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Smaller older towns are reviving - are they in your state or region?

It seems as if more people are looking for a 'village" atmosphere, even in urban areas.  Places where people recognize each other, whether bankers, grocery store clerks, car repair, city officials, hair stylists....where one is aware of being a part of a community.  i see this happening in downtown Pawtucket, RI, a city that was grand half a century ago, and decimated by the movement of mill work to the South.  Are other middle sized towns and cities noticing focus in the downtown?  Besides buidling new complexes, are other places restoring older downtowns?  how is it happening?
  • December 06 2010 - Pawtucket
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Small towns up here often were one horse towns. When the mills died so did the town. With no replacement jobs they did not come back.
  • December 06 2010
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I bought and live in a small town in southern Ohio it is beautiful to me and ssoso to the locals. Go figure!!!  This was a coal minning town of 30,000 with many stores and a great down town,now sorry to say we are 1,800 and many empty beautifull old buildings I believe this could be a Walt Disney Dream Town that can and will offer small town friendlyness,and a  town where setting on a bench in town is an honor. Yes we can and we will do it come join us many oppertunities to start a small business,make yourself at home,and raise your family. Please e-mail for any info. [Contact info removed by moderator]
  • May 15 2011
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Linda, I completely agree, I am seeing some of the old towns in Southern Rhode Island being rehabilitated into really cute places after so many years of neglect.  I love seeing these towns put forth effort into recreating the small town comfort from years gone by!
  • May 26 2011
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