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GPatten
05-19-2006, 04:15 PM
I’m tired of the constant migration of criminals from the big cities in the north, the glut of traffic slipping into my small town, the Love Bugs smeared all over my car twice a year, the constant fires looming in the distance threatening my life and home, and running for cover from the hurricanes only to avoid the Mid Atlantic, tropical storms now starting to build on the planes and roll off the coast of Africa.

The hard part of life is creeping up on me; I want the simple life, the piece and tranquility, and the giggles and friendly laughter of the country folk. I want to run away to the wilderness, the hills and valleys in the southeast.

I want to look out the window and watch a wave of gentle rain push down a mountaintop and sweep across my backyard. I want to buy, or rent a small cabin, a one or two bedroom manufactured home; hell, I’d even go for a cot in the kitchen of a small travel trailer that’s parked on the side of a mountain, I’d fire up the grill or a two burner stove and have coffee, pancakes, and sausage for breakfast.

I want to sit by the window with my coffee and listen to the morning birds conversing with peeps and chirps. Pull out my laptop and ditty doodle a melody, a verse. I don’t want no TV, no Internet, no sound of neighbors at all, but where?

Columbus Georgia?
Spartanburg South Carolina?
Cherokee territory?
Greensboro North Carolina?
Somewhere in South Carolina?

I’m tired of palms; I want to smell the evergreens, the White Dogwood, the Red Maple, and poplar.

Give me the sounds of a Banjo, don’t want no Rap music. I want to hear and touch a countrywoman.

Unique
05-19-2006, 04:23 PM
Dear GP

You sound like me a couple of months ago. I even blogged about it. (Let me outta here! LOL)

Seriously though, I'm staying put for now, but when I move it will be to a place similar to what you describe. It was rather like that here but then ALL THE DURN PEOPLE SHOWED UP! (Thanks for visiting, now GO HOME)

Columbus Georgia?
Spartanburg South Carolina?
Cherokee territory?
Greensboro North Carolina?
Somewhere in South Carolina?

Of your choices, I'd pick Cherokee territory. I might pick Georgia, but not Columbus. I'd skip SC altogether. (For a lot of reasons - the coastal areas would be similar to FL, for one thing)
Greensboro area has experienced a lot of growth the last 10 years. PM me if you'd like more particulars.

aadams73
05-19-2006, 04:30 PM
Here ya go:

http://www.findyourspot.com/

You can imput all your criteria and it will tell you which places meet your wants and needs.

Unique
05-19-2006, 04:39 PM
I took your quiz, ma'am. My choices kept me firmly in the Southeast. (Most of them in NC!)

The only exceptions were 2 in TX, 1 each in MS, AL, TN, and KY. Not bad for an online quiz.

GPatten
05-19-2006, 04:52 PM
Hmm.

thank you both. I'll do this after breakfast.

aadams73
05-19-2006, 04:53 PM
Mine wanted to send me to Kentucky or Tennessee.

GPatten
05-19-2006, 05:40 PM
Well, I received some strange places out of the territory I had picked. The choices I received were:

Paris, Tennessee
Maryville, Tennessee
Guntersville, Alabama
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Clayton, Georgia
Dillon, Montana
San Marcos, Texas
Sandpoint, Idaho
Alexander City, Alabama
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Kerrville, Texas
Sheridan, Wyoming
Kalispell, Montana
Gainesville, Georgia
Marble Falls, Texas
Hancock-Houghton, Michigan
Helena, Montana
Oxford, Mississippi
Fredericksburg, Texas
Glens Falls, New York
Littleton, New Hampshire
Berea, Kentucky
Lewiston, Maine
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

jenngreenleaf
05-19-2006, 05:49 PM
Lewiston, MaineI lived there on and off for thirteen years. :) They're doing A LOT to rebuild the city, but it still has a long way to go. I prefer being away from there. LOL

SpookyWriter
05-19-2006, 05:59 PM
I'm moving next month.

jenngreenleaf
05-19-2006, 06:03 PM
I'm moving at the end of the summer, but we're staying in the same place. :) (moving out the small house, moving in a bigger one and adding a foundation) I'm not looking forward to the transitional period at all.

Unique
05-19-2006, 06:15 PM
Clayton, Georgia
I'd check that one. I've looked at it online before. realtor.com and such. Take a vacation and check it out.


(Unless you love snow, I'd skip Montana)

Yeshanu
05-19-2006, 06:18 PM
Here ya go:

http://www.findyourspot.com/

You can imput all your criteria and it will tell you which places meet your wants and needs.

I bombed out on the first question, which asks what sized-community you want to live in, but doesn't list wilderness areas...

I'll go back and choose something else, though. Is it only for the U.S.?

aadams73
05-19-2006, 06:23 PM
I'll go back and choose something else, though. Is it only for the U.S.?

