Moped friendly US locations

I'm looking to relocate from Philly to a small community that is moped friendly. Is there anything like a "little shore town" inland? I still want to be able to grocery shop on my moped. I'm trying to get out of the city, but I don't want to take a highway to the store.

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That requirement opens most of the country .

Almost every small town I've been in has some kind of store , with back streets to get to it .

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"grocery shopping" and "store" are 2 different things. here in the mountains, very few small towns have a grocery store; if they have anything its a Dollar General wich isnt much better than a gas station for buying food.

though maybe when i think small town, you think large town. i grew up 7 miles from the nearest town with a population of 3K, now i live in a town with 40K.

look for a college town where the local college's enrollment is shrinking. i live in the opposite end of that spectrum and rent/real-estate prices are getting ridiculous. (edited)

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punkrock randy /

Columbia, MO is a college town and not far from some great shite. Great local natural grocers and an awesome farmers market. Finger Lakes is an incredible off road park about 15 minutes north of town for dirtbikes and quads and whatnot. Pass up Lake of the Ozarks tourist trap and southern MO is fuckin incredible for camping, kayaking, hiking, fishing, whatever you enjoy outdoors and on beautiful creeks/rivers. Don’t need anything to ride 50cc on Missouri roads. No insurance, title, tabs or anything. I’ve been loving it for riding in town, cops don’t even give a second glance.

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punkrock randy /

I also love Madison, WI. Not sure how moped friendly Wisconsin is though. But it’s a college town too with a pretty size able lake. Great food and concerts, if that ever happens again soon 🤦🏼‍♂️

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Washington, NC isn't one, but no one should ever, ever come here anyway. It's just some isolated town in south eastern NC and I fucking hate it.

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I moved back home to the small/medium city in northern wi where I grew up. 65k people, with about 100k in the metro area. I love it for where I'm at in life right now, great schools, cost of living is reasonable, pretty good bar/music scene with a small liberal arts college here.

I never wanted to move home, but some things I'm liking better than expected, some things are worse. Having a big city about an hour away for better stores and real cultural options is huge. Having a decent employment base and housing is huge. If you're single it can be a lot tougher to meet people, my wife and kids and I are basically a unit but we don't have much in the way of friends. Dave chappelle is doing the same thing, living in a small college town in Ohio, he gets it, they are out here, but you gotta be more self sufficient, easy to get depressed and lonely, it's easier to blend in, in a bigger city and you will find cool people by accident ... You gotta know yourself if you can handle making friends and discovering fun stuff on your own without it being handed to ya.

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Nothing like pulling into the neighborhood for the first time and seeing a small billboard in someone's front yard saying "TRUMP 2020", they've since took it down but still have their Trump flags up. I need to get the fuck out of here. I'll say this though, the cops gave not one fuck about me riding my moped in the neighborhood, blasting around wide open, no helmet, and yeah, my neighborhood is full of cops. The Sheriff is around the corner from me.

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> I moved back home to the small/medium city in northern wi where I grew

> up. 65k people, with about 100k in the metro area. I love it for where

> I'm at in life right now, great schools, cost of living is reasonable,

> pretty good bar/music scene with a small liberal arts college here.

We lived in Eau Claire for four years, I am glad we got out. Though our house was pretty dang cool and very cheap.

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Bay Area is expensive but it’s dropping.

I think the east bay is the best place to moped almost anywhere. There’s incredible vistas, amazing twisty slow roads. I can go 30 or 40mi on these east bay back roads, then come back a totally different route with views of the bay, oh and treats is here

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> JBOT Admin Wrote:

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> Bay Area is expensive but it’s dropping.

>

> I think the east bay is the best place to moped almost anywhere. There’s

> incredible vistas, amazing twisty slow roads. I can go 30 or 40mi on

> these east bay back roads, then come back a totally different route with

> views of the bay, oh and treats is here

I've looked into the high desert area and I was actually surprised that it's pretty livable when it comes to the cost of living etc. Had my sights on places like Lancaster.

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Just moved to Sacramento and it is great for mopeds. I moved from the outskirts of another city which was horrible for mopeds. 45mph roads every direction from that place.

Any time you live out in the sticks, even if the roads are marked at 30, people will do 50+ so I have never felt comfortable being a solo moped on those roads which are usually winding with blind curves.

I've done more moped riding in the last 2 months than I had in the past 2 years.

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I have family in hayward, it's sweet. But they're house went from 200k to HOLY SHIT real quick. I couldn't afford it but would love to live there. Also, the only place I've ever met someone that told me I have an accent.."you're from WA aren't you" what's!?!! Dude at a convenience store. Holy shit, I have an accent!!!!?

> JBOT Admin Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> Bay Area is expensive but it’s dropping.

>

> I think the east bay is the best place to moped almost anywhere. There’s

> incredible vistas, amazing twisty slow roads. I can go 30 or 40mi on

> these east bay back roads, then come back a totally different route with

> views of the bay, oh and treats is here

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College towns are pretty fun. Usually a little more forward thinking than other rural areas and more music, food, coffee, shopping options. My dad lives in keene NH, its got lots going on for a small town. The Vermont "cities" are fun towns. But alot of these recs are cold.

I often wonder about resort areas, where you've got a lot of seasonal stuff that builds up a decent amount of entertainment and whatever but the town itself stays small. Near parks or lakes like big national park stuff or whatever

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🇮🇹💦 Of the Loin /

If you're from the Bay area you kinda slur words together kinda how like island Spanish usually omits letters from the end of the word

San Francisco becomes Samfracisco for example

Plus CA doesn't really have an accent so it's kinda easy to pick accents out here

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> 🇮🇹💦 Of the Loin Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> If you're from the Bay area you kinda slur words together kinda how like

> island Spanish usually omits letters from the end of the word

>

> San Francisco becomes Samfracisco for example

>

> Plus CA doesn't really have an accent so it's kinda easy to pick accents

> out here

Hahaha I am guilty of Samfrancisca

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punkrock randy /

Ppl really roll words together around the Cincinnati area. After taking on the accent down there, I would have to slow it down and be more concise when visiting Minnesota. Minnesota will always be the best state tho. My true home. Though the cold weather and potholes don’t make for the most moped friendly locations.

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