I am searching for the perfect small town to settle down in. Can you help me find it?
The picture above, published in This Old House magazine, vividly pictures the nearly exact details portrayed in my mind's eye. From the colors to the little balcony and quaint garden, I have fallen in love with this design.
That said, I have officially reached the age when I am beginning to ponder the idea of settling down. My dreams, about living in tiny cottage in the middle of the country, have blossomed until I can hardly think about anything else.
The vision: I see myself living in the kind of small town that has community decorations, for holidays like Christmas, and hosts annual festivals. Similarly, I envision a neighborhood of people that care more about getting to know one another than bustling about on their busy way; I hope to find a place that caters towards stay-at-home Moms, Mom-and-Pop businesses, and artsy endeavors.
Do you have a similar picture in your imagination, or do you live somewhere that matches this description of a homey atmosphere?
For today's Quest, I would like to ask y'all for advice, information, and locations describing what you think is the best small town to settle down in. Once you comment, remember to check back to read other readers' responses so that you can stay informed on newly added towns!
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Looking forward to hearing from you,