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posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 10:11 AM
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Originally posted by CitizenJack
Howell, Mi give it a look up when you go through the list.
Lots of local lakes and rivers. 45 minutes from one of the best hospitals in the world ( U of M ).
Lots of art and local festivals and farmers markets. Lots of little places to explore.
It had a bad past but I assure its just that the past.


Perfect! Thanks




posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 10:16 AM
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Originally posted by azureskys
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Traverse City, Michigan

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Well, you wouldn't have to worry about running out of water.
It is too far from a "hub" city.
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posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 10:21 AM
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Originally posted by retiredTxn
Take a look at Vidor, Texas. You will definitely not be a minority, plus close to lots of bigger cities, Louisiana gambling, and plenty of water in the gulf of Mexico.



Too close to the Gulf.
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posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 10:39 AM
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Whitefish or Bigfork, Montana.

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posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
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-Mostly a white population (I don't want to be a minority).


Racist much....?


OPSEC!! not sticking out. you know, being the only white guy on the street in a SHTF? yeah not me!

in a riot or shtf situation many regress to tribe mentality.



posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by TheLieWeLive
I'm assuming you are already in America:

Western North Carolina is the place you described in my mind. If you live in the outskirts of Asheville, NC you can easily meet your criteria with a small town population.

-For medical you either have Asheville or Greenville SC to travel to both within 90 minutes travel time if you pick certain areas.
-Plenty of lakes and streams for water. Mountainous regions are ideal for SHTF scenarios.
-Very artsy area full of history.
-Asheville is the home of the University of North Carolina - Asheville (UNC-A which is a public liberal arts university)
-Of course it depends which area you live in but most homes are nice and maintained. County laws keep most from having junkyards in and around their home.
-There is a large white population but the area is still diverse.

The only problem I can see is the cost of living is higher in NC than the surrounding states so take that into consideration.

No. 22 out of 25 best places to retire
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I was born in Oak Ridge lived awhile in East TN.. Asheville is very nice but it is still the south.

Which means:

1. highest % of meth heads, racist hicks, fundamentalist nutbag zealots
2. corrupt Roscoe P Coltranes EVERYWHERE, silly speed traps, civil asset forfeiture, etc.
3. SWAT RAIDS if you have 4 ounces of weed! Jail time for a joint..ffs!

4.Communist Style ALCOHOL laws.. look into ABC stores..



posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 11:05 AM
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Joseph, Oregon. It is white, artsy, has above-ground water, is about the population you mentioned, is a god place to retire, etc. It has a lake, is a tourist town, and people maintain their homes.
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posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by NotThat
I need help finding a small town. This is what I am looking for.
- About 10,000 to 15,000 people
-Perhaps a college town.
-Within a 90 minute drive to a city of 100,000 (for medical reasons).
-Mostly a white population (I don't want to be a minority).
-An attractive town where people maintain their homes.
-Plenty of above ground water.
-Perhaps an artsy kind of place.

I am thinking of a place I would like to be if TSHTF but also a nice place to retire.
Any suggestions?


I would choose a small town near this place dude.. Victoria, BC.

the place is really neat with awesome buildings, neighborhoods, and very polite compared to here in US.
and there are many small towns nearby if the metropolitan is too large for you.

Police seem WAY more laid back,, and you can get real Cuban cigars!

or southeast AK is beyond beautiful.

when I win the lottery, im getting an island there..lol

maybe the Upper.Peninsula. in Michigan.. that area is sweet also.

hard to give specific without knowing the $$$ available



posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 11:30 AM
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Thanks for posting. I'm interested in a similar focus - far enough away from a bigger city, but close enough for medical and other needs. For me, arts is important, but so is healthy lifestyle, openness to spiritual thinking, nature and so forth.

Too small, and everyone knows your business.

I differ only in that I like diversity around me.

Water is important to me. I don't want to feel "land locked" for some reason without water around, but not too close in terms of a flooding river. Prefer lakes.

