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Pros and Cons of Moving from a big town to a small town


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Well we moved from the 2nd largest city in Georgia (Augusta) to one in Massachusetts that may have around 10k at the most. Granted we are 45 minutes from Boston, but we are in the hills and country. In Augusta, you are lucky to have 10 or so caches in a 35 mile radius, where as when I download my pocket query for the closest 400, it goes to just 37 miles away. That's not including the 25-30 I've found locally as well... To us, it's a pro..The cons are paying twice as much for rent than our mortgage payment in the Augusta area. The house up here is about 25 yrs old and lucky if it's 1500 sq ft(has basement though and on 2 acres). The house we left down south we bough brand new in summer 2001, had 2400sq ft... sigh..oh well....my wifes pay is a little higher up here too... icon_smile.gif

 

Brian

 

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Originally posted by Brian - Team A.I.:

If I were to move to Billings, MT like the in-laws seem to want, I'd have to drive a good 60 miles for a single cache, as I wiped out the _FIVE_ in town during my vacation. There's only about 250 caches in the entire state. Sheesh.

 

Brian

Team A.I.


 

Sorry to disappoint. Let us know when your next trip is, and we'll try to get the state ready for you...

 

Ron/yumitori

 

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Originally posted by Woodsters Outdoors:
Originally posted by mogolloyd:

 

Branch Davidions reunion party.


 

Was that a Pro or a Con?

 

I have a really funny answer for that but it so distasteful I dare not put it on the forum. Only because of the children that were involved.

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Originally posted by Brian - Team A.I.:

If I were to move to Billings, MT like the in-laws seem to want, I'd have to drive a good 60 miles for a single cache, as I wiped out the _FIVE_ in town during my vacation. There's only about 250 caches in the entire state. Sheesh.


I guess that means if you moved, you'd probably hide some, thus encouraging others to do the same.

 

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Waco is still a big city.

 

A small town is less than 3000 residents. Anything bigger than that is just too urban.

 

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Originally posted by pnew:

I just moved from the small town of Houston (over a million people and 500 caches) to the even smaller town of Waco (just over a hundred thousand people and 50 caches). Lets list the pros and cons of moving to a smaller town...


 

It's a little late now, isn't it? icon_wink.gif

 

~robert

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100,000 small? I'm lucky enough to have moved back to the town in which I grew up -- except that then it had a population of 7,000 and today it's close to 35,000. We're just beyond the SF Bay Area mess -- close enough that real estate prices are outrageous (our tract house on a city lot, at 1,800 sq. ft. is probably worth over $400K today), but far enough that it's still a smallish town. Lots of caches nearby, but few in town.

 

What's good about small towns: Coupla years ago, we accompanied our daughter to her high school's freshman orientation night. Standing with parents of kids our daughter went to nursery school with, greeting the staff at the school (some of whom taught there when I was a student) and visiting around the room, daughter said, "Geez, Dad, you know everybody here! I'm going to feel like I'm being watched or something." My only reply was a smile.

 

If you don't like people in your business, you might not like a genuine small town. But if you like knowing that you're all part of something just a little bigger than yourself, you'll love it.

 

We're up to almost a dozen stoplights in the county, and the only direction I'll move except under extreme duress is smaller.

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