I believe so.

aadams73
05-19-2006, 06:27 PM
Well, I received some strange places out of the territory I had picked. The choices I received were:


San Marcos, Texas


That's one I wouldn't recommend to you based on your "wants". San Marco is home to a growing college community and also-growing outlet malls. Heaps 'o bugs, regular threats of wildfires, and not all that much rain to quelch it. On the plus side, not too far down the road is Rudy's BBQ--the best darn BBQ on earth.


Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg is gorgeous, especially in spring time.

Yeshanu
05-19-2006, 06:31 PM
Dang! It's only for the US...

It was kind of fun. I wish there was one for Canada, though. It suggested Hartford, Connecticut as my top spot.

GPatten
05-19-2006, 06:36 PM
Dang! It's only for the US...

It was kind of fun. I wish there was one for Canada, though. It suggested Hartford, Connecticut as my top spot.

Well, youíve got some darn nice territory in Cannada I would like if it werenít so cold, or hard for me to change my country; this would be hard for you to change too.

GPatten
05-19-2006, 06:44 PM
Clayton, Georgia
I'd check that one. I've looked at it online before. realtor.com and such. Take a vacation and check it out.


(Unless you love snow, I'd skip Montana)

Yah, I'm looking at that one too. I going to need to so some things now, and I need to go soon. thank you all.

Yeshanu
05-19-2006, 06:49 PM
Well, youíve got some darn nice territory in Cannada I would like if it werenít so cold, or hard for me to change my country; this would be hard for you to change too.

It's only cold in winter, contrary to the beliefs of a few Americans who come up here in the summer with skis on the top of their cars. :D

Actually, the cities they gave me were all in the northeast, because one of my requirements was snow in the winter. I love summer, but I also love spring and fall and winter. I could never live in Florida or California year round, even if they were in Canada.

And yeah, I'd never consider moving out of Canada. I'm Canadian, and I'll be that way until I die, God willing.

And I accept that Americans would feel the same way about being American.

Jerry, wherever you end up, I hope it's perfect for you.

Jaycinth
05-19-2006, 07:25 PM
I'd pick Greensboro, but that's ca'se some of my family's from there originally.

Check out the McConnell Road area...used to be a lot of pecan trees along there.....

Jenan Mac
05-19-2006, 07:38 PM
Here ya go:

http://www.findyourspot.com/

You can imput all your criteria and it will tell you which places meet your wants and needs.
Mmm. It wants to send me to Arkansas. Uh...no thank you. Not on the short list.

badducky
05-19-2006, 07:43 PM
GPatton, I'd have put you in Kentucky, Tennessee, or West Virginia.

Places get lots of flack from avowed cityfolk like me (someday, I'll be able to afford Seattle, Boston, or NYC!) but one cannot deny the gorgeous beauty of the land.

Ever heard of Lookout Mountain, TN? Sure you have. That's where Rock City happens to be.

SC Harrison
05-19-2006, 07:47 PM
I'd pick Greensboro, but that's ca'se some of my family's from there originally.

Check out the McConnell Road area...used to be a lot of pecan trees along there.....

There still are, I think. This area is great. A few hours drive will get you to the mountains or the beach, and if you like to play golf, forget about it. This place is sick with golf courses. And pssst! (you can still buy a very nice house with property for 150k, but don't tell anybody, okay?)

Unique
05-19-2006, 08:11 PM
There still are, I think. This area is great. A few hours drive will get you to the mountains or the beach, and if you like to play golf, forget about it. This place is sick with golf courses. And pssst! (you can still buy a very nice house with property for 150k, but don't tell anybody, okay?)

Dam*, SC! Don't let the cat out of the bag. There's too many people moving here as it is; there won't be room left for me!:rant:

tjwriter
05-19-2006, 08:16 PM
The area around Cherokee, NC is beautiful and one of my favorite vacation spots.

I border on KY and there are plenty of beautiful places there. If you really want quiet, I live in what's basically a retirement town. There are no mountains, but there are lots of tree and critters. It's beautiful to live in town and feel close to living in the country.

GPatten
05-19-2006, 08:19 PM
I'd pick Greensboro, but that's ca'se some of my family's from there originally.

Check out the McConnell Road area...used to be a lot of pecan trees along there.....

I'm confused. What state is Greensboro in?

GPatten
05-19-2006, 08:27 PM
Dam*, SC! Don't let the cat out of the bag. There's too many people moving here as it is; there won't be room left for me!:rant:

Oh.

Greensboro South Carolina
Unique,
You donít want me there anyway. LOL cuzz Iím gona pop out in the back yard and do a little target practice once in a while. I make so little noise, I need to get with it. Anyway, Iíve wanted a small trailer I can find on the side of a mountain. I donít want no darn $150K home in the city.

Chacounne
05-19-2006, 08:28 PM
A word about Sandpoint, Idaho : It's the home of a large Aryan Nation/White Power compound.

