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Old 10-01-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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Here is the city I'm looking for:

It is located in the south with a healthy dose of southern hospitality. It is an active town, meaning you see people put and about with great neihborhoods (NOT strip malls and subdivisions). People say hello and don't avoid eye contact on the street. There are cultural activities locally and national touring acts regularly come through. It's possible to live in the action and still be 15 min from a rural area. The scenery is decent or better.

Basically, I live in Bloomington, IN and love it but hate the weather come winter-time. I'm looking for a similar town in a warmer climate. I'm thankful for your suggestions!
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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Default A dream...you are describing a dream.

Go back to sleep little one you've got school in the morning and remember how tired you were yesterday morning when daddy woke you up?


But seriously, IN GENERAL conservative states (most of 'the south' at least in my mind) do not believe in public lands.
And/or even public rules concerning city planning. Thus strip malls.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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Richmond, VA.

Except I'm not sure about the national touring acts...but I think there are a fair amount, between the Landmark Theater, Richmond Coliseum, Toads Place/the Hat Factor, The National Theater, and the new Richmond Center Stage. There are national acts that come through but I'm honestly not that in tune with how frequently national acts come to other cities to make a comparison.

And you do have strip malls and subdivisions in all of the counties surrounding Richmond. But not so much within the central urban core of Richmond.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Savannah, GA?

sorry if i misspelled it.
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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Richmond, VA or Baltimore, MD
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
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Charleston, SC.
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Formerly TX, UT and CT - Currently NC
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Savannah, GA?

sorry if i misspelled it.
Savannah is the first place that popped in my mind too. Savannah, Hilton Head Island, maybe Charleston South Carolina. The only problem I have with Charleston is the crime.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Come on people. That's Asheville, North Carolina.


http://www.exploreasheville.com/what-to-do/index.aspx

Last edited by Georgiafrog; 10-01-2009 at 05:28 PM.. Reason: Link
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:51 PM
 
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Since you say you like pretty much everything about Bloomington except the weather, I'm thinking another college town is a good possibility. Maybe Athens, GA. Maybe Austin if a somewhat larger city would work for you. Maybe Fayetteville, AR, though I'm not sure one way or the other how well they're known for getting national touring acts.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:17 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Chapel Hill, NC. You can be in a college town yet near two cities: Raleigh/Durham within minutes that have all sorts of amenities (including two very large performing arts centers). Heading South out of town, you are in the woods and countryside almost instantly.
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