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Old 09-21-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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Hi Everyone,

I am new to these forums but am so glad I found them. I love learning about new places and have learned a lot since I have come here. I currently live in Colorado with my Husband and our 2 beautiful young children. Colorado is beautiful but I would like to explore other states and cities. Maybe you all can give me some ideas for my "close to perfect" town.

This is what I am looking for:

Small town or suburb of a city
BEAUTIFUL SECNERY - I love places that are VERY green with lots of tree's and rolling hills.
Great People - Like southern hospitality
SAFE - somewhere we can raise our kids
Climate - I would like a place with all 4 seasons.
Low - Medium Cost of living

Please share what you think is the perfect town and any pictures would be GREAT.

Thank you all!

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Old 09-21-2007, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Albany, NY or Syracuse, NY area.

Saratoga Springs sounds prefect for you. It's a beautiful village north of Albany. It's very close to the Adirondack Mountains, and it's set in the foothills of the ADK's. Best of all, you can take an overnight or weekend trip to NYC because it's not too far away. I'll post some pics... Just have to find some first.








Just a few I found on google.

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Old 09-21-2007, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Richmond, KY (near Lexington)
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I say Kentucky or Tennessee....Asheville, NC too
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:35 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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That sounds like Scranton, PA. Its a small city of about 74,000, all the amenities of a city with a small-town feel. Surrounded by mountains and abundant outdoor recreation. Low crime. Defintely 4 seasons....summers can be hot, spring and fall are nice (all of the mountains provide fall foliage scenery like no place I've seen), and although winters can be cold and snowy, its not like Cleveland or Buffalo. And cost of living? Cost of living is very low....home prices are very affordable. The schools are excellent. Plus, we're close enough to big cities while being far enough away to insulate us from the problems. New York City and Philadelphia are both only 2 hours away, Baltimore is 3 hours, and Washington is about 4 hours away.

Here's some photo tours of Scranton done by another forum member:

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//www.city-data.com/forum/north...-part-one.html
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:46 PM
 
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WOW! Thank you so much for responding so quickly. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures. They are alll beautiful! Please keep them coming!

Thank you!
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Old 09-21-2007, 02:08 PM
 
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Hi Everyone,

I am new to these forums but am so glad I found them. I love learning about new places and have learned a lot since I have come here. I currently live in Colorado with my Husband and our 2 beautiful young children. Colorado is beautiful but I would like to explore other states and cities. Maybe you all can give me some ideas for my "close to perfect" town.

This is what I am looking for:

Small town or suburb of a city
BEAUTIFUL SECNERY - I love places that are VERY green with lots of tree's and rolling hills.
Great People - Like southern hospitality
SAFE - somewhere we can raise our kids
Climate - I would like a place with all 4 seasons.
Low - Medium Cost of living

Please share what you think is the perfect town and any pictures would be GREAT.

Thank you all!


Believe it or not -- PITTSBURGH, PA has everything you have requested.
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:50 PM
 
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Willamina Oregon. Half hour to coast or Salem. GORGEOUS SCENERY. Nice people, parks, history, live music, Sally town zero stoplights or chain stores. Lots of good things happening.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:50 PM
 
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Asheville NC, Knoxville TN, Roanoke VA, Spokane WA, Boise, ID
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:20 PM
 
Location: New England
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Burlington, Vermont. The Portland, ME area. Saratoga Springs. Northampton/Amherst in western mass.

This is a 9 year old thread I doubt we're helping the OP haha.
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