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unclebarr
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.
thanks

starlagurl
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.
unclebarr
thanks
unclebarr
could you walk to the farmers market in the winter...and do you have any in particular that I should visit?
unclebarr
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
starlagurl
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...


unclebarr
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...

unclebarr
thanks a lot... this info. was very helpful and consistant with the feedback people have been giving me.
starlagurl
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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