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Old 12-07-2016, 07:14 AM   #1
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Your Favorite Small Towns

I was wondering, what are your favorite towns to visit? A town that is pleasing to the eye, and makes you say to yourself...I could live here. So far, my favorite towns have been... Bar Harbor Maine, Key West Florida, Estes Park Colorado, Jackson Hole Wyoming, and Sedona Arizona. I know as I travel more my list will grow. And yes, Burning Man Nevada is a temporary town. Our list might encourage others (and me) to do a side trip. Don't worry if you list San Francisco as a town...she is beautiful. I miss Boudin's sourdough bread, with clam chowder or chili inside. If this thread wanders that's ok with me.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:21 AM   #2
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I have no desire to live in a tourist trap. They are great to visit but not necessarily good places to live. I like western North Carolina. Specifically the Murphy, NC area.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:45 AM   #3
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Your Favorite Small Towns

Mendocino, CA, Astoria, OR, Bellingham, WA, and Nelson, BC, come to mind. Probably have to agree with the previous poster that most of the "quaint" towns I like to visit might not be places I would like to live. Still like to visit them, though.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:52 AM   #4
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Fernandina Beach in NE Florida. We loved vacationing here so much, we moved here. Beautiful public access beaches; charming historic district; great state park camping (Fort Clinch SP; book early), many great restaurants and golf courses); two fancy resorts if you want that; fishing; horses permitted on beach in some areas; Cumberland Island national seashore nearby; and very nice people, moving at a relaxed and friendly pace. Joe
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:05 AM   #5
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. So far, my favorite towns have been... Bar Harbor Maine, Key West Florida, Estes Park Colorado, Jackson Hole Wyoming, and Sedona Arizona.)
IMHO none of the above are "small towns". Where I am coming from is Estancia NM, population 1000 (not counting the prison) site of the last legal hanging in New Mexico and annual Punkin Chunkin competition.

Off the top of my head some small towns which are worth a stop (not necessarily a trip): Pie Town, NM, (yes they sell pies) Jerome AZ, (old mining town) Mexican Hat UT, any of the Native American Pueblos in NM, Zuni, NM, Columbus NM (old railroad town which was invaded by Pancho Villa), Hope AK, and Eureka NV. I could go on, but won't.
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We are ordering our 30FB next week and this will be the first shake down trip for us.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:20 AM   #8
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We are ordering our 30FB next week and this will be the first shake down trip for us.


That place is a lot of fun.

Where are you staying? We did a day trip in the truck, but could not find an RV Park with space for us to come back to stay longer.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:22 AM   #9
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Your Favorite Small Towns

From memory:

Astoria, Oregon.

Flagstaff, Arizona.

Pocatello, Idaho.

Fairhope, Alabama.

Homosassa Springs, Florida.

La Veta, Colorado.

Taos, New Mexico.

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Old 12-07-2016, 09:23 AM   #10
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Visited several times and always happy to go back!

Not really sure about living there though.

I think that most "Touristy" places might seem as though they'd be fun places to live, but I suspect might not turn out to be so!

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Old 12-07-2016, 09:41 AM   #13
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Yes! That place is awesome.
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I agree with Michael. The western part of North Carolina. It is breath taking and full of small, quaint towns like Black Mountain, Flat Rock, Hendersonville and many more. So many waterfalls too. Montreat is right there next to Black Mountain and the home of Billy and Ruth Graham. Absolutely worth the trip. If you love B&B's, one of the best is called the Red Rocker Inn located in Black Mountain. They have a great website. Western North Carolina incredibly beautiful!!
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Sisters, Oregon, population 2,000. I like it so much I live here. And world class camping nearby.

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That place is a lot of fun.

Where are you staying? We did a day trip in the truck, but could not find an RV Park with space for us to come back to stay longer.
Fredericksburg RV Park looks pretty nice but we were also thinking of overnighting at one of the many wineries that are just southeast of town on 290. We just returned from Buda and took this route heading west into town and passed dozens of vineyards and wineries on the outskirts of town.

We were looking at a HarvestHosts membership as they seem to have some locations along 290 as well.

It is an easy drive over there for us so I imagine we will "try on" several campsites to see what works best for us.
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:09 AM   #18
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Hailey, Idaho --population about 8k, with one hour drive to the Pioneer, White Cloud, and Sawtooth mountain ranges with oodles of free camping on USFS and BLM lands...located 10 M south of Ketchum/Sun Valley, and 4.5 hrs west of Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons;
St. Augustine, Florida--as well as Mantanzas Inlet down to Volusia Co, and the aforementioned Fernandina Beach to the north on the FL/GA line;
Cedar Key, Florida --especially during the art festivals, or if you bring a boat for great fishing...also Horseshoe Beach to St. Marks along the Big Bend coast of Florida;
Cape San Blas to St. Joe SP, Florida--prettiest, least crowded beaches and beach towns left nowadays..unbelievable beaches, and great fishing;

Sorry....gotta leave it at that. Can't see through the tears missing my Florida. Sniff sniff jon
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:18 AM   #20
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