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Communities without newspapers

I'm thinking about starting a newspaper, maybe in a few years. So I am looking for communities without newspapers. Please tell me about the largest such one(s) you know of, about how many people are there, and anything else about the area that might help me decide.
posted by maurreen on Jul 19, 2014 - 16 answers

Looking for experiences with Boston’s western suburbs

My wife and I are planning a move to Boston’s western ‘burbs in the next couple of years (think Newton, Wellesley, Needham, etc.). We are looking for a community connected to downtown Boston via some form of public transportation, and with good schools. We do not need an interesting town center, and are happy to walk a mile or so to get to public transport (provided that there is a sidewalk). Since this is surely going to be a backbreakingly expensive purchase, I need the advice and anecdotes of random strangers on the internet to help us focus our search. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 21, 2014 - 19 answers

Charming small-town stop between Atlanta and Kansas City?

Where should we stop for the night between Atlanta and Kansas City? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Oct 31, 2012 - 8 answers

How do things work in really small towns?

How do things work and what is life like in really small towns? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Jul 31, 2012 - 27 answers

Goodbye Portland

I want to move out of Portland. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 - 41 answers

Name that Tune!

What is the music in the background of this video? Bonus: Where else has it been featured? It is so familiar it's driving me batty.
posted by Ducks or monkeys on Mar 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Home is where...?

My husband and I will be leaving our current town in about a year and a half, and we’re starting to think about where we might like to go next. We have several requirements (explained inside), and I’ll probably be posting questions about this more than once! We are thinking about taking a couple of weeks to explore some cities in California this spring or summer, and I’m hoping some of you can suggest some California towns that might be a good fit for us so we can start planning the exploratory trip. [more inside]
posted by hansbrough on Feb 1, 2012 - 26 answers

Why do towns in the USA have population signs?

Why do towns in the USA have population signs? [more inside]
posted by xchmp on Mar 24, 2010 - 14 answers

Livin' it up

What are some good ways, online, to get a feel for what it's like to live in various cities/towns in the US? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Dec 22, 2009 - 6 answers

I can't think of any famous hellholes.

A friend of mine is writing a memoir about traveling to every country in Europe at the age of 23. He wants to compare being stuck in a crappy part of Romania to a well known literary or film hellhole. We can't think of any. [more inside]
posted by Jason Land on Oct 8, 2009 - 25 answers

Beautiful towns within driving distance of Washington, DC (and that are not overrun with tourists)

EastCoastFilter: Is your lovely town a best-kept secret? Looking for a magical sort of place to visit in or near DC, Virginia, or Maryland, something with the sort of historic downtown/art scene/subtle eccentricity vibe of Savannah, Ga. or Charlottesville, Va. [more inside]
posted by actionPetential on Oct 1, 2009 - 25 answers

What great town Web sites are there? Or what should be on one?

I have an opportunity to produce a kickass community Web site for my town. What cities already have wonderfully interactive, community Web sites I can look at for inspiration, or what do you think a killer town Web site should have or be like? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Aug 4, 2009 - 13 answers

Where to take a 30th birthday long weekend near NYC?

I'm turning 30 in two weeks. Help me find a great ~4-day trip not too far from New York to celebrate it. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jun 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Do you know of any funky, progressive towns or cities?

Help me identify progressive, funky towns and small cities in this Good Ol' U S of A. [more inside]
posted by letahl on Jan 1, 2009 - 81 answers

Simplicity: The big city - or the small town?

Simplicity means different things to different people. In general, do you think it is easier to live a simple life in the city - or the country? An urban environment - or a small town? Does anyone know of any studies done on how stress is raised - or lowered - by simple living in the city versus small town life?
posted by Gerard Sorme on Jun 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Searching for Paradise

How can I find out which states have towns or cities named Paradise? Also, it would be helpful if the database or whatever I was directed to had demographic information about the towns/cities, like population size, average income, local industries, etc. Thanks for your help.
posted by Cranky Media Guy on Dec 20, 2007 - 15 answers

More like St. Smellmo

Do you know a derogatory nickname for a town or city? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Dec 17, 2007 - 198 answers

What town in Maine to buy property for sustainable homestead?

What's a good town in Maine to buy land for a sustainable homestead? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Oct 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Where to move in Vermont?

I'm thinking of moving to VT. Which towns would you recommend that have the following qualities: [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Oct 18, 2007 - 23 answers

Info on Mass car insurance rates by town?

When I moved from one town in Mass to another 4 years ago the rate DOUBLED. I can't move back there (commuting) but I'm looking for a town by town comparison. Googled it, Groups too, maybe too deep down, maybe queries were weak. Where if anywhere can I find this info? [more inside]
posted by Grand Wahzoo on Nov 3, 2006 - 10 answers

Pedestiran-Friendly Towns in US

Europe has plenty of great towns where you can walk everywhere you need to go, and where cars are pushed to the margins. Are there any towns like this in the United States? (Towns, not cities.)
posted by smackfu on Nov 15, 2004 - 19 answers

Multiracial Places to Live

AskMefi, what would you say are the best places to live, for those of multiracial descent? NYC, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area are all good, but where else have people found acceptance and feel comfortable?
posted by jare2003 on Apr 29, 2004 - 47 answers

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