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Moving To A Small Town: A Guidebook To Moving From Urban To Rural America Paperback – June 24, 1996
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Thinking about leaving the city? Or just wishing you could? You're not alone. America is undergoing a rural renaissance, as countless thousands seek a simpler life and a safe, comfortable community in which to start businesses, raise families, and eventually retire. But finding the town that's right for you isn't always easy. That's why Moving to a Small Town offers a systematic, user-friendly approach to help you locate a community with the ideal culture, climate, and career opportunities. Anecdotal, down-to-earth, and full of practical information, Moving to a Small Town takes you step-by-step through this sometimes complicated yet rewarding life transition, addressing how to scout a new location; plan the move; calculate the costs; recast your career, using new telecommunications technology; and make a place for yourself in a new community. Filled with charts, worksheets, and profiles of folks who've made the move (and love it), Moving to a Small Town is an inspirational guidebook dedicated to helping you pinpoint your ideal small town and make your life there work - permanently.
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MOVING TO A SMALL TOWN has been a godsend for my husband and me, as we are planning on moving from Santa Barbara, California, in the next year. (We'd like to buy a home, and it's not going to happen here!) For people who have lived in medium to large cities their whole lives, this book gives a serious introduction to what's different in small towns, like decreased anonymity and increased expectations for community involvement. We learned some helpful ideas for choosing where to live and some new ways to think about making a living. Much of this information can be used by someone thinking of moving to a larger city, as well--one still has to scout locations, think about work, and move. This book is a must for anyone thinking about relocating.
(and now that we finally have moved to a town of 8,500 -- a town very unlike Southern California towns, thank goodness! -- we love it even more than expected)
Kimberly Borrowdale - Under the Covers Book Reviews
Once I read through the preface, I began to get a little concerned that the overall tone of the book was leaning more toward the anecdotal and non-specific advice side of things. I hoped that the content would go up from there.
Other than the sections which detailed some practical ways of narrowing down your small towns of interest and evaluating each one, the rest of the book reads more like a motivational/self-help book (not that it was a CHORE to read, mind you). Throughout, there's a LOT of page-space devoted to ideology that I feel someone who's interested in this book is already familiar with (the pros & cons of city versus small town living). I was expecting more practical advice, I suppose. Instead, this book gives more pats on your back than anything else. Not a bad read, but not necessarily worth purchasing.