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Old 02-18-2014, 06:32 PM
 
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I have searched and then searched again, and I cant even find any ideas.
I know pretty much what im looking for.
small mountain town. Plenty of snow liw cist of housing since I have to rent.
I will have to switch careers I guess since I do ac work here in fla. Just looking to slow down a little. Wish i could work at home.and always wanted the snowy mountain town.
as far as commute a hour to hour half wouldnt bother me.

west Virginia is my choice but would consider other states, dont want to go out west.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:33 PM
 
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North Conway, NH?
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Snow = cold = high heating bills. There is no "low cost of living" in the snow belt.
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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Snow = cold = high heating bills. There is no "low cost of living" in the snow belt.

I'm not sure I agree with that. I have a more than a few friends that heat with minimal heating bills using wood from their land. If someone is looking for rural living that may be right up their alley.

Can't split wood to run A/C though!
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Bringing a chainsaw and wood into an apartment building can be a problem. OP can only rent.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:48 AM
 
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Renting doesn't mean living in an apartment building. We have mostly rented in our life, and almost always find a house with a woodstove (and only once were not in a house, which was when we were in college family housing). Plus, there are other factors in choosing a rental that will keep costs down. Is is well insulated? Does it have double insulated windows? What kind of furnace and how old? If you are going toward an apartment building, choose an apartment above the first floor. Etc. Winter doesn't need to equal exorbitant heating bills.
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:05 PM
 
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Did you see this article on "cool" small towns (cool, as in neat)? There is a town in WV on the list, as well as one in NY. I don't know if they are mountain towns, but you might have fun looking. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/budget...b_4811151.html
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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New Hampshire - Coos County perhaps?
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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Parts of Upstate NY would/could work. Parts of PA could work too.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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Thanks all im looking into all of them.
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