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unclebarr
post Dec 1 2009, 02:34 AM
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HI,
I am wondering if anyone knows of other towns similar to Ashville,NC or Arcata,CA
or the Channon, NSW Au
What I like about these smaller towns is that they are supportive of small businesses, you don't see mc donalds signs high in the air, and there are great farmers markets

I am interested in finding a place to start a homestead that is biking distance to a farmers market( I love the town square in Arcata) or a small town with great public transportation
I am also looking for land $5-20 thousand an acre. and I am looking for 2-10 acres.
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post Dec 1 2009, 10:24 AM
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I know that in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, there are ALL kinds of small towns like this.

I drove through them on my motorcycle last summer.

However, unless you're a really hardcore cyclist, you wouldn't be able to bicycle all year round to the market.


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post Dec 1 2009, 03:09 PM
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post Dec 1 2009, 03:10 PM
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could you walk to the farmers market in the winter...and do you have any in particular that I should visit?
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post Dec 1 2009, 03:12 PM
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Or to narrow it down a bit how about places with moving water...ocean, or rivers for kayaking? or good public transportation? or a good music scene...especially acoustic music like bluegrass
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post Dec 1 2009, 03:26 PM
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Maybe you might want to try Oregon, I heard it's pretty non-corporate over there...

I don't have any specific places that I know of...

I can tell you about a small town I stopped in last summer, Bellow's Falls. I wrote about it in my blog: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...72840/tpod.html


And also about Cherryfield in Maine: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...66920/tpod.html

But I can't say that any of them struck me as a place that was really remarkable...




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post Dec 2 2009, 02:00 AM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Dec 1 2009, 03:26 PM) *

Maybe you might want to try Oregon, I heard it's pretty non-corporate over there...

I don't have any specific places that I know of...

I can tell you about a small town I stopped in last summer, Bellow's Falls. I wrote about it in my blog: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...72840/tpod.html


And also about Cherryfield in Maine: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...66920/tpod.html

But I can't say that any of them struck me as a place that was really remarkable...

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post Dec 2 2009, 02:01 AM
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thanks a lot... this info. was very helpful and consistant with the feedback people have been giving me.
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post Dec 2 2009, 01:37 PM
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You are quite welcome! Let us know what you plan on doing. Sounds like an interesting move to say the least...


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