Live in a small town that you love?

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  1. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    Getting close to moving so need more ideas :D
  2. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    I'm not crazy about the town I live in now, but I grew up in a town I loved, West Milford, New Jersey. I don't know the population, but it's 88 square miles in the mountains of Northern NJ, right on the NY State line. I once counted the lakes from memory (just the ones I knew of personally), and there were more than 20 of them. I lived on a small lake, in a log house, adjacent to a state forest. It's a little more than an hour drive to NYC, but you'd never know it, because you're surrounded by forests and mountains.

    The only problem is that since the time when I lived there ( Moved in 1981) the bear population has gotten insane. When I lived there as a kid, my friends and I would grab sleeping bags and blankets, hike into the woods a few miles, and camp out on New York Rock, from which you could see the NYC skyline...and we never even heard of anyone seeing a bear. Last I'd heard, there are now more than 1,100 bears in the town.
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  3. daboyzruleperiod

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    Oh my. I see this thread was started in 2016. You really did have alot of records to sell. ;)
  4. lukin2006

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    I lived my 1st 21 years in a small town (14000). That was a different era of course. Then I spent the next 30 years in 2 different cities, both over 50 000, I now live in a small town, 25 000 Southwestern Ontario.

    My likes
    -affordability, I am 52 and own my own home and essentially retired.
    -low crime
    -people are so friendly
    -lack of congestion
    -not breathing big city pollution
    -I have everything I need, 2 grocery stores, nice restaurants, fast food joints
    -I am 30-45 minutes from downtown Detroit, all 4 sports teams are downtown, they have a new arena, so most concerts are downtown, close to 2 International Airports, but not in a flight path area, I am 20 minutes from malls and big-box stores
    -4 hours from Toronto, I prefer events in Detroit
    -I have a multipath trail nearby, a national park, a casino
    - and more that I will come up with
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