A Little Blue Enclave To Call Our Own
August 10, 2014 11:58 AM Subscribe
We’re looking at a move in the next three to five years. Right now we live in a very conservative area of North Dakota, overwhelmed by an oil boom and all the bad that goes with it. It's time for a change.
posted by Ber to Home & Garden (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This is all pretty theoretical at this point but while I can survive here it tugs at my sanity in a dozen different ways. We'll be more than self-sufficient in a few years and it's time to start planning. A liberal or at least moderate population would be a plus. Right now we've got a neighbor who has been investigated by the FBI for sedition. Between that, rednecks that let their dogs run all over town, rising crime rate, and the meth-fueled renegade truckers, I've had enough. We love a small town atmosphere but would like to be in a location within driving distance to a decent size metropolitan area (big enough to at least support a Costco or even a Trader Joe’s).
We'd prefer somewhere in the American West. My wife lived on the east coast and says never again. Mountains would be a plus. Medicinal marijuana would be neat as well. But mostly we just want to feel safe, have some sanity around us, be able to experience downtown city life when we want to. I was in Livingston MT not too long ago (vicinity to Billings +, mountains +) and enjoyed the funky little downtown. Several years ago we were in Santa Fe and the city bowled me over with its charm. So come on hive mind, show me what you've got.