Small-to-Medium Writing Retreat Town in U.S?
September 4, 2014 3:04 PM Subscribe
I'm leaving it all behind to finally put up or shut up. Where in the U.S. can I do this? Details inside.
posted by anonymous to Travel & Transportation (15 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've quit my job, my relationship's falling apart, and I don't want to do anything for "the man" for the foreseeable future. But I don't need advice on any of that.
I want to rent out my luxury apartment in New York City and seclude myself somewhere for 3-6 months, possibly a year, and focus on writing my script, once and for all. No more excuses.
I'm looking for a small- to medium-sized town somewhere in the U.S., region doesn't matter, where I can do this. Here are my requirements:
- relatively low cost of living (I will have no other income than rent from my NYC apartment - so let's say $3000/month)
- access to culture (arthouse cinema, local bookstores, maybe even a theater)
- active restaurant scene
- liberal/diverse, or at least not frothing at the mouth with middle-America racism/sexism/homophobia
- no Internet problems
- no extreme temperatures
- no need for car (what I mean is, the downtown area is accessible on foot, and the main drag has pretty much all amenities one would want; or even a short bus ride away)
Nothing outside of these conditions matters - could be Northeast, West Coast, even Queens/Staten Island somewhere (Far Rockaway?)
If you live in one of these towns, I'd love to hear about it. Throwaway: firstname.lastname@example.org