I've thought about Oregon, Washington, Maine and either Northeast or Northwest Canada.

Outside of the US, I've thought of Ireland (economy is bad though), with lots of water, lakes, rivers, ocean, hills, mountains, farms, small towns, easy driving all over the country.

I hear NZ is beautiful as well.

Sedona is very expensive, beautiful, artsy but you might miss the water. Flagstaff area is nice too. Taos, NM?

Michigan and Wisconsin, Minnesota as others have mentioned all might fit the bill.

As one poster wrote, think about the climate, then think about the state, and then look into the state for what fits your needs. Narrow it down to two states, and go visit the targeted areas in those states that appeal to you.

Hope you find your next home sweet home!



posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 11:40 AM
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You want that on the rocks ?




Anywhere in Idaho.



posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 11:50 AM
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Originally posted by NotThat
I need help finding a small town. This is what I am looking for.
- About 10,000 to 15,000 people
-Perhaps a college town.
-Within a 90 minute drive to a city of 100,000 (for medical reasons).
-Mostly a white population (I don't want to be a minority).
-An attractive town where people maintain their homes.
-Plenty of above ground water.
-Perhaps an artsy kind of place.

I am thinking of a place I would like to be if TSHTF but also a nice place to retire.
Any suggestions?




You say nothing about the proximity of a Nuclear Power Plant
you might want to consider that as a big factor... being either down-wind or even having a Nuke facility providing a good portion of your electric Grid would be a big problem ...in my eyes


 



years ago... when raising our family... we chose to build in the Village of Murrells Inlet, pop ~750

when the kids went to college, we sold & moved away... the quaint, artsy village has since turned into a overcrowded mess of a place... whew glad to have left but we all have fond memories and living like on a social frontier, being poineer types that cleared our land and built our own homestead & burried many pets over the decade or so from the early 70s to almost 1990s

ergo... your ideal site of today will not be the same when tomorrow comes
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posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 12:54 PM
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Milford, Pennsylvania. It's just far enough away from the noise but still close to NJ/NY.
Jeez now I'm homesick.



posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 02:12 PM
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Do you plan on never leaving home or traveling across the country or abroad?

Just curious because the when the SHTF you may not have a warning...

But there is nothing wrong with looking for a nice place to retire.



posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 02:18 PM
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Evergreen, Colorado... the only problem is that you need $$$$ to live there



posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 05:24 PM
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Check out Northern Maine. You'd be surprised at what you might find within 100 miles of Bangor.
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posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 06:09 PM
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Stay away from ball ground ga, we don't need any more new people



posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 06:41 PM
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You said a small town, then said 10,000. Good grief, that is not small. To me that is pretty big. I have a house for sale in a town with a population of only 250 - now that is small.



posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 07:08 PM
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Originally posted by km22453
Whitefish or Bigfork, Montana.

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After reading these posts we have decided to check out the Missoula, Montana area on our next trip. Thanks



posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 07:23 PM
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Originally posted by HanzHenry


I was born in Oak Ridge lived awhile in East TN.. Asheville is very nice but it is still the south.

Which means:

1. highest % of meth heads, racist hicks, fundamentalist nutbag zealots
2. corrupt Roscoe P Coltranes EVERYWHERE, silly speed traps, civil asset forfeiture, etc.
3. SWAT RAIDS if you have 4 ounces of weed! Jail time for a joint..ffs!

4.Communist Style ALCOHOL laws.. look into ABC stores..


I was aware of the speed traps and of the meth heads. Thanks.
I think we ruled out North Carolina. It is very crowded.



posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by darkbake
Joseph, Oregon. It is white, artsy, has above-ground water, is about the population you mentioned, is a god place to retire, etc. It has a lake, is a tourist town, and people maintain their homes.
edit on 11-8-2013 by darkbake because: (no reason given)


1000 people isn't big enough but it looks lovely. Thanks





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