I just visited the most charming community in the south this weekend, Helena, Alabama. Although Helena, a suburb of Birmingham, might not be small enough or rural enough for your tastes, you might try Alabama as a possibility.

Just my two cents,
Chac

Anya Smith
05-19-2006, 08:31 PM
I want to move too, out of this hurricane blasted state. But we can't. My husband's business ties us here. :cry:

GPatten
05-19-2006, 08:41 PM
A word about Sandpoint, Idaho : It's the home of a large Aryan Nation/White Power compound.

I just visited the most charming community in the south this weekend, Helena, Alabama. Although Helena, a suburb of Birmingham, might not be small enough or rural enough for your tastes, you might try Alabama as a possibility.

Just my two cents,
Chac

Yes, Arab Alabama. I know of that place from a guy I worked with that was from Arab Alabama.

He tried his best to get me to come up there hunting with him, darn it. I didn’t and wish I had. The guy was like a brother to me and he died from a massive hermitage of the heart at the age of 35 about 25 years ago.

I was looking at homes there in Arab and there were some interesting homes in the country, but I’m not sure I want a home. I’ve had too many and right now I live in an apartment to keep from owning and not have to care for one. I want the simple life, as simple as I can find it.

Oh! I forgot to add:

There are a lot of charming places in the south and very nice people.

SC Harrison
05-19-2006, 09:47 PM
Oh.

Greensboro South Carolina
Unique,
You don’t want me there anyway. LOL cuzz I’m gona pop out in the back yard and do a little target practice once in a while. I make so little noise, I need to get with it. Anyway, I’ve wanted a small trailer I can find on the side of a mountain. I don’t want no darn $150K home in the city. It's in North Carolina, Jerry. Or, as we like to call it, the "Good Carolina" (I just made that up). If you just want a trailer on the side of a mountain, you can probably get that for a song. Plus 50k or so. You should talk to Perks. She lives around Asheville, which is awesome, by the way.

Unique
05-20-2006, 01:53 AM
True, true, true, SC. I keep asking Perks to trade me but she won't.

GPatten
05-20-2006, 06:42 AM
Well, I had to pay a visit to a friend and his wife who I worked with this afternoon. They insisted I stay for dinner.

These are two choices I like. One is a mobile home on a half-acre and the other is a home in Arab Alabama. Both are close to the boarder of North Carolina, or close enough.

Mobile home in Hiawassee, GA
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom in Hiawassee Georgia
0.5 acre Lot size

http://images.ncinfo.net/phototmp/photos_nt/22506/537351281.jpg

And, then there is this house and it’s devoid of any lush trees. But it is in a hunting area with plenty of lush trees and rolling land. I’m not in such a physical shape I can care for it, but...

3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms in Arab Alabama

http://images.ncinfo.net/phototmp/photos_nt/22506/537351281.jpg

I’ve had all the fancy big homes in my life and as I said, I want the simple life. At 71 years, I hope I’m not making a mistake.

You’ve all giving me some information that I needed and I will look some more and see what happens.

Thank you.

Unique
05-20-2006, 07:15 AM
If you don't mind living in a mobile home, that one in GA looks mighty nice.

Up for company? :D

GPatten
05-20-2006, 07:25 AM
Of course Iím up for company, though Iím almost a hermit and my friends are beginning to get frustrated with me and beat on my door too many times.

Iím just not sure of when, or where yet.

Yes, that is some beautiful country up there, both in North Georgia and North Alabama.

SC Harrison
05-20-2006, 07:41 AM
True, true, true, SC. I keep asking Perks to trade me but she won't. One of these days, right? I've been thinking along the lines of something like this: http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h34/scharrison/th_biltmore.jpg (http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h34/scharrison/?action=view&current=biltmore.jpg) but my stupid realtor keeps insisting I'd be more comfortable in this:http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h34/scharrison/th_shack.jpg (http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h34/scharrison/?action=view&current=shack.jpg) I keep telling her that my income from the paper route is only a pittance compared to what I earn as a secret agent, but she just smiles and acts like she's got an important phone call.

veinglory
05-20-2006, 07:43 AM
One word, well... in English it's two: New Zealand

GPatten
05-20-2006, 08:07 AM
Lordy lordy. That shack looks interesting. http://www.mach1registry.org/forums/images/smilies/3gears.gif

Unique
05-20-2006, 08:42 AM
Can't she find you anything between those two, SC?


I'd probably go for the shack, too, GP. Too much house work in the other one.

Then I'd have to hire servants; then they'd want a raise. The next thing you know they'd want holidays off and paid vacations. (Of course! That's when company's coming!) Then maternity leave and compassionate leave; I'm telling ya, that's just another job keeping track of all that. :D

Puddle Jumper
05-20-2006, 10:08 AM
How about moving to the beautiful wilderness of New Zealand? That's where I would want to go if I could.