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Old 09-07-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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10 Coolest Small Towns in America

From Budget Travel...there are some really cool sounding towns that we'll have to visit.

#1 is Lewisburg, WV

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Old 09-07-2011, 02:36 PM   #2
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Might be fun to visit. These towns are very small, though, way too small for me to want to relocate there.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:37 PM   #3
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Might be fun to visit. These towns are very small, though, way too small for me to want to relocate there.
Yeah. (Though I'm in a town of less than 3,500.) The write-ups sounded like they were geared more toward visitors than would-be residents.
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I can vouch for Eureka Springs, AR. We visit it every few years. Its nickname is Little Switzerland. Now, i have only been to Switzerland once and that was in 1969 (so no expert with that), but I don't see the resemblance. It is in the Ozarks, quite hilly and lovely.

It is a quirky town by Arkansas standards. Beautiful and always full of motorcycle folks, transvestites and artsy types. Lots of cool B & B's. I highly recommend a visit. One or two days would be long enough, though - unless you just want to sit, relax, and people-watch.
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I can vouch for Eureka Springs, AR. We visit it every few years. Its nickname is Little Switzerland. Now, i have only been to Switzerland once and that was in 1969 (so no expert with that), but I don't see the resemblance. It is in the Ozarks, quite hilly and lovely.

It is a quirky town by Arkansas standards. Beautiful and always full of motorcycle folks, transvestites and artsy types. Lots of cool B & B's. I highly recommend a visit. One or two days would be long enough, though - unless you just want to sit, relax, and people-watch.
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I remember Eureka Springs from a vacation probably 50 years ago with my parents. Very hilly and at that time, very "Ozarky". What I really remember, was a woman driving a horse and wagon through those VERY HILLY streets. She was an old woman, a very good likeness to the grandma in Beverly Hillbillys. Really....
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Yeah. (Though I'm in a town of less than 3,500.) The write-ups sounded like they were geared more toward visitors than would-be residents.
Yeah...I know town #4, Clayton NY, nice place to visit if your going to spend some time in the 1000 Islands...but live there? Not a chance!
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Phoenicia, NY "was" a lovely small town. I say was because it was just about wiped out by Hurricane Irene. I used to own a vacation house about 9 miles from Phoenicia and passed through it all of the time on the way to Woodstock.
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I am happy to note that our cute little town SE of Pittsburgh is not on the list. So are the Mellons and the Scaifes.
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Thankfully, the article did not mention my favorite small town. It is still safe!
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