Old 08-24-2018, 05:18 PM
 
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Hi there,

I am planning to move to Texas, Alabama or Georgia in the next couple years. I am a dog trainer and horse enthusiast and I have no idea where to start on my search. I need to be within 30-40 minutes of a major city for clientele and the area must be zoned for dogs and a few horses. What areas do all suggest? I am trying to stay 1-2 hours from the coast also. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-24-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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What do you consider a “major city”?
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:04 PM
 
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one two acres wont do it, try 15-20 for horses
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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hmmm...a tough call....but my inclination might be just south of Atlanta (reason: airport) GA


But in AL, it's a tough call, maybe between Birmingham and Montgomery? I was going to recommend Dothan, and just south of Dothan, but there again, the airport question is tough
The OP didn't actually mention an airport, but maybe that goes hand in hand with a "major city". But being within 30-40 minutes of a major city, but still 1-2 hours of the coast is a tough combination. Is Mobile "major" enough? But they don't have much of an airport, and the nearest major one is in New Orleans. Atlanta is farther away than 2 hours to the coast, I think. Maybe the Houston area, or some of the towns between Houston and New Orleans?

I think it's going to be virtually impossible to satisfy all the criteria, short of spending megabucks.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Huntsville
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hopefully you will enjoy in my city
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:46 AM
 
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Hi there,

I am planning to move to Texas, Alabama or Georgia in the next couple years. I am a dog trainer and horse enthusiast and I have no idea where to start on my search. I need to be within 30-40 minutes of a major city for clientele and the area must be zoned for dogs and a few horses. What areas do all suggest? I am trying to stay 1-2 hours from the coast also. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
I would think Huntsville, Alabama where there’s the space center which drives a nice small city atmosphere, but plenty of open space which is why the shuttle launching spot is strategic. Hence next to Madison
County is Limestone County, a nice rural atmosphere in Northern Alabama away from the Gulf.

Hunting/horseback/open country/lots of outdoor use of domestic pets

Horseback ranches almost always require trained dogs and this would be a good spot.

From Wikipedia:
Richard Martin Trail – a 10.2 miles (16.4 km) rail trail in northern part of the county for bicycling, horseback riding, and walking.[17] Designated a National Recreation Trail in 2010.[16]
In March you have a Home and Garden Festival which could be a good network op for dog-training

Now for urban employment you have Huntsville metro
Area. Politically, Limestone County is a mostly Conservative area if you want less conservative you might like Madison more.
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:06 PM
 
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There is not a "shuttle launching spot" in Huntsville; however, there is a space shuttle on display at the space museum.
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Old 09-12-2018, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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There is not a "shuttle launching spot" in Huntsville; however, there is a space shuttle on display at the space museum.
What, you mean the movie "Space Camp" was wrong??

If Space Shuttles were launched out of Huntsville, we'd be dropping SRBs on Atlanta ....
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:56 PM
 
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I watched them film 'Space Camp'. Lea Thompson smiled at me!
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:57 AM
 
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What, you mean the movie "Space Camp" was wrong??

If Space Shuttles were launched out of Huntsville, we'd be dropping SRBs on Atlanta ....


<must... resist... urge... to... give... targets... > (I lived in Atlanta for a while. Some traffic impediments were REALLY irritating.)
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