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Podcasts about towns & cities & other places

I’m looking for some good, hyper-local podcasts about towns and cities and suburbs and places. Some examples are: Curious City, which answers questions from listeners about Chicago; The Intersection, which looked at one intersection in San Francisco’s Tenderloin; and TriPod: New Orleans at 300 about New Orleans. I suppose that things like Off Shore -which is looking at different aspects of Hawaii one season at a time- would technically qualify, but they aren’t the point. Thanks!
posted by Going To Maine on Jan 14, 2017 - 4 answers

On moving from major cities back to somewhere smaller (have you?)

Of course there are a lot of posts about where to live and lately I have a lot of conversations about it. Some of them involve what is probably just a fantasy (fueled by traffic and expense) of moving somewhere much smaller, with much less going on. [more inside]
posted by Smearcase on Dec 23, 2016 - 21 answers

Happiness living in a small town

Boyfriend and I have been together nearly a year, living together for 7 months. He has a fantastic job opportunity in a small town on the other side of the state and has asked me to move with him. I'm not totally opposed to the idea but not completely on board and excited either. Help me figure out the best way to approach this! [more inside]
posted by Malleable on Jul 11, 2016 - 19 answers

Where is a good small city with decent weather for happening couple?

We are looking for a small city without cold winters that has a large body of water - no inland towns for us- and is vibrant, cultured and intelligent. We have lived in LA, NY and Miami and are now in Durham, Nc - finding it too woodsy and land locked and way to hot in the summer here. We both work and are in our early sixties.
posted by privatechef on Mar 14, 2016 - 18 answers

What are good local music towns in the southeastern US?

My husband and I have lived in the northeast our whole lives and are ready to move somewhere south of this area without going too far west. We are quiet musician/tech types in our early 30s. Neither of us has traveled much through the southeastern US and, while I am aware of a couple places that might fit what we're looking for, I'm hoping people here can give more ideas for places we should consider. [more inside]
posted by bananana on Aug 6, 2015 - 18 answers

My favorite small town in my state is _____________.

Please tell me about your very favorite small (or smallish) town in your state or province (US/Canada, only, please). [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jan 17, 2015 - 68 answers

What is this website about lesser-known cities?

I remember recently reading a website that highlighted smaller/lesser-known American cities and talked about why they were great places to live, as an alternative to trendy cities like Austin, Asheville, etc. The article I remember reading was about a town in Texas that had beautiful architecture, complete with lots of photos. I thought it was called something like "you should live here" or "you should move here", but those aren't turning up any Google hits. Does anyone know what this might have been?
posted by capricorn on Oct 14, 2014 - 9 answers

Help us choose a Colorado home

We are moving to Colorado, primarily for extended family closeness reasons. Tell us about your favorite Colorado towns and cities! [more inside]
posted by donnagirl on Oct 14, 2014 - 11 answers

New Jersey explain yourself

Help me understand the world of commuters to NYC living in New Jersey. Which towns would be best for me 'N' my fam? How do people do it? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Sep 3, 2014 - 20 answers

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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