I took the Find Your Spot survey (via Dialogic) that is supposed to tell me my ideal spot to live. The results seem pretty accurate (although, I'm not so sure about the cherry-pit-spitting contest in pick #1.) I was surpised though that I didn't get a single selection from Washington State (I've always loved the rural areas near Seattle.) I guess my preference for low-cost housing nixed that area from my list.
Milwaukie, Oregon City of DogwoodsThis "City of Dogwoods" is home to an extravagant Bing Cherry festival each year, complete with pie-eating and cherry-pit-spitting contests・
Population: 20,500 Average Home Price: $170,000 Precipitation: 37" Snow: 7"
Astoria, Oregon Where the Eagles FlyThe picturesque views of this historic port have served as the backdrop for numerous movies including Kindergarten Cop and Free Willy・
Population: 9,800 Average Home Price: $140,000 Precipitation: 66" Snow: 5"
Silver City, New Mexico Four Gentle Seasons
Population: 10,500 Average Home Price: $135,000 Precipitation: 15" Snow: 12"
Williamstown, Massachusetts Old New England At Its BestThis town's Clark Art Institute features one of the largest collections of Renoir and other Impressionist artists in the world...
Population: 8,400 Average Home Price: $227,000 Precipitation: 45" Snow: 64"
Northampton, Massachusetts Arts Town ExtraordinaireThis small town at the foot of the Berkshires has been recognized for its cultural offerings, many of which are supported by the area's five colleges・
Population: 29,000 Average Home Price: $227,000 Precipitation: 41" Snow: 48"
Middllebury, Vermont Progressive College TownThis recreationally lucky spot is located in Vermont's Champlain Valley, between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain・
Population: 8,200 Average Home Price: $156,000 Precipitation: 40" Snow: 60"