As a life long traveler I enjoy researching places where I can travel to, just last week while in the concrete jungle of New York City I met someone who had decided to postpone college to travel around the United States and abroad. I was instantly jealous, wishing that I could do the same. So this week I have spent much of my time thinking of where I could go if I sold the things I did not need, packed what I did and put the rest in Kansas City self storage.
If you can’t toss all responsibility aside and sell and store all of your possessions I found some cheaper local alternatives to cure your travel bug.
An interesting article by Budget Travel: 10 Coolest Small Towns, highlights small towns where small town meets big city in the unlikeliest of places. These towns are all cities in the United States, and from what I can tell the towns are something straight out of a movie. Their quaint atmospheres, a population of less than 10,000, and proximity to large cities make them the perfect place to raise a family. The first city we see is Port Jervis, New York, which has a population of 9,161 and is 93 miles from New York City. Local artists and small business owners who found the pricy real estate in New York City a bit too high inhabit the town. However, if 93 miles to the largest city is still not close enough you could always move to Manitou Springs, Colorado, which is 6 miles from Colorado Springs, Colorado. According to one local resident Fred Mutter, who relocated here three years ago, “There’s a huge range of people who live here, from scientists and businessmen to new-age hippies.”
Many of these small towns boast their ability to support only local businesses. These tight knit communities, as well as people from various walks of life, have allowed these places to become listed as one of the top 10 Coolest Small Towns.
Living life as a nomad traveling around the world isn’t for everyone but these eclectic towns might give you just the vacation you and you’re family has been looking for. Find a fun new place to explore, something a little out of the ordinary beyond the cookie cutter vacations of Disneyland and SeaWorld.
However, if you are looking for more than just a summer vacation, the magazine also explores some of the real estate of the regions. Prices of homes range from 130,000 to 1.4 million dollars depending on where you are looking to relocate. So get ready to pack up your self storage unit, and head to one of these ten destinations.
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